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John Anderson

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Prayers by Night

Brett Arquette

During the last eight years Brett Duncan Arquette has been the Chief Technology Officer for one of the largest Circuit Court Systems in Florida. In reference to his grasp of technology a 2002 issue of Computerworld magazine selected Arquette as one of the “Premier 100 IT Leaders” in the world. Reflective of this praise, Arquette’s writing is seasoned with his experience of advanced computer and audio/video systems.

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Deadly Perversions

Darrell Bain

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Hotline to Heaven
Life on Santa Claus Lane

Walter Brasch, Ph.D.

An award-winning former newspaper reporter and editor in California, Iowa, Indiana and Ohio, Walter M. Brasch, Ph.D is a university professor of journalism and mass communications. He also authored a biweekly syndicated newspaper column.

Author of dozens of magazine articles and several multi-media productions, he has worked in the film industry as well as worked as a copy writer and political consultant. He is the author 13 books, most of them focusing upon the fusion of historical and contemporary social issues, including Black English and the Mass Media (1981); Forerunners of Revolution: Muckrakers and the American Social Conscience (1991); With Just Cause: The Unionization of the American Journalist (1991); and Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the ‘Cornfield Journalist’: The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris (2000). He is also co-author of Social Foundations of the Mass Media (2001) and The Press and the State (1986), which was published by the American Library Association and awarded an Outstanding Academic Book distinction by Choice magazine.

During the past decade, he has won more than 80 regional and national media awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Society of Professional Journalists, National Federation of Press Women, Pennsylvania Press Club, Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, Pennwriters, International Association of Business Communicators, Pacific Coast Press Club, and the Press Club of Southern California.

He is active in emergency management and the Counter-Terrorism Task Force and is a governor-appointee on the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

He is a co-recipient of the Civil Liberties Award of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1996; and was honored by San Diego State University as a Points of Excellence winner in 1997. At Bloomsburg University, he earned the Creative Arts Award, the Creative Teaching Award, and was named an Outstanding Student Advisor. He was the first recipient of the Dean’s award of excellence at Bloomsburg University. For the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, he was a Commonwealth Speaker.

He was president of the Keystone State professional chapter and deputy regional director of the Society of Professional Journalists, from which he received the Director’s Award and the National Freedom of Information Award. He is founding coordinator of Pennsylvania Journalism Educators, and is currently vice-president of the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association and coordinator of the annual Pennsylvania Press Club/Pennsylvania School Press Association annual contest. He is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Author’s Guild, National Writers Union (UAW/AFL-CIO) and the Newspaper Guild (CWA/AFL-CIO). He is listed in, Who’s Who in America, Contemporary Authors, and Who’s Who in the Media.

Dr. Brasch earned an A.B. in sociology/social welfare from San Diego State College, an M.A. in journalism from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in mass communication/journalism, with cognate areas in American government/public policy and language and culture studies, from Ohio University.

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The Joy of Sax: America During the Bill Clinton Era
Sex and the Single Beer Can

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Ian Howard

Simply put, Ian Howard’s biography, Gotta Live, is a testament of hope and inspiration. For Howard’s book is not just a story of victory over the trials of life, but rather it is a story of victory over death—three times.

Twice stricken with cancer and the deadly brain disease encephalitis, Ian Howard faced nearly insurmountable suffering during a painful struggle for life. Facing an illness that ravages its victims until death is a blessed relief, he looked for cures that were said to be impossible and his triumph was purchased with an ironclad determination to survive through exercise, nutrition and most importantly—positive attitude.

A true Champion, Ian Howard has turned adversity into advantage and almost certain defeat into victory. He is a Dannon Yogurt Fitness Award Winner, a World Record Holder in the Vertical Mile, been featured in , and was a published contributor to magazines such as Inside Kung Fu, Natural Muscle, Iron Man and Shotgun News.

Howard has also served as a Fitness Consultant to the Stars and was certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA). He managed in professional wrestling and throughout the 80s was a fitness model appearing in various publications.

As an actor, Ian Howard appeared (uncredited) in three episodes of the television series Miami Vice and in Johnny Depp’s second movie, Private Resorts. In addition he has been a contributor to numerous television news programs and newspaper/magazine articles.

