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Stories are a powerful way to learn about ourselves and others. They come in all different forms, written, visual, musical, and personal. Lucinda and her guests discuss stories in all these forms.

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Stories are a powerful way to learn about ourselves and others. They come in all different forms, written, visual, musical, and personal. Lucinda and her guests discuss stories in all these forms.

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    Wounded Healers in The Holdovers

    Wounded Healers in The Holdovers

    In the 2023 movie The Holdovers, three people with troubles are forced to stay together at a posh boys school over the Christmas holidays. As their time together progresses, they bond and help each other move forward with their lives.

    Fiction is Always What I Wanted to Write

    Fiction is Always What I Wanted to Write

    Fran Hawthorne, a New Yorker, is a retired journalist with 8 non-fiction books and articles to her credit. She’s won awards for her nonfiction writing, however, what she wanted ever since she was four years old, was to be a novelist. She has fulfilled that dream with two novels published so far, The Heirs and her latest which was published in November 2022, I Meant to Tell You. You can find out more about Fran and discover all her work on her website, hawthornewriter.com Also, look for her on Instagram @hawthornewriter. Send her a message, she’s always happy to talk to anyone interested in her books.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Author
    Story-Power Ep. 83, The Novel in the Journalist’s Drawer with Fran Hawthorne
    Agatha Christie, Author
    Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews, Also in the series, Palace of Treason, The Kremlin’s Candidate
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    James Joyce, Author, Finnegan’s Wake
    William Shakespeare, Playwright
    The Heirs, Fran Hawthorne’s first novel
    The Lost Shtetl, Max Gross
    Gratitude, Delphine de Vigan
    Sage Woman Chronicles, Lucinda’s blog @Sagewoman.life. Go here for more extensive show notes.

    • 38 min
    Serving Others With Purpose

    Serving Others With Purpose

    Rich LaMonica Is a 22-year veteran of the United States Army who was deployed on multiple occasions in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  He retired in 2015 and went through an entire year of self-reflection as he transitioned to civilian life again.  Those 365 days from retiring to finding a job taught him valuable lessons about transition. This has powered his drive to help other veterans as they go through the transition and any other roadblocks they are hitting.
     He is a Motivational Speaker who discusses Mindset, Resilience, Grit, and more skills that will make you find your Purpose no matter the journey you have been on. He is also pursuing a Ph.D from Liberty University in Homeland Security, is the author of the award winning 13 Step Guide to Success which can be found on Amazon. And has just published his second book  Out Of The Darkness which can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and many more.
     He lives by rules and has a motto that resonates with fans of How I met Your Mother "Challenge Accepted” He’s the Executive Producer and host of The MisFitNation Podcast. You can reach out to him: richlamonica101@gmail.com
    Website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tiktok, Twitter, YouTube
    Hire Heroes USA
    American Red Cross: The Mission Continues
    Wounded Warriors Project
    Travis Manion Foundation
    TheMisFitNation, podcast

    • 37 min
    Lucinda Special: Favorite Sites and Stories

    Lucinda Special: Favorite Sites and Stories

    Lucinda has been a story lover since she and her family watched TV and movies together. Her father taught her how to find the deeper layers of a story. This love prompted her to pursue a double major BA in Religious Studies and Theatre and Speech, a MA in Theatre Arts, and finally a MAEd so she could share her love of stories with her students. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has lived in Southern Arizona for over 28 years moving there after a three month trip circumnavigating the globe. 
    Now completely retired, Lucinda writes her weekly blog Sage Woman Chronicles, is working on her second novel, manages her Patreon Community and Apple subscriptions as well as producing the bi-weekly podcast, Story-Power.
    Website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
    Favorite Sites
    Cinema Therapy, YouTube, Website, Patreon
    Ted Lasso, Apple +
    What Should I Read Next Podcast, Patreon, Modern Mrs. Darcy website
    Judith Starkston, author of The Priestess of Ishana, Sorcery in Alpara, Of Kings and Griffins, Flights of Treason
    Madeline Miller author of, Circe, Song of Achilles, Galatea
    Nikki Marmery author of, Lilith
    Natalie Haynes author of, Stone Blind, The Children of Jocasta, Divine Might: Goddesses in Greek Myth, A Thousand Ships
    Damsel, (2024) on Netflix
    Ever After: A Cinderella Story, (1998)
    Beauty and the Beast (2017) 
    Barbie (2023) 
    Lessons in Chemistry TV Mini Series (2023) 
    Silo TV series (2023 - ) 
    Rebel Moon - Part One, Part Two, (2023 - 2024)
    Constellation,TV Series (2024 - ) 
    Now, Voyager (1942) 
    My Reputation (1946) 
    Kitty Foyle (1940) 
    Random Harvest, (1942) 
    Argylle (2024) 

    • 49 min
    Passonate About Stories

    Passonate About Stories

    As a lifetime reader and evolving writer, I have always enjoyed fiction that left me wishing there was more to read, made me long for a sequel, or kept me thinking about its intricacies long after I turned the last page. My purpose in writing is to provide for an audience who appreciates plot twists, intrigue, and smart dialogue, which I have crafted to carry them to a surprising and satisfying final chapter.
    I have been an educator and library director for over 30 years, but I have been a plot junkie my entire life. I value any medium that keeps me guessing and/or thinking throughout any novel, short story, piece of poetry, movie, and the like. I believe this sentiment accurately describes my style of writing.
    I live in Saint Charles, Illinois, with my husband, Kyle, and dogs, Hendrix and Janis. Together, we have two grown children: Mitchell (25) and Madelynn (21).
    Website, Goodreads, Instagram, TikTok, X (Twitter), Facebook
    Assissins Are Us, Kimberly Van Sickle, purchase on her website above
    The Book Fest of New York City
    Placement: Will you be remembered for where you went … or how you got there?, Kimberly Van Sickle, available on her website
    The Many Souls of Azazel: A Horror Novel in Rhyme, Coming soon, Kimberly Van Sickle on her website

    • 37 min
    Damsels Who Save Themselves

    Damsels Who Save Themselves

    In this audio blog post, I talk about the movie Damsel and how much I liked it. I also mention some of the books and classic movie actresses who don't wait around, but are damsels who save themselves.

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Moshe Mikanovsky ,

What a delightful host!

I’ve listen and also been a guest on Lucinda’s show, and I come back for the host! Lucinda is such an amazing listener and really make one feels comfortable and heard. Great show Lucinda!

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