Tag: Book Interviews

  • In a Gust, The Hurricane Leaves Us Behind; RIP Rubin “Hurricane” Carter: We Look Back at Our 2011 CYInterview

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter passed away today. He was 76 years old. Mr. Carter, who initially rose to fame as a boxer, is best remembered for his incarceration and subsequent battle with the criminal justice system, based on his protestations of innocence. After being convicted of murdering three people at a tavern in New Jersey in 1966, Mr. Carter's conviction was overturned in 1985 after having served 19 years in prison. No doubt, many know Rubin Carter's story owing to the 1999 movie The Hurricane. Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington portrayed the incarcerated pugilist in that film. In 2011, I spoke with Mr. Carter for over 35 minutes. In our CYInterview, he told me prison was the best thing that ever happened to him, even though he always maintained his innocence. Rubin also spoke about Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, the Canadian family who assisted in getting him released from prison, inaccuracies in the movie The Hurricane, as well as many other topics.

  • Ed Jakubik, Authors, The Doll Collector, Books 2013

    Author Ed Jakubik Gives Us an Update on His Psychological Thriller The Doll Collector

    It was earlier this year we introduced you to first time author Ed Jakubik [see more]. At the time, the writer told us his psychological thriller The Doll Collector would be available for purchase on June 1st. However, sometimes things do not go as planned. Mr. Jakubik claims he ran into some editorial issues that prevented the release of his book in June. Recently, the title was finally released on Amazon in an ebook format.

  • Kylie Bisutti, Victoria Secret Models 2013, Christian Model, Christian Fashion, I'm No Angel, Christian Celebrities, Interview, Celebrity Interviews, Victoria Secret Interviews, Christian Books, Kylie Bisutti Book, Christian Biographies, Christian Memoirs

    Former Lingerie Model Kylie Bisutti Talks about Her New Book I’m No Angel; Gives Her Take on the Unglamorous Side of the Glamour Industry

    Before reaching 18, she was living the fantasy of many teenage girls. Kylie Bisuitti was traveling the world and living the life of a successful model. Though she claims there were instances when some tried to take advantage of her, with the support of family, she continued on. Her modeling career reached its high point when in 2009 she won the Victoria Secret Angel contest, beating out thousands of other hopefuls. Winning the contest gave her the opportunity to be a part of the yearly Victoria Secret Fashion show, watched yearly by millions on television. The experience gave Kylie the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most famous models. These were women she looked up to, runway stars like Heidi Klum and Miranda Kerr.

  • Pattie Mallette, Mother of Pop Superstar Justin Bieber, Sits Down with CYInterview to Discuss Her Book, Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom; More

    For millions worldwide, Justin Bieber is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, music star today. With millions of followers and hundreds of millions of views on various social networking and media platforms, Biebermania is a mega-force in the pop culture. Justin was born in Canada to Pattie Mallette who, as a single mother, raised him. With over two million of her own Twitter followers, she is using her fame to help others. The NY Times Bestselling author recently released the teen edition of her book Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom.

  • Michael Maloof, Author of A Nation Forsaken – EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe, Discusses the Frightening Revelations in His Book and What Can be Done to Protect Us

    With America’s ever increasing dependence on technology, the nation is more vulnerable than ever to possible threats that, some argue, could set the United States back to the 19th century. In his new book titled A Nation Forsaken EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe, Michael Maloof explains how an electromagnetic pulse could negatively impact millions of Americans. An electromagnetic pulse or EMP, can be created by the high altitude detonation of a nuclear device or solar flares, among other things. It possesses the ability, unless the appropriate measures are taken, to render useless all kinds of technology relying on electricity. That includes just about everything.

  • Ed Jakubik, Authors, The Doll Collector, Books 2013

    Author Ed Jakubik’s Novel, The Doll Collector – a Compelling Psychological Thriller – Available Online June 1st

    Back in 2003, freelance writer Ed Jakubik’s former high school English teacher inspired him to pen his first book. Ten years later, that work is complete. Ed signed a publishing deal with Nashville based Dunham Books. Now, they are releasing his psychological thriller, The Doll Collector. The story focuses on a detective’s search for a disturbed individual who abducts young girls and leaves doll heads at the crime scenes. The novel will be available for purchase in an ebook format on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online outlets, starting June 1st. With other psychological thriller novels being made into films such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Da Vinci Code, it is possible The Doll Collector will follow in their footsteps.

  • Angelo Guglielmo Interview, Chris Yandek, Angelo Guglielmo, The Woman Who Wasn't There, The Woman Who Wasn't There 2013, Chris Yandek Angelo Guglielmo

    Rising Star, Writer/Director/Producer Angelo Guglielmo Talks: Shifting From Documentaries to Feature Films; His Acclaimed Documentary Film/Book, The Woman Who Wasn’t There and Party Crashing

    Soon enough, everyone in Hollywood will know the name Angelo Guglielmo. The success of his television documentary and book, entitled, The Woman Who Wasn’t There has brought the author, director and producer mainstream recognition. Millions have now seen his documentary on the woman who pretended to be a 9/11 survivor. The story is now on the road to being made into a feature film. The Woman Who Wasn’t There is also in consideration to be nominated for this year’s primetime Emmy Awards. As a creative professional who works behind the camera, Angelo has found his own way to show compelling pieces of the human experience. He is a superb documentary filmmaker. Now, he desires to move beyond documentaries into that very competitive arena known as Hollywood. Currently, he is focusing on succeeding in feature films.

  • Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, Bob Ney Book, Sideswiped, Bob Ney Book, Ohio Politics, Politics Books 2013, Jack Abramoff Scandal, Jack Abramoff 2013

    Former Congressman Bob Ney Speaks Candidly about His Conviction, Congress, Corruption and His New Book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill

    Though it has been at least seven years since the scandal involving high powered lobbyist Jack Abramoff shook Washington, D.C., there are still pieces to the story being revealed. There seems to be a consensus in America that today’s political leadership leaves a lot to be desired. Many believe there is an unhealthy mix of lobbyists and money with self-interested politicians all too open to being influenced on issues based on who curries favor with them. Former Republican Congressman and House Administration Committee Chairman Bob Ney of Ohio was entangled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal and ended up serving 17 months in prison. In his new book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill the former Congressman offers a candid portrayal of the conflicts of interest and corruption currently damaging America’s political system.

  • CYInterview Mourns the Loss of Sports Legend Pat Summerall: Read and Listen to His 2006 Conversation with Us; Learn about His Life on the NFL Gridiron and in the Sports Broadcasting Booth

    It has been reported that legendary sports broadcaster Pat Summerall has died. He was 82 years old. Many know Pat from his days in the broadcasting booth, calling NFL games with John Madden. But prior to his sports broadcasting career, he was a football player in the NFL back in the 50s and 60s. Playing for the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals, he gained ample insight into a game he would then spend time calling for many years. From Vince Lombardi to Mickey Mantle, Tom Landry to Howard Cosell and most of all John Madden, Mr. Summerall knew a who’s who of athletes and sports broadcasting greats.