Peter Rowe, writer and filmmaker, has been involved with music throughout his life. In 1966 he made what was once called “the world’s first rock video.” He filmed the Isle of Wight Rock Festival, John and Yoko’s Bed-in for Peace, and performers such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell.
He has made over 180 films including the acclaimed 49 part television series Angry Planet and feature films like Treasure Island, starring Jack Palance, and The Best Bad Thing, starring George Takei.
The harrowing and outrageous stories of Peter Rowe’s films are described in his first book Adventures in Filmmaking. As Publishers Weekly described him in the review of this 2013 book, "He has traveled the world and filmed in the most extreme conditions."
Carole Brody Fleet is a multi-award winning author and media contributor.
Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award, one of the top national awards in publishing; a regular contributor to the iconic Chicken Soup for the Soul book series; and widely recognized as an expert in grief and life-adversity recovery, Carole is a popular international speaker and expert on numerous television and radio programs nationally and internationally, as well as in national and international print media. As a onetime widow who brings her messages of hope, promise and "What Now and What Next" to audiences worldwide, Carole provides practical, emotional and humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced the loss of a spouse; as well as any life-challenge.
Steven Yellin is the founder of the revolutionary Fluid Motion Factor program, a mental sports training program not based on sports psychology.
Steven has produced DVDs in golf and bowling. He has worked with professional golfers that have won over $70 million dollars in prize money. He has also worked with the woman’s French Olympic team, the Danish national team and the 2016 University of Washington women’s national NCAA championship team. His program is endorsed by some of the leading golf professionals around the world, including legendary teaching pro David Leadbetter.
Steven taught his program for five years at the Leadbetter Golf Academy in Orlando.
Because fluid motion is produced identically in every sport, he has worked with top athletes in other sports as well, including 2017 US Open bowling champion, Rhino Page.
Robert L. Saloschin was born in 1920 in New York City and passed away at the age of 95 after an illustrious legal career, mainly in the US Department of Justice. At DOJ, he had earned the moniker “The Wizard of FOIA” for his leadership in implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. He completed Government of ALL the People just a year before his death.
His early assignments at DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel included civil rights, the Olympic Games, immigration, communications satellites, oil importation, racketeering, conscientious objectors, and airline hijacking. He was a member of a U.S. diplomatic delegation to a conference of 72 nations in the Hague to develop a treaty to extradite hijackers.
In 1970, he became Chairman of the newly formed Freedom of Information Committee, and in 1978, Director of the Office of Information Law and Policy, advising federal agencies on openness and secrecy issues under FOIA.
During his decades at Justice, he worked directly with Attorneys General Kennedy, Katzenbach, Clark, and Rehnquist. Katzenbach openly credited Bob with stopping violence against the Freedom Riders by suggesting use of the existing statutory powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which prohibited discrimination in inter-state bus transportation.
Maryann Karinch began her career in book publishing in 1994 with the publication of her first work of non-fiction and has followed it with 30 other commercially published works. In 2004, Maryann founded The Rudy Agency, a literary agency specializing in non-fiction.
The Rudy Agency has placed the work of more than 150 authors with 49 different publishers during that time. Most of those authors were first timers, but they came in with a professional commitment to hit high editorial standards and promote their books--and those are the kind of authors who are the prime audience for her new book with Armin Lear, Game Plan for Getting Published
After coaching many of her authors through the proposal writing process, and guiding them through the launch of their books, she decided to share the process she has taught them in Game Plan for Getting Published.
Sima Dimitrijev is a Professor at Griffith University in Australia. He is an educator, a microelectronic engineer, a researcher, an inventor, and the author of two textbooks. Sima has led many research and development projects, funded by industry, governments, and venture-capital investors. In addition to the textbooks on semiconductor devices, published by Oxford University Press, New York, and translated into Korean and Chinese, he has published 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals and many papers in conference proceedings. Sima’s peer-reviewed papers appeared in more than 40 different journals, many of them publishing seemingly disconnected areas of scholarship—from crystal growth to cognitive memory networks and intelligent systems.
Sima received BEng, MSci, and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nis, in 1982, 1985, and 1989, respectively. From 1982 to 1983, he was with the Semiconductor Factory, Electronics Industry, Nis, working on development of CMOS technology. From 1983 to 1990, he was with the Faculty of Electronic Engineering at University of Nis. In 1990, he joined Griffith University. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier/Pergamon, and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Don L. Goldenberg, MD is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Medicine and Nursing Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Goldenberg was honored in 2008 with the prestigious Marian Ropes Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing excellence in arthritis care from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and was selected as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2009.
He was included in each edition of The Best Doctors in America and selected as one of the “Best Doctors in Boston” by Boston Magazine. He’s been interviewed on the Today show and Good Morning America and his work on chronic illnesses has been covered in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the New Yorker.
