Interview with Jessica Stentarelli

Jessica Stentarelli shares a personal journey she’s experienced that inspired this book."

1. Jessica what gave you the idea to write this book?

Actually my friend count Niccolo Capponi from Florence is a writer and he loves my son Michael very much so he decided to write Tanden, to help CMV awareness and raise some funds for the cause and giving all the income from sales of book to research. I read it and I was so grateful to him for having written it for kids like Michael.

Interview with Carla McCloskey

Carla McCloskey writes an inspirational and insightful book based on the wisdom she got from her grandmother."

Carla McCloskey grew up in Lodi, Wisconsin. She studied in Spain and graduated from the University of Wisconsin before moving to Los Angeles, California. Carla was a teacher, theatre director, actor, and musician before she was selected to become an assistant director by the Producers Association. She was one of the first women in this position. She met her husband, Leigh J. McCloskey, her first day in “the business” on the television series, Executive Suite, in which Leigh was starring. Carla went on to be the assistant director on many films including The Goodbye Girl, California Suite, Death Becomes Her, Point of No Return, Point Break, The ‘Burbs, The Color of Night, Hook and Jurassic Park. She worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Rush, John Badham, Herbert Ross and Cher. She also worked on the television series Amazing Stories, Babylon 5, Ally McBeal, Gilmore Girls and The Closer. She began directing on Gilmore Girls. Carla also worked as a Production Executive for Sony in Spain.

Carla McCloskey writes with the wisdom and simplicity that she learned during her early life in Lodi, Wisconsin,a picture-perfect small midwestern town.

Interview with Robin Hutton

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RobinHuttonRobin Hutton's book, "SGT Reckless" has all the makings of a great movie and her biography is now on the NY Times Best Seller's list. A heartwarming true story of an amazing horse!

Robin, your book "Sgt. Reckless, America's War Horse" is simply amazing! It's wonderful that you are telling the story of her remarkable life, what inspired you to write this biography?"
OMG Thank you so much, Dev! This little mare has taken me on a wonderful adventure, that’s for sure! I first discovered her story in a book called “Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover’s Soul.” There was a short story in there about the birth of her first colt, Fearless. I read three paragraphs of her heroics during the Korean War and I thought, “Who is this horse, and why have I never heard about her?” because I thought it was the greatest horse story I had ever read. I googled her name and only four items came up on the internet! She had vanished from the pages of history! I felt that was a travesty and so I started researching her story. The more I learned about her and the Marines that served with her, the more I decided to make it my mission that she, and they, will never vanish from history again.

Interview with Cali Gilbert

CaliGilbertCali Gilbert has a her own publishing company for aspiring authors with a message to share. She's truly an inspirational author who shares her story in her latest book, "It's Simply Serendipity.

Cali what inspired you to write your first book and tell us a little bit about it?
My first book, It's Simply Sausalito: An Inspirational Journey came about because of the year 2011. I experienced so much loss in that year (miscarried a child, lost a relationship, funds ran out, car died and I lost my home). I needed an outlet for my grieving, and the best way I express myself is through my photographs and the written word. The book became a collaboration of photographs I had taken of my hometown, Sausalito, California and inspirational phrases, lessons I had learned throughout that year.

Interview with Victoria Rowell, Inc.

Victoria RowellVictoria Rowell is a powerhouse with many talents. Find out what she's doing now.

Victoria, you and I share similar childhoods in that we both were raised in foster homes and I love that you started a foundation for foster kids that gives them scholarships in the arts.
Yes back in 1990 I founded, “Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan” which gives emotional support and financial aid to foster children, especially those who aspire to become actors and dancers.

During your daytime career playing Drucilla Winters on Y&R, you also were a series regular on the primetime show, “Diagnosis Murder" opposite, the great Dick Van Dyke. How did you manage to do both of those shows at the same time?
When Bill Bell wanted me for the role of Drucilla, it was understood by him that I had already been guest spotting on prime time and that was my goal. I came from NYC and was always auditioning, plus my character was only scheduled to work a couple days a week, so when I booked “Diagnosis Murder” there wasn’t an issue with him, especially since it was a CBS show. I was completely able to do both.


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In this fierce and poignant book, the author, drawing on sources that include her grandmother’s richly erotic diaries, unveils intimate details of the Acton dynasty in Florence, the illicit love affair of Arthur and Elsie, and the controversial legal aftermath that continues to this day. A true family saga played out against the backdrop of Florence’s celebrated Villa La Pietra. The struggle over the billion dollar estate of one of the 20th century’s most notable aesthetes, Harold Acton, pitted New York University, against first Liana Beacci, Acton’s illegitimate half-sister, and since her death in 2000 her daughter, Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, who lives in Honolulu.

"MY MOTHER,MY FATHER and HIS WIFE HORTENSE" is available in print and as a e-book.
Dialta AlliataMy Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense" is the true story of Princess Dialta's grandparent's love story and an ongoing battle with the Italian courts for a vast fortune in artwork that was given to NYU. It is told brilliantly through her grandmother's sometimes erotic diaries that are over 100 years old. It's an exciting page turner that you can't put down.

Dialta your book, “My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense” is the true erotic love story of your grandparents. I found the book hard to put down and loved how you weaved your grandmother’s diaries into your own quest to prove your parental heritage. How are you feeling about this ongoing quest now?
Dear Devin, I feel always stronger and stronger about it, because truth always prevails.

Reading the erotic details of your grandmother’s love life is like “Fifty Shades of Gray.” Did you get to know your grandmother? Mine died when I was two years old.
I did not compare my book to 50 Shades, it was Edwina Sandys Churchill in her review that who defined it:”50 Shades BUT with class”! I personally don’t think my book has nothing in common except it is a fun thing to have been said. I was 1 year old when Elsie my grandmother died, so no I have never met her.

