Saturday, June 25, 2011

PositivleyPittsburghLive, Four Year Anniversary Authors Show

Positively Pittsburgh Live! 2-28-11
Four-Year Anniversary Special
Pittsburgh Authors

Positively Pittsburgh Live is celebrating 4 years this month and traditionally we do a show about Pittsburgh Authors to help celebrate our anniversary.

Today’s Guests
Linda Handley, Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Collection of Female Triumphs in Life and Business
Tony Palombo, Cooking a Basic Repertoire
Barbara Killmeyer, It's Nobody's Business but Yours
Mary M. Newman, Challenging Sudden Death: A Community Guide to Help Save Lives
Dr Robert Beeman, No More Time for Sorrow

Linda Handley, Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Collection of Female Triumphs in Life and Business featuring Linda Handley
·         Her mission, to help others and improve the lives of those around her
·         Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS and a Masters in Health Administration
·         Grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania as the older of two children
·         Formed Marlin Property Management, a real estate investment company, with a focus on urban restoration
·         Launched Building Bridges for Business. This non-profit Building Bridges for Business brings together our regions wealth of Small Business resources, tools, and organizations.
·         Executive Director for Women’s Small Business Association
·         Published a children’s book written by her father, Squeeky and Louie. Proceeds from the book go to the American Cancer Society.
·         “I decided to write a chapter in this book because everyone has difficult times, it is what you do when you are in the middle of that period that defines you. If life deals you a difficult hand, respond only with courage.”
The Book
·         “The reason you’re here is not to be good, to be better, to be perfect, to get stuff done, to save the world, to save a person, to prove something, or to be anything other than yourself. That's all you have to work on. That’s all you can do. And by doing it, all of those other things will happen anyway.” – Mike Dooley Above is the quote Linda Handley, author, decided to share with her readers.
·         Inspired Entrepreneurs is a collection of stories about regular women who dared to step out in courage to follow their passions, and have ventured to change the world. Read their stories, share their inspirations, and dare to join them by recognizing your gift, your purpose, your passion, and your future triumph.
·         Available at: and
·          From July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, proceeds from the book will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Contact Information

Tony Palombo, Cooking a Basic Repertoire
·         While working as a sales engineer, pursued a strong interest in culinary arts by taking evening courses at the local community college
·         Catered parties for large professional organizations
·         Now teaching adult education cooking classes at a number of venues
·         The challenge was starting a brand new career in middle age that makes enough money to keep paying for food and the mortgage. Decided he might as well do what he loves and hope and pray that the money follows.
The Book
·         The cookbook was self-published in 2006 through iUniverse
·         Hopes that the cooking classes and cookbook sales will feed upon each other resulting in increased opportunities for both.
Contact Information
Tony Polombo, 412-915-9630

Barbara Killmeyer, It's Nobody's Business but Yours
·         Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with majors in writing and in psychology
·         Published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Successful Women, Women’s Voice, and Women’s Independent Press, Country Living Magazine and Complete Woman Magazine
·         Writes a monthly column for senior citizens for Northern Connection Magazine
·         Ghostwriter of letters and speeches in addition to a current self-help and parenting book titled Children Are People Too
·         Co-authored a fiction book, Of shining star.
The Book
·         Both a guide for those considering starting a business and information important to those already in business, expanding on such subjects as The Importance of a Professional Image, Marketing, Working a Room, and Attitude plus much more
·         Purchase the book at,,, or directly from the author.
Visit Barbara's blog at
Contact Information

Mary M. Newman, Challenging Sudden Death: A Community Guide to Help Save Lives
·         Moved to Pittsburgh in 2000
·         President and co-founder of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation, a national nonprofit organization based in Pittsburgh, now five years old. Programs include educational campaign for schools, and National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Network--first registry for SCA survivors in U.S.
·         Served from February 2000 through June 2005 as co-founder and executive director of the National Center for Early Defibrillation (NCED) at the University of Pittsburgh and as faculty in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine
·         Author/ co-author of numerous articles published in peer review journals, trade journals, newsletters, and the popular press and a contributing editor of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services since 1980.
The Book
·         Inspired to write the book to help communities to recognize saving lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest takes teamwork.
·         Incorporated survivor stories with each chapter
·         SCA-leading cause of death in U.S. (About 300,000 each year). More than multiple other causes of death combined.
·         Average survival 7%. Survival rates are 38% or more in communities that establish and execute emergency response plans that involve the public.
·         "Sudden Cardiac Arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. But it doesn't have to result in death.
·         The book is available through Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. Free with a donation of $15 or more.
“Challenging Sudden Death is the only publication that brings together in one volume all of the varieties of resources available to communities to confront the problem of needless and premature death from sudden cardiac arrest…I wish that every mayor and city council had access to what this book has to say.”-Roger D. White, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Contact Information
Mary M. Newman
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
7500 Brooktree Road, Suite 207, Wexford, PA 15090
724-934-0034 direct, 724-935-6044 fax, 724-612-2191 mobile, 877-722-3475 toll free

Dr Robert Beeman, No More Time for Sorrow
  • Retired from nuclear engineering, Three Mile Island Nuclear Station.
  • Ex military pilot
  • Ex union business agent for the first PA public employees union
  • Sequel in progress A Morning Bright to Die
The Book
·         The next 9/11 attack on the US will be with atomic bombs and Pittsburgh is an excellent target.

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