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There is genius in all of us, whether it is intellectual, artistic, or altruistic. Everyone has a story; everyone has something to contribute.
The Super Jenius Show gives a voice to all those undiscovered, hard-working, bleeding-hearted geniuses giving it their all everyday.
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Show Host: Jennifer Ott
is an author, artist, photographer and publisher.
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is a bestselling and award-winning novelist with
four novels under his belt, including his debut novel INSIDE THE OUTSIDE,
which won the GRAND PRIZE at the 2012 PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL. He's also the
host of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour. Martin studied at Cal
State San Bernardino, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and a
Master's Degree in Composition. And he enjoys professional wrestling and
comic books, so, whatever.
March 2016 Show
Rea Nolan Martin
has been writing literary and visionary fiction for over twenty years. She is the award-winning author of three novels, THE SUBLIME TRANSFORMATION OF VERA WRIGHT (2009), MYSTIC TEA (2014), and THE ANESTHESIA GAME (9/2015).
manages the literary publicity company
Authors, Large and Small, a small business dedicated to providing
affordable outreach and marketing services for all sorts of authors. This
company is environmentally friendly and hires people with disabilities for
part time work from home on their own schedules. Cristina has a background
in nonprofit communications, international literature, publishing, museum
and planetarium work, and science and tech journalism and a deep curiosity
about many aspects of life.
Tumika Patrice Cain
is an award-winning author, media personality, publisher, founder of Say What?? Book Club and motivator. Through her written and verbal expressions, Tumika aims to encourage, empower and uplift others to live their best, most authentic life. Through her weekly radio show, Living Abundantly with Tumika Patrice Cain, she offers practical methods to identify mindsets, patterns, and behaviors that interfere with one’s ability to live the abundant life, as presented in John 10:10. An advocate for indie authors, Tumika works tirelessly to level the playing field between traditional publishers, traditionally published authors and indie authors, providing a myriad of opportunities to train, coach, promote and expose the works of authors who excel in the literary arts and who are serious about their craft. She is also the host of Say What?? Author Spotlights and In the Spotlight internet radio shows.
Her works can be found in a number of anthologies, blogs, and publications. She is also a columnist and book reviewer for PEN'Ashe Magazine.
To book Tumika for your next engagement or to schedule a book signing, fill out the form on the Events and Bookings page and someone will get back with you shortly.
Angelic Energy Practitioner, Spiritual
Life Coaching, Progressive Intuitive, Channeler of Archangel Raphael and
others, Psychic, Clair-senses expert. The “Northwest Psychic” and monthly
contributor to the Sedona Journal of Emergence.
is a woman with a highly active imagination.
She lives in Michigan where she continues to write twisted tales
and dream dreams of marvelous things.
June 2015 Show Author Steve Soderquist
Steve Soderquist was quite a successful musician
twenty-odd years ago and spent many years on the road, playing with
numerous bands for years. He settled for a more 'normal life', but the
writing bug kept biting at him. Starting a book called, 'Minds Eye' when
he was seventeen, the concept stuck...and it never left him.
May 7, 2015 Show
Dual diagnosed* from an early age,
Matthew Peters dropped out of high school at sixteen. He went on to obtain
an A.A., a B.A. from Vassar College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke
University. He has taught various courses in a variety of disciplines
throughout North Carolina. He is committed to increasing the awareness and
understanding of the dual diagnosed. Conversations Among Ruins (All
Things That Matter Press, 2014) is his first novel. His second novel,
The Brothers’ Keepers (MuseItUp Publishing, 2014), is a
political-religious thriller that capitalizes on his love for history and
research. Currently, he is working on a sequel to The Brothers’ Keepers.
Dr. Aaron Laird. Author, Poet.
March 5, 2015 Show
Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008. Paulette is the author of That Was Then, This is Now, Completely Whole, Living Separate Lives and The Sanctuary. She resides in Northern, Ca.
