Hammering Away on Cynthia Hammer’s Hammer Away Show

I recently had the honor of guesting on the lovely and amazing Cynthia Hammer’s appropriately named “Hammer Away” show. Cynthia is a fellow Marylander, so it was great to talk about all sorts of things like career endeavors, but more importantly life back home. Cynthia herself is quite the accomplished media personality and author. And I discovered, that unfortunately like me, that we shared a sisterhood of sorts, as this delightful woman was also bullied as a kid, but takes that bad experience and uses it to inspire others. More about her here: Cynthia W. Hammer is radio host of […]

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Van Choat’s Undaunted Journey

Van Choat is a lovely woman with a very gentle disposition that I had the pleasure of meeting at the Love International Film Festival (LIFF). I had received a nomination for my work in Strangers in A Book, but I was much more taken with Van and her incredible journey. I rarely cover memoirs, but Van’s story really captured my heart. Van’s beloved grandmother Mau Vu lived to be a 106 years old much like my dear father. Van is the Chief of Specialized Contracts for the Los Angeles Air Force Base. There is much more to Van than her […]

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