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Kenneth MacLean, Ph.D., author of "The Mind keepers"
 
Interview with Author Kenneth MacLean

 

Dr. Kenneth MacLean, Ph.D., is a man for all seasons: a dedicated educator, journalist, editor, poet, soldier, essayist, and pioneer in the study of microwave electronics and its potential impact to society.

Born in Berkeley, California, his Scotch and Irish parents made their home in Seattle, Washington. After serving in the armed forces in Korea, Dr. MacLean graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English and began a three-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor, and received his M.A. from the University of Washington. He joined Central Washington University Faculty and continued doctoral studies at Rutgers University, receiving his doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1984. During his tenure as a professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Seattle University, Dr. MacLean conducted the University’s literary magazine: Fragments. His literary works include critical reviews, essays in literature, and two books of poetry: The Long Way Home and Blue Heron’s Sky. He is now retired as Emeritus Professor of English and lives with his wife, Verna, in Seattle, Washington, near their children and grandchildren. The Mind Keepers is a reflection of Dr. MacLean’s adventurous spirit, study and personal experiences.


 
Verna MacLean, author of "Farewell Rhilochan"
 
Interview with Author Verna MacLean

Verna MacLean discovered Scotland when she was five years old. It happened in her Sunday School class when she picked up an old bible and found maps of "The Known World," and The Holy Land. The prettiest country was colored in buttercup yellow, and since she had learned to read, she sounded out the letters of this appealing country: S-c-o-t-l-a-n-d: Scotland. It was many years before she was finally able to visit Scotland, but once there she fell in love with the country and its people.

As a consequence, an intended book about her children's Scottish heritage (her husband's family was from the Isle of Skye) quickly changed into something more serious: she learned about the Highland Clearances, a little known part of Scottish history, at least in the United States. The suffering and despair of the ordinary Highland folk is eloquently described in the novel.

Verna MacLean was born and grew up in Washington State. She graduated from the University of Washington and later worked in its School of International Studies for many years. She did much of her research at the university's Suzzallo Library, adding her own primary research in the land and its people.


Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D., author of "Nunchaku"

Grandmaster Linick is one of the world's leading experts on Karate and Okinawan weapons of self-defense.” OFFICIAL KARATE MAGAZINE He has achieved the status of Hanshi—10th Dan in Chinese-Okinawan Shorinji-Ryu Karate-Do, Kobujutsu (Weaponry) and has distinguished rank in the Martial Arts of Judo, JuJitsu and Aikijutsu. He is also contributing editor for over a dozen major martial arts, travel, health and fitness magazines.



Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D., author of "PictureProfits Toolkit "

Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D.
is to mail order/direct marketing circles what Steven Spielberg is to special effects film-making. Dr. Linick is known in the trade as The Copyologist®, and is the world's highest paid freelance copywriter in direct marketing because of his consistently astounding success.

Starting in his spare time—with a kitchen table for an "office"—he built an international mail order publishing empire. Dr. Linick sold over $800 million worth of products and services for himself and clients since he founded his business in 1968. Among his many achievements, he was inducted into the Copywriter's Council Hall of Fame in 1987.

Today, Dr. Linick knows that anybody can find, write, print, publish, market, advertise, promote, distribute and sell books, cd’s, videos, dvd’s e-books, and information products via measurable mail order, interactive direct response advertising and targeted public relations placements on a guaranteed basis.

He believes that capital, experience—even the product are of secondary importance. Knowing how to promote, market and sell—your product or service—is the most important thing.

Dr. Linick attributes his vast expertise to mentors Joe Pinkus and Joseph Cossman. Pinkus was featured in the November 1952 issue of Advertising Age in a breakthrough article titled "Unique Mail Order Specialist Runs $42 Ad into Million-Dollar Business," and Cossman wrote the 1963 classic best-seller, “ How I Made a Million Dollars in Mail Order.”

In Robert W. Bly's blockbuster, Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to make $85,000 a Year, Dr. Linick is cited as "…one of the most successful freelance mail-order writers of all time." He is the only expert quoted twice in Shane A. Hills' The Ten Wisest Sayings About Copywriting. He was even featured in Advertising Age ‘s cartoon caption that read: "We need someone with vision, creativity, and great marketing instincts . . . someone like Andrew Linick."

