Thursday, October 7, 2010

Actress Heather Woodruff Perry

In honor of 10/10/10, I am profiling 10 of my friends that either have a new book, an exciting social cause, or simply want to share about their life. I asked American actress Heather Woodruff Perry to participate. She is a very well versed actress working on screen as well as in stage plays, and on radio. When you have the privileged opportunity of meeting her (such as myself, my husband, two daughters and son)in person, she is tall,funny, smart, sweet, with beautiful vibrant red hair, and a very sincere, loving person. She recently has had hand surgery, so asking her to share an update on her life was a major feat for her to take the time to accommodate my request. Please welcome Actress and entrepreneur, Heather Woodruff Perry. Her update is in her own words. Please take special notation to the fact that Mr. Bob Hope asked her to go to Vietnam!
"I'm making silver jewelry with Balinese beads and precious stones. And continuing to work on my book about my adventures as a young actress in Hollywood in the mid-Sixties, Screen Gems, Getting cast as Betty on Bewitched. This brought me an offer to go to Vietnam with Bob Hope."
"I asked if I could go with a smaller group and The USO gave me a band of 3 musicians and I sang and danced, told jokes and was "just a girl from HOME" to our fighting soldiers in remote combat area's, Field Hospitals and ended up with 5,000 men and ME on the largest Aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin The USS Enterprise! I'm a lucky blessed girl. I am also performing at the Old Time Radio Convention in Los Angeles SPERDVAC, on November 6th, playing another colorful character in a Nero Wolf episode."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Author Profile, Charles Tranberg

Hi my name is Charles Tranberg and I enjoy writing about classic Hollywood and the people who made that era so great. I've published books on Agnes Moorehead, Marie Wilson, Fred MacMurray and the history of the Thin Man films. I've also written articles on Charlton Heston and Dick Van Dyke among others. What I enjoy most about what I do is the research and discovery. I hope that each of my books has something new to say about each of my subjects. My most current book, to be released later this year is on Robert Taylor and if you're interested check out this link.
http://bearmanormedia.bizland.com/id537.html
Thank you!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Author Profile, Gina Meyers

Gina graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from California State University, Fresno and also has her emergency teaching credential. She lives in the Central Valley with her graphic designer husband David and son and daughter. Her first three titles are about the ever enchanting, magical sitcom, Bewitched, which have sold over 3,000 copies worldwide. Gina’s second three titles are unofficial cookbooks and trivia books inspired by the Twilight Saga: Love at First Bite, the Unofficial Twilight Trivia book, and Bite at Twilight. Her LAFB book has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen, LA Weekly, Vancouver Sun, and hundreds of international publications. Gina has worked for two fortune 500 companies: Xerox and Google, and has been a consultant for Columbia Pictures Television, Nickelodeon, Pop Star Magazine and her books and cooking expertise have been featured on local fox and Nbc affiliates as well as in the Canadian television documentary Bewitched Fanatical. Gina owns Serendipity Media, a promotions, publishing, and marketing firm. Gina helps writers realize their dream of becoming a published author. She also writes the San Jose, California cooking column for Examiner.com and is a business expert at business.com. She is currently at work on her next book. video

Monday, October 4, 2010

Author Profile, Hazel Dixon Cooper


In honor of 10/10/10, I am profiling 10 of my friends who would like to publicize their latest book, business, skill, or something that makes you unique. Today, meet Author Hazel Dixon Cooper.

My website is: www.hazeldixoncooper.com
FB link: www.facebook.com/hazel.dixoncooper


Hazel Dixon-Cooper is the author of the best-selling Rotten Day humorous astrology book series. In her latest book, WORK ON A ROTTEN DAY, she aims her on-target astrological advice at the workplace and shows readers how to use their natural strengths and avoid their personal pitfalls to impress and inspire their boss, staff, clients, and coworkers.

Hazel writes the daily horoscopes for Cosmopolitan.com, as well as a weekly prediction for Cosmo Radio, Sirius/XM. She is a guest on a wide variety of international, national, and regional radio programs where she discusses her books, general astrology trends, and takes questions from listeners and participants.

Inspired by the major subjects that are of interest to her fans around the world, Hazel targets issues that reflect the perpetual dilemmas with which we all deal. She is a professional astrologer, teacher of astrology, and a research member of the American Federation of Astrologers.


Serendipity Media Group is a full service marketing, promotions, and publishing house. Contact us today for further information at: www.serendipitymediagroup@gmail.com

Author Profile, Peter Alachi

In honor of 10/10/10, I am profiling 10 of my friends who would like to publicize their latest book, business, skill, or something that makes them unique.
Today, meet author Peter Alachi.