February 5, Show
Doris H. Dancy
is an accomplished and award winning educator, speaker, writing consultant, playwright, musician, wife, mother and now author. Her life’s focus has been educating our youth in an appreciation of both the written and spoken word.
Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina was a joy. Her parents provided her with so many fantastic opportunities like eight years of private school, piano lessons that started at the age of five, chances to visit large libraries, trips to the movies with her Mom and brother, travel experiences, a church that made sure she understood her faith, and parents and a grandmother who paid attention to everything that would help her forge a path to a successful life.
January 1, 2015 Show
audio book narrator for the book, “The Insurrectionist.”
December 4, 2014 Show
Rhys Ella, Author of Kato and the Fountain of Wrinkles.
"This could make you the most hated pooch in Callia Rugas, and fer what, a golden statue!"
For famous animal actor Kato Rhyan, being named "Cutest Pug Alive" by Pooch Magazine was cool (all right, really cool). But for him, acting isn't about fame, it's a part of him buried deep within his soul; and he's not about to let anything stand in his way of becoming the first animal to win an Oscar for Best Actor, even if it means taking on a role that requires a wrinkly dog's worst nightmare-Botox injections.
But before the injection process begins, it's discovered that the Fountain of Wrinkles-located in his beautiful hometown of Callia Rugas-has been contaminated by Botox, jeopardizing the lives of crinkly canines everywhere and setting off a chain of events that force him to bid farewell to his dream and set foot on an adventure of a lifetime in search of the antidote to restore the Fountain.
But as with any good Hollywood tale, the story that seems so apparent is not always the one that unfolds. The twists and turns that follow are sure to keep you guessing and laughing.
November 6, 2014 Show
Audio Book Narrator
Editor - Standout Books
September 4, 2014 Show
Photographer Melody Saunders
August 7, 2014
Intuitive Coach Max Highstein
Drawing upon 40 years of experience and training in psychology, spirituality, and the intuitive arts, he helps clients get unstuck, break free from the past, and move forward on their path. Many of those who work with Max have tried traditional forms of counseling and therapy, and are looking for a deeper approach.
Although Max Highstein was formally trained in psychology, he does not practice conventional counseling therapy. Gifted with natural intuitive ability cultivated over many years, Max has an uncanny knack for seeing into people and situations. But perhaps the most important part of that gift is helping people to open and evolve in their own timing. Compassion, understanding, and intuition all contribute to a space where his clients feel safe, heard, and appreciated. Gentle support as well as directness and encouragement are all part of his work.
Max Highstein’s clients come from various faiths, including many who consider themselves spiritual, but not religious. His work transcends religious boundaries, and draws upon key spiritual principles to help clients find true meaning and connection within. Clients are coached to access their own inner wisdom, and build a solid connection to the resources of their own heart. Whether looking to “God,” “Source,” “the Universe” or one’s “Higher Power,” where real love is present, healing is sure to follow.
July 3, 2014
Dale Elizabeth Johnson
Dale Elizabeth Johnson is a portrait and landscape artist currently living in rural North Central Texas. Ms. Johnson has been creating and studying art all her life but only began painting on commission in 2000.
While fluent in many different mediums, Dale prefers artist-quality acrylic paints for most of her commissions as they are more versatile, faster-drying, less toxic and longer lasting than oils or watercolor.
June 5, 2014
Author Nadia Khalil Bradley
Nadia Khalil Bradley began her journey in a tight-knit Palestinian-American community located in a suburb of Chicago. A devout Muslim, she followed the traditions upheld in the community and within the culture and learned English by the age of 5. Writing and was never a personal goal, however time shows that there was another direction chosen for Nadia; one that led her down several paths to writing three books so far, Little Wing, Origins of Truth and soon to be released Original Love.
