Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair

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Conversations Live With Vicki St Clair 02 - 04 - 19 Karen Kingsbury, Sarah Morgan, James Rollins

Stephen Hawking portended that Artificial Intelligence is likely to be the end of humankind. In Crucible, returning guest James Rollins probes the question: If humans are to co-exist with A.I., what do we need to do to ensure our survival? His answer lies in a much more complex question ‚?" what does it mean to have a soul? James is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages, with more than 20 million copies sold. Check out his last CLV appearance here! We'll begin today with another returning guest, Karen Kingsbury, who is launching a new series of books for children, co-written with her son Tyler Russell. We'll discover what prompted them to work together ‚?¶ and how that went. And what makes this series different to many kids' books currently on the shelves. Karen is a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, with many of her novels under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut fall 2019. And joining us from the UK, USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Morgan. She's known for writing hot, happy, contemporary romance and women's fiction, and has won the prestigious RITA award three times. Her new story begins with a husband who wants a divorce and a solo trip to Paris where she meets someone ‚?¶ but not the someone you might think. One Summer in Paris comes out in April ‚?" join us today for an exclusive sneak peek with Sarah!
00:54:01 2/4/2019

Past Episodes

Can holding a grudge actually change your life for the better? In How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment ‚?" The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life, author Sophie Hannah demonstrates how grudges can work in your favor, protect and inspire you, and even make you more forgiving. Sophie is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. How to Hold a Grudge is her first foray into self-help. Next, each year, millions of Americans seek alternative forms of treatment for chronic health problems. Yet even those who have experienced relief often can't explain it. In The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief, journalist Melanie Warner brings a critical eye and open mind in her quest to understand some of the world's most popular alternative health treatments, the people who seek them, and the reasons so many of them feel cured. Melanie is a freelance journalist who writes about science and health. Previously, she was a business reporter for The New York Times, a senior writer at Fortune magazine, and a blogger for CBSnews.com.
00:54:39 1/28/2019
While very rare, suicide in children is the 10th leading cause of death. What every parent must know w/ Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore Coping with the suicide of a loved one is arguably the hardest thing we face. You search for signs you missed, cope with changes in your own life as a result, and try to come to terms with a question you may never have the answer to. Author A.W. Barnes and his older brother Mike were saddled with the challenge of being gay while raised in a large, conservative midwest family, until tragedy struck, as Mike took his own life. The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence is A.W. ‚??s collection of personal essays, written to reflect on and share his experiences in what he hopes is a cathartic path to reconciliation by helping others recover from similar loss. A.W. Barnes has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. His nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, and he's the academic author of Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England.
00:55:27 1/21/2019
Even with technology (and often because of it) aiding us, most of us are drowning in an endless sea of paperwork, bills, texts, and e-mails, all tedious tasks that become overwhelming if we don't stay on top of them. With Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More, author Elizabeth Emens offers simple ways to reduce the time and effort we spend on these mundane daily details of life. Elizabeth is a legal scholar and an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University. Lastly, Psychotherapist Dr. Bryan Robinson says ‚??If you are a workaholic, overachiever, or perfectionist, you have permission to stop working and #CHILL‚??. His new book, #CHILL: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life, explores how to get out of the trap of working non-stop and achieve a healthy work/life balance. Dr. Robinson is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has authored thirty nonfiction books and written for over one-hundred professional journals and magazines.
00:53:55 1/14/2019
Robyn Carr began writing novels as a young mother of two, ignoring harsh criticism from a peer suggesting she find another line of work and persevering to become an eleven time New York Times bestselling author. ‚??There's a need for positive drama,‚?? she says, ‚??Not just (a) goody-two-shoes, everything-is-beautiful kind of story, but a kind of story where characters serve as positive role models for women who read the books.‚?? Her new book is the latest in her Sullivan's Crossing series, The Best of Us. Robyn has written over 40 novels, has received a Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, and has a scripted drama with Netflix coming soon.
00:55:08 1/7/2019
An old friend returns to Conversations Live today as Vicki is joined by Patti Dobrowolski, who we last heard from six years ago upon the release of her first book, Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. Today, she'll discuss how you can use visual goal setting to get a jump start on your goals for the new year in a fun and easy way! To help you get started, here is your free goal-setting template map and a free downloadable icon guide! Patti is a TEDx speaker, critically acclaimed comic performer, writer and business consultant, and is a member of the National Speaker's Association known for her innovativevisual keynotes. She is a multiple business award winner and past Broadway performer. Her latest book is 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius.