Peter Alachi teaches Biology at Salem State University and is the host of ‘Showcase Salem with Peter Alachi,’ a local community-interest program, airing on Salem Access Television. He is the author of two additional Salem-related ‘Bewitched’ books: ‘A Pictorial Tale of the Bewitched Statue of Salem, Massachusetts—in 3D,’ and ‘Salem’s Summer of Sam: On the Trail of Bewitched in Salem, 1970.

He was in the witch’s room at the Hawthorne Motor Hotel. Standing in front of him were the guard and the bald man. His heart was racing. Then the blonde witch appeared, smiling as she reached her hand out to him and said, “Oh, hello!” There he was, less than a foot away, looking down at this giant of TV-comedy—Elizabeth Montgomery of ‘Bewitched!‘

Gary Richard was hired as Dick Sargent’s stand-in and was adopted by the ‘Bewitched’ family, joining in their day-to-day routines—working, eating and hanging out with them. His fame as the Gloucester Fisherman statue quickly spread throughout Cape Ann where he became a cause-célèbre as fans desperately sought out his autograph. This book tells his story with the ‘Bewitched’ cast during that magical week of June 20, 1970.

You can find Mr. Alachi on Facebook.

Stop The Bullies! Author Liz Longo's Tips

Stop The Bullies!
Tips for Parents of Elementary and High School Students
Alleviate the Stress


Dear Parents,

If you are reading this blog, then you are concerned about your kids and the current state of affairs in the social media circuit. Kids don’t have to be afraid of other children; there are ways of coping as a parent and as a child. Below, are suggestions on helping to mitigate the bad behavior of others. This section is written by, artist and author, Liz Longo, whose book, A Bird and its Albatross: A Tale of Renewal is a book of poetry that deals with difficult people and their personalities (while using different types of Australian birds to get her point across). –Thank you, Gina Meyers, publisher for Serendipity Media Group, a full service marketing, promotions, and publishing house specializing in books of inspiration, cookbooks, popular culture, and the whimsical.

To help mitigate bad behavior.........

For elementary to high school students.

Adult intervention of bullying can sometimes be effective but once the pattern of behavior in the environment is set, it can really be like trying to re-wire some kind of heavily jammed circuit panel.
Age appropriate monitoring of “infringing inter-personal behavior” can help. Talking about how to interact in “healthy ways” will offer “healthy leaned behavior”. Some people let children handle their problems themselves. For mathematics problems, that is fine. If personal resolutions are resolved with infringing behavior, the result will fortify the infringing behavior or force. Over time and left unchecked, it can evolve into frequent infringing behavior - bullying. “Boys will be boys” aka “Kids will be kids” should have probably evolved by now into “Boys will be men” and “Kids will grow up” by guiding corrective behavior.
The recipient side of bullying evolve repression and, sometimes, serious depression or. as seen on a few high school and college campuses, vindictive thoughts can turn into full-fledged revenge. So we see, bullying is not kid’s play it is kid’s dismay.
When bad behavior is not corrected, or behavior problems are not guided to better footholds, they can have a manifestation of abusive adult behavior. Remember, many our incarcerated adult had behavioral issues, learning disorders and/or abuse treatment in their childhood. Had these individual been nurtured with today’s parenting knowledge, they could perhaps have lead more contented and more productive lives; it may have lead to a lot less victimization as well.
Early in new group is the best time to for this exercise. Ask the group to outline an Anti-Bullying Alliance. As the youth themselves will be entrenched in youthful dynamics, they need to gain an understanding amongst themselves about classroom and school inter-personal skills. Without building peer alliances, they can become major contributors to problems or passivity to growing problems; they may “opt out” or “opt in” to “infrequent or frequent infringing behavior” themselves. It is important to for them not to see this assignment come and go but become a spring board for working with each other better. Students can be fortified by hearing each other talk about infringing behavior and its ills.

For youth: Create an Anti-Bullying Alliance. Define the word “infringing” and define examples of infringing behavior to them.
Ask parent to discourage infringing behavior at home, between both siblings and adults, to complement school strategies for anti-bullying.
a. Make an outlining about respecting others.
b. How might other students include a student that is becoming isolated?
c. How peers can help other peers ‘back down’ from exhibiting any bullying-type behavior?
d. How can peers help other peers to adjust intermittent bad behavior for more appreciated - better behavior?
e. How can responsible adults actually help make a difference if things start brewing out of control?

