Chitra Kallay – The Flat on Mallabar Hill

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: My book is about a family in India.  I thought it fascinating that although the Indian family is halfway around the world from any American family,  the problems are still the same.  Although the traditions are very different, the values [...]

Author Profile – Chitra Kallay: The Flat on Malabar Hill

Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: I was enrolled in a writing class through UCLA Extension.  The first assignment was to tell a story in one page.  I could not think of a thing!  Then I remembered a little nugget I had read in an Indian newspaper about a couple who [...]

Guest Blog – Chitra Kallay: The Flat on Malabar Hill

Joint Family When I started writing “The Flat on Malabar Hill”, I planned to describe family life in India as I had experienced it.  As the book progressed, I began unwittingly to draw comparisons between life in the U.S. and life in India.  So I thought I would write today about the “joint family,” where [...]

Chapter Excerpt – Chitra Kallay: The Flat on Malabar Hill

Anjali Anjali hated the showers in India—they were so drippy, just a drizzle coming out of the shower head with no pressure. She preferred having two buckets of hot water which she could cool to her liking and pour over herself with a large brass cup. Now, while Anjali soaped herself in the bathroom, she [...]

Cheryl Dellasega – Testings of Devotion

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: It seems many people aren’t aware of the spiritual battle that rages around us.  This isn’t a story of an ancient society interested in angels, it’s about the life and death struggle we are all caught up in every day.  [...]

Author Profile: Cheryl Dellasega – Testings of Devotion

Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: I didn’t really decide to write this book—I was directed to.  In 2006, Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and the Christian Day of Atonement all took place on the same day.  It was also the day of the Nikels Mine School shooting of innocent Amish children.  On [...]

Guest Blog: Cheryl Dellasega – Testings of Devotion

What Do Angels Look Like? Do you believe in angels?  Have you ever seen one?  While I have felt angels close to me and heard them whisper in my ear, a friend of mine who paints spiritual figures has actually seen a heavenly being standing by his bed when he woke one morning.  Inspired by [...]

Chapter Excerpt – Julie Cohen: 7 Keys to Worklife Balance

Key 1 Develop Priorities Have you ever wished you could add another several hours to your day so you could finally catch up on paperwork or take that class for professional development or fit in time to work out? Or, maybe, just maybe, meet a friend for lunch, or read a book for pleasure? Do [...]

Julie Cohen – 7 Keys to Worklife Balance

Q: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? Author: I am most excited about my book topic as it gives readers concrete tools to make real change in their work-life balance situation.  Over the past ten years as a Career Coach, I’ve encountered many people dissatisfied with their mix [...]

Author Profile – Julie Cohen: 7 Keys to Worklife Balance

Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: After about seven years as a career coach, I wanted my work to impact more people.  I stepped back and evaluated what issue did I see as concerning most of my clients.  On reflection, I noticed that regardless of what my clients hired me for [...]