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Tara Alemany/The Character Based Leader

Tara Alemany is the Owner and Founder of Aleweb Social Marketing, a consulting company that helps creative types (authors, speakers, performers, musicians, and entrepreneurs) build a comprehensive online platform.

Tara has more than 20 years of experience writing, training, and providing application support and process analysis to businesses. She uses these skills to educate technophobes and trendsetters alike, while helping her clients create the visibility they need for successful launches of new books, talks, music, performances, and services.

The Character Based Leader explores character-based leadership, leading from who you are, not from your position of power. By doing so, you accentuate all that is good about human beings. Character-based leaders recognize when it is their duty to guide and direct and when they need to allow others the freedom and responsibility to grow into leaders themselves.

Mary Fran Bontempo/Not Ready For Granny Panties-The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties

Mary Fran Bontempo is an author, teacher and speaker who writes with humor and insight about the lives of women as they journey through life’s various phases. A former newspaper columnist, her first book, Everyday Adventures or, As My Husband Says, “Lies, Lies and More Lies,” was published in 2007. Her work has received notable mention by the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop, Pearl Buck International and Humor Press, among others. She currently writes for her blog,  Not Ready For Granny Panties, and Technorati Media.

Not Ready For Granny Panties—The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties is the new “Bible” especially for women in life’s “middle ground.” The women who take care of everyone else before themselves. The women for whom FUN is has become a dirty word. The women who are stuck in a middle-aged rut and headed towards a life trapped in a giant pair of literal and figurative bloomers. But a few simple “tongue-in-cheek” commandments, along with delightful illustrations and some exercises to get the gals motivated will lead women back to life in the lite lane, and back to finding some fun in each and every day.  Aging is inevitable, but looking, and acting, like your grandma is not. Join Mary Fran Bontempo and learn a new set of commandments that will help you avoid the Granny Panties and love life in the middle years. You’ll laugh, learn a few things and bid a permanent goodbye to GRANNY PANTIES!

Melda Beaty/LIME

Author, playwright, English lecturer, and writing consultant, Melda Beaty is the “one to watch.” Melda resides in Chicago, Illinois with her three gifted and beautiful daughters.

Her debut novel, Lime (2012), is being hailed as America’s Next Top Model meets Burning Bed. It is the first book to explore notions of beauty against the horrors of domestic violence. Melda is also the author/editor of a diverse and cathartic compilation of non-fiction writings by black women from across the United States. My Soul to His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters to Their Fathers won the 2006 National Fresh Voices Award. She published articles on minority student recruitment and retention in Black Issues in Higher Education, Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education, In Search of Fatherhood Forum and Proud Parent Journal. Melda’s prolific writing style led to an invitation to pen several short stories and poems for the Educational Testing Service for the California Achievement Test. Her current play, Front Porch Society, delves into the complex lives of four elderly black women in rural Mississippi Delta on the eve of the 2008 presidential election.

Melda earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.A. in Writing at Illinois State University. She currently teaches college Composition at South University. She is also a college writing specialist for Chicago Public Schools through her consultingbusiness, College Bound Consulting.

Audio Dust Jacket Volume Two

Audio Dust Jacket Volume Two features:

Rick Polson/Making a Superstar Company

Anne Sweazy Kulju/The Thing With Feathers

Anne Sweazy Kulju has won awards for editorials and honors for short stories; now she writes historical fiction adventures. Anne lives near Pacific City, Oregon, where she is writing her third book, and divides her free time between the beach and Mount Bachelor. Readers may learn more about Anne and correspond with her on her website at

Anne, her husband and daughter, transplanted from Southern California to the Oregon Coast in 1990. They landed in the coastal hamlet of Cloverdale, where they completed restoration-slash-conversion of their 1906 Victorian farmhouse into a Bed & Breakfast Inn. Ms. Kulju published a recipe book for the Inn that also provided local history, stories and facts. Later on she contributed a series of articles about the area to a regional travel magazine. This earned her the award for Best Editorial Contribution. Her two short stories, “Not Quite Dead,” and, “A Party Favor,” were published and later earned inclusion in the anthology for horror fiction, Agony in Black. Recently, Ms. Kulju took honors in a flash fiction contest held by The Source Magazine, for her short story, “The Dog Sniffer-er“. On January 2nd, the short- short fiction piece was selected by U.K.‘s Flurries of, as their featured, “FLASH FICTION AT FIVE.” Ms. Kulju and her husband of twenty-four years, live in Pacific City, Oregon.

Raven Storm/Loving the Addict

Raven Storm is a 35 year old Licensed Cosmetologist from Chicago, Illinois. Single, she has long dark hair and hazel green eyes, slender and stands 5′”7 in her bare feet.  Raven is the only child from divorced parents. Growing up she lived a very sheltered life. From the time she was a little girl, Raven was raised in and out of hair salons mainly because of her mother who was a nail technician and would take Raven to work with her. The first dollar she ever made was folding towels for her boss. She still has that dollar to this day. Raven had many jobs growing up from babysitting, to waitressing /bartending to working in an intimate apparel store. She thinks the most interesting of all was working for an adult entertainment store selling sex toys and apparel. Raven became engaged to her first love when she was 17. Raven left high school in her sophomore year and attended night school. After graduation she followed her dream and went to Cosmetology School where she graduated top of the class. Raven leads a very exciting life of travel, romance, and working as a manager for a major hair corporation. She is a huge animal lover and domestic violence advocate. Raven is passionate, creative and very spiritual. She loves shoes – “the higher the heel the better.”

