Some of the people I’ve worked with (or am working with now), in alphabetical order:
- Daniel Barrett
Musician, coach, and author of The Remembering Process.
- Diem Brown
Two-time cancer survivor, entertainment reporter, and frequent contestant on MTV’s The Challenge. Founder of MedGift.
- Justin Daniels
Owner of Clarity Way rehab center in Pennsylvania, author of No More Vodka in My Orange Juice.
- Barry Dennis
Inspirational speaker, musician, creator of Coexist Celebration and Celebration Church. Author of The Chotchky Challenge.
- Celine Dion
Best-selling female artist of all time.
- Dr. Joel Haber
“The Bully Coach” and child psychologist. Author of Bullyproof Your Child for Life.
- Kayla Harrison
First American to receive an Olympic gold medal in judo.
- Maja Kazazic
After being critically injured in the Bosnian war, 16-year-old Maja made it to the United States and rebuilt her life.
- Monika Korra
Survivor of kidnapping and gang rape, training for the 2016 Olympics in track.
- Susan Markowitz
Mother of Nick Markowitz, whose son’s death was the basis of the movie Alpha Dog. Author of My Stolen Son.
- Eric Rees
Former pastor at Saddleback Church, author of S.H.A.P.E., Only You Can Be You, and the upcoming Never Ever Give Up. Chief Encouragement Officer of the Jessie Rees Foundation.
- Scott Rigsby
First double-amputee to finish the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon, author of Unthinkable.
- Daniel Steven
Publishing and media attorney. Co-author of The Street-Smart Writer.
- Joe Vitale
One of the stars of The Secret, self-help speaker about the Law of Attraction, author of numerous books about marketing and self-help.
And some of my favorite writer-friends:
- Moira Allen
- Frank Baron
- Pauline Campos
- C. Hope Clark
- Bobbi Dempsey
- Meryl K. Evans
- Linda Formichelli
- Liam Jackson
- Jennifer Lawler
- Janene Mascarella
- Gwen Moran
- Karen Rinehart
- Victoria Strauss
And a few of my favorite causes:
- Spread the Word to End the Word
Pledge to stop using the word “retard.”
- Hope for Paws
Eldad Hagar’s amazing animal rescue.
- Twilight Wish Foundation
Granting wishes for seniors.
- Peach’s Neet Feet
Hand-painted shoes for kids with disabilities or battling serious illnesses.