9:39am PT – Debra Beck, the author of My Feet Aren’t Ugly
Debra Beck is an entrepreneur and counselor for teenage and pre-teen women. She has devoted herself to helping young women become happy and confident enough to make good decisions. She has drawn on her own experience and the experiences of the young women she has helped to make her book resonate with readers. She currently lives in Sedona, AZ.
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/My-Feet-Arent-Ugly-Herself/dp/0825306027/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379625161&sr=8-1&keywords=my+feet+arent+ugly
Website Link: Empoweredteensandparents.com
10:39am PT John Vorhaus, author of The Texas Twist, among other books, and an Expert who can speak very entertainingly about scams, con artists and tricksters, and how to not fall prey to them
John Vorhaus by the numbers:
As an international creative consultant, he has taught and trained writers in 29 countries on 5 continents.
He is the author of 19 books, including 7 novels, 6 of which are good.
His well known comedy-writing textbook, THE COMIC TOOLBOX: HOW TO BE FUNNY
EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT, is available in 4 languages – 5 if you count the bootleg Russian version.
He has created 4 television shows, including a Romanian situation comedy and a Nicaraguan drama.
He has written for 1 classic American TV series, Married… with Children, and has overseen the adaptation of that series in 2 other countries.
The Texas Twist – John Vorhaus
He has written more than 3 million words on the subject of poker.
He has 1 dog, 1 wife, 2 grandchildren, 624 Facebook friends and 610 followers on Twitter.
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11:08am PT – Marc Berman, Editor in Chief, TV Media Insights
Marc Berman (a.k.a. “Mr. Television”) is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media – home page, newsletter, forum, podcast, and much more — that launched on September 6, 2011. Prior to TV Media Insights, Berman was the creator and editor of The Programming Insider, an online bible for trade magazine Mediaweek.
Berman was also author of print column Mr. Television; the creator of Berman on TV, a series of webcasts about television; the voice behind PIPodcast, a daily topical discussion; the syndication reporter; and webmaster the online chatroom. In addition, Berman has appeared on “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “The Insider,” “Inside Edition,” E!’s “The True Hollywood Story,” “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC. His Ph.D. Trivia Quiz appears in the current edition of The Complete Directory to Primetime Network and Cable TV Shows.
Berman, in addition, actively travels around the country doing speaking engagements on television, including stops in Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii and Maryland in the United States; Banff and Toronto, Canada; and Oslo, Norway for his annual Fall TV Preview. And he has written for a wide range of other publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Watch and London-based C21 Media. His upcoming desk calendar, Today in TV History, goes on sale in the fall of 2013.
Earlier in his career, Berman worked in a research and programming related capacity at companies including NBC, QVC, Paramount and Viacom, where he was actively involved in the record-setting launch of “The Cosby Show” in off-network syndication. Berman graduated Queens College with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences; attended UCLA; and resides in New York with his wife Jodi and their three children – Jackie (21), Brandon (18) and Morgan (11).