Our 99 Series Authors
These travel-size books are written by accredited academic, professional authors and are presented in a quick, easy read and an anecdote-laden format that gives practical advice on topics ranging from money, losing fat for life, marriage, dating, teen sex and child rearing, to self-esteem, retirement, financial planning, and so much more. There is literally "something for everyone" in this ten-book package. No more reading through hundreds of pages of huge books to get to one paragraph that pertains to your particular issue—the ninety-nine concise bullet points make it so easy to get right to the point you need.
The 99 Series is valued by individuals as well as by corporations who wish to promote and encourage employees to seek guidance in areas that affect their personal lives and therefore impact their productivity. It is the first digital series of this kind and is dedicated to providing easy-to-read strategies. Understanding our world of fast-paced jobs and rushed schedules, together with the sweeping changes in global digital marketing, this team of talented, veteran authors have created to-the-point, easy-to-read selections that save time and make learning fun!
Helen Georgaklis, was born with an extraordinary sense of survival, a never give up attitude which has given her the strength to not only survive but to become a success.
She spent years speaking with thousands of women about their lives,their money, their dreams and what would become a calling for Helen to ultimately change their financial situations. Not only were her clients struggling to make ends meet, Helen had watched her 2 grandmothers and her mom struggle financially. It was at that point that it became her life’s goal to erase poverty in women. And thus began a career as a successful retirement planner to thousands of women while managing millions of assets. But Helen always wondered, “How can I reach more women to share my passion? How can I show people that anybody can overcome the obstacles in their lives and make a betterworld for themselves and those around them?” From this she created the 99 Series® which is a first-of-its- kind book series, which promotes, Making the Best You, Even Better!
Today, Helen travels tirelessly sharing her story, which she describes as a “no holds barred” intimate look into the life that lead her to create the 99 Series and become an expert in Retirement Planning. Through laughter and tears, Helen jokes that she picks her 99 series topics with a purpose—says Helen “I needed every single one of these books. I wish someone had thought of these 20 years ago as they could’ve saved me from making a lot of stupid mistakes.”
Zach 'Ziggy' Veach is a 16-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR's "Mazda Road to Indy" USF2000 National Championship Series, an important open-wheel stepping-stone to a career in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500. In 2011, Veach captured the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship, on the heels of placing fifth in the 2010 season, despite missing two race events. In 2010, Michael Andretti signed Veach to his team, Andretti Autosport, while Veach was also being named one of CNN's "Intriguing People" and was also nominated for Sports Illustrated "Sports Kid of the Year" award.
In addition to his racing, Veach is an advocate for safer driving in conjunction with Oprah Winfrey's "No Phone Zone," and is the national spokesperson for FocusDriven, an advocacy group for victims of motor vehicle crashes involving drivers using their cell phones. In 2010, Veach released his first published Android application through his phone-app building company, ZaAPP, releasing urTXT, in the Marketplace for Android to help consumers avoid dangerous text messaging while driving and helms his own safe driving program, Ziggy's Safe Driving, which hits 25 markets across the country each year.
Veach has been a guest or profiled on a variety of national platforms including NBC’s The Today Show, CNN's Headline News, ABCNews.com, Oprah Radio's The Gayle King Show, The Los Angeles Times, AOL.com and is a blogger for RACER magazine.
The son of a national truck and tractor-pulling champion, Veach entered his sophomore year of high school this past fall and released his first book, 99 THINGS TEENS WISH THEY KNEW BEFORE TURNING 16, on March 2, 2011. For more information, please visit www.ZachVeach.com.
Laurie Weiss, PhD is internationally known as an expert who helps other relationship consultation professionals develop their skills. She is a Certified Transactional Analysis Trainer with Clinical and Organizational Specialties, a Master Certified Coach, a speaker, the author of five books on personal and business relationships, a psychotherapist, executive coach and marriage counselor.
Her life revolves around relationships — to her husband of 51 years and business partner of 40 years, Jonathan B. Weiss, PhD, her two adult children, 5 grandchildren, her friends and her clients.
Dr. Laurie is passionate about helping people maintain their integrity by having the important conversations that build great personal and working relationships. She loves helping very smart people stop making dumb relationship mistakes and repairing the mistakes they have made, one conversation at a time.She says “I have an unshakeable belief, based on over 40 years of experience, that people are doing the very best they can with the resources they have available to them at any given moment.”
Rhonda Reid, AuthorRhonda Reid is an award winning genre fiction writer who decided to tackle bullying head on. At thirteen, due to bullying, she suffered from serious anxiety and refused to go to school. As a younger child she sometimes bullied others too, without truly understanding the reasons why. The cycle of bullying has often perplexed her and she vowed to research and help prevent it so others wouldn’t have to suffer needlessly as she did.