Upon marriage, Nadia left Chicago in 1985 and moved to Los Angeles and attended California State University at Long Beach, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Soon after graduating, she began a career as a financial planner for a reputable company before starting a family and giving birth to her first child in 1990. She followed this path until 1997, with two small children and a divorce on the horizon; things began to change drastically in her life. She re-entered the job market with a staffing company who initially began to help her find a job; they liked her so much, they hired her.
Like many people who mature and wander through life, Nadia started to question different elements about the meaning of life, and she began to address these questions to God. She wasn’t looking for immediate answers, but wrote them with hopes of clearing her mind.
These questions became persistent, and one day, she began receiving answers. At the time, she was unclear as to where these answers were coming. Then one day, as she found herself writing and saying things she had never had the wherewithal to imagine, it was made clear, that all the while she was writing, she was talking to God, and in turn she was receiving answers. Her mind filled with ideas and information that says it’s not possible for a Muslim woman to receive answers from whom she identifies as Christ. It took her some getting used to, but she finally opened her heart and the floodgates of love and wisdom found its way through her. Her heart filled with answers, that all IS possible. GOD is not a religion was one of the most important answers she learned.
Nadia’s life has taken many turns since this awakening and a deep connection has formed with the Truth. While some may have felt despair and helplessness faced with challenges that are often a part of life; Nadia found the Truth willfully and lovingly, set her free. She compiled some of her writings and released them independently May 2004 with Little Wing. While the distribution was localized in Southern California, the power of her writing was noticed universally. She notes the popularity comes because she does not write about any religion, but rather her influence comes from the origins of love, truth and purity – a universal bridge that so many are looking to find in themselves.
She taps into these influences with her latest release, Original Love.. As a self-proclaimed Organist, Nadia Khalil Bradley shares the meaning of love and truth through the writings that have helped her along her journey.
May 8, 2014
Unshakable Mind founder, Cayce Howe
Cayce Howe is the founder of Unshakable Mind, a meditation based company that teaches Stress Management and Inner Resilience in the greater Long Beach Area. He has had an insatiable thirst for enlightenment based knowledge and experience for 20 plus years and it has led him to live and work at mediation retreat centers for over 5 years. He completed a one year meditation retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 2008. You can find him meditating every weekday on the beach and teaching his Sunday Sit class on, you guessed it, Sundays. If you are in the Long Beach area come join him!
Cayce's main purpose for sharing meditation is to expose the qualities of the enlightened mind, and to reveal their ability to assist us in our daily lives. After experiencing a powerful lesson in compassion, in the form of care-taking for a loved one in chronic pain, he decided to devote himself to help others cope with suffering using meditation.
Through his company Unshakable Mind, he teaches to a variety of people and groups including: Veterans at the VA Long Beach hospital, executive professionals, doctors, lawyers, high schoolers and everyday people looking to find greater peace in this sometimes hectic world.
May 1, 2014
Marsha A. Moore
Marsha A. Moore is an author of fantasy romance. Much of her life feeds the creative flow she uses to weave highly imaginative tales.
The magic of art and nature often spark life into her writing, as well as watercolor painting and drawing. After a move from Toledo to Tampa in 2008, she’s happily transformed into a Floridian, in love with the outdoors. Marsha is crazy about cycling. She lives with her husband on a large saltwater lagoon, where taking her kayak out for an hour or more is a real treat. She never has enough days spent at the beach, usually scribbling away at stories with toes wiggling in the sand. Every day at the beach is magical!
She’s been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade and completed a year-long Kripalu-affiliated yoga teacher training program. Recently, she’s been working toward another yoga teaching certification in the Warriors At Ease adaptive yoga for veterans program. She’s thrilled to be helping veterans use yoga’s healing relaxation to escape residual mental and physical traumas of war.
April 10, 2014
Hypnotherapist & Master Certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner & Intuitive Medium
Verna uses the gifts of intuition and mediumship. She uses these gifts because doing so resonates deeply with her and because she believes their use is a valuable service that can help people heal, receive comfort, or learn to trust their own internal guidance and intuition. She uses my gifts with integrity and an intention of love.