Along with his wife Wendy and their two children, Ian Howard resides in Sarasota, Florida.

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I am truly impressed with the way you have handled the adversity and trials in your life. Your positive attitude and determination to overcome are truly an inspiration.

—Roger Staubach
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quarterback corresponding with author! I was blown away by your letter, what you have been through, and what you have accomplished & the book sounds like a real winner.

—Steve Levy

I read with interest your thoughts on your forthcoming book, Mr. Howard. You have a remarkable story.

—Dick Clark

I was extremely impressed and touched by the manner in which you are handling the tragic consequences of your illness. You are obviously a remarkably brave person.

—Calvin Klein

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Gotta Live

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Bob Lamoureaux

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Clifford Pickover

After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Clifford Pickover went on to author over thirty highly acclaimed books that have been translated in ten languages.

His areas of interests range far and wide, addressing computers, creativity, religion, art, mathematics, black holes, human behavior and intelligence, time travel, alien life and science fiction.

A prolific inventor with dozens of patents, Pickover is an IBM Research Staff Member as well as puzzle contributor to magazines geared to children and adults. Additionally he is either a contributor, associate editor or editorial board member for various journals, including: Discover Magazine (Brain-Boggler Columnist), Computers and Graphics (Associate Editor), Computers in Physics (Associate Editor), Theta—Math (Associate Editor), Odyssey (Editorial Board), Idealistic Studies—Philosophy (Editorial Board), Leonardo—Art and Technology (Editorial Board), Speculations in Science and Technology (Editorial Board) and YLEM—Artists using Science and Technology (Editorial Board).

Pickover’s recent books include The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience, The Loom of God, Surfing through Hyperspace, Time: A Traveler’s Guide, Dreaming the Future, Keys to Infinity, Wonders of Numbers, The Mathematics of Oz, and four science-fiction novels in a “Neoreality” series published by The Lighthouse Press, Inc., Liquid Earth, The Lobotomy Club, Sushi Never Sleeps, and Egg Drop Soup.

Reviews and Critial Acclaim

Pickover inspires a new generation of da Vincis to build unknown flying machines and create new Mona Lisas.

Christian Science Monitor

I can’t imagine anybody whose mind won’t be stretched by Surfing through Hyperspace.

—Arthur C. Clarke

Pickover is van Leeuwenhoek’s 20th century equivalent.


Dr. Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.

Los Angeles Times

Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both.


Add two doses of Isaac Asimov, and one dose each of Martin Gardner and Carl Sagan, and you get Clifford Pickover, one of the most entertaining and thought provoking writers of our time.

—Michael Shermer, Editor-in-Chief
Skeptic magazine

In recent years, Pickover has taken up the helm once worn by Isaac Asimov as the most compelling popular explainer of cutting-edge scientific ideas.

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Run, leap, scurry and scoot to your nearest bookstore and get Pickover’s books. Every now and then, a book comes along that reminds us what computers are all about—not spreadsheets and databases, but expansion of the mind and soul.


Clifford Pickover is many things—scientist, scholar, author, editor, and visionary...


Pickover just seems to exist in more dimensions than the rest of us.

—Ian Stewart
Scientific American

A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today.

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Liquid Earth
The Lobotomy Club
Sushi Never Sleeps
Egg Drop Soup

Janet Privett

Author Janet Privett is active in environmental and social issues, filling professional management positions such as Director of Public Relations for Concerned Citizens League of America, Inc. and her current role of Vice President of Save Our Lakes, Inc. Privett is also the Development Director for Green Horizon Land Trust, Inc. and a former Regional Director for the Florida Writers Association.

In her role with Green Horizon, Privett’s zest for the environment and talent as a writer culminated in creating and submitting a grant proposal to actor/philanthropist Paul Newman’s Charitable Contributions organization. Newman was so moved as to provide financial backing toward the completion of Green Horizon’s educational film production, Quality of Life. Not satisfied with merely obtaining financial backing. Privett also wrote, directed and narrated this visually stunning film about the reckless disregard for the wildlife habitats of central Florida’s once pristine environmental lands.

With regard to writing, one of Privett’s first successful fiction efforts was a co-authored mystery novel serialized in the entertainment section of News Chief, one of Polk County’s regional newspapers in Winter Haven, Florida. She has since contributed various articles to newspapers throughout central Florida.

