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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Levin’

Author Michael Levin Pays Tribute to Motivational Guru Zig Ziglar

The death on Wednesday of pioneering motivational author and speaker Zig Ziglar has reverberated far and wide.

Here for example is how LA Times celebrity blogger Christie D’Zurilla initially reacted on Twitter:

Saturday’s memorial service in Plano, Texas will be live-streamed. Leading up to that, one of the very best ways to remember Ziglar is to read an essay published earlier this year by New York Times bestselling author Michael Levin. It begins:

The last time I saw Zig Ziglar, I was one of 17,000 in attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, where he was speaking as part of a program of superstars, including Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Joe Montana. He was onstage accompanied by his daughter, Julie Ziglar Norman, because Zig had suffered a fall a couple of years before that and nobody wanted him to fall again, especially onstage, and especially in front of 17,000 people.

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Santa Ana Author Offers ‘Ghostwriter Certification’

Although the life story of Claudia Suzanne (pictured), which encompasses a stint as a rock’n'roll drummer, MS, and numerous west coast ups and downs, merits its own biography, she has instead made a living ghostwriting other people’s books. She also teaches a course titled Certified Ghostwriter Training.

Her next set of weekly remote classes begins August 29 and come with a price tag of $1210. That’s a lot of moula, but Suzanne’s credentials include a non-fiction bestseller, a couple of award-winning fiction tomes, and a number of satisfied student testimonials.

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UCLA Extension Alum Publishes Third Novel

It’s always nice to hear about the success of someone like Larry Maisner, an engineer and technical writer who chose to nurture his more creative aspirations on the side, via the esteemed UCLA extension writer’s program.

The Encino-based British native has just published his third novel, The Glorious Whore of Milan. Set in Renaissance era Italy, it tells the tale of a plucky heroine who takes on the suffering caused by the indifference of the Catholic Church.

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