Brad Steiger was a world-renowned author of over 175 books with over 17 million copies in print. His titles include; Mysteries of Time and Space, Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places, Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier, Touched by Heaven’s Light, Strangers from the Skies, Project Bluebook, The Rainbow Conspiracy, and many more.
He was married to Sherry Hansen Steiger, author, and co-author of over 22 books. They have two sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren.
We were fortunate to get the publishing rights to some of Brad Steiger’s works before his passing. Strangers from the Skies is one of those titles.
Butch Patrick was discovered at the age of 7 when he went with his sister to a photoshoot. It was his headshot that wound up in a Hollywood Blvd. window. He had the look and the personality to land him an award-winning cornflakes commercial and a part in a movie called the Two Bears in 1961. He had a role in General Hospital and became a regular in face on the most popular classic television programs of the day. He was in over 20 commercials and a dozen movies when he was called to CBS studios to do a screen test for a part that was to change his life forever. In 1964, Butch Patrick, formerly known as Patrick Lilley acquired the alter ego of Edward Wolfgang Munster. Thus, began his iconic role as the youngest member of the Munster Family forever alive at 1313 Mockingbird Lane and in syndication 50 plus years later throughout the world.
Butch continued to work after the series ended and became a musician and teen heartthrob. He struggled with addiction and is a cancer survivor. Today he shares memories of the Munsters with fans throughout the country, displays his car the Dragula and now many years sober, helps those still struggling with substance abuse.
Documentary Filmmaker – Co-Owner Roswell UFO Enigma Museum (currently in storage Roswell N.M.) – Official videographer for The Society for Scientific Exploration – Princeton N.J. — Produced three different Radio Shows in Los Angeles Topics UFOs/ Paranormal. – Line Producer for TV Program — “The Other Side” — Public Relations Director for APRT Association for Past Life Research & Therapy – Organizer for various UFO Conferences & Events
Multiple award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated casting director Craig Campobasso was fifteen when he started in the entertainment business. His young acting career was off to a great start; he landed his first national McDonald’s chicken sandwich commercial and spoke his first line of dialogue to Tuesday Weld in a movie of the week.
After graduating high school at age seventeen, Craig went to work behind the scenes on such blockbuster film classics as Frank Herbert’s Dune, directed by David Lynch, and two Arnold Schwarzenegger movies Conan The Destroyer and Total Recall. He began his casting career on Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, and later, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Series on David E. Kelley’s Picket Fences. Craig’s award-winning casting career spans more than three decades.
Craig’s mother, Marie Donna King Campobasso, told him from the time she was pregnant with him that she knew he would become a writer. He fulfilled that prophecy when he was twenty-six after he experienced a life-changing spiritual awakening. That’s when The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga book series was born. His passion is to write stories that provoke the reader to think, raise their consciousness, and expand their mind about Creation while still entertaining in the Hollywood tradition.
Craig directed, wrote, and produced the short film Stranger at the Pentagon, adapted from the popular UFO book authored by the late Dr. Frank E. Stranges. After production, the short film collected accolades. In September 2014, it won Best Sci-Fi film at the Burbank International Film Festival, selling out all 275 seats—a first for the festival. In 2015, it won a Remi Award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for Best Sci-Fi Short.
Craig has appeared on hundreds of radio shows, including many appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and Fade to Black with Jimmy Church. He has also been a guest on the Open Minds talk show with Regina Meredith and Beyond Belief hosted by George Noory on Gaia.com. Craig has also appeared on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, where Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is the foremost Ancient Astronaut theorist, and on the 2022 season of Travel Channel’s UFO Witness.
Craig is the author of the best-selling The Extraterrestrial Species Almanac: The Ultimate Guide to Greys, Reptilians, Hybrids, and Nordics. He is currently producing and directing its documentary to be released in 2023. In addition, Craig’s four-book series The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga, will expand to seven volumes. He is currently working on two prequel books and is preparing the feature-length film Stranger at the Pentagon.
Aside from his work for MPM’s MUFON Books Imprint, Craig is also the author of the pictorial memoir of the making of the cult classic, The Silence of The Hams.
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Dr. Curtis Ivery
Dr. Ivery is a nationally honored educational leader and Wayne County Community College District Chancellor. This new book shares more than 100 tips and ideas that parents can use to raise active readers and critical thinkers. Out-of-the-box ideas make reading fun and foster an early love for creativity, curiosity, and learning. During this time of forced family togetherness, Dr. Ivery’s book makes this international pandemic a blessing in disguise. If anything good can come of it, teaching families to unplug and reconnect in an atmosphere of learning is a benefit we can all use.
Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has been Chancellor of Wayne County Community College District since 1995. The multi-campus, culturally diverse District in metropolitan Detroit serves thousands of students in Wayne County and is a focal point for community issues and solutions. Thus, he sees the challenges of urban youth at every level. More importantly, he champions their success and has become a nationally recognized leader in education, urban affairs, and male parenting. Recognizing that professional success begins with parents’ role in instilling the necessary characteristics and values to achieve such, Dr. Ivery has made it his personal mission to educate, inspire, and actively engage African American males in the parenting process. Dr. Ivery, the author of several books and hundreds of articles on urban affairs and education, continues his quest to strengthen communities by rebuilding the family unit and the values that create and hold them together.Deborah Herman
Deborah Herman is an Attorney, Author, entrepreneur, former literary agent, developmental editor, and digital marketing strategist. Herman achieved a law degree in a dual degree major with the Graduate School of Journalism from The Ohio State University, and although she practiced trial law for a few years, she knew her future was in books.
Herman worked as a literary agent with her husband, Jeff Herman, curating thousands of projects and discovering that at least 99% of all book submissions cannot make the grade. During this time, she learned what makes a good book and took on nonfiction assignments to learn the craft. Twelve traditionally published books later, Herman got her big break with the bestselling book Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties (William Morrow) with Dianne “Snake” Lake. Lake, the youngest member of the cult, did not participate in the crimes but testified against them at 17. That book was the culmination of a goal to follow in the footsteps of early pioneers of creative nonfiction. The book opened opportunities to appear in at least four documentaries, interviews on CNN and HLN, and speaking engagements at Crime Con and other gatherings. In addition, Boston College has featured the book in a college class as an example of true-crime writing.
Herman is a self-professed bibliophile and nostalgia aficionado. Her indie publishing company, Micro Publishing Media, has niche imprints, including T.V. Classics Press. Herman has created a unique book style called a pictorial memoir through that brand. These are like scrapbooks that the stars might have kept along the way. So far, she has published Munster Memories: A mini Coffin Table Book, The Donna Reed Show, TV Dinners with recipes from 40 kid stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and a new title called The Family Affair Scrapbook by Kathy “Cissy” Garver.
Herman has achieved three MBA-level digital marketing and social media certification courses to further her marketing education through the Rutgers mini- MBA program. Herman is the co-founder of Writersnetworking.com, formerly Writers, Agents, and Editors Network, and CEO of Author Branding Solutions www.authorbrandingsolutions.com. Her online bookstore is aptly titled Deb’s Book Paradise and specializes in unique used titles. www.debsbookparadise.com
Deborah Herman lives with her husband, three dogs, and two cats in Stockbridge, MA.
Books by Deborah Herman
Why my Funny Bone Doesn’t Make Me Laugh (Villard)
Toasts for All Occasions (Career Press)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motherhood (Alpha Books)
Write the Perfect Book Proposal: Ten Proposals that Worked and Why (Wiley/ Turner Publishing)
Fresh Start Bankruptcy (Wiley)
A Simplified Guide to Creating a Personal Will (Wiley)
A Pregnant Couple’s Guide to Sex and Intimacy (Citadel)
The Toughlove Prescription (McGraw-Hill)
Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication (Atria) Soul Odyssey Books forthcoming
Serenity Symbols Coloring Book (Soul Odyssey Books)
Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult and the Darkness that Ended the Sixties (William Morrow)
Inside the Manson Jury (Micro Publishing Media)
Contributor to Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary AgentsDr. Deb Rotenstein
Deborah Rotenstein, M.D. is a pediatric endocrinologist residing in Pittsburgh. She also writes children’s books on endocrine conditions from a child’s perspective. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Rotenstein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She attended the University of Rochester with a double major in biology and psychology. Dr. Rotenstein is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Emory University with a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She had additional pediatric training at West Middlesex Hospital, London, which is part of the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre. This experience fostered a lifelong interest in international travel and international medicine. One of her international patients was from Reggello, Italy, a town on the outskirts of Florence. The entire town came out to meet her and
ask questions about their endocrine issues and about the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Early in her career she came to the classroom of one of her diabetes patients as the subject of a “show and tell project.” Afterward, the patient was never teased about her diabetes again. Dr. Rotenstein has published academic papers in many areas and presented widely in the United States and Europe, especially on the use of growth hormone in treating children with spinal bifida. She has been a featured speaker at international medical meetings including a summit on spina bifida in Bamberg, Germany.
Her current book, Someday When I Am Bigger, portrays the physical and emotional experiences of a short child who dreams of being taller. Friendly illustrations and a light tone make this a
reassuring read for both children and their parents. Dr. Rotenstein believes that in addition to parents, one must find a way to speak to children in words or illustrations regarding their medical
diagnosis and treatment. Identifying their feelings can help children explore and explain their own experiences and open a dialogue with their parents, siblings, teachers, and friends.
The word doctor means teacher, not healer, so one must teach patients how to understand and care for their condition. Dr. Rotenstein has also written a parent workbook to accompany
Someday, When I Am Bigger to help facilitate communication between children and parents. The workbook has activities and conversation starters to help children and siblings cope when there is a child with growth issues. It is also helpful when there is any chronic illness.
Dr. Rotenstein played basketball in high school before the game had three-pointers! She is an avid reader of fiction and enjoys playing the guitar and the piano. You may be surprised to learn
that she treated an infant orangutan with rickets at the Pittsburgh Zoo. She also cooked on television with a local chef in Pittsburgh. Dr. Rotenstein enjoys photography, an interest she
shares with her husband. Together they have two children and several grandchildren. Dr. Rotenstein describes her patients as her “best teachers” and, most of all, “her heroes.”
