Her Soulful Series Video Chats are aptly named as she draws out the insights, inspiration, and positive takeaways for readers.”
Thank you for filling that gap, and for building this platform for our voices.”
It was one of my favorite interviews as an author.
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
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 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.
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.
Jacqui Burnett opens up about her life and her memoir Life’s Not Yoga, sharing the wisdom of a life with more than nine near-death experiences. Jacqui wrote her memoir to make spiritual sense of her experience with traumatic life events and has a challenge for us all—Dare to Be Love.
Inspired by her discoveries on her life journey, Jacqui created the Dare to Be Love platform, which quickly attracted an audience of over 43,000 followers also seeking answers on how to deal with life’s challenges and trauma.
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa in Industrial Psychology and Economics, and a MBA from the University of Witwatersrand. Jacqui is also a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West, and trained as a yoga teacher with Yoga Tree.
Joanell Serra talks about the anthology (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic, including the publishing process and what makes this book special. Readers couldn’t put it down. 52 diverse essays written by women from every area of the country recounting their experiences during the pandemic. Many readers related to these stories and felt seen. It has positive insights with a lot of happy endings.
Joanell Serra is an author, freelance writer, and Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma, CA. She’s the author of “The Vines We Planted,” a finalist in Multicultural Fiction in the American Book Fest 2018 Best Book Awards, and she co-edited the anthology “(HER)OICS: American Women’s Experiences During Coronavirus.” She has had several short plays produced in festivals and won awards for her essays. Her work is published in numerous literary journals.