For adults: Create an Anti-Discrimination Accord. Use this outline to thwart discrimination of others within your cultural community, yourself and others.
Children get our concepts of other cultures when they talk in generalization about them.
Children may take generalizations as “person specific”; this can create cross-cultural tension that might not otherwise enter a classroom setting.

a. What cultural celebrations have you attended outside of your own? A How did you like it? Were you comfortable?
b. Think about three people you know who perhaps dispelled ‘generalizations’ for you. Write about or discuss why ‘generalization’ cause problems for people we do not know.
c. Why are genders equal?
d. Discuss the variety of foods in different continents. Talk about your local environmental renewals that are needed.
e. Discuss careers and local community goals to get to know one another.
f. Talk to your children about the individual in the culture not ‘generalizations’ of the particular culture.

Liz Longo’s book, A Bird and its Albatross: A Tale of Renewal is available at barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com.
www.lizlongoartspace.com
Liz Longo is a native New Yorker. Her Italian family arrived on Ellis Island in the start of the 1900’s with two simple dollars and not a word of English either. The boat broke down on the way but that’s another story. As a result, Liz very much relates to and appreciates the ever changing population, bringing new smiles, flavors and spices to the city.

Inspired by the New York Public Library’s French Book Art/Livres D’Artists, Artist and Poets in Dialogue exhibit in 2006 of artist collaborations between 1874 and 1999, Liz maintains “The merge of these art forms reveals the beautiful depth of humanity’s soul, we can collaborate peace...a masterpiece, if we are supportive of each other’s simple existence.”

The illustrations for A Bird and It’s Albatross: a Tale of Renewal, features Australian birds, are acrylic on paper by the author. The poet reveals “A bird flies and so too our thoughts; in common, they each seemingly fly aimlessly yet they will eventually land. The Cause and Effect typically thought of for just the physical world, does very much apply to thoughts as they are directed.” We need to think wise and be earth wise.

Contact: serendipitypressinc@gmail.com,

Author Profile, Liz Longo



www.lizlongoartspace.com
Liz Longo is a native New Yorker. Her Italian family arrived on Ellis Island in the start of the 1900’s with two simple dollars and not a word of English either. The boat broke down on the way but that’s another story. As a result, Liz very much relates to and appreciates the ever changing population, bringing new smiles, flavors and spices to the city.

Inspired by the New York Public Library’s French Book Art/Livres D’Artists, Artist and Poets in Dialogue exhibit in 2006 of artist collaborations between 1874 and 1999, Liz maintains “The merge of these art forms reveals the beautiful depth of humanity’s soul, we can collaborate peace...a masterpiece, if we are supportive of each other’s simple existence.”

The illustrations for A Bird and It’s Albatross: a Tale of Renewal, features Australian birds, are acrylic on paper by the author. The poet reveals “A bird flies and so too our thoughts; in common, they each seemingly fly aimlessly yet they will eventually land. The Cause and Effect typically thought of for just the physical world, does very much apply to thoughts as they are directed.” We need to think wise and be earth wise.

Author Profile, Eddie Lucas



In honor of 10/10/10, I am profiling 10 of my friends who would like to publicize their latest book, business, skill, or something that makes them unique.
Today, meet author Eddie Lucas.


Eddie Lucas is a baby boomer, writer, teacher, and vintage TV historian.
His first book, Close-Ups: Conversations with Our TV Favorites received a five-star rating from Sitcoms Online and was named 'BEST TV BOOK OF 2008' by Classic Images Magazine. Lucas shares exclusive conversations with some of the most beloved stars of classic television, including those from Leave It to Beaver, Lassie, The Andy Griffith Show, and Bewitched. Currently working on the second in a series, Lucas' new book includes reminiscences from the stars of Here's Lucy, The Munsters, The Flying Nun, Green Acres, and Gomer Pyle USMC.

Link: http://bearmanormedia.bizland.com/id246.html

Serendipity Media Group is a full service marketing, promotions, and publishing firm owned by Gina and David Meyers. serendipitymediagroup@gmail.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

Author Liz Longo Shares Her Thoughts on Children

In honor of National Children's Day, observed on October the 8th and Children's Health Day, observed on October the 4th, author and poet, Liz Longo, shares her thoughts on Children.

CHILDREN

Childhood issues cannot be discounted by the age, height or weight of the child.
It is important for children to be heard as they might not find a value in speaking up.
When you talk to a child as an independent thinker, you fortify the child’s sense of self.
Cycles of good inter-personal relationships with your children can make for brilliance.