00:54:20 12/17/2018
DEC 10: Filmmaker John de Graaf ‚??John de Graaf is one of the good guys in our world, always right there with the next important, life-affirming idea,‚?? says The Giraffe Project's Ann Medlock. Beginning in the late 70's, John embarked on an award-winning documentary film career that continues to this day. Today, we'll delve deep into his process, discovering how he chooses projects, lessons he has learned along the way, and how he has navigated his own creative path while still making a difference in people's lives. Find out what the biggest turning points in his career were, which films impacted him the most, and the best ‚?" and worst ‚?" career advice he has ever been given. ‚??I'm an author, filmmaker, speaker, and activist with a mission to help create a happy, healthy, and sustainable quality of life for America,‚?? reads John's mission statement. With over 40 documentaries and countless shorter films to his credit, he has received over 100 regional, national, and international awards for filmmaking. 15 of his films have been broadcast nationally in primetime on PBS, and he has taught filmmaking at the University of Washington, Evergreen State College, and Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
00:54:57 12/10/2018
Sara Ruhl is a distinguished playwright and author, Tony award nominee, and two time Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 2012, exuberant and opinionated Max Ritvo took her playwriting class at Yale University, proving himself a highly gifted poet. Max was also in remission from pediatric cancer. Over the course of four years, Sara watched Max blossom as his illness returned and his health declined, exchanging a series of letters with him that changed the way she looked at life, death, and the unexpected connections one makes along the way. She shares these urgency and humor filled exchanges in Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship. Sara's plays have won numerous awards, and have been produced all over the country and internationally, including on Broadway.
00:55:02 12/3/2018
She's a writer's-writer. A reader's-writer. And with self-effacing humor, and ruthless honesty, Anne Lamott makes us think about what most of us don't like to think about. She's known for writing and speaking about subjects that begin with Big Capital Letters. Today we'll share her thoughts on Hate, Jealousy, Love, Hope, and preserving one's Sanity. A New York Times bestselling author and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Anne Lamott has been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. She's taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Freida Mock, made a documentary on her called Bird by Bird with Annie. Anne Lamott's latest book of essays is Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. We'll end today's show chatting with the host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking show on television, Mary Ann Esposito. Find out the secret to the show's success, her thoughts regarding pairing food and wine, and a few of her all time favorites for those who like to put an Italian spin on Thanksgiving. Her latest book, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy reads as both a cookbook and a love-letter to Italy. Mary Ann's 12 books have helped chefs and foodies understand authentic Italian ingredients and dishes. She created and has hosted Ciao Italia on PBS since 1989.
00:55:12 11/19/2018
There are many misconceptions about why a woman cheats on her partner. In The New Monogamy, sex therapist Tammy Nelson, PhD, argues that freedom to have a discreet affair can be empowering, healing, and ultimately improve a marriage. Tammy is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples. Also, if you're one of the many who feel the growing gap between the haves and have nots, it can leaving you feeling left behind, and less-than. Leadership consultants Jennifer Cohen and Gina Laroche say you are enough, you have enough, and there is enough to go around. We'll explore solutions to help you ditch scarcity thinking in The 7 Laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance. Jennifer is cofounder of Seven Stones Leadership Group and a speaker and author, known for coaching world-class leaders from institutions including Harvard Business School and Simmons. Gina is also a cofounder of Seven Stones Leadership Group and a leading organizational consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, author and artist.
00:54:17 11/12/2018
New York Times bestseller Marie Lu joins Vicki today to discuss her new book WILDCARD: It's Time for a Rematch. She'll share how her experiences in the gaming industry aid her in creating rich and magnificent worlds that appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. Marie emigrated to the US from China at 5, and to learn English her mother would make her take new words she learned every week and write a story with them. She is now a bestselling author with a film deal for her novel, The Young Elites. Next, throughout her career, Lisa Unger has toed the fine line between literary novels and commercial thrillers, all the while staying on the New York Times bestseller lists and earning critical acclaim. Her latest book, Under My Skin, was named one of the most anticipated thrillers of the fall. Lisa is a New York Times and international bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Finally, award-winning author Lou Berney captures the precariousness of femininity in November Road. His latest novel is a thriller, historical fiction, a love story, a work of feminism ‚?" above all it's a compelling piece of storytelling. Lou Berney is the author of three previous novels, and his short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.
00:54:15 11/5/2018

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