Verna is not a mind-reader, psychic or fortune teller. She has the ability to read people’s energy. It is an ability developed and nurtured by paying attention to what people say or what they don’t say, by reading body language, and by learning how to interpret the frequency that is emitted by their energy at any given moment.
Verna is committed to empowering people with the ability to heal themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. She is an intuitive medium, a master certified NLP practitioner, Reiki practitioner and hypnotherapist. Verna has been in the field of mental health and social services since 1988.
She believes her calling in life is to use her gifts to help others find peace and healing and closure. She is encouraged by the peace that readings and counseling can bring to those who ask for help. She is passionate about bringing comfort, love and peace to every single person she reads or counsels.
Verna specializes in depression, anxiety, PTSD and life coaching. She currently has a private practice and works part time for Haven Behavioral Hospital in crisis intervention. Verna studied traditional forms of psychotherapy for many years, but chose to become master certified in NLP a few years ago and found it far more effective than psychotherapy. She customizes protocol's depending upon client needs. Verna utilizes very specific NLP methods in combination with hypnosis when necessary.
April 3, 2014
Award-winning author Tumika Patrice Cain
An award-winning author, radio show host, blogger, poet and motivational speaker, is the host of Living Abundantly with Tumika Patrice Cain and Say What?? Author Spotlights radio shows, as well as the founder of Say What?? Book Club . A second grade class assignment sparked an interest in what would become her raison d’etre. Addressing the complexities and frailties of the human experience, she aims to bring a refreshing and encouraging word that uplifts the spirit and aids in the process of living life abundantly. As an educator, she wholeheartedly believes that each one should reach one; each one should teach one. When she is not writing, she may be found teaching writer’s workshops, blogging, volunteering, and otherwise beautifying the world around her. Tumika’s works can be found in the following anthologies: Voices of 76 Women, Brothers and Others, ShadeTree, and Mirrors; as well as in a number of periodicals, newsletters and magazines. Season of Change is her first novel.
Seasons of Change -
AVERY AND ALICIA true lovers whose lives are as different as night and day, find what they have spent a lifetime looking for in each other. As unresolved issues from their past start to resurface, the couple finds themselves having to deal with parts of their lives they’d just as soon forget. Each is forced to reevaluate what is important and make the decision to stay or to go in search of a higher meaning of their lives. Season of Change is a gripping tale that draws readers right in, leaving them enthralled...until the very surprising end.
Click for more Tumika Cain's Season of Change.
March 6, 2014 Dr. Ardys Reverman
Ardys Reverman is called Dr. Ardy by her peers and associates. Dr. Ardy has a Ph.D. in a very hot new field. Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (P.N.I.), and in the path of fellow PNI professionals such as Depok Chopra, is using her background as an author and speaker to influence audiences nation-wide. Before her work in P.N.I. she was an NLP specialist and before that a Learning Disability Specialist AND before that a "mom" bothered by the varied learning styles of each of her children. Not too long ago, Dr. Ardy introduced the "Synergy Pals" as A method of understanding whole-brain thinking. We make a good learning fit with each other, when we nurture natural talents. She presents humor with a message. She believes that influence, the capacity to shift a persons perceptions, emotions and actions, is the single most important skill we can master to increase the quality of our lives as well as the lives of all those we have the privilege to touch. Dr. Ardy believes life produces extraordinary rewards for those who give in extraordinary ways. She challenges us to make a joint commitment today, to participate together with a new level of intensity and passion, a level that goes far beyond anything we've ever done before. She challenges us to begin the process of taking our lives to the next level. HOW??? Welcome this power simply by helping each other in the spirit of service, with love and laughter.
Book Description - Riddle of We at the Heartwood Tree (see attached cover)
"Sometimes it's hard being me."