Janet Privett has worn many hats: Corporate Vice President, acrylic landscape artist, computer graphics designer, documentary film producer/director, motivational speaker, environmental ally and even former belly dance instructor.

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Mel Savoie

Unlike many of the mainstream espionage/crime and thriller authors, Mel Savoie did not seek out and interview military veterans, investigators or intelligence officers experienced in foreign countries. For that sort of insider information Savoie looked no further than his own mirror.

A twenty-year Air Force veteran, Savoie served in the United States, North Africa and Korea. As an officer in the USAF Office of Special Investigations, he was a Special Agent conducting criminal, counterintelligence, and security investigations at home and abroad. In his capacity as a Special Agent, Savoie wrote and edited literally hundreds of investigative reports and biographical sketches as well as contributed his expertise to numerous USAF publications.

His experience extended well beyond military service. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he was appointed as Chief of Security for the DC Public Library System and advanced to Security Chief for the Federal Reserve in DC.

Holding a B.A. with honors from the University of Maryland, he was married and the father of two sons.

Mel Savoie fought a lengthy bout with illness and completed four novels prior to his passing in 2005.

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Pieces of Sand
The Pracktal Affair
Nobody Goes to the Moon Anymore

Zane Smith

A graduate from Clarkson University, Zane Smith did postgraduate work at Seton Hall. He was a board member of three manufacturing and distribution companies, and has held production management positions in the Ford Motor Company’s Automotive Assembly Division. He is a former corporate vice-president of manufacturing in the machinery and parts manufacturing industry and was the corporate quality manager for Massey-Ferguson Ltd., where he played a key role in the installation of one of North America’s first major company-wide total quality programs.

Until retiring, Zane Smith was president of a consulting firm responsible for improving the “cost versus expense” ratios of the manufacturing and service companies that were his clients. Among the companies benefiting from Smith’s expertise were AT&T Global Business Systems, RJR Tobacco, U.S. Steel and Kendall Medical Products.

Smith served as a member of the Advisory Board of Quality Magazine and penned numerous articles regarding business and corporative matters. His articles have appeared in Inc. and Industry Week magazines.

Having authored twelve books on management, business improvement and business history, Smith’s resume of published work includes the overseas markets of Europe, Japan and South America. His work has been translated into the languages of their foreign markets.

The Fortune Book Club selected two of his books and his most recent title, Management By Running In Circles, opened at the stratospheric sales position of 47 on

Having published six novels, Zane Smith now resides in Atlanta, where he utilizes his experience in creating the Charley Grant novels—the first two of which have been optioned for film by Hollywood.

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A Gypsy Lady to Die For
The Fifty Year Kill

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Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson’s involvement in New York City public relations firms spurred her work on how words affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Under leading Semanticists S. I. Hayakawa and Neil Postman, Thompson did postgraduate work at New York University. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing, a certification as a teacher of Secondary English, and completed course work in Administration in Higher Education—all with honors.

Through local elections and civic group volunteer work, Thompson experienced the “verbal trench warfare” of the academic and political battlefields. She is convinced of a wide-spread need for individual “word-survival self-defense” education that teaches “word functions.”

Believing that word-specific skills were of paramount importance, she taught at The New Lincoln School in New York City, and then at Dallas’ Southern Methodist University, where her efforts were recognized with numerous awards.

Word-survival skills, she found, not only helped students with their courses, but also proved invaluable to their personal lives, helping them negotiate, re-define terms, rid themselves of harmful labels, and cope with verbal abuse or misleading “razzle dazzle.”

Thompson holds that the absence of semantic know-how is an appalling failure of education. She cites as an example the lack of any reference to semantics as the important element in her own undergrad work when she was selected to read for honors in her major of psychology.

Mary Thompson has long focused on the very skills that everyone needs—whether signing contracts, entering marriage, rearing families or coping with coworkers. With the publication of B.S. Detecting, the benefit of how words affect choices, concerns and relationships is knowledge that she now readily shares.

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Paul Thompson

Even causal readers of Western fiction and history often ponder the credentials of authors painting such vivid portraits of a time that we now can only immortalize in the pages of Western literature.