Your half brother Harold left part of your grandfather’s legacy in a vast number of priceless art to NYU and you are still in litigation with them after a number of years. Are you making progress with this now?
Harold Acton is my mother Liana’s half brother, and the lawsuit is still in the Italian courts since 18 years now.

You are a Princess with two sets of twins and a wonderful marriage. I understand there was a lot of backlash and gossip about the book, how has that been for your family?
Actually I did not perceive any gossip or backlashes, it was received very warmly in NY, Honolulu and Los Angeles and had many excellent reviews and people really opened their arms to me.

Do you think your mother Liana would be pleased with the outcome of the book?
Of course, she would be very proud. 

I understand there are plans to turn the book into a movie?
I am very superstitious so I never speak before things actually have happened.

Dialta book signing LA.

Italian Princess' Book Is Hot Stuff... An Amazing Romance!
by Jay Weston Publisher, Jay Weston's Restaurant Newsletter.

When I received an invitation from Selim Zilkha and Mary Hayley to a book party at their sumptuous Bel Air home, I immediately went to Amazon and ordered a copy of the book. innocuously entitled, My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense, by Dialta Alliata (Amazon, $24.95). I quickly learned that Dialta Alliata di Montereale was actually a real-life Italian princess, having married in 1989 a charming fellow named Prince Vittorio di Montereale, whose celebrated Venetian family dated back to the 15th century and the Holy Roman Empire. They met in Rome at the home of Egan von Furstenberg, soon married and had five children in the course of three years.
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Interview with Viki Winterton from Expert Insights, Inc.

Viki WintertonExpert Insights is built on the solid foundation of over 25 years of expertise in promotion, publishing, product development, networking, and success. Fortune 100 companies and individuals across the globe KNOW US for fostering powerful and loyal relationships and supporting our community in wildly creative, unique, and wonderful ways!

Viki you have had so many careers in your life, tell us how you evolved into publishing?
I have been an entrepreneur since I started a neighborhood newspaper when I was eight years old. I came by it naturally. My father was a barnstormer, and then a glider pilot in the Air Force. His sense of adventure was one of the many things I adored about him and soon emulated.

I developed a national ad agency when I was in my mid-20’s, and was acquired three years later. My clients, many Fortune 100 companies, requested my services in the area of change management and process reengineering with their teams. This became a great career that took me all over the globe for over 25 years.

Swingin' in the Rain

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The 4th book in the Soap Opera Mystery Series. Alexis Peterson once again turns amateur detective when murder strikes close to home. Alexis Peterson finds herself not only drawn into another murder mystery but also into the dark and twisted world of couples that "swing."

Swingin' in the Rain is available in print and as an e-book.

 1. Eileen I've been a fan of yours since my mother watched you play Ashley Abbott on "The Young And The Restless" when I was just a teen and now I'm a fan of your writing. I read your first book, "Death In Daytime" and laughed my ass off at how you so cleverly used your daytime experience to weave these characters into such entertaining tongue and cheek novels. How long have you been writing?
Thank you so much! I started writing in High School actually just a little here and there. Always have been an avid reader!EileenDavidson02

2. Okay your book "Diva Las Vegas" is based on a murder at the Playboy mansion, do you use people you know in real life as a basis for some of your characters?
YES!!!! For most characters. Maybe all of them are loosely based on read people or a combination of people.

3. You are truly a dynamic diverse woman with many talents. I've seen you play a character with multiple personalities. Is there a character you want to play or write about that you haven't done yet?
I've been so blessed to play many different characters. I would like to do a period piece. Maybe the Renaissance or a Western?

4. How do you balance being a wife and mother with having multiple careers?
On a case by case basis. Kids come first as far as one on one time consistently. And Date nights are a must. Date weekends even better.

5. Any advice for budding writers or actors out there?
There are so many avenues for writing with self publishing now. Just do it! Take a class, read a book on it and write! Same thing for acting. Take a class and begin!

6. What are you writing about now? This gets back to the balancing question. Not writing at the moment.
My hands are too full with work and family.

EileenDavidson017. What book are you most proud of and why?
Books are like children. Hard to choose. I think my writing was better by the last one though.

8. How do you stay in such great shape? Any tips to share with us?
I do cardio just about every day for 30 minutes and also TRX which is a core work out using your own body weight. I try to do TRX twice week schedule permitting! The Navy Seals use it!

9. What are you future goals and when and where can we see you next?
I'm currently working my fanny off playing psychopath Kristen Dimera on Days of our Lives.

10. You played opposite my husband Ronn on "The Bold and The Beautiful" any chance we can get you to do a Ronn's Garage and cook with me?
Absolutely! I am an avid home cook and I would LOVE that!

SCORE: How to Win the Girl of Your Dreams

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SCORE: Don’t just play the game. Win the Girl. KIRA REED knows what a woman wants. She is a smart, savvy, successful woman who has seen it all and tried most of it as a reporter for Playboy TV’s Sexcetera and the writer and supervising producer of 69 Sexy Things 2 Do Before You Die. If you are more interested in happily ever after than just a happy ending, then this book is for you. SCORE will help you meet that special someone, get her to like you, go out with you, and keep her coming back for more in the bedroom. SCORE is not the same old “trick a chick” into liking the player you. This entertaining and easy to read book, written from a woman’s point of view, will guide you to getting that amazing girl to be attracted to the real you. Seriously, do you want to just play the game... or actually win the girl? 

Score: How to Win the Girl of Your Dreams is available in print and as an e-book.


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