Five Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me:
1. Fun fact. I treated an infant orangutan with rickets at the Pittsburgh Zoo!
2. Fun fact. I enjoy collecting and growing orchids.
3. Fun fact. I did a cooking demonstration at a Pittsburgh TV station
4. Fun fact. I play guitar and write music.
5. Fun fact. I enjoy painting with oils and acrylics and have run out of wall space!
As a women’s rights advocate, historian, and former technology executive, Elaine writes about bold and extraordinary women and men who became trailblazers against gender discrimination. Her stories call attention to the potential loss of civil rights we may be taking for granted today and hopes to inspire her readers to be resolute in defending the freedoms previously won through decades of dedicated work and persistence. Elaine has published memoirs and non-fiction stories about how she and other women and men triumphed over personal and workplace adversities and emerged transformed. She is a member of various writers, history, and women’s organizations, a former vice-president of the California Writers Club—Redwood Branch, and co-chair of the Redwood Writers 2018 Pen to Published Writers Conference. In addition, she is a photographer and swimmer and lives with her 15-year-old rescue cat, Princess, in Sonoma County, California.
The first high school lesson Elaine learned was, as a female, there were societal impediments obstructing her rights as a female. The counselors didn’t know what to do with her after she tested in the 99th percentile for mechanical ability and language on the state aptitude test. She wanted to take drafting or woodshop classes but they enrolled her in home economics against her wishes. They said, “You’re a girl, and those classes are for boys only, no exceptions.” Shocked and furious, she felt devalued.
At UCLA, she became a women’s rights advocate, joined the National Organization for Women and subscribed to MS. magazine the day it came out and still supports the Equal Rights Amendment. Following graduation, she worked as a secondary history teacher in the Los Angeles City School District and specialized in dissent and reform in American history.
She married a fiction writer and journalist and moved from Los Angeles to Berkeley. After substitute teaching for a while, she got a job as an administrative assistant in the telecommunications industry. An engineer mentored and trained her to design and write telephone systems specifications and give sales presentations to potential customers. She was thrilled to put her mechanical and language abilities to work finally. When the company decided to open a systems design analyst job, she was first in line with her application—only to learn that women weren’t allowed to apply. She saw no other option but to quit. Only later she discovered she could have filed a complaint based on sexual discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the agency established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to enforce laws against workplace discrimination.
She was fortunate to happen upon the computer technology revolution of the 70s and 80s. Besides having a job that tested the first personal computers used in the banking industry, she was a technical writer and trainer and eventually became a Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank. She is proud to have founded the San Francisco Bay Area Branch of the Help Desk Institute to mentor local computer support professionals, primarily women rarely respected for their customer service and technical abilities. Later, she became a technology director at a Sonoma County school district and president of a California state-regulated mutual water company. So, despite initial setbacks, she had a successful career.
Before her husband passed away, he encouraged her to write about her experiences with workplace discrimination, and she began to write a series of short stories. Then, fate intervened when she met Barbara “Dusty” Roads at the Sonoma County Family YMCA swimming pool and discovered the stewardess who had a crucial role igniting the Women’s Movement in the 1950s. Elaine believes destiny led her to write Dusty Roads: How the Women’s Movement Took Flight.
Elaine is a member and past vice-president of the California Writers Club, Redwood Branch, and co-chair of the Redwood Writers 2018 Pen to Published Writers Conference. She’s also a member of the Non-fiction Authors Association, National Association of Memoir Writers, American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Organization for Women (NOW), and the American Historical Association. She also supports the National Women’s History Project, the National Women’s Museum, and the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Her hobby, photography, began when she got her first camera in 1960—a Kodak Brownie. She explores California backroads to shoot photos of landscapes, birds, animals, and flowers.
Her new book, Dusty Roads: How the Women’s Movement Took Flight is due to be published in Spring 2023.Dr. Freda Hansburg
Over her years of work with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations, Dr. Hansburg became well acquainted with the signs and symptoms of psychopathology, the tug-of-war between intimate couples, and the dynamics of conflict on many levels. As a longtime aficionado of the thriller genre of books, the challenge of crafting tales of suspense out of these experiences was
irresistible. That calling produced her two psychological/medical thrillers. “Tell on You,” a story of dangerous infatuation won the 2020 Independent Press Award for Best PsychologicalThriller, the 2019 NYC Big Book Award for Best Psychological Suspense Novel, and was a 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for the psychological thriller category. “Shrink Rapt”, a medical thriller is a story of suspense and romance, featuring hypnosis, psychiatry, murder, and academic intrigue.
After living and working in the northeast Dr. Hansburg retired from her psychology practice and moved to the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry to devote herself fully to writing. She now lives in a villa overlooking the Intracoastal on Hilton Head Island – an idyllic setting for a writer. When not working on her suspense novels, you’ll find her on the Pickleball court or sitting on the dock, watching dolphins cavort.