Dean Tong/Elusive Innocence

Dean Tong is an internationally known trial consultant and expert witness in cases of contentious divorce, child custody and contested abuse charges, nationally. Tong has authored three books – including his critically acclaimed Elusive Innocence which has garnered rave reviews at, and a peer-reviewed scientific article published in The American Journal of Family Therapy on the necessity of sexual interest testing when men are accused of child sexual abuse. Dean Tong has been retained as an expert by parents and attorneys in court cases from all 50 states and Canada. His work challenges the reliability and validity of well meaning but misguided child protection workers, therapists and the like in family, criminal and juvenile court cases. He has presented at conferences in multiple states as well as Toronto and Saskatchewan in Canada. Through his work, Tong has impacted changes in the child abuse laws in Florida. He has appeared on countless broadcast shows including CNN, Court-TV, Dateline, ABC Prime Time Live, CBS 48 Hours, and Dr. Phil as well as KABC, WOR, The Talk America Channel, Lars Larsen Show, Focus On The Family, et al. And he’s given interviews that have been published in Rolling Stone Magazine, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post,, and He has appeared as an expert commentator for Court-TV, MSNBC, Fox News Radio and WLW in the Casey Anthony case, Michael Jackson case, Kobe Bryant case, and Jon Benet Ramsey case. His primary web site is

Audio Dust Jacket Volume One

Audio Dust Jacket Volume One features:

Julia Gometz/The Brandful ™ Workforce

Julia Gometz is a global thought leader and practitioner in people strategy. Her focus is “How can employees best contribute to bottom- line business results?” She recently founded The Brandful ™ Workforce, a company that provides expertise to organizations on how a workforce can work “for” the brand, rather than “against” it. Her book, The Brandful ™ Workforce, introduces a first-ever roadmap for organizations on how to create and sustain the brand internally. It also inspires individuals to be part of an organization whose products or services truly match their passions.

Prior to her current venture, Julia successfully built and led three critical People functions at JetBlue Airways over her eight year tenure: Employee Relations, People Analytics and Employee Engagement. An expert in making people the top competitive advantage for any organization, she has collaborated with colleagues at Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, as well as public and nonprofit organizations. Julia is an accomplished speaker engaging audiences internationally on the topic of people strategy.

Julia received a B.A. in International Relations from Emory University and is fluent in both French and Spanish. She received her Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Previously, she worked in Equity Research at Morgan Stanley and served as a mediator and arbitrator on Wall Street. Julia lives in Forest Hills, New York with her husband and four children.

Candi Wingate/The Nanny Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family

Candi Wingate is an award winning nationally recognized child care expert. She has been a nanny, owned a nanny agency, started,, and, authored “100 Tips for Nannies & Families” and “The Nanny Factor: A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family,” plus is a wife and mother of two.

In today’s age of electronic media and social networking, finding a nanny seems easy, but as many families have learned, any nanny is not the right nanny. The Nanny Factor, A Parent’s Guide to Finding the Right Nanny for Your Family gives you the edge in interviewing, hiring and keeping a nanny that is perfect for your family. As a former nanny herself and now as a working mother with a nanny for her own children, Candi knows and shares the qualities of both the business and personal side of the nanny business. With over 20 years in the Nanny Industry, author Candi Wingate reveals her secrets on:

• The health benefits for your children of having a nanny in your home

• The myths about nannies and the real truth

• How to hire the right nanny for your children’s needs

• What to pay your nanny )and it’s less than you think)

• How to stay in touch with your children while you’re at work

• How to check references and what background checks to run

• How a nanny can keep your household running smoothly

Scott Seifferlein/Stop Slicing in Five Swings

As a speaker, writer, and golf coach, Scott Seifferlein has shared his golf secrets with hundreds of thousands of golfers around the world. He has helped golfers of all levels and professions; even a few dozen celebrities. Scott’s 19 years in the business include coaching golfers in Michigan, South Carolina, New York, and Florida. He currently coaches golfers at the prestigious Watermark Country Club located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Scott has recently presented for numerous golf outings and corporate events including Big Breakfast Ft. Lauderdale, Davenport University, U-Club Grand Rapids, Mary Free Bed, Ferris State University, The West Michigan Dental Foundation, Caledonia and Grand Rapids Kiwanis, Wyoming/Kentwood Rotary, Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association.

While holding the top instructor position at Middle Bay Country Club, Scott was featured in Donald Trump’s Book, The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received. Scott has been featured on Grand Rapids Fox 17 Television, WZZM TV 13 Take Five & Company and Numerous radio, newspa- per and magazine outlets. Scott is a two time published author of The Game of Golf & The Art of Business and Stop Slicing In Five Swings and is currently publishing his third book 19 Holes of Business Golf Conversation.

Scott’s feature speaking engagement is titled “Three Lessons From The Game of Golf That Apply To The Art of Business”. This entertaining keynote captures audiences with fun golf stories and valuable content.