Bill Hughes has more than forty years of professional sales, marketing and business management experience. He has held executive level positions with large and small companies. Since 1990 he has worked with 50 plus small-to-medium-size companies to increase revenues, profits and corporate valuation through time-efficient, innovative business strategies, coupled with results-driven sales and marketing programs. He has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and National University in San Diego, California.
Co-author Aastha Verma holds degree in electrical engineering and system engineering and is a senior cyber security expert for the United States Government.
Co-author Michael Hughes is a veteran in the digital marketing field and helped thousands of businesses increase sales and realize profitable returns from their online marketing investments.
Jim Hoffman, United States Naval Academy Class of 1966, was an executive in the aerospace industry, as well as serving in senior levels in defense and intelligence organizations.
Among the challenges that proved his agility in solving complex problems, he planned the turnaround for the factory that produced the Army’s tank engine in time for battle in the Gulf Wars. This success was instrumental in later being selected for a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in intelligence.
He became an expert in Enterprise Resource Management, consulting with Fortune 500 companies. The ERP foundation disciplines gave rise to the basic elements in Hoffman’s “American Value System,” which unifies the discussion of presidential values in the book. The system rests on five principles supporting seven presidential values.
Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong co-founded the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in 1996.
Carmen is the Artistic Director, and has personally directed almost all of the company’s sixty productions. She holds a Bachelor of Education from St Mary’s College, University of London, England, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Carmen has been a professional actor, director and producer for over thirty years. She co-founded The Laughing Stock Theatre, an all-comedy theatre, and was Artistic Director of The Red Heel Theatre, which was devoted to the little-known classics of the Jacobean era, both in Philadelphia.
Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong co-founded the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in 1996.
Jack has written or edited most of the company’s proposals and strategy papers over the years. He has also written two novels, two screenplays, several stage plays and scores of essays and poems on a wide range of topics.
As the technologist of Reliance Graphics, Jack invented the Election Views ballot typesetting software, and has created the ballots for tens of millions of votes, across thousands of elections.
Jack loves climbing, hiking, paddling and sailing, photography, composing and performing music, and studying languages.
Robert Keith Wallace received his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA. His postgraduate research was conducted at Harvard. Keith is a pioneering researcher on the physiological effects of meditation. His work has inspired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and mind-body medicine. His findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. He has lectured on meditation at major universities and institutes on five continents.
He is the founding President of Maharishi International University (MIU) and has helped established graduate programs to train physicians, health professionals, and wellness consultants in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health and a Trustee of MIU.
Keith is the author of a number of Dharma Parenting, Gut Crisis, and The Rest And Repair Diet.
Sarah Chadwick began writing The Sweetness of Venus: A History of the Clitoris after a family move from the United Kingdom to Chicago in 2016.
I had always wanted to write, but once I had the idea for The Sweetness of Venus, it was as if my career came together--my love of reading, teaching, research, studying, libraries, high and low culture, and writing all seemed to coalesce with this project.
Sarah studied at Durham University Kings college, London and Warwick University. She has four children and travels between Cornwall and Chicago.
She also runs the gritty, feminist @its.personalgirls Instagram page and cam be found on Facebook.
Bob Kaluza joined BP in 1997 as a Drilling Engineer and worked his way up to the position of Well Site Leader, Deepwater—a position that put him in a senior role at Thunder Horse, the largest offshore installation of its kind in the world. Through a combination of serendipity and being a nice guy, he ended up at the Deepwater Horizon four-and-a-half days prior to the blowout.
His résumé captures the depth and breadth of experience in his 30-year career in drilling. His early years as a roughneck, driller, and toolpusher laid the foundation for an intimate knowledge of the day-to-day demands on a rig. His academic credentials in engineering and business, coupled with continuing professional education, confirm his qualifications to take a leadership role in a major drilling venture, whether on land or offshore.
And his story of being scapegoated by BP after the tragedy--and whose unjust indictment by DOJ was accepted as a "win"--is gripping. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in hours. They saw the set-up, and believed the compelling evidence that showed the real guilty party was a negligent, penny-pinching BP.
Vincent dePaul Lupiano is the author of two novels under the pseudonym Christopher Sloan --In Search of Eagles, and The Wings of Death. Writing under his own name, he has published three non-fiction titles, It Was a Very Good Year: A Cultural History of the United States from 1776 to 1996; Exploring IBM's Bold Internet Strategy: An Inside Look at IBM's Vision for Network Computing; and Operation Tidal Wave: The Bloodiest Air Battle in the History of War, a December 2020 release by Lyons Press.
He spent years as program director, writer, and host of his radio program at WFAS in White Plains. In New York City, he worked at WOR-TV and WOR-AM as a promotional writer and producer. At the American Broadcasting Company's WABC and WPLJ, he was a writer, producer, and editorial director. He also worked at IBM for ten years as a speechwriter to senior execs, editor of a management publication, producer, and director of corporate films.
He was born and raised in Manhattan and currently resides in Northern New Jersey with his dogs, Chase and Kiefer.
