AudibleAuthors Interviews with authors across many genres.

November 6, 2017  

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During his ten year prison sentence, Dan “Tito” Davis penned a 700-page manuscript, which chronicled his thirteen year period on the run from the United States federal government. His writing provided a glimpse into staying alive and out of prison while mixing it up with major drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico; crossing the Darien Gap the worlds most dangerous passageway, sneaking into Germany, getting interrogated in Cuba, and building a resort in Venezuela the same time Hugo Chavez was calling President Bush “the devil” at the United Nations. And while Davis’s exploits were stunning, there was only one problem—he wasn’t a writer.

While living in a halfway house in Wyoming, Davis met with writer Peter Conti and quickly tapped him to “write his story the right way.” For a year the two worked diligently to turn Davis’s raw material into an action-packed memoir, which includes Davis’s life before he went on the lam—how he was making $200,000 a week in college manufacturing White Crosses (speed) and distributing them across the country via the Bandidos motorcycle gang; when he was trafficking thousands of pounds of high grade pot through tunnels and on horse trailers; and how he was set up by his childhood friend.

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January 27, 2017  

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Gloria Hollander Lyon bears witness to the Holocaust in this compelling memoir told from the rare viewpoint of someone who survived seven concentration camps. It is vivid in its detail of her remarkable courage escaping the fate of the gas chambers and provides powerful testimony of her resilience in the face of incomprehensible suffering.

We journey with her from an idyllic childhood in the Czech countryside, through the horror of her Holocaust experiences, to her rescue and rehabilitation by the Swedish Red Cross, life in the loving home of a Swedish family, and her immigration to America.

"Mommy, What's that Number on Your Arm?" also looks at the personal impact of the Holocaust and how Gloria found the strength to speak about unspeakable atrocities and work to educate future generations all over the world.

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May 5, 2016  

VERA LEINVEBERS was born in Latvia and began her first piano lessons at the age of five. She has gone on to perform for audiences across Europe and North America, including multiple appearances on radio and television. She currently resides in Toronto, where she teaches piano lessons at her private studio.

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March 30, 2016  
Byron W. Lacy was born in Burnet, Texas on March 21, 1950. He is a fourth generation Texan and a fourth generation abductee. Byron’s Great Grandfather, George W. Lacy, came to Texas in the early 1850s. George and two of his business partners donated the granite to build the current Texas state capitol. He also started a dog breed which is now called the Blue Lacy and is the state dog of Texas. 

Byron received a B.S in English and an M.A. in art, in 1977. Then he received a M.F.A. in Graphic art in 1978. He has exhibited in galleries and Museums throughout the United States. Byron has worked as a Summer Camp Director, Cook, Carpenter, Plumber, Electrician, English and Art teacher, Freelance Artist, Eligibility Specialist for Texas Department of Human Services, and Investigator for Texas Child Protective Services. He has used these skills in researching his own abductions. He also tries to help abductees, especially newbies, gain perspective of and cope with this phenomenon in their lives. He has lectured at the Houston UFO Network about incidents where his life has been saved by aliens.

Byron’s first contact with aliens was in 1955, age 5, but his parents did not allow him to talk about the events, and so he did not understand the significance of these events. Strange occurrences over the years led him to believe they were caused by guardian angels. In 2009, everything changed. A Stargate, like in the movie of the same name, but without a metal frame and only 6 foot across, opened up in front of him two different times a week apart at the same busy intersection. A friend said he thought Byron was an abductee. After some hesitation he researched alien abductions. What he found changed his life, and his view of reality, forever.

This revelation caused him to reevaluate many strange incidents throughout his life which had no logical explanation other than guardian angels and led to one conscious contact with three grays and a mantis a few months later. This contact permanently changed Byron’s personality. 

Byron now lives in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he spends his time writing, creating sculptures and paintings, studying psychology, metaphysics, and researching his and others, alien abductions, and trying to help himself and others to gain perspective of and cope with this phenomena in their lives.
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January 14, 2016  

Albert L. Lamarre continues his exploration adventures as a world traveler during retirement. He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, both in geology. He and his wife, Janet, live in Dublin, California.


Mountains, Minerals, and Me: Thirteen Years Revealing Earth’s Mysteries is an account of the thrills and adventures of author Albert Lamarre, a young exploration geologist who learns not only about the rocks he is exploring but about himself. Enjoy his journey as he vividly recounts his first exposure to the geologic wonders of the western United States, the unforgettable characters he met along the way, and the scenic wonders of beautiful landscapes in which he worked. Follow him over a thirteen-year period as he grows from a wet-behind-the ears new college graduate to a respected professional geologist who made contributions to the country’s natural resource base. The personal discoveries described here will resonate with many readers.

