My guests today are John and Emily Goodwin. They will discuss the upcoming L Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future and Illustrators of the Future Contest of 2022 and 2023. They will discuss today L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Volume 38, 25 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators, Bonus short stories plus art and writing tips by L. Ron Hubbard, Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson and Diane Dillon.
John Goodwin is President of Galaxy Press and has been involved with book publishing since 1986. He is a board member of the Audio Publishers Assn, a national organization of the audio publishing industry. He has become very active in the Hollywood community the past several years serving as a Board member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Board member of the Friends of Hollywood Central Park (an organization creating a 44-acre park over the Hollywood Freeway) and has been very active in creating the Hollywood Christmas Parade as a means of continued popularization of Hollywood. He is a member of the Explorers Club, Science Fiction Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Western Writers of America, as well as the Dubai Press Club as part of an international effort to introduce his publishing program into the Middle East. For more information go to www.writersofthefuture.com
Emily Goodwin is Galaxy Press Vice President of Public Affairs. Emily has been involved with book publishing since 2007. She is active with the IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) as a contest judge for the Benjamin Franklin Awards as well as being an active member of the Audio Publishers Association, a national organization of the audio publishing industry. As Vice President of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, she organizes the activities of over 500 volunteers annually to create what has become one of the most successful Christmas Parades on the planet. For more information go to https://galaxypress.com/
Our second guest is Dr Emily Trunnell, Ph.D., a senior scientist for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Today she will discuss the PETA scientists’ Research Modernization Deal (RMD), a detailed strategy for ending these and other animal experiments and improving science with human-relevant research methods like organs on a chip. She will explain how the RMD plan can save the lives of billions of animals every year, clamp down on wasteful animal testing, and result in promising treatments and cures for debilitating human diseases. She also discusses Free the Animals (30th Anniversary Edition), with a foreword by Joaquin Phoenix—who has also obtained movie rights to the story—is an action-packed insider’s look at the early days of the animal rights movement. The book, just out from Lantern press, tells the true story of “Valerie,” a 23-year-old police officer whose world is turned upside down when she comes face to face with a troop of monkeys removed from a laboratory in a search and seizure warrant served by her own department—and decides to join others who are willing to risk their own freedom to save the endearing primates from returning to the lab for a final experiment. This bold act lead her to form the Animal Liberation Front in America, saving animals from cruelty and death even if it means breaking the very laws she swore to uphold. For more information, please visit www.peta.org
Our last guest is Steve Rueschhoff; Principal of Edward Jones. Today he will discuss a new study by Edward Jones that found that 55% of Americans say the current socio-economic conditions in the country have not changed their opinions on the importance of saving for higher education. While education savings remains a high priority, many Americans are leaving money on the table by not leveraging critical savings strategies such as 529s. Strengthening overall financial resilience is a critical component to alleviating cost concerns around education expenses. However, nearly half of Americans say they do not feel like they’re saving enough to cover their future education expenses. Among those who are less likely to consider changing their future education plans, the cost of higher education was the primary factor, followed by inflation and COVID-19. This underscores the need for consumers to assess their complete financial picture. That way, they can fully understand the benefits and flexibility that tools like 529 plans can provide to help fund certain qualified education expenses. For more information please visit: https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en/market-news-insights/personal-finance/education-savings