Paul L. Thompson is neither an ivory tower academician nor a writer trained in pulp fiction’s school of hard knocks. He is exactly what he writes of: The American cowboy.

Rest assured that Paul L. Thompson has the necessary credentials. The Lighthouse Press is honored to have published an author who is an icon of our Western American heritage.

Born and reared on a New Mexico ranching and dairy farm, the death of his father forced Thompson to quit school three months shy of finishing the eighth grade. His mother sold the homestead down to the wood flooring, and at 13 years of age Paul Thompson left to find work in Texas. He found that work on a ranch owned by a man in whom history and myth has so often collided: The very real and legendary Charles Goodnight.

Of his employment under Goodnight, Thompson has remarked, “Nowhere in the world did they feed the men better. At thirteen I received the same wages as the forty or so year-old man riding right beside me. It was none of this, ‘Yer just a kid, you get half wages,’ as is said today. You did a man’s work and got a man’s pay. Then again, I don’t know very many thirteen year-olds that know how to work, even if they’re permitted it.”

Thompson moved on into working for other West Texas ranches and by 17 had ridden horseback from central New Mexico to Calgary, Canada. His travels via horseback have taken him all over New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and into areas of Utah and Wyoming.

With the last vestiges of the West being replaced by a world of mechanization, the 22 year-old Thompson took stock of his life. Married, the father of two children and by society’s standards, uneducated, he had few employment prospects of any value. So once again he grabbed the reins of responsibility and took a placement test that enabled him to entered high school. Although it had been a little late in coming, three months later he graduated the 12th grade with straight A’s. He went into Pasadena City College for two years and followed-up that with four years at UCLA. Thompson graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.

But even long-after his graduation, with the West relegated to little more than celluloid shadows of reality, Thompson was being beckoned by the call of the West—in particularly, the call of the Western lawman. He answered that call by picking up a deputy Sheriff’s badge. His horse had become the automobile and the frontier was now the back streets and alleyways of Corrales, New Mexico. But after 2½ years, and having almost bled to death from a gunshot wound, Thompson turned in his badge and hung up his six iron.

Having recovered from his brush with death, Thompson made use of his degree in Mechanical Engineering by going on to serve as a consultant for numerous Electric Generating power plants throughout the United States. He retired early in order to concentrate on western epics based upon his exposure to and experiences in the now long-gone West.

Thompson reports that every location in his novels is accurate down to the detail.

“If my characters lead me off where I haven’t been or don’t remember,” he says, “I saddle the horse and go see for myself. In 1992 I rode horseback in the Mogollon, Gila Wilderness area of New Mexico and Arizona doing research on eight novels. This little trip took just over three months…”

Narrating in the authentically seasoned dialect of a southwestern storyteller, Paul L. Thompson is himself a tribute to the thrilling and heartbreaking hardships of our nation’s western history. His depiction of the epic old west and the authoritative knowledge with which he writes will have you along for a ride in the 1870s. A ride that you’ll swear has you atop a steed and racing across a sweeping panorama while colt dragoons are blazing hot in your hands!

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Dionne Warwick

Simply put, Dionne Warwick is an international legend. With nearly sixty charted hits since 1962’s “Don’t Make Me Over,” she has amassed a worldwide audience who love her.

Receiving her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”) she was the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. Until Warwick this honor had been bestowed upon only one other female African-American legend; Ella Fitzgerald.

Dionne Warwick preceded the mainstream success of some of her peers by becoming the first such artist to rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963 to 1966.

Her performance at the Olympia Theater in Paris, during a 1963 concert starring the legendary Marlene Dietrich, rocketed her to international stardom. While establishing herself as a major force in American contemporary music, Warwick was also gaining popularity with European audiences. Hits like, “Anyone Who Had A Heart” and, “Walk On By” brought successively higher visibility and ultimately world-wide recognition. By 1968 she became the first African-American female performer to appear before the Queen of England in a Royal Command Performance. Since then, Warwick has performed before numerous kings, queens, presidents, and heads of state.

Her recordings of songs like, “A House Is Not A home,” “Alfie,” “(Theme From) The Valley of The Dolls,” and, “The April Fools” were pioneering in popularizing classic movie themes by female artists. In 1968 Warwick made her film debut in the movie, Slaves. Following Lena Horne, this was only the second time that a contemporary African-American female recording artist achieved such a goal.

