Joel Harper, Personal Trainer to Dr. Oz and author of the book, “Mind Your Body: 10 Core Concepts for an Optimally Balanced You”
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Mind Your Body: 4 Weeks to a Leaner, Healthier Life
Joel Harper is a celebrity personal trainer who has been developing custom workouts for countless clients, including Olympic athletes, supermodels, and actors for more than twenty years. Joel created the personal workout chapters for the New York Times bestselling YOU book series as well as accompanying workout videos. Joel makes regular appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, and has been seen on The TODAY show, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, Oprah, CNN, Discovery Health, and more.
Charlaine Harris, The New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the basis for HBO’s “True Blood”, discusses the second book in her new trilogy, “Day Shift”
Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick
Day Shift (Midnight, Texas)
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Though her early works consisted largely of poems about ghosts and teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She switched to novels a few years later, and achieved publication in 1981 with Sweet and Deadly.
After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote eight books in her series about a Georgia librarian. In 1996, she released the first in the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring the amateur sleuth Lily Bard, a karate student who makes her living cleaning houses. Shakespeare’s Counselor, the fifth—and final—Lily Bard novel, was printed in fall 2001.
By then, Harris was feeling the call of new territory. Starting with the premise of a young woman with a disability who wants to try inter-species dating, she created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series before there was a genre called “urban fantasy”. Telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse works in a bar in the fictional northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each subsequent book follows Sookie through adventures involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which ended in 2013, has been released in over thirty languages.
Sookie Stackhouse has proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the books He wrote and directed the pilot episode for that series, True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008.
In October 2005, the first of Harris’s new mystery series about a young woman named Harper Connelly debuted with the release of Grave Sight. Harper has the ability to determine the cause of death of any body. After four novels, this series is on hiatus.
Now Harris is working on a trilogy of graphic novels with Christopher Golden and artist Don Kramer, “Cemetery Girl”. On her own she is writing a new series set in the small town of Midnight, Texas.
Harris has also co-edited a series of very popular anthologies with her friend Toni L.P. Kelner, aka Leigh Perry. The anthologies feature stories with an element of the supernatural, and the submissions come from a rare mixture of mystery and urban fantasy writers.
Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA, and she has served as president of the MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.
Personally, Harris has been married for many years. She mother of three wonderful children and the grandmother of two. She lives in central Texas, and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.
Deepak Chopra, NY Times best-selling author and physician, and author of his latest book, “The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure”
The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure
Deepak Chopra, M. D., is the author of more than 80 books that have been translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.
Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation, and Cofounder and Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California and Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Oprah.com, Intent.com, and Huffington Post.
Chopra is known as a prolific author of more than eighty books with twenty two New York Times best sellers in both fiction and nonfiction. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than forty three languages. His New York Times bestseller “Peace Is the Way“ received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and “The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times bestsellers include “What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of the Soul”, “Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of your Mind to maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well Being”, “War of the Worldviews”, “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul”, and “Spiritual Solutions – Answers To Life’s Greatest Problems”. His book, “The Soul of Leadership”, was mentioned as one of five best business books to read for your career FINS – Wall Street Journal.
His innovative mobile programs Stress Free and Yoga and Vook’s Deepak’s Buddha Guide and Sages and Scientists applications provide an avenue to explore the world of Deepak Chopra. Released on Mother’s Day 2010, the new multi-media project, “The Mother-Infant Bond: The Biology of Love”, produced by TheVisualMD.com with a consortium of partners, reveals never-before-seen scientific visuals depicting the extraordinary biological bond between mother and baby.
Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 GOI Peace Award, 2010, Starlite Humanitarian Award, 2010 Art for Life Honoree, 2009 Oceana Partners Award, 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, and 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Family and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. GlobeIn acknowledges Chopra as “one of top ten most influential spiritual leaders around the world.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in world and #1 in Medicine.