So sit back and enjoy his exploration exploits―from being held captive at gunpoint by a Texas rancher’s daughter, to having his Tucson company-office bombed, to being left in absolute darkness in an underground mine in Idaho, to coming face-to-face with a rattlesnake in northern Washington. 
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January 12, 2016  

San Francisco Book Review Associate Editor, Steph Rodriguez, met up with musician, record producer, and author Larry Livermore at Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar in El Cerrito, Calif.  to discuss the second installment of his memoir series, How to Ru(i)n a Record Label. Livermore and business partner, David Hayes, founded Lookout! Records in 1987, an independent record company based in Berkeley, Calif. that captured the East Bay punk rock sound. Lookout's roster of EPs and full-length records include bands like the Lookouts, Mr. T Experience, Operation Ivy (who would later form Rancid), Isocracy, Zero Boys, Screeching Weasel, The Donnas, The Groovie Ghoulies, Green Day, and dozens more.

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December 23, 2015  
Theresa Santmann found herself in a world far from the farm of her youth in Ellenburg, New York. Despite the fact that she had a husband with ALS, two very young children, and no way to care for her family and pay the mounting bills, she rose to an unusual challenge. She found a four-apartment rental property in Babylon, New York and turned it into an adult home, the Little Flower Residence, where her husband became her first patient. She returned to school for nursing and began a new life that changed the lives of everyone around her.

Theresa’s resourcefulness led her to becoming a registered nurse. She was the first woman in New York State to obtain an FHA-backed loan to build a 160-bed nursing home, with only a woman’s name on the application. She operated one of the most successful nursing homes on Long Island, invented and patented a unique walker, became an airplane pilot, and so much more. One of her more daring escapades was overcoming a navigational challenge with her disabled husband and two young children on board their thirty-seven-foot boat, Wicky One, from her home in Babylon to Canada. She plotted the course through the waterways; Fire Island inlet, west in the Atlantic Ocean, up the Hudson River, past West Point, and beyond. Soon there was another challenge, the locks that she had never navigated nor witnessed. She managed till finally there it was, Lake Champlain.

Theresa is the author of In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel. You can also read our review of In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel.

She's interviewed by SFBR's, Elise Ramsay.

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December 10, 2015  

Theresa Santmann found herself in a world far from the farm of her youth in Ellenburg, New York. Despite the fact that she had a husband with ALS, two very young children, and no way to care for her family and pay the mounting bills, she rose to an unusual challenge. She found a four-apartment rental property in Babylon, New York and turned it into an adult home, the Little Flower Residence, where her husband became her first patient. She returned to school for nursing and began a new life that changed the lives of everyone around her. 


Theresa’s resourcefulness led her to becoming a registered nurse. She was the first woman in New York State to obtain an FHA-backed loan to build a 160-bed nursing home, with only a woman’s name on the application. She operated one of the most successful nursing homes on Long Island, invented and patented a unique walker, became an airplane pilot, and so much more. One of her more daring escapades was overcoming a navigational challenge with her disabled husband and two young children on board their thirty-seven-foot boat, Wicky One, from her home in Babylon to Canada. She plotted the course through the waterways; Fire Island inlet, west in the Atlantic Ocean, up the Hudson River, past West Point, and beyond. Soon there was another challenge, the locks that she had never navigated nor witnessed. She managed till finally there it was, Lake Champlain.

Theresa is the author of Life in Babylon.
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October 21, 2015  

Teri Metcalf is retired after nearly 20 years of educational research and development at Texas A&M University. She and her husband Bob Presley live in College Station, Texas. She is the author of Chicken Poop for the Soul: Backyard Adventures, in which she describes their experiences with backyard chickens.

Rambler Rose is the story of coming of age in coastal California during the 1950s and 60s. It’s about family relationships, American pop and political culture, and race and religion. The setting of California in the mid 20th century is a character unto herself. Other key members of the cast include Teri Metcalf’s mother, father and stepfather. Girlfriends, boyfriends and lovers appear in supporting roles, along with an assortment of colorful relatives. Through her narrative of experiences with people, places and things, she explores how those connections shaped her development and her understanding of the world.
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