As a gay woman she still fights against bullying and hate on a frequent basis but she vows to never bow down and to always help to try to educate. In writing this book, Rhonda hopes others will take the time to see bullying for what it really is; a human problem. You can join Rhonda’s anti bullying project on Facebook where you can show your support or share your own bullying story. Her adult fiction can be found at www.ronicablack.com.
Regina Varolli grew up in the restaurant business. The daughter of a restaurateur mom and a chef dad, she feels most at home in kitchens and restaurants. Regina is a regular contributor to Huffington Post Food and a freelance food, wine, and travel writer. She is also the Founder and CEO of Culinary Epicenter, a website and company devoted to strengthening the careers of anyone wanting to work their way to the top of the culinary and hospitality industry.
With 18 years sales experience, and 14 years marketing experience, Erica Diamond is a born entrepreneur. Using a small savings from her first job as a Marketing Manager at a large corporation, Erica built her Promotional Products Company, Unique Corporate Giftsfrom scratch in 1999 at 24 years old.
After enjoying seven years of great financial success with her Company, Erica sold her business in 2006 for a six figure amount to Canada’s Largest Bag Retail Chain. Her business journey along the way has awarded her a ProMontreal Young Entrepreneur Award, Top 30 under 30 Entrepreneur Award, Top 40 under 40 Entrepreneur Award nomination, among numerous others, and finally, The Profit Hot 50 Award – One of Canada’s 50 Emerging Growth Companies. She was the only female CEO on this list. Erica has also been featured on the cover of the Business section of multiple newspapers, amongst other publications and TV appearances.
Fast forward to September 2009, the birth of Women On The Fence. This is the Blog that Erica was only dreaming of creating, and is now finally a reality. The women come from all around the world by the thousands to feel connected and inspired, to better understand their own life experiences, to laugh, to cry.
In a short while with her Blog, Erica has been featured on Blogher.com, Wordpress.com, Woman.ca, and TwitterMoms.com. She Blogs for celebrity mom Brooke Burke’s ModernMom.com. Her Blog was recently monetized by one of the world’s largest Media Companies, Glam Media. Erica was also recently appointed a Brand Ambassador for ABC’s The View to represent the Mom community.
Beside her successful Blog, Erica gives Sales and Marketing Conferences for Entrepreneurs and young businesses, speaks publicly, and mentors other entrepreneurs.
Erica has written three children’s books, and recently completed a television show. She is a board member of her son’s school and a serial volunteer, whose ongoing work with various charities never tires her. Erica loves everything women, business and entrepreneurship related. She is also a die hard music lover.
Erica is currently writing a book, which is part of the first ever to be launched 10-Book Women’s Series of Self-Help Guides, The 99 Things Women Wish They Knew... Before Starting Their Own Business.
Erica Diamond, 35, holds a BA in Psychology and Marketing from McGill University and completed the Canadian Securities Course. Erica is a wife and mother of two young boys.
As a professional wedding and event planner, Pam Archer has assisted brides with untangling the financial nightmares they have created, due to a lack of information on where to start when planning their weddings. With over three decades of experience, it is her purpose to give them a GPS, so-to-speak, to follow in order to avoid many of the pitfalls in the wedding industry. She can save a bride hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, headaches, and heartache, just by following her ten simple steps to the altar; each with nine bullet points.
Towanda D. Cooper is a master mechanic. 20 years of experience in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry has provided her with a very broad knowledge base enabling her to be very effective in this arena. Her many strengths include the unique ability to accurately diagnose and repair mechanical problems on American and foreign-made vehicles. As a professional mechanic, she takes pride in providing high quality service to her customers.
Prior to starting her own company, Towanda was employed as a mechanic with several automotive repair businesses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. She enjoyed the diversity these positions provided in terms of familiarizing her with a wide variety of motor vehicle operating systems. The overwhelming desire to use her management skills, together with her knowledge and ability to repair automobiles, led to the origin of C.A.R., Inc in 2000.
With thousands of similar businesses already in existence, Cooper’s challenge was how to make her business different so that consumers would choose her business over another one. Then it hit her viola’, make it MOBILE. Take the service to the customer. Time is a commodity most people do not like to waste. C.A.R.Inc. was designed to provide quality automotive repair service, and save the customer time.
Six years later, Towanda and CAR, Inc. continue to bring tremendous value to customers through extensive knowledge of vehicles repair, personal service, outstanding work ethic, and most of all, the ability to save customers time and money!
