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Leanna Leithauser-Lesley: Art Reflecting History

By | May 24th, 2017|

Fiber Artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley is an avid needlepointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography and the intention to raise the awareness of needlepoint to an art form. Leithauser-Lesley is preoccupied with the idea of weaving together the quiet, methodical ways of needlepointing with the often unrestrained methods of jazz while [...]

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Delta Rae: Where Story Meets Music

By | May 11th, 2017|

Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC. Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes front the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes’ brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). The band chose their moniker from a mythical story the Holljes siblings’ mother [...]

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John Hart: Never Quit Trying

By | May 3rd, 2017|

John Hart is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, Iron House and, most recently, Redemption Road. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, Hart has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, [...]

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Mark Schaefer: Unlocking Digital Authenticity

By | April 26th, 2017|

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world. Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for 30 years and now provides consulting services as Executive Director of U.S.-based Schaefer Marketing Solutions.  He specializes in [...]

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Deborah Crombie: An Unlikely Writer

By | March 29th, 2017|

Deborah Crombie was born in Dallas and grew up in Richardson, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas, second child of Charlie and Mary Darden. Her maternal grandmother, Lillian Dozier, a retired teacher, taught her to read at the tender age of four. After a rather checkered educational career, which included dropping out of high school [...]

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Greg Iles: A Writer’s Conversation

By | March 16th, 2017|

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. While attending Ole Miss, Greg lived in the cabin where William Faulkner and his brothers [...]

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A True North Story® First: “Czar of Noir” Eddie Muller & Renee Patrick Revisited

By | March 2nd, 2017|

In light of an amazing slate of SIFF Noir City Seattle 2017 "heist" films, along with two amazing NEW releases to announce, Eddie Muller (The Czar of Noir) & Renee Patrick (aka author's Rosemarie & Vince Keenan) are back in studio with True North Story® to discuss all things cinema and beyond... Eddie Muller Film [...]

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Abigail Posner: Humanizing Digital

By | February 20th, 2017|

Abigail is the Head of Strategic Planning and New Business Development at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands.  She and her team works closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help develop their strategic and creative efforts for the digital space.   While at Google, she has also launched an [...]

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Tindell Baldwin: Prodigal Daughter

By | February 10th, 2017|

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia with three brothers, two loving parents, and a golden retriever; all we were missing for the full American dream was a white picket fence. I shared a bathroom with all three brothers up until I was seventeen, which I think says more about me than anything else [...]

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Granger Smith: You Don’t Choose This Life. You Are This Life…

By | December 21st, 2016|

My name is Granger Smith. Sometimes long, fancy industry bios are helpful, but other times you just need to hear from the guy who is actually living it, which makes this my True North Story®!   I was born and raised Texan, and I’m proud of that. I grew up along with 2 brothers, a [...]

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