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GEM Rene Syler turns everything she touches into Sweet Retreats! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: TV’s Rene Syler, host of “Sweet Retreats” on the Live Well Network and author of Good Enough Mother.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with TV’s Rene Syler, host of “Sweet Retreats” on the Live Well Network and author of Good Enough Mother, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of young couples looking for a great place to vacation without the need for sitting through a timeshare sales pitch… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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The last time Rene Syler was on Mr. Media was a little over five years ago. I remember it clearly because she was a day or two away from anchoring BET’s live coverage of Barack Obama’s first inauguration.

First inauguration.

I wonder if either of us would have predicted back then that the 44th President of the United States – the nation’s first black president – would have rolled to a second term four years later?

RENE SYLER podcast excerpt: “In everywhere you go and every experience you have, you have to soak it all in. Everywhere you go, there you are. And I feel very lucky that I get to travel so much with this job. I’ll be in Florida and I’ll look up at the night sky and see the stars. Or we’re in Sedona and I see the stars. I think, ‘Isn’t it amazing, I’ve been to all these places and I see the same stars?’ I try to immerse myself in every one of those places and experiences.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with TV’s RENE SYLER, host of SWEET RETREATS and author of GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER, by clicking the audio player above!

It was certainly a time of high expectations, that’s for sure.

In the years since, Rene has been a busy woman, expanding the Good Enough Mother brand she created with publication of a book of the same name. Her web presence has grown and grown and the TV hosting gigs – less than a sure thing after her departure from the CBS morning show in 2006 and a double mastectomy that followed shortly thereafter.

RENE SYLER excerpt: “I’m always at the airport, taking stuff out of my suitcase and putting it in my purse like a pack mule on a plane because I’m over weight in my suitcase. I’m shooting a travel show and I always over-pack! In terms of general planning — I’m horrible! But I’m going to get better.”

Her latest gig is as host of “Sweet Retreats,” a new show on the Live Well network. On it, she tackles vacation and vacation budget challenges for couples eager to find the perfect getaway for their time and budget. The show airs Sundays at 7:30 p.m. EST, 6:30 p.m. CST.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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My So-called Life writer tells Oprah, HBO: These Things Happen! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Writer Richard Kramer, writer for TV’s “Thirtysomething,” “My So-called Life,” “Tales of the City” and “Once and Again” and author of the coming-of-age novel These Things Happen.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with writer Richard Kramer, writer for TV’s “Thirtysomething,” “My So-called Life,” “Tales of the City” and “Once and Again” and author of the coming-of-age novel These Things Happen, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of current and former teenaged girls who can’t believe that the Claire Danes in “My So-called Life” and the Claire Danes in “Homeland” is playing two completely different characters – wink, wink… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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“Thirtysomething.”

“My So-called Life.”

“Tales of the City.”

“Once and Again.”

I feel confident saying that I have seen the complete runs of two television series with which writer, director and producer Richard Kramer has been associated — “Thirtysomething” and “Once and Again.”

RICHARD KRAMER podcast excerpt: “It’s a coming-of-age story but it’s not about teenagers. And it’s a coming out story that is not about gayness.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with THIRTYSOMETHING and MY SO-CALLED LIFE writer RICHARD KRAMER, author of the novel THESE THINGS HAPPEN, by clicking the audio player above!

And that I may have never seen a single episode of the other two, “My So-called Life” and “Tales of the City.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

RICHARD KRAMER: “We can’t believe how Claire Danes grew up. We think of her at 14, when she was this little girl who just came in to audition for ‘My So-called Life,’ having done one TV show, and we went, ‘Oh, my God, who is this?’ She was completely focused and adult at 14.”

“Thirtysomething” and “Once and Again” were two shows that spoke to me at times when I matched up with their demographic: young, married, and, um, still married, I guess. (Have I ever been not married? It’s so hard to remember.)

As for “My So-called Life,” I was long past high school when it enjoyed its short but spirited run. And I’ve never been gay – happy, sure – so Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” was not a show I was drawn to for any reason.

But now that Richard Kramer has added the word “novelist” to his resume, his first book, These Things Happen, has almost incidentally rolled together elements of all four of the aforementioned TV series — straight marriage, remarriage, gay marriage, straight teens, gay teens, and lots of delicious sounding food — into one uniquely organized tale.

RICHARD KRAMER: “At the beginning, ‘Thirtysomething’ was about a moment in your life when you could still drop in on your friends, unannounced. And when you could walk through the door and it was not about anything other than fun. But then as you get on a bit, you have to call ahead. You have to book the time.”

