Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces Interview With Lisa McCourt on 'Authors Speaking'

'Authors and Technology', a BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, invites experts in technology to discuss the future, which is happening now. The next show will feature Lisa McCourt, author of 'Juicy Joy' and will be broadcast on May 14, 2012. The show will be archived at the 'Authors Speaking' site

On May 14, 2012, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein will interview Lisa McCourt, the author of 'Juicy Joy'. 'Juicy Joy - 7 Simple Steps to Your Glorious, Gutsy Self' is more than a book about radical authenticity and outrageous self-love. It's an experiential journey guaranteed to transform the reader's world. The show will be broadcast live on Blogtalk Radio and will be archived at 'Authors Speaking'. 'Authors Speaking', developed by Dr. Holstein, brings authors together with librarians, educators and bookclubs through virtual author visits using Skype technology.

"In this world of millions of websites," stated Dr. Holstein, "it's nice to have one place where authors, librarians, teachers, book clubs, and bloggers can all come together to find each other. The virtual world is waiting, but still the links have to be made.  For example, let's say you are a librarian in Idaho and you are looking for an author to come and talk about flowering shrubs at a Senior Book Hour. You don't have to just invite the local florist.  An author who lives in Maine and has written a book on plants can be at your doorstep, via Skype, for the next meeting.  All that needs to happen is communication.  And that is easy with AuthorsSpeaking. Authors display their books and their talents by sharing their trailers, video interviews, notices of speaking engagements, etc. Librarians and other jjoin also and post what that are looking for.  Authors find librarians. Librarians find authors and the interviews are scheduled.  It is a win-win for everyone."

'Authors Speaking' encourages authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. 'Authors Speaking' gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. Each author can develop a personalized page. In addition the site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Holstein's interview with Lisa McCourt will be broadcast live on May 14 at 2pm Eastern at

'Authors Speaking' is also hosting the First International Book Video Competition. The competition is open for entries. A teleseminar series 'Confronting and Realistically Dealing With Technology, The Future is NOW! How to Grab theTechnology Tiger by the Tail and Run With It' will soon be available.  Dr. Holstein and invited experts will help quiet anxieties, while sharing knowledge and expertise that will help authors, librarians and book club hosts, move forward with modern technologies such as Skype. Details on this teleseminar series will follow soon.

More information regarding all the above activities is available by visiting the 'Authors Speaking' site at Questions about 'Authors Speaking' should be directed to Dr. Holstein at Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein