Sep 20, 2022

Julia Daily - Author, Podcast Host, Teacher

Julia Daily 's out with novel #2 - The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch. It finds life-changing big time for Emma Rosales - heiress of a million acres of the largest estate in the Lone Star State. Turns out, Emma discovers folks living on the property. Julia's debut novel is, No Names to Be Given. As for her podcast, Julia's focuses on fiction writing by women during mid-life. And there are plenty.

Sep 13, 2022

Amal Ghandour - Author, Historian

Amal Ghandour has a lot on her mind. The author, historian, and memoirist lives in Beirut and writes about what the experience has been like. And…there’s plenty to talk about both personally and politically. Her book, This Arab Life: A Generation's Journey into Silence, draws from Amal's personal history, as well as larger political and cultural issues. Her riveting book shares what it means to be Arab in today's world - the feeling, for example, of being a tourist in her own country and craving connection with her culture, her family and herself. Needless to say, there's lots to talk about.

Aug 9, 2022

Judy Mandel - Author, Former Reporter and Marketing Executive

Judy Mandel’s essays, short stories, and articles have been published here, there, and everywhere. Her first memoir, Replacement Child, made the NYT bestseller list. It’s followed by WHITE FLAG, which also focuses on the trauma that has plagued Judy’s family. This is one no holds barred, riveting, look into the lives of a family forced to confront and deal with nightmare after nightmare.

May 17, 2022

H.H. Leonards - Founder and Chairman of the O Street Mansion and Museum in DC

H.H. Leonards purchased the O Street Mansion 50 years ago as an art space, but the impact it had helping Rosa Parks is a story many may not know. Leonards got a call from Brother Willis Edwards of the Beverly Hills branch of the NAACP asking if Ms. Parks could stay in the mansion until she was able to heal emotionally and physically after being attacked in her Detroit home. Leonards, who said she didn't know who Parks was, agreed, and a beautiful 10+ year friendship between the two women was fostered. And to that end, Leonards has written "Rosa Parks, Beyond the Bus: Life Lessons and Leadership."  This is truly one fascinating conversation that will simply blow your mind!

Apr 19, 2022

Anne Whitney Pierce - Author

Author Anne Whitney Pierce is a lifelong Cantabrigian (it's an adjective that refers or pertains to Cambridge University in England, or in Anne's case, Cambridge, Massachusetts). The author of several books, her most recent, DOWN TO THE RIVER, references Harvard Square in the 60s. It follows the privileged Potts family who falls apart during the raging uncertainty of the times. Anne's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and reviews and has won several awards, including the Willa Cather Fiction Prize and a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Award.

Apr 12, 2022

Warda Mohamed Abdullahi - Author

Warda Mohamed Abdullahi has one hell of a story to share and she does so in her powerful memoir, "Warda: My Journey from the Horn of Africa to a College Education." Her degree comes from a college in the U.S. How she got there is the basis of this riveting story told by a fierce young woman, who overcame endless obstacles to achieve her goals. We may say this often, but this is one conversation you shouldn't miss.

Dec 28, 2021

Diane Macedo - Anchor/Correspondent, Author

Renowned anchor and correspondent for ABC News, Diane Macedo covers breaking news and special events. She's appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline, and hosts ABC News Live Update. She is also an author. A former insomniac, Diane's book, THE SLEEP FIX: Practical, Proven and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work and More is must reading for those of us who struggle to fall and stay asleep. You won't fall asleep listening to our fascinating, important and fact filled conversation with this accomplished, creative woman.

Sep 28, 2021

Stephanie Lucianovic - Writer, Editor, Children‘s Book Author

Stephanie Lucianovic has lots of stories to tell. She's written a slew of books including, “The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral”, “The League of Picky Eaters”, and “Hello Star”. This picture book was inspired by her son, who became very upset after learning at school that stars eventually explode as part of their life cycle. Stephanie talks about the importance of reaching out to children to give them stories they need to become whole again.

Aug 24, 2021

Emily Ladau, Disability Rights Activist, Public Speaker, Writer

Born with Larsen Syndrome, a genetic physical disability, Emily Ladau is a wheelchair user. At the ripe old age of 10, she was featured on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate youngsters about living her life with this disorder. And she's been on that mission ever since. Emily's the author of "Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say and How to Be an Ally." Emily's also Editor-in-Chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a platform highlighting the disability experience. This is clearly an important conversation we're excited to share!

Audio Transcript Available at SandiKleinShow.com

Aug 17, 2021

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D - Educator, Filmmaker, Author

What hasn't Ava Thompson Greenwell accomplished? Since 1993, she's taught broadcasting, writing, reporting and producing at Medill/Northwestern University and has held several administrative positions. In addition to her Bachelor and Masters degrees in journalism, Ava has a Phd in African American Studies. She directed and produced "Mandela in Chicago," a documentary about the city's anti-apartheid movement. Ava is also the author of "Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News." The book goes 'behind the camera' to document the racism and sexism in television networks and explores the history and experience of Black Women who achieved management positions. So much to talk about with this professional powerhouse!

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