Tim Rayborn is a writer and internationally acclaimed musician. He plays dozens of unusual instruments that many people of have never heard of and often can’t pronounce, including medieval instrument reconstructions and folk instruments from Northern Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East.
He has appeared on over forty recordings, and his wanderings and tours have taken him across the US, all over Europe, to Canada and Australia, and to such romantic locations as Marrakech, Istanbul, Renaissance chateaux, medieval churches, and high school gymnasiums.
On the writing side of things, Tim lived in England for nearly seven years and has a PhD from the University of Leeds. He has written books and magazine articles about music, the arts, history, and business.
He currently resides in Northern California amid many books, antique music reproduction devices (that is, CDs), and instruments, and with a demanding cat. He’s also rather enthusiastic about good wines, single-malt Scotch, and cooking excellent food.
Jay Marcus is a graduate of Rutgers University and the University of Virginia Law School. He began his career practicing law in New York City and is now a practicing attorney in Iowa. Jay was a co-founder and Associate Editor of Contemporary Drug Problems, a respected drug abuse journal, and he has lectured extensively on drug abuse, prison reform, and meditation. He is the author of four books, including TM and Business (McGraw-Hill, 1977) and The Crime Vaccine (Claitor’s Books, 1996). The Crime Vaccine was designated by Bookviews as one of the five best non-fiction books of 1996.
He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry, and co-captain of the Rutgers University basketball team. In the interest of full disclosure, he says that he is best remembered at Rutgers for missing the last shot against Penn State for a one point loss in his final game, and for guarding All-American Bill Bradley in a game against Princeton (and holding him to 45 points).
Dr. Chris Clark is a graduate of Yale Medical School and did his residency at Yale in the Department of Psychiatry. Chris has pioneered the integration of Ayurvedic medicine into the practice of medicine and psychiatry since 1985. He studied one on one with leading experts of Ayurvedic medicine in consultation with patients for 15 years.
While absorbing the knowledge of Ayurveda, especially pulse diagnosis and herbal pharmacopeia, he wrote two books on Ayurveda, most recently Ayurvedic Healing--Contemporary Maharishi Ayurveda Medicine and Science (Singing Dragon Press, 2012). He was the founding medical director of The Raj, America's premier Ayurvedic health treatment facility for the purification treatments of panchakarma, stress management, Yoga, and marma therapy. Currently he is the director for wellbeing initiatives and digital development for Garten, a leading Silicon Valley innovator for nutrition, technology and wellness in the workplace.
David Sherer was born in Washington, DC and spent his childhood and adolescence in Bethesda, Maryland. After earning a BA in Music with a concentration in piano from Emory University in 1979, he moved to Boston where he completed his medical school studies. After an internship in internal medicine in Baltimore, he completed his anesthesia residency at The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1986 and practiced clinical anesthesia in a variety of settings until his retirement in 2019.
Since 2018 he has written the blog “What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You” for Bottom Line Publications and has written numerous articles and appeared in many videos on healthcare, medicine and related topics.
During his clinical career he was Physician Director of Risk Management for a major American health maintenance organization, helping to design and implement policies that made patients less likely to suffer the consequences of medical malpractice and medical error.
His work and writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Bethesda Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today and other publications.
He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Into the Ether is his first work of fiction.
Steve Bodansky and his wife Vera have been teachers of sensuality for the past 35 years. Steve received a Masters in Molecular Genetics at SUNY at Albany and a Doctorate at More University in sensuality with an emphasis on female orgasm. He first studied and then taught at More University through 1992. For the past 30 years they have been coaching students to expand their orgasmic potential and to improve their relationships.
A number of their former students have become sensual facilitators themselves. Steve has written numerous books about optimizing sensual pleasure, including two best sellers: Extended Massive Orgasm and The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm.
Cindy Kolbe has been a lifelong disability advocate—even before her daughter’s spinal cord injury. Cindy directed a nonprofit, managed group homes, and taught literacy at a state institution. She is a peer mentor for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. She supports other Warrior Moms, as well as other disability and mental health nonprofits. She is a mom on a mission to celebrate the power of hope and connection.
Cindy’s memoir, Struggling with Serendipity, shares her battle with depression and guilt after a car accident results in her daughter's quadriplegia. They travel near and far on extraordinary adventures, from their small town in Ohio to Seattle, Harvard, Capitol Hill, and around the world. Cindy is working with writer and producer Terri Garbutt of Controlled Chaos Productions who is shopping around her story to Hollywood movie studios.
Cindy lives near Boston and presents workshops at Abilities Expos across the country and in Canada. She is a frequent guest on podcasts and has published more than 50 articles since 2016 in 22 different media. Her work has been featured in Power of Moms, Motherly, Option B, Women For One, Parent, The Mighty, Stigma Fighters, Grown and Flown, and more. She may be contacted on Facebook (Struggling with Serendipity) and on Twitter(@cindy_kolbe). Her website (www.strugglingwithserendipity.com) includes her weekly blog, her popular Serendipity Newsletter, and helpful disability resources.