In recent years, Warwick’s efforts have focused on leading the music industry in the fight against AIDS. Her Grammy-winning, chart topping, single, “That’s What Friends Are For,” lead the way by raising literally millions of dollars for AIDS research. Throughout the world, Warwick has devoted countless hours to a wide range of humanitarian causes, serving as the U.S. Ambassador for Health throughout the 80s. On October 16, 2002 she was named a global Ambassador for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), based in Rome, Italy. Warwick has spearheaded the long overdue development and production of a history book that will detail African and African-American history for use in schools, libraries, and bookstores throughout the world. She continues her work as a socially conscious and concerned global citizen.

With a legacy of accomplishments and achievements, Dionne Warwick proudly celebrated her 40th year in the recording industry with the 2003 release of CD composed of duets entitled My Friends And Me. Warwick said that the album traces its roots to the very earliest years of her musical career.

That career began during her childhood years in East Orange, New Jersey, when singing in church. Occasionally she sang as a soloist and fill-in voice for the renowned Drinkard Singers, a group comprised of her mother Lee along with her aunts and uncles. During her teens, Warwick and sister Dee Dee started their own gospel group, The Gospelaires. It was while visiting the Drinkard Singers at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem that Warwick was asked to sing backup during a session for saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor. In February 1998, The Apollo Theater paid tribute to Warwick in a special event highlighting her constant support for the venue and her work as a music trailblazer.

While attending The Hartt College Of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, Warwick began making trips to do regular session work in New York. She sang behind many of the biggest starts of the 1960’s including Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, Chuck Jackson, and Solomon Burke to name a few. Once Burt Bacharach, composer, arranger, and producer heard her singing during a session for The Drifters, he asked her to sing on demos of songs he was writing with new partner Hal David. In 1962, Bacharach & David presented one such demo to Scepter Records. The label President, Florence Greenberg, did not want the song; she did, however, want the voice and Dionne began a hit-filled, twelve-year, association with the New York label.

In all, Dionne, Burt, and Hal racked up thirty hit singles, and close to twenty best-selling albums during their first decade together. Songs like, “Do You Know The Way To San Jose,” “Message To Michael,” “This Girl’s In Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and “Reach Out For Me,” established Dionne Warwick as a consummate artist and performer. Known as the artist who “bridged the gap,” Dionne’s soulful blend of pop, gospel and R&B music transcended race, culture, and musical boundaries.

In 1970, Warwick received her second Grammy Award for the best-selling album, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and her second decade of hits began by her signing with Warner Brothers Records. Warwick recorded half-a-dozen albums, working with top producers like Thom Bell, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Jerry Ragavoy, Steve Barri, and Michael Omartian. In 1974 she hit the top of the charts for the first time with, “Then Came You,” a million-selling duet with The Spinners. Three years later, she teamed up with Isaac Hayes for the highly successful World Tour, A Man And A Woman.

In 1976, fresh from earning a Master’s Degree in Music from her alma mater (The Hartt College of Music), Warwick signed with Arista Records, beginning a third decade of hit-making. Label-mate Barry Manilow produced her first Platinum-selling album, Dionne. The album included these back-to-back hits; “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and “Déjà Vu.” Both recordings earned Grammy Awards, making her the first female artist to win the Best Female Pop, and Best Female R&B Performance awards. Hot on the heels of her phenomenal success, Warwick began her first stint as host for the highly successful television show, Solid Gold.

Further milestones marked Warwick’s tenure with Arista: Her 1982 album, Heartbreaker, co-produced by Barry Gibb and The Bee Gees, became an international chart-topper. In 1985, she reunited with producer Burt Bacharach, and longtime friends Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John to record the classic, “That’s What Friends Are For.” Profits from the sale of that song were donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR). In 1990 she joined forces with a number of Arista label-mates to raise over $2.5 Million for various AIDS organizations during the star-studded, That’s What Friends Are For Benefit at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Warwick’s album, Friends, achieved Gold status. Throughout the 80s she collaborated with many of her musical peers, including Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Luther Vandross and others. Warwick worked with Stevie Wonder as music coordinator for the film and Academy Award winning soundtrack album, The Woman in Red. She was one of the key participants in the all-star charity single, “We Are The World,” and in 1984 she performed at Live Aid.

In addition to co-hosting and helping to launch, The Soul Train Music Awards, she also starred in her own show, Dionne And Friends. She was co-executive producer of, Celebrate The Soul Of American Music, which honored and recognized many of her fellow musical pioneers. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Warwick toured extensively with Burt Bacharach. The show won rave reviews from fans and press alike for reinforcing the timeless musical legacy of the Bacharach, David and Warwick team. Her recent musical achievements have included performances as part of the National Symphony With The Divas, and, in Tokyo, performances with The National Opera Company of Japan; Yes, Warwick even sings classical music.

Warwick’s most recent activities have included the creation of Carr/Todd/Warwick Production, Inc. The goal of the organization is to produce television and film projects. For the past fifteen years she has also worked tirelessly as the co-founder of the Dionne Warwick Design Group, Inc. With partner Bruce Garrick, Warwick has been responsible for designing numerous international projects ranging from private estates to world-class hotels which, she notes, are, “all affordable!” In 2002 Warwick was featured on a Home & Garden Network show highlighting the Palm Desert home designed by her and her partner Bruce.

Warwick now divides her time between Brazil and the United States, and has made the design of her Brazilian home a special project. (Her final album for Arista was the critically acclaimed, Aquarela Do Brasil (Watercolor of Brazil) that showcased her long-term love affair with the people and music of Brazil.)

Not content with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Warwick continues work with various organizations dedicated to empowering and inspiring others. In 1997 she was awarded the Luminary Award by the American Society of Young Musicians. That same year she joined General Colin Powell in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Best Friends Program, an abstinence and character-building program for young women. Dionne’s East Orange New Jersey Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary, honored her by renaming it, “The Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship.” Displaying her own business skills, Warwick reactivated her skin care regimen and fragrance in 2003.

In early 1998, the National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM) gave Warwick the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement. In November 2001, the History Makers Organization of Chicago named her, “History Maker.” 2002 was a special year for Warwick; she was honored by the American Red Ribbon AIDS Foundation; in October she was named FAO Ambassador of the United Nations; in December she was honored by The Recording Academy with the 2002 New York Chapter’s Heroes Award and she appeared (for the fourth time) on the Vatican’s Christmas Concert. In 2003, she received a lifetime achievement award from the R&B Foundation, and she was selected as one of the 2003 Top Faces of Black History.

As she looks forward to another decade of great music, Dionne Warwick says that she still has some important personal goals; “As I’ve said over the years, I still want the Tony, Oscar, and Emmy!” Nothing seems impossible to Warwick, a woman who has inspired and empowered millions through her music, her performances and her work as a humanitarian. In a recent interview she reflected on the words imparted to her by her grandfather; “If you think it, you can do it!” With a life of accomplishment and achievement, Dionne Warwick can proudly say that she has always believed in and lived by those words of wisdom.

Dionne Warwick’s first book, My Point of View is a collection of, “pearls of wisdom” that she has gathered through the years. She provides her thoughts and wisdom on various subjects, all highlighted by personal and rare photographs of her journey.

The Lighthouse Press is pleased and honored to be the exclusive U.S. distributor for her book.

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My Point of View

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Life in the Real Lane

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Robin Westmiller

Robin C. Westmiller says she became interested in journalism when she realized that a press pass was carte blanche for learning first-hand what others experience only in second-hand sound bites. However, it was her love affair with the college radio station at the University of Missouri-Columbia that prompted a change in majors to broadcasting during her freshman year. She went on to Syracuse University and worked at numerous radio stations, including WELV in her hometown of Ellenville, New York.

Westmiller’s articles have appeared in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, Daily News and Ventura Star Press. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Healthy Living, The Writer’s Connection, Westlake Magazine, Conejo Valley Magazine and PEN. A frequent guest on KCLU’s broadcast of NPR’s syndicated radio program Beyond Words, Westmiller now concentrates on writing novels.

Writing under the pen name of Raven West, she drew upon her interest in journalism as well as her background in broadcasting to create her first novel, Red Wine For Breakfast. She has since written a second novel, First Class Male.

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