6 07, 2017

Sharyl Attkisson: Search For Truth

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Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is the host and anchor of Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson a new broadcast that debuts this fall on the network of stations in the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Full Measure will focus on investigative and [...]

29 06, 2017

Daniel Pyne: Painting Pictures With Words

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I’ve never been comfortable with self promotion. I’m even uncomfortable writing in the first person. Maybe it’s a midwestern thing, maybe it’s just in my DNA. But this website? In my name? Run by me? Promoting my writing? I guess it’s always going to feel weird. My grandmother hammered into me the danger of getting [...]

22 06, 2017

Ryan Hodgson: Marketing Wizard From Oz

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Ryan is a marketing executive, social media influencer and CEO of Ryanintheus LLC which offers Marketing and Influencer services. In April 2017 he was named the 20th most retweeted marketer in the world and is a nationally award winning content marketer. As a former VP at a top 5 B2B marketing agency in the US, [...]

13 06, 2017

John Gregory Brown: Heart Of A Storyteller

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I was first exposed to and influenced by John Gregory Brown's incredible writing after reading a book review for his first novel, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery. I can remember going to a local bookstore the very day it was released, I believe it may have been Borders, but please don't quote me as it [...]

24 05, 2017

Leanna Leithauser-Lesley: Art Reflecting History

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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 [...]

11 05, 2017

Delta Rae: Where Story Meets Music

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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 [...]

3 05, 2017

John Hart: Never Quit Trying

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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, [...]

26 04, 2017

Mark Schaefer: Unlocking Digital Authenticity

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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 [...]

29 03, 2017

Deborah Crombie: An Unlikely Writer

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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 [...]

16 03, 2017

Greg Iles: A Writer’s Conversation

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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 [...]