29 August, 2010

Film Industry Mixer ........ and OMG!!!

(The following was written Saturday night, 28 August, after I got home, just before midnight)

I just got home from the Film Industry Mixer at Young Studio in Hartford and OMG, I had the best time!!

The evening began with a walk down the red carpet as I entered, with photos being snapped and flashbulbs going off — it was fun and I loved it. Then I got to spend the rest of the night surrounded by (and speaking with) producers, directors, assistant directors, journalists, radio and TV hosts, news anchors, cinematographers, photographers, actors, writers … I ran into old friends (lots of them!) and made several new ones. I was in HEAVEN!

I also got to spend time chatting (and laughing!) with some of my favorite radio and TV personalities: Ann Nyberg, Mary Jones and Colin McEnroe.

There were 600 people at this event but it didn’t seem like a zoo, at least not to me. Oh, it was crowded, but it was warm and friendly and there was electricity in the air, no matter which room I was in. I kept running into people I knew and people who knew me and who knew my book. In fact, I am to call a TV host who has a local show in the New Haven area and wants to interview me about my book and my upcoming national tour.

One of the interviews I especially enjoyed was Melissa Mackenzie’s. She is the Senior VP of Maverick Entertainment Group and they specialize in marketing and distribution, two things I know absolutely nothing about. She was fascinating to listen to — a vital segment of the industry but one I’d never even thought of. What a treat!

My car was parked about 2 blocks away and on my way to it, I saw a man getting on a HUGE motorcycle, so of course I just HAD to say something to him: “Wow — your ride is a lot nicer than mine!” and we wound up speaking for about 20 minutes. It turned to be Assistant Director Stephen "Lucky" Luckingham. Wonderful man, and so knowledgeable. It was a warm night and the street was quiet and it was just such a pleasure to speak with a professional about something he was so obviously passionate about.

I’m SO glad I volunteered to work at this event, because not only did it make it POSSIBLE for me to meet all those amazing people, it made it EASY!

It was a beautiful, magical night and I am so delighted to have been a part of it.

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24 August, 2010

Dr. Peter Breggin Interviews Novelist Pamela Glasner

Psychiatrist Peter R Breggin MD is interviewing novelist Pamela Glasner about her book, Finding Emmaus, first in a fictional series. Ms. Glasner explores mental illness, corporate greed, political conspiracies and human differences....


Aug 23, 2010 – Novelist Pamela Glasner is Dr. Peter Breggin's guest this week on his Tuesday night internet radio show "Live Like An American!" Ms. Glasner is the author of “Finding Emmaus”, the first in a fictional series called the Lodestarre series. “Finding Emmaus”, which takes place in the 17th and 21st centuries, is about mental illness, corporate greed, political conspiracies and society’s unfortunate inclination to treat people who are “different” as damaged goods.

Ms. Glasner is a Registered Reader at both the Royal Society of London and the British Library, where she did a significant amount of the research for “Finding Emmaus”, as well as a member of the Connecticut Historical Society and the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
Tune in Tuesday, August 24th, 9 PM, EST at http://www.windowstoliberty.com/ and click on the radio bar to listen live!

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Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been opposing the overuse of biopsychiatric treatments and promoting empathic therapy for decades. His new reform organization is located at
http://www.empathictherapy.org/, his professional site is http://www.breggin.com/.

23 August, 2010

The Many Hats an Author Must Wear - Book Signing & Presentation

Please join Pamela S. K. Glasner this coming Thursday evening as she talks about how she created her story and its characters, what draws her to the subjects about which she writes, the many hats an author must wear, how she has combined the art of being a writer with the business of being an author, and the research behind and the future plans for her historical novel, Finding Emmaus.

This book’s got a little something for everyone: historical research, ghosts and spirits, mental illness, overcoming the most profound obstacles in order to become all you were meant to be, and living a life that matters.

This promises to be a fascinating evening — you won’t want to miss it!

Borders – Commack
68 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725, USA

Thursday, 26th August, 2010 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

For questions, directions or other information:

Books will be available for purchase and for signing.

Reservations are not required but would be appreciated by the staff at Borders.

22 August, 2010

An Explosive Trip to the Moravian Book Shop!

So there we were, driving along on Route 78 West, a limited access highway with three lanes of traffic going in each direction, on our way to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We were in the middle lane, moving along at about 70 MPH, overtaking a tri-axle truck. Just as we pulled up next to him, just as his rear wheels were right outside my side window (I was the passenger), his tire exploded!

I mean, REALLY exploded!

I’ve never seen or heard anything like it. Bluish-grey smoke burst out of the tire, black shrapnel showered our windshield and sprayed the side of our car, and the tread from his tire simply disintegrated right before my eyes. And the sound! OMG — even with the windows closed, the air conditioning on and the music playing, it was deafening. Scared the you-know-what out me.

No-one was hurt, thank goodness. We pulled off the road and onto the shoulder at the first safe place, and the truck driver pulled over immediately behind us. I got out and inspected my side of the car and, amazingly, there was no damage whatsoever. I called to the driver, “Are you alright?” and he smiled and waved.

Everyone was OK. And just like that, it was over. Of course, my heart didn’t stop trying to pound its way out of my chest for another 15 miles.

Way to get your blood flowing, that’s for sure!

Moravian’s, by the way, is a beautiful shop in a town so charming, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve just stepped into a Currier and Ives painting. My hosts were lovely people, and some old friends, Pennsylvania natives, whom I’d not seen in several years, were able to attend, so it was a nice afternoon, all around.
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18 August, 2010

Pills & Politics: The Devil's Bargain -- and a Fun Afternoon!

Authors Pamela S. K. Glasner and Dr. Peter Breggin pooled their resources and their creativity and the result was fabulous!

On Saturday, July 17th, 2010, they spoke together at the Ithaca Barnes & Noble Bookstore about their books, their experiences and, each in their own way, their personal -- and very passionate -- commitments to rectify a troubling situation which literally effects everyone from every walk of life.

The event was well-attended, the questions from the audience were excellent and, as you can see J, a good time was had by all!

Ms. Glasner & Dr. Breggin extend their thanks to all those who attended, plus a special thanks to Liz Hudson, the Community Relations Manager of Barnes & Noble Ithaca, for all her hard work on their behalf.

10 August, 2010

My Granddaughter's First Brithday!

My granddaughter (my little Empath!) turns ONE in exactly 21 days!

I can't believe a whole year has gone by.

There's going to be party at Mom and Dad's and we're all going to watch Mia smash her very first birthday cake!
(Honey, get your camera ready.........)

01 August, 2010

“Finding Emmaus” takes a giant leap forward!

VERY exciting news!

Listen in as Syl Kacapyr, host of Morning Newswatch WHCU-AM, ‘mentions’ the latest buzz about “Finding Emmaus” — it’s all very exciting and I’d love for you to share with me.

This interview was on Saturday, July 17, 2010, the morning of the Barnes and Noble author event called “Pills and Politics — The Devil’s Bargain”


Click here: Pamela Glasner interview with Syl Kacapyr - July 17, 2010