Fairfax Radio 3-5-2024

Goodwins Discusses Writers & Illustrators of the Future 40th Anniversary

John Goodwin and Emily Jones Our first guests this week are John and Emily Goodwin from Galaxy Press. They are joining us to discuss the 40th year of The L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Contest. This year, it will be on April 26th when the winners will be presented at a Gala Event.  John and Emily also discuss the 40th Edition of the Writers and Illustrators Book. Over the years, these contests with the short stories & Illustrations have significantly impacted science fiction and fantasy. Their influence on the industry is immeasurable, with a rich history of nurturing new writers and illustrators for over four decades.

John Goodwin, President of Galaxy Press, has been involved in book publishing since 1986. He is responsible for publishing all the fiction works of bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard, including the renowned Writers of the Future anthology, which has completed its 36th year. John’s expertise extends beyond publishing as he has served on the board of the Audio Publishers Association, a national organization dedicated to the audio publishing industry. Additionally, he has actively engaged with the Hollywood community, serving as a board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of Hollywood Central Park. John is also the President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade and an Honorary Commander of the United States Air Force. His affiliations include memberships in prestigious organizations such as the Explorers Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Western Writers of America.

Emily Goodwin, Vice President of Public Affairs at Galaxy Press, has been involved in book publishing since 2007. She plays a crucial role as the producer of the Writers of the Future annual Achievement Awards and the online writing workshop. Emily actively participates in the Independent Book Publishers Association as a contest judge for the Benjamin Franklin Awards. She is also a member of the Audio Publishers Association. As Vice President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Emily efficiently coordinates the efforts of over 500 volunteers, contributing to the success of one of the most celebrated Christmas Parades worldwide. Since 2018, Emily has proudly held the position of Honorary Commander for the US Air Force. For more information, visit galaxypress.com.


Kim Jones on Programs Advancing Women’s Careers

Kim Jones of Kim Jones AllianceKim Jones, of Kim Jones Alliance or KJA  draws on her 25 years of combined corporate and C-suite experience, coupled with her deep knowledge of leadership norms and best practices in corporate America, is to develop a leading resource for women who want to advance their careers and create maximum workplace impact. She founded the Kim Jones Alliance (KJA) for individuals and companies looking to accelerate the progression of women in their work and careers.Kim Jones Alliance

As part of this work, she partners with her clients to examine the structures in their organizations and identify and implement solutions that create more equitable outcomes for women and other underrepresented groups, whether through leadership development or culture change. Today, Kim discusses how her coaching programs help companies and women’s programs help women to advance their careers.

In addition to career coaching for women, Kim advises and speaks on gender equity and leadership topics relevant to businesses and corporate leaders. Topics include her journey to the C-suite, the unique dynamics of IT cultures, attributes of 21st-century leadership, effective networking, attracting and retaining women workers, developing professional authenticity, giving effective feedback, and addressing gender biases. Kim facilitates workshops for leaders on organizational culture, team building, and strategic planning and mentors high-potential women in IT to achieve next-level leadership. KJA’s chief objective is working in traditionally male-dominated fields to assist them with becoming more hospitable for women while retaining the female talent already there. As such, KJA has developed courses and products designed to provide an equalizer for women seeking to climb the corporate ladder and reach their highest leadership potential. For more information, visit www.kimjonesalliance.com.


Michael Letts Examines the Rise of  Violent Criminals & Organized Gangs

Michael LettsMichael Letts, CEO and Founder of In-Vest USA, is our expert on the Political Scene and CurrentIN-VEST USA | "Protect those who protect us" Events around the World. Today, he delves into the topic of violent criminals and gangs who have entered America illegally. These gangs are wreaking havoc in our cities and states, terrorizing our citizens through robbery, rape, torture, and the destruction of businesses. These criminals are joining others to cause a crisis we have not seen for years. Michael says we don’t know how many hundreds of thousands of these criminals are in our country. He also talks about President Trump meeting with Governor Abbott at the Border and what Texas is doing to protect their Borders.

Michael talks about solutions and how we can help as citizens. He emphasized the importance of civic engagement, suggesting avenues such as contacting congressmen and congresswomen as a proactive step toward addressing these critical issues. In summary, Michael Letts provided a comprehensive overview, offering ideas and information on various aspects of Sanctuary cities, illegal immigration, and citizen action.

A Final Note about IN-VestUsa and INvestusa.org

In-Vest USA saves countless officers and first responders from danger by providing free bulletproof vests and equipment to communities across America. Michael Letts is a dedicated individual who has spent 30 years in law enforcement. He has significantly impacted communities through In-Vest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization, ensuring their police forces are well-equipped and protected. To learn more about Michael Letts and his remarkable work, please visit his official website at www.investusa.org.


Jayme Sandberg Discusses Her Children’s Book, “Total Solar Eclipse”

Jayme Sandberg, author of Total Solar EclipseOur last guest today is Jayme Sandberg, a children’s author who will discuss her new book, “Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story.” In the book, she provides detailed information about the rare total solar eclipse that is set to happen on April 8th. Sandberg has a message for skeptics and provides tips on how to experience one of nature’s greatest shows this spring safely. Total Solar Eclipse, a children's book by Jayme Sandberg,

Although it’s rare to see a total solar eclipse in your vicinity, on April 8th, millions of people in the U.S. will have that chance. As a result, hotel rates are skyrocketing, and many schools are taking the day off. However, many wonder, “Are total solar eclipses worth the hype?”

When the total solar eclipse of 2017 passed through her hometown, Nebraska mom Jayme Sandberg didn’t think much about it and almost missed one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights in her backyard. Fast forward several years later to another chance to see a rare total solar eclipse in the U.S., and Sandberg is not only chasing it, but she’s sharing her personal story along with her popular new children’s picture book to make sure parents like her and elementary kids across the country take full advantage.

The book, “Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story,” is told from the Sun’s perspective as the Moon boldly prepares to block the light of our brightest star. It shows readers how to safely view a total solar eclipse while demonstrating the unexpected ways we shine working together. With its memory page in the back, the book doubles as a one-size-fits-all souvenir.

Jayme Sandberg is an accredited public relations professional, a born storyteller, and a trained communications expert. Her work has appeared in places ranging from national television PSAs to top-tier national television, print, and digital media—her first children’s picture book, “Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story.


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