On their journey, Bliss, Faith, Will and Bond face the forces of nature and an even worse foe—Chaos whips up trouble wherever she goes. The kids find help from a lovable bunch of mysterious Synergy Pals, far more than the sum of their parts. They meet wise guides, who set them on the right path. Once they find the map at the Heartwood Tree, it proves to be an even greater treasure then any of them could imagine.
Here’s what some synergy teachers have to say about
RIDDLE of WE: At the Heartwood Tree
So how can we make a difference? Is it possible to create an earthly environment focused more on collaboration and less on competition?
The Synergy Pals rekindle the rich spirit that those who differ from us give to our lives, to explore the world from four points of view and compare that world to our own with those who matter most in work and play.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
co-authors, Chicken Soup for the Soul MEGA SERIES
February 6, 2014 Seamus Kennedy
BIO I am an alumni of California Institute of the Arts, where
I was a full-scholarship student in my senior year.
Curiously, I did not grow up as "the school artist." When I was accepted to college, some friends had wondered if I’d stolen a portfolio. You see, I’ve always been quiet about my work and aspirations.
OF DREAMS AND ANCESTORS I am drawn to dreams and ancestors. As a child, I ate at the dinner table with those who had crossed the ocean. I appreciated their old world perspectives, and visualized their tales of survival, from bootlegging, to wandering the Canadian wilderness, to escaping prison and fighting for freedom. At the time, I thought I would have the same kind of experiences, and dreamed about adventure.
EARLY PATRONS Several people bolstered my early passion for drawing and painting. For example, my father would often come home with boxes of blank tablets, and sometimes brought in a giant end roll of newsprint for me to draw on.
INTENTION I wish for my art to ignite a viewer’s imagination, and enjoy the views of the world I create. Thank you for viewing this site.
HOW I WORK I'm attracted to color and symbolic images, and enjoy depicting how I feel about the world. My work process is, like that of French cooking, with an array of ingredients: impressionism, expressionism, a dash of comic strips, a touch of fabric patterns, and a taste of advertising.
INFLUENCES I prefer the quirky, as well as the path less taken. Artists I admire include Francisco Goya, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Philip Guston, and current New York artist David Salle. I respect their courage to go their own way, which sometimes incurred salty criticism.
QUALITY Each artpiece I make is with archival grade materials, using strict processes that result in strong, permanent work. There’s a fine line between making the best, and destroying a piece of art. I walk that line.
In the poppy fieldssm
Red nile shoreline breakup
January 2, 2014 Artist Andrea Kroenig
December 7, 2013 Luna The Therapy Dog
Luna the therapy dog. Here is the bio and I have attached some picture
Luna is a 4.5 year old Pomeranian. He is a certified Therapy dog providing Animal Assisted Therapy. He has been a Therapy dog for almost two years and received his certification through Pet Partners, a national program that certifies not only dogs, but cats, rabbits, alpaca’s, Llamas, whatever kind of animal that is calm and friendly and likes to be around people. www.petpartners.org
His FB page www.facebook.com/lunathetherapydog
He regularly visits the Children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. These are kids that have serious diseases and are staying in the hospital for treatment. Luna is well loved and he has his own floor that he visits. The kids light up when they see Luna, it’s really spectacular to see. http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/doernbecher/
He also visits The Raphael House of Portland, a women’s Domestic Violence shelter. The women and kid’s that are displaced from a violent or abusive situation are taken in by The Raphael House for safety and a new start. Luna visits them weekly and brings smiles to the women and children at a time they are really in need of smiles and loves. Luna is very good with the kid’s, he seems to know when they are shy or holding back and gives them as much space or hugs as the child is ready for. www.Raphelhouse.com
We recently had our first visit at www.Protocallservices.com . This is a crisis line that takes calls when people are really going through a rough time. We went in during the Thanksgiving Holiday to provide the staff with some much needed stress relief. They fell in love with Luna so much that we are going to make it a monthly visit, our next one being the Christmas Holiday.
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