Soulful Series

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Soulful Series Video Chats are 15- to 25-minute pre-recorded interviews with award-winning authors who have written a memoir, anthology, or a non-fiction motivational book, and have an uplifting message to share. These chats are introduced on my Instagram page and added here, YouTube, and Spotify.

Want to be featured on the show? Submit your pitch to soulfulseriesshow@gmail.com 

Please note: We’re currently booking months out and will require a physical copy of your book at least 30 days before your scheduled interview.

William J. Peters

Author William J. Peters talks about his book At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the After Life Teach About Dying Well and Living Better, his shared death and near-death experiences as well as the Shared Crossing Project.

William Peters is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better. He is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project and director of its Research Initiative. Recognized as a global leader in the field of shared death studies, he has spent decades studying end-of-life experiences. Previously, Peters worked as a hospice volunteer with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and as a teacher and social worker in Central and South America. Practising grief and bereavement therapy, he holds degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and UC Berkeley. His work on end-of-life is informed by his therapeutic work with individuals and families, personal experiences with death and dying across cultures, and his family’s own end-of-life journeys. For more information, please visit https://www.sharedcrossing.com

Laurie James

In this chat, Laurie James talks about her memoir Sandwiched. When Laurie was in her mid-forties, her mother had a heart attack and her husband’s lawyer delivered some shocking news–and she suddenly found herself sandwiched between caring for her parents, managing unruly caregivers, raising four teenage daughters, and trying to understand the choices of her husband she thought she knew.

Laurie James is a mother, caregiver, divorcée, turned author and transformative coach. She has successfully launched her four daughters into adulthood and has been the primary caretaker for her elderly parents. Laurie has learned through therapy and other healing programs that she has everything she needs within her to create the life she desires, and she wants to bring that knowledge to other women.

Tova Leigh

Tova Leigh talks about her exciting new book, You Did WHAT?: Secrets, Confessions and Outrageous Stories from Real Life.

Tova Leigh began her successful blog “My Thoughts About Stuff” in 2016 as a way to talk about parenting, body image and being free of boundaries. Tova’s up-front, humorous and honest message has earned her a loyal fanbase of over a million followers around the world. A former attorney, she is now an actor, film producer and digital creator, as well as the author of the international bestseller F*cked at 40.

Find out more at: tova.leigh.com
Facebook: @mythoughtsabout stuff
Instagram: @tova_leigh

Sharon Dukett

In this chat, Sharon Dukett talks about her fascinating, award-winning coming-of-age memoir, No Rules, and what it was like running away from home at the age of sixteen in 1971 to live in the hippie community and commune.

Sharon Dukett is an award-winning author who has been a computer programmer, project manager, and deputy director in state government. Sharon lives in central Connecticut with her husband and is within driving distance of her three children and four grandchildren.

Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens talks about the award-winning anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To, the upcoming anthology Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids, and her new publishing company, Zibby Books.

Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of Oprah.com’s favourite book podcasts two years in a row. The CEO and founder of Moms Don’t Have Time To, Zibby has formed a media company that includes multiple podcasts, publications like Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, and other communities designed to help moms. She is the CEO, Reader-in-Chief, and Co-Founder with Leigh Newman of Zibby Books, a publishing home for fiction and memoir. She is the editor of the award-winning anthology Moms Don’t Have Time To A Quarantine Anthology, the upcoming anthology Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids, the upcoming children’s book Princess Charming, and an upcoming memoir. She is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and also writes for the Washington Post, Parents, Slate, and Medium, where she is a top writer. Zibby regularly recommends books on TV and has been featured on CBS This Morning and Good Morning America. Named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-influencer” by New York magazine’s Vulture, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband and four children. She always has a book nearby.

Selimah Nemoy

Selima Nemoy opens up about her life and her memoir Since I Lost My Baby. Selimah will tell you that the story of her life and career has been as unexpected as Forrest Gump’s.

In Selimah’s memoir, she writes about how in 1967 she was forced to give up her baby for adoption and told: “just go home and pretend it never happened.” Instead, she embarked on a Motown-infused journey to Barcelona, Oakland, and Hawaii to find love, truth, and ultimately her daughter. Their spectacular reunion 24 years later was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. The video of that interview and more about her book can be found on her website, selimahnemoy.com

Selimah’s story is one of loss and redemption and the power of soul music that brought her through it.