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Candid interviews with fiction and non-fiction authors from around the world.

Coffee Conversations With Author Heena Pardeshi Heena

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Candid interviews with fiction and non-fiction authors from around the world.

    Ep.16: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Bruce Overby

    Ep.16: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Bruce Overby

    Listen to this fun and insightful episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author Bruce Overby about his debut novel, The Clyclone Release.
    Bruce Overby is a fiction writer with particular interest in issues of loss and belonging, family and relationships, the human condition in a technology-driven world, and addiction. His fiction has appeared in Storyglossia, the Green Mountains Review, the Evening Street Review, and the anthology Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform from Press53. “Bookmarks,” the story of a brother’s struggle with alcoholism, his love of poetry, and the sometimes disturbing mix of the two, won first prize in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. Bruce is a graduate of the MFA in Writing Program at Queens University of Charlotte. He lives in Northern California with his wife Caroline.
    NOTE: The Cyclone Release, was a finalist in the Blue Moon Novel Competition and is available now from Madville Publishing.
    BONUS: Author Overby shares his meticulous method of plotting a novel using an MS Excel Spreadsheet and how the workshop that he attended at the beginning of his writing career helped him become a better writer along with many other anecdotes!

    You can connect with author Overby on his Website, Blog, Instagram or Twitter
    You can find his novel The Cyclone Release here: https://www.bruceoverby.com/book
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my developmental editing services on my website: www.heenarathorep.com 
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep.15: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Bowen Blair

    Ep.15: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Bowen Blair

    Listen to this persuasive and insightful episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author Bowen Blair about his biography A Force for Nature: Nancy Russell's Fight to Save the Columbia Gorge.
    Bowen Blair is one of the United States' leading experts at conveying conservation land into public and tribal ownership. As senior vice president at Trust for Public Land (TPL) responsible for land acquisition, Blair oversaw the conveyance into public ownership of approximately two hundred transactions valued at half a billion dollars annually. He started TPL’s Oregon office, managed its Northwest and Midwest regions, and founded TPL’s Tribal and Native Lands Program, which acquired two hundred thousand acres for seventy tribes. 
    Before his two-decade stint at TPL, Blair served as executive director for Friends of the Columbia Gorge where he negotiated and helped lead the lobbying effort to pass, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. After leaving TPL, Blair and current National Park Service director Chuck Sams founded Indian Country Conservancy, America’s only national nonprofit focused on returning conservation land to tribes, to help reverse a century of federal policies dispossessing tribes of their lands. In 2012 and 2016, Oregon governors appointed Blair to two four-year terms on the Columbia River Gorge Commission, where he served as chair and vice-chair for most of his tenure.
    BONUS: Listen to author Blair explain what exactly was the issue behind the famous Columbia Gorge and how he, along with many other people, led by the wonderful Nancy Russell, were able to successfully preserve this area after a long battle spanning over a decade!

    You can connect with author Bowen Blair on his Website and Instagram
    You can find his novel A Force for Nature: Nancy Russell's Fight to Save the Columbia Gorge here: Oregon State University Press and Amazon
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my developmental editing services on my website: www.heenarathorep.com
    Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.
    You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on
    Support the showFollow me on:
    Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter

    • 51 min
    Ep.14: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Kirsten Pursell

    Ep.14: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Kirsten Pursell

    Listen to this compelling episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author Kirsten Pursell about her latest memoir On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80’s Teenager.

    Kirsten Pursell lives in Oceanside, California, currently navigating the waters of an empty nest. In addition to On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80’s Teenager, she has published two additional novels: Long Enough To Love You, Harvard and Company Clown. Color photos and bonus content for On Becoming Me can be found at www.kirstenpursell.com

    Author Kirsten shares her experience navigating the tricky waters of her teenage years in the golden era - the 80s and how she coped with the things most of us face, in some form or the other.

    BONUS: Listen to author Kirsten share about her amazing and freeing writing process in which she does not follow any particular process at all! And guess who is amongst author Purcell's favourite authors - K... well, you'll have to listen to this episode to find out though I'll share a hint: she's one of my favourite authors too!)

