|Guests Interviewed by, Alberta Sequeira on the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show|
Being an author, I realize the honor and opportunity of being on a cable television show to help get other authors, publishers, bookstores or artist noticed with your published books or your other talents.
Since I’ve become a producer, director and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Station in New Bedford, Massachusetts, I’ve been thrilled to interview people who talk about their struggles to get on top. This gives them time on the air and the half hour opens doors for me to learn about others trying to fit into the world of publishing.
Each month, I enjoy asking a person to be my guest on the cable show. Check our scheduling at http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/CableAccess/Channel%2095/ProgramSchedule.html. Tune in and hear the pros and cons of others who got published. What road blocks did they face? We want the listeners to learn from all our mistakes. We’re listed under Auhors Without Borders (www.awb6.com).
The handsome man running the camera is my husband, Al Sequeira. He helps when our other stagehands are tied-up with other events. Doesn’t he look like a natural?
Laura Vaughan, Author, Educational Instructor
Laura Vaughan has been a teacher for 20 years and a writer for a lot longer. She has taught both English and History in the Boston and Fall River public school systems, and is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Andy Ant, What Could Possibly Be On The Other Side To See. Over the years, she has written for a daily newspaper (the Winchester Daily Chronicle), editor of an adventure magazine, written and had published short stories in various publications, and has worked for the Associated Press. She is presently working on a creative non-fiction novel about a Guatemalan orphanage, along with a fiction novel about an intelligent rat that runs a dump. She is also the founder of New Bedford Writer Studios – an organization offering writing workshops in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Short Story, and Memoir Writing in the New Bedford area.
“Kaurlin’s Disciples”, which is available from Infinity Publishing and at www.amazon.com, focuses on a teenage girl’s struggle to find a new, stronger belief in herself with the help of a popular but radical high school English teacher, Mark Kaurlin. Michael said Kaurlin is a fictionalization of the teacher that inspired him when he was a budding writer and high school student in the late 1960s. The words of wisdom that Kaurlin gives his students will inspire readers of any age, but especially today’s teenagers. Michael has developed “Kaurlin’s Disciples” into a dramatic play that may soon be produced locally.
Michael’s new action-filled teen novel, “The Kid Mobster”, which is available on Kindle, is the story of a high school senior and dreamer who goes to work for a mob-connected scam artist named Mederick Anders then slowly realizes the kind of corrupt world he has joined. His story is a lesson to young readers to be wary of the many slick, corrupt Mederick Anders of the world. Fanfiction.net offers a two-chapter sample of this engaging novel. Michael J. DeCicco’s credentials include serving as a reader of Young Adult Books for “The Boston Globe” and over 30 years as a freelance writer and news correspondent in Southern New England. He’s also worked for over five years as a substitute teacher for several Southeastern Massachusetts school systems. He lives with his wife Cynthia in New Bedford. He earned his BA in Creative Writing at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI in 1977.
To find “Kaurlin’s Disciples”, go to: www.amazon.com/Kaurlins-Disciples or www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-2952-7.
To find “The Kid Mobster”, go to: http://www.amazon.com/The-Kid-Mobsters-ebooks.
|Bob Branco, Author|
Alberta Sequeira, host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Show, interviewed Bob Branco from New Bedford, Massachusetts.
This book is about eight of the most important years of Mr. Branco’s life. Just like anyone else between the ages of 12 and 19, he had a lot to learn about growing up. However, contrary to what most pre-teens and teens experience, he lived those eight years at Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts; 65 miles from his home.In the book, Mr. Branco talks about their academic classes, the teachers and other adults at the school; the many kids who became his friends and others who made friendship impossible, along with the several sports they pursued. There were the rules they had to follow and how radically they were sometimes broken. You’ll read some of the fascinating field trips that were taken and new technology that was explored. Learn how the school prepared the students for independent living, and much more. As you will read, there were plenty of both good and bad times.His story puts a unique perspective on what it’s like for any teenager, blind or sighted, to live away from home for eight years and hopes that the sighted, as well as the blind, will enjoy and appreciate his story.
Bob’s book Home Away from Home can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com
|Author, Julie Broomall|
Julia Broomall was born in Pennsylvania but has lived all over the country. She has three children and seven grandchildren, one of whom has been labeled “special needs”.
Julia is a holistic healer, using Reiki, ThetaTherapy, Quantum Touch, Intuitive Anatomy, Angel Cards, and Spirit Communications to help her clients.
Before becoming a holistic healer, she worked as a substitute teacher and an arts and crafts teacher. The author also worked for a toy manufacturer as a receptionist, clerk, Human Resource Director, and trade show office manager. Julia now resides on Florida’s West Coast where she is just turning a new page in her life as a successful published author. The Emperor’s New Throne is the first book in the series The Whole Story. It’s a subtle, moral tale about an incident that changes not only the king’s physical abilities, but also his mental outlook and that of his kingdom. The story helps all children and families alike to understand that those being labeled as “special needs” or “handicapped” are just as capable and whole as everyone else in their own way, and that every one of us has a special talent. Julie is in the process of having the second book published by Sweet Dreams Publishing of Mass in a few months. All the books will tell how disability is something a person can overcome. These books are a great buy for children with parents coming home from the war with injuries. You can purchase The Emperor’s New Throne on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Emperors-Throne-%2522The-Story%2522-Childrens/dp/0982925611/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371211856&sr=1-1&keywords=Julia+broomall Visit Julie’s website at www.juliabroomall.com or email her at Juliemill@verizon.net.
Radio Host: Phil Paleologos
TALKERS MAGAZINE named Phil as one of the nation’s Top 100 Talk Show Hosts! 45 year veteran broadcaster, Phil Paleologos began his passion in radio at KZNG in Hot Springs, Arkansas, as a 16 year old who convinced management to let him host a one hour show about local high school events, and since then, he hasn’t stopped talking! Serving as both a television news anchor and DJ in Charlottesville, VA, Phil learned his craft well in the smaller markets and then set his sights on Boston as the afternoon drive-time host on WEZE, as ‘The Mayor of Park Square’. In the late 1970’s, Phil became the morning guy at WNBH and later, an afternoon host at WBSM, both in New Bedford, MA. In the mid-1990’s, the TALK-AMERICA RADIO NETWORK syndicated Phil’s morning show, American Breakfast, that originated in his authentic stainless steel diner, that he and his wife own! The show was carried coast-to-coast, in many major city markets, until he signed off with great ratings. Since then, Phil has been very active in helping non-profit organizations raise awareness and revenues and owning and operating the Shawmut Diner in New Bedford, MA, with his wife, Celeste. Tune into “More Than Just Talk” with Phil every weekday morning from 10am to 1pm. Read More: Phil Paleologos – WBSM – New Bedford’s Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! http://wbsm.com/author/wbsmphil/?trackback=tsmclip
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