Served as a mentor students in Clarke,
Serves as a mentor for students in Floyd and Bartow County Schools.
Served on the Board of Mental Health for Northeast, GA. Representing Clarke County
College and Armed Forces Experience:
• Jet Engine Mechanic, Air Force Reserves, Charleston, South Carolina
• B.S, Business Administration, Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina
• Diploma, Automotive Mechanics, Trident Technical School, Charleston, South Carolina
Towanda D Cooper, President Cooper Automotive Repair Inc.
There is a health crisis in this country, an epidemic of humongous proportion. Currently more than 1 billion adults are overweight—and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese.
Time and money or lack of them are he biggest perceived barrier to living a fit healthy life with the body you always dreamed of having. We are spending most of our waking hours at work, commuting and taking care our family’s needs. With all of the demands placed on our time who has even an extra minute to get to the gym?
Our bodies are meant to be in motion, and in this book I will show you how to do that without spending a cent or ever setting foot in a gym!
EVERY person has the ability to eliminate their own personal barriers to becoming fit and live their healthiest life possible. Through that, you will obtain the body you’ve always wanted. It won’t cost you money and you won’t need a gym membership. These tricks and tools are meant for you to implement into your already busy life. I want to help you fit fitness into your day seamlessly in incremental amounts. Living a healthy life and being in great shape does not require an all or nothing approach, so please check your excuses at the door. Little by little you can start making healthier more concise choices to move more, eat less and find the balance you need to keep it sustainable. It is a lifestyle approach, a road to feeling your absolute best.
You will never regret a day you were active.
Jared Trexler is an award-winning columnist and author who recently penned his first book dissecting the history of Penn State’s distinguished football program. Along with writing Penn State Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports (Savas Beatie, 2009), Trexler has served as a national sports writer and college basketball columnist for a Philadelphia-based Associated Press wire service for four years. His columns have been printed on the web sites of such national publications as the Miami Herald, New York-Times and Seattle Post Intelligencer.
Trexler has also demonstrated his craft in many different writing mediums—from in-depth feature writing and technical financial writing to marketing copy. He is currently employed by Ed Slott and Company, where he is responsible for all advertising copy while handling writing and management of the nation’s predominant blog for financial advisors and consumers, The Slott Report (http://theslottreport.blogspot.com).
Jared is a 2005 graduate with honors from Penn State’s School of Sports Journalism, where he interned under the voice of Penn State football, Steve Jones. Trexler currently resides in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is a family physician working in Montreal. He is the Director of the Office of Student Affairs for the Faculty of Medicine and the Director of Student Health. He also works at the Herzl Family Practice Unit at the Sir Mortimer Davis—Jewish General Hospital and at Head and Hands, a community youth centre.
Dr. Tellier completed his residency in Family Medicine at the Montreal Children's Hospital where he developed an interest in adolescent health. As a result, he did a fellowship in Adolescent Health at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Since then he has been involved in offering care to young people in a variety of settings. He has given presentations locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects related to adolescent health including sexuality, gay and lesbian health issues, and club drugs. His current research interests include medical student welfare issues, the epidemiology of Human Papilloma Virus between partners and the evaluation of a CD-ROM developed with Marius Wolfe and McGill Molson Medical Informatics entitled "Sex and Contraception" which is part of a year round health education campaign for students on campus. Currently he is working on developing a Web Site on Sexually Transmitted Infection and one on Healthy Living for university students. Dr. Tellier has served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors of Head and Hands, Passages, a home for young women on the street, Projets d'intervention auprès des mineurs prostitués, AIDS Community Care Montreal and he coordinates the medical team and health education project for BBCM.
Chris Fariello is the Director for the Institute for Sex Therapy and a Senior Staff Therapist at Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. In addition, he is the Director of Sex Therapy Training in the Thomas Jefferson University masters program in Couple and Family Therapy. Dr. Fariello received his first master’s degree in Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Life Education from New York University and his second master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. His doctorate is in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fariello has over 20 years of experience as an educator, public speaker, writer, and therapist. He is a Certified Sex Educator and Therapist of the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and a member (formerly on the board) of the Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (PAMFT).
Chris F. Fariello PhD, MA, LMFT Director, Institute for Sex Therapy Council for Relationships 267-479-2388 Director- Sex Therapy Training CFR/Jefferson Program in Couple and Family Therapy 215-382-6680 ext. 3115 AASECT- Eastern Region Representative AASECT- Certified Sex Educator & Sex Therapist www.councilforrelationships.org