‘Snobby Girl’ Maureen Miles Bucci Returns to Writestream for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


Hard to believe we’re already looking at September — Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! Has it really been a year since Maureen Miles Bucci released her book ‘A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer?’

In that time, Maureen has started a successful Snobby Girl Cancer Club on Facebook, where she offers support for women worldwide who are dealing with cancer, along with their devoted caretakers. She’s also done several local book signings and made plans for future Snobby Girl branding.

She’ll join me on Writestream Tuesday on August 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern to talk about her advocacy work, future plans, and goals for the Snobby Girl brand. During the live show, we welcome your calls at (347) 945-7246. To listen via your computer, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Cancer/Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

To preview/purchase A Snobby Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Cancer, click here. To request to join the Snobby Girl Cancer Club, click here.


Character Driven Productions on Writestream Tuesday, July 28 – UPDATED


Do you love rock ‘n roll?

Tune in to Writestream Tuesday on July 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I’ll talk with Shawn Swords of Character Driven Productions:

Character Driven Productions is an award winning, dynamic film and video production company located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our staff has a vast amount of experience in film, video and commercial production. Our projects accommodate a wide variety of budgets and styles, catering to individual clients needs. We can take care of all aspects of production from conceptualization to finished product.

Character Driven Productions has a high degree of regional and national visibility. We’ve produced and shot the feature length film “Love, Friendship and Hypocrisy” which was shown theatrically in the northeast. Our first feature length documentary “Blackthorn: It’s an Irish Thing” was shown on UPN 57. We also produced the Blackthorn promotional video for Planet Hollywood. Our second feature length documentary, “Charlie Gracie: Fabulous” was a huge pledge drive earner for PBS affiliate WHYY and was picked up for national DVD distribution by Gotham Distribution and is available thru Turner Classic Movies on DVD and dozens of national retail outlets. “Charlie Gracie: Fabulous” received critical acclaim in several national and international magazines and media. Our third feature length documentary “The Wages of Spin” received stellar acclaim thru several National Media Outlets and has been featured in/on several prominent media forums including: Entertainment Tonight, Reuters (all affiliates), The New York Times, Imdb.com Studio Briefing, ABC World News Site, The National Inquirer and dozens of other media outlets. “The Wages of Spin” has been aired over 600 times Nationally on PBS affiliates and available Nationally on DVD thru ShopPBS.org. “WOS” is in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives/Library. Our Charlie Gracie “Fabulous” Special Edition is also airing on PBS affiliates Nationally, available thru ShopPBS.org and in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives. We have commenced shooting on our fourth and fifth feature length documentaries which are sequel(s) to “The Wages of Spin.” Several music industry icons have been featured in our documentaries including: Chubby Checker, Graham Nash, Connie Francis, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Mike Lowe, Bruce Johnston, Peter Noone, Charlie Gracie, DJ Fontana, Bob Marcucci, Len Barry, Jerry Blavat, Stephen Caldwell, Weldon McDougal, Bill Haley’s Comets, The Dovell’s, Danny and The Juniors, Jack Scott, Albert Lee, Paul Moore, Tommy James, Dennis Diken, Little Anthony, Randy Jones, Freddy Cannon, Dale Hawkins and Clay Cole.

Shawn joins Writestream Tuesday to discuss his award-winning documentaries including The Wages of Spin, which delves into the Philadelphia music scene from 1952 to 1963, the highly controversial “Payola Scandals,” and the legend himself, Dick Clark.

To listen to the live interview, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Character Driven Productions on July 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Have a question for Shawn? Call us at (347) 945-7246.

Watch the trailer below and visit Character Driven Productions for more information.

UPDATE: Missed it live? Click below to listen to an informative and illusion-shattering interview.

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The Ravine: A Novel of Evil, Hope, and The Afterlife


Today I posted a book review on Amazon for The Ravine: A Novel of Evil, Hope, and The Afterlife by Robert Pascuzzi:

Forgiveness is a concept that seems to be everywhere these days, whether in books, Facebook memes, or at the pulpit. No matter what their religious or spiritual tradition, most of us can agree on the necessity of forgiveness in the human experience.

But what does it really mean? And how can someone forgive a crime like the horrific murder of one’s own wife and child?

In his compelling fictional novel The Ravine, author Robert Pascuzzi delves deeply for answers to these questions, drawing from the teachings of Jesus in Scripture. Understanding the difficulties most of us have in offering forgiveness for much lesser transgressions than murder, the author presents a realistic portrayal of characters struggling to process the reality of two brutal murders and a suicide by a very close friend.

Along the way, readers encounter supernatural occurrences, along with a psychically gifted character who acts as a bridge between God and the grief-and-anger stricken. While I would like to have seen the character of Tony throughout the course of the novel (he’s the brother of the murderer) and witnessed his spiritual development in the aftermath of the crimes, Pascuzzi does a nice job portraying its effects upon the offender’s two best friends, who nearly lose their marriage in the fallout.

Readers may be put off by what appears to be “The Devil Made Me Do It” excuse, but I viewed this as one man’s inability to use his God-given free will to say “No” to evil and listen to the word of God instead of the directives of The Enemy. I found the book to be a fascinating ride through this imperfect earthly life, with the promise of heaven via forgiveness. It’s filled with hope that life does not end but rather changes form, while it affirms God’s promise to his faithful. A highly recommended read.