These Things Happen came out in paperback this week and HBO recently committed to a half-hour comedy pilot based on the book and produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

Not bad, Richard. Not bad.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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C.W. Cherry II: Black students need Excellence Without Excuse! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Charles W. Cherry II, attorney, publisher of the Florida Courier and Daytona Times, and author of Excellence Without Excuse: The Black Student’s Guide to Academic Excellence.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Charles W. Cherry II, attorney, publisher of the Florida Courier and Daytona Times, and author of Excellence Without Excuse: The Black Student’s Guide to Academic Excellence, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of television stereotypes of students including Urkel, Lionel Jefferson and the cast of ‘A Different World’ … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Charles W. Cherry II didn’t have to write a book.

He could have swallowed hard on his experiences as an African-American student, good and bad, kept his thoughts to himself and moved on with his life as a rising young attorney and heir to a black media empire of newspapers and radio stations.

But he didn’t.

CHARLES W. CHERRY II podcast excerpt: “I came to the University of Floria’s law school during Affirmative Action. But all we black students knew was it gave us a chance. We got in the place, but we had to stay.You’d get a chance to come in and produce but they didn’t give away any grades when I was there. Every A, B or C that I earned, I earned. Affirmative Action was a chip on my shoulder because of the hostility that some of the instructors and my fellow classmates had that black students shouldn’t even be in the school at that point (in 1978).”

You can LISTEN to this interview with attorney and newspaper publisher CHARLES W. CHERRY, author of EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE: THE BLACK STUDENT’S GUIDE TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, by clicking the audio player above!

Instead, Cherry wrote a book geared to underachieving black students that attempts to teach them the essentials of learning and studying in an education system that often shows blacks little of the mercy and wiggle room white students encounter. He offers straight talk about gaining confidence and why grades matter even when it seems like they don’t.

Most important, for a generation of young men and women who may have grown up in one-parent or no-parent homes, in neighborhoods struggling to overcome crime or drugs, Cherry provides a voice that many black students have never heard.

CHARLES W. CHERRY podcast excerpt: “Blacks were always, historically, a people to be managed or reckoned with — but not citizens who are part and parcel of what I believe is a great democracy in this country.”

It says, quite simply, “Yes you can. Yes you will. And I can show you how.”

Cherry’s message is one that President Obama echoed just yesterday in announcing a new outreach initiative aimed at helping young men of color.

“None of this is going to be easy. It’s not a one-year proposition. It’s not a two year-proposition. It’s going to take time,” Obama said. “We’re dealing with complicated issue that run deep in our history, run deep in our society and are entrenched in our mines.”

CHARLES W. CHERRY podcast excerpt: “There is no budget function Obama’s initiative for young men of color; there is no law. And once that personal interest of Obama’s is gone, or once he’s out of office, what happens?”

Cherry’s opinions in today’s interview are blunt and not always what you expect. He has strong views on a number of subjects, including President Obama’s recent initiative, Affirmative Action, the University of Florida law school and more. If you’ve got teens in high school or college — of any race, creed or color — this is worth your time!

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Singer Jerry Vale asks: Remember me for ‘You Don’t Know Me’! INTERVIEW

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Today’s Guest: Singer Jerry Vale in a telephone interview from October 12, 1984.

 

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Today on Mr. Media, I’ve rescued another interview from my archives. This time, we’re reaching back to October 3, 1984, for my telephone interview with legendary singer – and Sinatra contemporary – Jerry Vale. This story originally appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Friday, October 12, 1984, the day Jerry Vale performed at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.

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Along with Tony Bennett, Perry Como and Frank Sinatra, Jerry Vale is one of the most enduring crooners of his generation.

“I have to admit I’m pretty lucky,” Vale said in a telephone interview from Atlantic City last week. “Here it is 1984, and I’m still working, earning good money, so I would say I had a pretty good career.”

Thirty years have passed since Vale had his first hit record, “Purple Shadows (On The Snow).” He followed that success over and over again — “And This Is My Beloved,” “Al Di La,” “Have You Looked Into Your Heart,” “Camelot,” “Pretend You Don’t See Her,” “And You Don’t Know Me,” “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” and “The Impossible Dream.”

JERRY VALE excerpt: “I used to work with my father. He was an engineer, and I was an oiler on a steam shovel. We used to dig excavations for the sewage plant in Oyster Bay, Long Island. I thought I might like to do that, but then I got a break singing. I always wanted to sing… Thank God I made the right decision.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with singer JERRY VALE by clicking the audio player above!

As a kid growing up in an Italian neighborhood in the Bronx, Vale wanted to be either a singer, a ballplayer or an oiler. “I used to work with my father,” he recalled. “(He) was an engineer, and I was an oiler on a steam shovel. We used to dig excavations for the sewage plant in Oyster Bay, Long Island. I thought I might like to do that, but then I got a break singing. I always wanted to sing… Thank God I made the right decision.”