    You can connect with author Kirsten Pursell on her Website, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.
    You can find her novel On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80’s Teenager here: Amazon
    You can watch her book's trailer here: Book Trailer
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my EDITING & SCRIPTWRITING SERVICES on my website: www.heenarathorep.com
    Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.
    You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on Twitter.
    Support the showFollow me on:
    Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter

    • 55 min
    Ep.13: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Poet Umar Siddiqui

    Ep.13: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Poet Umar Siddiqui

    Listen to this exciting episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author and poet Umar Siddiqui about his latest poetry collection Weightless Woven Words.

    In this episode of Coffee Conversations, Author Siddiqui blended poetry which is a fusion of fashion with poetry and how he uses various human transitions of feelings to actions in his poetry collection.

    He also bravely shares his experience with schizoaffective bipolar disorder that he suffers from and expresses his wish to contribute to spreading awareness about mental health disorders.

    Umar Siddiqui lives in Riverside, California. He received his BA degree in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of California, Riverside and his MA degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge. He is a voracious Disney fan and fashion aficionado. He also loves writing, reading, alternative music, and working out.

    BONUS: Listen to author Umar Siddique read one of his poems - If You're Not The One in this episode!

    You can connect with author Umar Siddiqui on his Website and Instagram
    You can find his novel Weightless, Woven Words here: Amazon (.in) and Amazon (.com)
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my EDITING & SCRIPTWRITING SERVICES on my website: www.heenarathorep.com
    Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.
    You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on Twitter
    Support the showFollow me on:
    Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter

    • 30 min
    Ep.12: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author J. Robert Keating

    Ep.12: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author J. Robert Keating

    Listen to this insightful and detailed episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author J. Robert Keating about his historical rags-to-riches biographical book Poteet Victory.
    Author J. Robert Keating is the author of the upcoming book The American Holocaust and a Rebel Indian.

    In this episode of Coffee Conversations, Author Keating talks about how he went about documenting the life of Poteet, session after elaborate and insightful session with one of the finest painters in the USA today. He shares his experiences with not only Poteet but also his wife, Terry, who welcomed author Keating lovingly into their home and into their lives, sharing openly about the struggles Poteet had to go through in order to reach where he is today.
    J. Robert Keating is married with two children and three grandchildren. He grew up in Oklahoma and now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. After years of writing in the cyber-thriller genre, he turned to the challenges of documenting the life of a truly inspiring individual. He says of Poteet and his wife, Terry, “I was very fortunate to have gotten to know them and to have enjoyed their hospitality. As we shared our histories, our thoughts, and our feelings, we became like family. It was an honor and a joy to be allowed into their lives.”

    BONUS: The author talks about Elvis Presley vising Poteet's mother's driveway and provides insights into Poteet's thoughts on the difference between being an American-Indian and a Native American.

    You can connect with author J. Robert Keating on his Website and Instagram
    You can find his novel Poteet Victory here: Amazon (.in) and Amazon (.com)
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my EDITING & SCRIPTWRITING SERVICES on my website: www.heenarathorep.com
    Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.
    You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on Twitter
    Support the showFollow me on:
    Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter

    • 43 min
    Ep.11: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Paul Justin

    Ep.11: Coffee Conversations with Author Heena with Guest Author Paul Justin

    Listen to this amazing episode of my podcast, Coffee Conversations with Author Heena, where I talk to author Paul Justison, the debut novelist of Lost and Found in the 60s.

    Author Paul Justison dropped out of high school in 1966 and fled to Haight-Ashbury, spending most of the next two years there and in Marin engaging in all the pleasures and follies that magical time had to offer. After the sixties ended, he went to college, started a career, and raised a family. He has been published in The Rumpus, Fiction on the Web, Flash Fiction Magazine, and The Gambler Mag. 

    You can connect with author Paul Justison on his Website and Instagram
    You can find his novel Lost and Found in the 60s here: Amazon (.in), Amazon (.com), and Google Books
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    For more, you can follow me on Instagram at @CrazyCatWriter, find out more about me, my books and my EDITING & SCRIPTWRITING SERVICES on my website: www.heenarathorep.com
    Or follow my bookish journey of reading more than 100 books every year at my Book Blog: The Reading Bud.
    You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel or follow me on Twitter
    Support the showFollow me on:
    Instagram: @CrazyCatWriter Author Website: www.heenarathorep.com Book Blog: The Reading Bud YouTube Channel: @Crazy Cat Writer Twitter: @CrazyCatWriter Facebook: @CrazyCatWriter

    • 34 min

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