My co-author Chase Von and I are thrilled to announce that our latest inspiring book, DREAM REACHERS II, was released on May 15th and is now available for purchase on many online bookstores and can be ordered from your local bookstore too. Here's the Amazon link:
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Our friends and fans enjoyed the first DREAM REACHERS book so much that we had to do DREAM REACHERS II... Since we were meeting all kinds of fabulous people--like Katherin Kovin Pacino, lovely actress and step-mom of Al Pacino; Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, four-time World Champion Female Boxer; and many more--we knew you'd be interested in learning how they surmounted all the obstacles in their paths to fulfill their dreams.
We can’t get our minds off the wonderful DREAM REACHERS that we interviewed while creating this fabulous book! We love this series so much that Betty turned down a chance to get her first murder mystery published while working on this and Chase took time out from his next poetry book! The new DREAM REACHERS are as fabulous and inspiring as those "stars" in the first book. With the inspiring stories and outstanding photos they share, we think you will love them too!
The complete roster of DREAM REACHERS (a club we founded) now totals 70; 37 from book one and 33 from book two. For your information, here's the list of amazing people who brighten the pages of DREAM REACHERS II (in order of appearance):
Jenny McShane, actress, singer, musician, model;
Bryant McGill, counselor to the stars, radio show host, author, founder of Good Will Peace Treaty;
Katherin Kovin Pacino, actress, singer (step-mother of Al Pacino);
Tony Tarantino, actor, film director, producer (father of Quentin Tarantino);
Antonia Tosini; screenwriter, author, Italy's Goodwill Ambassador;
Frank Nappi, award-winning author (two books going into film);
Susan Kennington, actress, screenwriter, model;
C. Robert Lee, retired photojournalist, author;
Cheryl Kaye Tardif, best-selling Canadian author, Imajin Books publisher/owner;
Marissa Autumn, actress, model, singer;
Stan C. Countz, publisher, promoter, poet, musician and lyricist;
Jessica Gilbert, talent promoter and founder of Talent Spotlight Magazine;
Sherwin Buydens, actor, realty investment entrepreneur;
Dr. Linda Salvin, psychic, radio show host;
John Manha, Vietnam vet, entrepreneur;
K. Michael Crawford, award-winning children's author, illustrator;
Rob Waterlander, "People Whisperer," LIfe Coach;
Jackie Krudop, founder of Pacino Worldwide;
Joshua "Deous" Gennari, Washington State Movie Director/Producer;
Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, four-times World Champion Female Boxer;
Ed Roberts, poet, author;
Elham "Elie" Madani, model, actress;
Gretchen Hirsch, author, professional editor;
Alexa Dectis, singer, actress, TV show host;
Claire Dodin, actress, model from France;
Jamie McCall, actress, model, author, poet;
Yolanda "Yo" Jackson, AKA Poetic Flow, poet, author;
Diane Wayne, singer/songwriter, actress, poet and founder of children's charity, "A Music Mission";
Nicollette Varanelli, model, singer, songwriter;
Wodige Wehali, AKA Reggie Solomon, musician, singer, songwriter;
Joan Baker, "Queen of Voiceover" and actress;
Judyth Piazza, journalist, Student Operated Press founder and radio talk-show host;
Ada "Ace" Velez, six-times World Champion Female Boxer.
Pictured above are only nineteen of the 33 DREAM REACHERS chosen for this book. I'll post the other 14 interveiws done by my co-author as this program allows me to do. (Currently it's challenging me... LOL)
As you can see, DREAM REACHERS II has a vast variety of high achievers; some are already stars, while others are people like you and me...still reaching for that top rung. We all have two things in common: God-given talent and perseverance!
To put it in gorgeous Susan Kennington's words: "True DREAM REACHERS aren't just DREAMERS, we are also DOERS!"
Other words of wisdom shared in DREAM REACHERS II:
"The Beautiful Path is not a place outside of yourself, but is a place you carry with you everywhere you go." - Bryant McGill (page 58); "Love is truly the most powerful force in the cosmos." - Reggie Solomon (page 732); "The very moment that you take the most physical, tangible step towards a goal or a dream, it has already begun to come true." - Judyth Piazza (page 782). As for Jessica Gilbert, you'll have to read the book to learn why she says this about herself: "I'm not your average girl because I've lived a life that most people don't get to experience." :-)
It's also exciting to read about the three generations of Tarantinos in show business when Tony Tarantino shares his story. Tony is not only an actor (started out with a role in "Where the Boys Are"), but he's also a director/producer and father of Producer/Director Quentin Tarantino. I guess it's in the blood because Tony's father was the "show biz" pioneer of the family. Wait till you read how he got started in Hollywood--way back in the "silent film" days!
All that to tell you that we are proud of our latest book. We fondly refer to it as our "Chubby Baby" because it turned out to be so thick. But we love our "Baby" because we like people and books--especially those that inspire others in positive ways--and more pages means more fascinating stories to share... Right?
Happy reading and may ALL your dreams come true! Dream big and remember: ONLY THOSE WHO STRETCH TO REACH THEIR DREAMS FIND THEMSELVES LIVING THEM.
Betty Dravis and Chase Von
(co-authors of the Dream Reachers series with other books to our individual credits)