There were two important breaks in Vale’s career. The first came when a friend pushed the singer into the spotlight at the Club del Rio at the end of an amateur night, and Vale won the contest with a rendition of “Faraway Places.” The club’s manager hired him for three weekends at $10 a night, and a career was born.

The biggest break he had was working in Yonkers at the Enchanted Room in 1950. “I met Guy Mitchell, the guy who recorded ‘My Heart Cries For You.’ He was doing a one-nighter. We became friendly, and he arranged for me to audition for Mitch Miller at Columbia Records,” Vale said.

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Vale’s first hit, “Purple Shadows” in 1954, was somewhat of a surprise. “It was a smash in Pittsburgh first,” he said. Vale was a little confused when his record company called with the news.

“Columbia Records said you better go to Pittsburgh right away. I said what’s going on? They said you’ve got a hit record! I thought it was the other side, a song from Kismet called ‘And This Is My Beloved.’ They said, oh, no, it’s the other side. I did ‘And This Is My Beloved’ with Percy Faith and a 40-piece orchestra, and I did ‘Purple Shadows’ with four musicians… It’s a very good song, and I think I sang it well. Even today, the quality is fantastic. It’s in stereo, and you’ll never know it wasn’t made yesterday.”

JERRY VALE excerpt: “Today, if you walk up to a 15-year-old and ask him about Bing Crosby, I guarantee you that half or more wouldn’t know who he was. That’s a crime. Bing Crosby was an American institution, a legend… There are those who don’t know Tony Bennett or Jerry Vale, and it’s no fault of theirs. Time goes on, and things change. Fortunately, we built a pretty good foundation, guys like myself, Tony, Jack Jones. We still have a certain amount of fans listening to what we do.”

Vale expressed concern that his style of singing is on the verge of extinction. “I can’t think of one singer that’s doing the type of songs I’ve done. It’s a shame that some of those songs are not going to be done like they should.

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“Today,” he added, “if you walk up to a 15-year-old and ask him about Bing Crosby, I guarantee you that half or more wouldn’t know who he was. That’s a crime. Bing Crosby was an American institution, a legend… There are those who don’t know Tony Bennett or Jerry Vale, and it’s no fault of theirs. Time goes on, and things change. Fortunately, we built a pretty good foundation, guys like myself, Tony, Jack Jones. We still have a certain amount of fans listening to what we do.”

Vale has made almost a second career of singing Italian standards like “Al Di La” and “Mama Femina,” becoming to Italian-Americans what Bobby Vinton is to Polish-Americans. The ethnic songs, along with past hits and numbers from Broadway shows such as La Cage Aux Folles and A Chorus Line, fill out the show Vale brings to Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight.

Vale will be accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra including violins, trumpets, trombones, saxophones, a rhythm section and guitars.

Of all the songs he has recorded, the silver-haired vocalist has many favorites. But the one he would like most to be remembered for is “You Don’t Know Me,” recorded in 1957. (Written by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker, it was later a hit for Ray Charles.)

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

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And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Laura Kennedy’s Double Take: Bikinis + Hollywood crazy + sponges? VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Laura Kennedy, writer of the young adult novel Double Take.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Laura Kennedy, writer of the young adult novel Double Take, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of teenage girls who hate their lives, but not as much as they hate you for making the mistake of ever providing them with an honest, straight-forward answer to a question… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Laura Kennedy?

Now there’s a name from the past!

Almost – gulp! – 30 years ago, I had the crazy idea to start a lifestyle magazine for young people in the Tampa Bay area — JUMP Monthly. It was a few years before Creative Loafing entered the market and I thought it was an unfulfilled niche in my adopted community.

LAURA KENNEDY podcast excerpt: “I started in my early 20s writing love stories. I wrote about 30 and sold 24 of them. But then I had kids — four children in a row — and life got in the way.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with young adult novelist LAURA KENNEDY, author of DOUBLE TAKE, by clicking the audio player above!

What I needed were advertising salespeople.

What I got were writers!

The magazine lasted maybe four issues, but it was a blast. We sold very few ads, but everyone who worked on Jump Monthly is still friendly and in contact… although it took Laura Kennedy, then a salesperson, now a writer, about 28 years to get back in touch.

Laura, who I always thought of as charming, resurfaced recently with her first book, a young adult novel titled Double Take. As first efforts go, it’s remarkably compelling and smartly executed, telling the story of 16-year-old Brooke’s life-changing meeting with 80-year-old former actress Laura de France.

LAURA KENNEDY: “I have a young life voice and attitude. A 17-year-old protagonist is perfect for me — I think that’s where I’m stuck in life.”

If you are a 16-year-old girl – or know one – you will probably enjoy reading this story. And because Laura Kennedy places her tale in Florida’s world famous Greek sponge fishing village, Tarpon Springs, it is also quite picturesque.

I’m delighted to welcome to the show today a dear old friend.

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Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).
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