Today, I interviewed Robert Pascuzzi on Writestream. Click below to listen to a thought-provoking discussion.

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The End of Prejudice with Kelvin Smythe


Ever wonder why the left and right think so differently?

Join me for Writestream on Tuesday, June 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern when my guest is Kelvin Smythe:

Kelvin is the author of The End of Prejudice, a book which deconstructs and explains both left wing and right wing ideology. Kelvin is a long time grassroots activist who came to see the big picture where it comes to modern politics after taking a break from the game itself. Kelvin has lived in Vermont, Washington D.C., Austin, San Diego and is currently in New Orleans.

We’ll engage in a thoughtful, informative analysis of left and right to give listeners a thorough and accurate understanding of political ideology and how it affects our freedom as American citizens. Please tune in for a great interview on Tuesday, June 23 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

To listen online, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: The End of Prejudice with Kelvin Smythe. Note: since this is a pre-recorded episode, we cannot talk your calls or comments. We hope you enjoy listening!

About the Book:

An ideological epic! The End of Prejudice is a book of ideologically epic proportions as it definitively examines and explains both modern political ideologies, taken from their true origins and extended to their furthest ends.By decoding and translating the alien ideas of the left and the right, the reader will be left with no doubts over what divides society and, with such an understanding, will be clear as to what would reverse this division and set civilization on a path toward harmony. By making the most complex of ideas simple and understandable, The End of Prejudice is not only enlightening but also exhilarating and quite often hilarious as an added bonus. If the puzzles of politics have interested you or infuriated you, you will be able to congratulate yourself after reading this book, for those mysteries will have been solved.

To learn more, visit the Amazon page for The End of Prejudice.


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month


Ah, spring is here, soon to be followed by summer! And for my northern friends who have endured another long, brutal winter no doubt plans of spending plenty of time outdoors are in the works for the warm weather season.

And why not — especially after suffering through months of cabin fever, thanks to endless snowstorms and biting cold?

But while you’re enjoying the balmy breezes, blue skies and moderate temperatures, be forewarned: the threat of Lyme Disease is even more prevalent this year, thanks to the abundance of snow this past winter. Via Karen’s Lyme Story, click on this must-read article on the topic.

Karen joins Lisa and me on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss to share her harrowing journey to recovery from Lyme and her advocacy work on behalf of both Lyme sufferers and medical professionals. Don’t miss it!

Read the press release below and contact me if you’re interested in interviewing Karen.

Although May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Karen’s Lyme Story.com radiates hope and awareness of Lyme year-round.

Karen Franks’ harrowing journey through the complex world of Lyme disease led to the creation of a comprehensive website where Lyme sufferers and medical professionals can discover practical information, help, and hope.

Broomall, Pennsylvania – Although May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, former nurse and pharmaceutical rep Karen Franks has made it her mission to advocate, inform, and educate Lyme sufferers, their loved ones, and medical professionals about this little-known yet insidious disease 365 days a year.

She is the proprietor of the comprehensive site Karen’s Lyme Story.com, where she not only shares her own journey of diagnosis and recovery but also provides readers with the resources they need to overcome Lyme – a debilitating infectious disease spread by ticks that the medical community at large has yet to fully recognize and properly diagnose and treat.

Having finally located a Lyme-literate doctor and benefited from a successful, individualized protocol, Franks has now set her sights on helping fellow Lyme-sufferers to do the same. “Sadly, my Lyme story is all too common,” she notes. “Because I had not only worked in the medical field but also the pharmaceutical industry, I thought I would have been well-informed. Yet until I personally experienced Lyme — and consequently became a member of a highly misunderstood world — I hadn’t realized just how little I knew about this debilitating disease.”

Franks is also working in tandem with the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) in an effort to educate medical professionals. She spearheads the accreditation process for nurses who attend the Annual ILADS National Medical Conference, where they can receive CNE credits. The next conference takes place from October 15 – 18, 2015 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Understanding the power of social media, Franks is a frequent guest on internet radio to talk about her work. She’ll appear on the women’s lifestyle show Love Liberty & Lip Gloss on Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. Eastern to share her thoughts on Lyme Disease Awareness Month and offer suggestions on how to prevent Lyme during the summer months when most people are happily engaged in outdoor activities. She also has a large presence on Facebook and Twitter where she shares information gleaned on the web in addition to her own blog posts.

To find our more visit Karen’s Lyme Story.com, where you can also contact Karen personally. She takes the time to respond to each and every email, with the intention of helping others to benefit from her own experience.

With the warm weather upon us, there is no better time to read up on how to prevent and treat Lyme disease. What do you need to do to protect yourself from Lyme?

Visit Karen’s Lyme Story.com today.

About Karen Franks: Karen Franks is a healthcare advocate dedicated to raising public awareness about the complexities and dangers of Lyme disease.  Her goal is to educate nurses and other medical professionals on the appropriate screening and treatment techniques. In addition, she provides support to current suffers and empowers them to seek the treatment they need. Visit her website at www.karenslymestory.com.

About Daria DiGiovanni: Daria DiGiovanni is an independent author, ghostwriter, blogger, editor, social media manager and independent publishing consultant. She is also the co-founder of Writestream Publising LLC and the Writestream Radio Network with business partner Lisa Tarves. Visit her websites www.dariadigiovanni.com, www.writestreamradio.com, and www.writestreampublishing.com.




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