Dr. Linick is listed in more than 22 Who's Who directories, including Who's Who in: Consulting; Direct Marketing; World; America; East; Finance and Business; Finance and Industry; and The Martial Arts Elite.

Dr. Linick is the author-publisher of more than a dozen books, 26 special reports and 450 magazine articles. He has also been quoted in the two-volume bestseller More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Mail Order Advertising by H.G. Lewis and Direct Marketing Association's Direct Response Print Space Monograph Series.

 

 

Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D., author of "Trade Secrets of a Successful Freelance Photographer"

Andrew S. Linick, Ph.D.
is to mail order/direct marketing circles what Steven Spielberg is to special effects film-making. Dr. Linick is known in the trade as The Copyologist®, and is the world's highest paid freelance copywriter in direct marketing because of his consistently astounding success.

Starting in his spare time—with a kitchen table for an "office"— he built an international mail order publishing empire. Dr. Linick sold over $800 million worth of products and services for himself and clients since he founded his business in 1968. Among his many achievements, he was inducted into the Copywriter's Council Hall of Fame in 1987.

Today, Dr. Linick knows that anybody can find, write, print, publish, market, advertise, promote, distribute and sell books, cd’s, videos, dvd’s e-books, and information products via measurable mail order, interactive direct response advertising and targeted public relations placements on a guaranteed basis.

He believes that capital, experience—even the product are of secondary importance. Knowing how to promote, market and sell—your product or service—is the most important thing.

Dr. Linick attributes his vast expertise to mentors Joe Pinkus and Joseph Cossman. Pinkus was featured in the November 1952 issue of Advertising Age in a breakthrough article titled "Unique Mail Order Specialist Runs $42 Ad into Million-Dollar Business," and Cossman wrote the 1963 classic best-seller, “ How I Made a Million Dollars in Mail Order.”

In Robert W. Bly's blockbuster, Secrets of a Freelance Writer: How to make $85,000 a Year, Dr. Linick is cited as "…one of the most successful freelance mail-order writers of all time." He is the only expert quoted twice in Shane A. Hills' The Ten Wisest Sayings About Copywriting. He was even featured in Advertising Age ‘s cartoon caption that read: "We need someone with vision, creativity, and great marketing instincts . . . someone like Andrew Linick."

Dr. Linick is listed in more than 22 Who's Who directories, including Who's Who in: Consulting; Direct Marketing; World; America; East; Finance and Business; Finance and Industry; and The Martial Arts Elite.

Dr. Linick is the author-publisher of more than a dozen books, 26 special reports and 450 magazine articles. He has also been quoted in the two-volume bestseller More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Mail Order Advertising by H.G. Lewis and Direct Marketing Association's Direct Response Print Space Monograph Series.

 

 

 

M.A. Nolte author of "Shared Moments"

 Mr. Nolte
is an ordained minister and a graduate of Rhema Bible College. He wrote and illustrated Shared Moments after seeing the book in a dream; and with the hope that parents, extended family members, and teachers will be brought closer to their children through entertaining, quality moments shared around Bible stories of Jesus and his times. Mr. Nolte conducted an in-depth study of the Jewish traditions of Jesus’ era before writing Shared Moments. Many historical and traditional elements are found throughout his book.

 

 

Eryn Adams author of “King of the Shore

Eryn Adams
wrote her first story at the age of six and first published at age seventeen in a national journalistic magazine. As a small child, she learned the navigation of the stars from her father, an expert woodsman, who was concerned she might be lost in a forest someday. A stargazer from an early age, Eryn graduated with honors from Rogers State College and continued writing fiction, poetry and advertising copy through her following years as a Real Estate Management Specialist. She lives with her family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 


Hal Schweig, author of "The Strange Odyssey of Peter Sampson"
Interview with Author Hal Schweig

Hal Schweig has written a number of short stories, one of which was published by the Ohio Journal, the literary quarterly of Ohio State University, and subsequently won the publication’s award as the best prose published in the Journal that year.  He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife, Norma, and dog, Charlie. The Strange Odyssey of Peter Sampson is his first novel.