FIFTH BOOK: DREAM REACHERS II IS HOT OFF THE PRESS
WOO-HOO! My fifth book DREAM REACHERS II has just been released as of May 15, 2011! DRII is second in a series of celebrity interviews that I co-wrote with poet and author Chase Von. Check it out at Amazon and don’t forget to click the LIKE button. :-)
Our motto is: ONLY THOSE WHO STRETCH TO REACH THEIR DREAMS FIND THEMSELVES LIVING THEM.
Our friends and fans enjoyed the first DREAM REACHERS book so much that we had to do DREAM REACHERS II… Since we were meeting all kinds of fabulous people–like Katherin Kovin Pacino, lovely actress and step-mom of Al Pacino, Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway, four-time World Champion Female Boxer and many more–we knew you’d be interested in learning how they surmounted all the obstacles in their paths to fulfill their dreams.
The complete roster of DREAM REACHERS (a club we founded) now totals 70; 37 from book one and 33 from book two. For your information, here’s the list of amazing people who brighten the pages of DREAM REACHERS II (in order of appearance):
Jenny McShane, actress, model, musician;
Bryant McGill, counselor to the stars, radio show host, author, founder of Good Will Peace Treaty;
Katherin Kovin Pacino, actress, singer (step-mother of Al Pacino);
Tony Tarantino, actor, film director, producer (father of Quentin Tarantino);
Antonia Tosini; screenwriter, author, Italy’s Goodwill Ambassador;
Frank Nappi, award-winning author (two books going into film);
Susan Kennington, actress, screenwriter, model;
C. Robert Lee, retired photojournalist, author;
Cheryl Kaye Tardif, best-selling Canadian author, Imajin Books publisher/owner;
Marissa Autumn, actress, model, singer;
Stan C. Countz, publisher, promoter, poet, musician and lyricist;
Jessica Gilbert, talent promoter and founder of Talent Spotlight Magazine;
Sherwin Buydens, actor, realty investment entrepreneur;
Dr. Linda Salvin, psychic, radio show host;
John Manha, Vietnam vet, entrepreneur;
K. Michael Crawford, award-winning children’s author, illustrator;
Rob Waterlander, “People Whisperer,” LIfe Coach;
Jackie Krudop, founder of Pacino Worldwide;
Joshua “Deous” Gennari, Washington State Movie Director/Producer;
Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway, four-times World Champion Female Boxer;
Ed Roberts, poet, author;
Elham “Elie” Madani, model, actress;
Gretchen Hirsch, author, professional editor;
Alexa Dectis, singer, actress, TV show host;
Claire Dodin, actress, model from France;
Jamie McCall, actress, model, author, poet;
Yolanda “Yo” Jackson, AKA Poetic Flow, poet, author;
Diane Wayne, singer, guitarist, lyricist;
Nicollette Varanelli, model, singer, songwriter;
Wodige Wehali, AKA Reggie Solomon, musician, singer, songwriter;
Joan Baker, “Queen of Voiceover” and actress;
Judyth Piazza, journalist, Student Operated Press founder and radio talk-show host;
Ada “Ace” Velez, six-times World Champion Female Boxer.
As you can see, DREAM REACHERS II has a vast variety of high achievers; some are already stars, while others are people like you and me…still reaching for that top rung. We all have two things in common: God-given talent and perseverance!
To put it in gorgeous Susan Kennington’s words: “True DREAM REACHERS aren’t just DREAMERS, we are also DOERS!”
Other words of wisdom shared in DREAM REACHERS II:
“The Beautiful Path is not a place outside of yourself, but is a place you carry with you everywhere you go.” – Bryant McGill (page 58); “Love is truly the most powerful force in the cosmos.” – Reggie Solomon (page 732); “The very moment that you take the most physical, tangible step towards a goal or a dream, it has already begun to come true.” – Judyth Piazza (page 782). As for Jessica Gilbert, you’ll have to read the book to learn why she says this about herself: “I’m not your average girl because I’ve lived a life that most people don’t get to experience.” :-)
It’s also exciting to read about the three generations of Tarantinos in show business when Tony Tarantino shares his story. Tony is not only an actor (started out with a role in “Where the Boys Are”), but he’s also a director/producer and father of Producer/Director Quentin Tarantino. I guess it’s in the blood because Tony’s father was the pioneer of the group. Wait till you read how he got started in Hollywood–way back in the “silent film” days!
All that to tell you that we are proud of our latest book. We fondly refer to it as our “Chubby Baby” because it turned out to be so thick. But we love our “Baby” because we like people–especially those who inspire others in positive ways–and more pages means more fascinating stories to share… Right?
Happy reading and may ALL your dreams come true!
Betty Dravis and Chase Von
(co-authors of the Dream Reachers series with other books to our credit)
BELOW IS MY BIOGRAPHY THAT CONTAINS THE OTHER BOOKS I HAVE WRITTEN BEFORE THIS NEW ONE.
FOR MY COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY, PLEASE VISIT MY AUTHOR CENTRAL PAGE AT AMAZON.COM
BETTY DRAVIS was born in Hamilton, Ohio, one of seven children of John and Felda Barger. Her natural writing ability was nurtured by a “great Ohio school system, caring teachers, and a loving family.”
She is a sensitive writer, adept in many genres. Her fourth book (first nonfiction) was published in May 2009. It’s titled DREAM REACHERS and is a compilation of inspiring celebrity interviews, including Clint Eastwood, Jane Russell and Ted Kennedy, along with gifted up-and-coming artists. On this book she collaborated with poet and celebrity interviewer Chase Von.
This talented woman is also the author of: 1106 GRAND BOULEVARD, an epic romantic thriller; THE TOONIES INVADE SILICON VALLEY, a young adult fantasy adventure; and MILLENNIUM BABE: THE PROPHECY, a mystery adventure. She also has short stories published in an anthology and her Amazon Shorts continue to be best-sellers.
She is a retired, award-winning California journalist and newspaper publisher who also hosted a Cable TV talk show. She was listed in two WHO’s WHO books, is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, former member of Romance Writers of America, and former member of Sigma Delta Chi and San Jose Newspaper Guild.
Dravis has a large family in Silicon Valley, but now resides in Central California where she’s writing a sequel to “The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley” and has other Works in Progress (WIPs). She is also working to promote Stem Cell Research, along with her daughter Mindy James whose son Seth suffered a spinal cord injury. Read Seth’s story at:
Of writing, Betty says, “Writing a book is like sliding down a rainbow; marketing it is like trudging through a field of ‘chewed’ bubblegum on a hot, sticky day.”
For more about this author, visit her website at:
Special Announcement: DREAM REACHERS WON
THE COVETED NEW COVEY AWARD
FOR MOST EYE-CATCHING COVER.
My co-author Chase Von and I give special thanks to all our fans, friends and family who voted for our book!