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Diann Schindler served 25 years in higher education, first as an instructor of writing and ultimately college president. When she retired, she dabbled in tennis, music, and writing. Yet, her dream was to travel and write books. In 2015, her fantasy was realized.

She sold her house, her car, and all her possessions, save her tennis racket and Taylor guitar, and began her odyssey in Portugal. Four years later, Diann had explored 46 countries in 5 continents.

With world as her muse, this solo nomad wrote her first novel, “Just A Girl” and it sold very well. It was ranked “sixth best coming-of-age fiction in 2107” by Amazon.

Her friends, in American and abroad, urged her to write

Loiba, Spain

 her nonfiction book, “The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC’s International Travel.” 

Her third book, “Claim Denied”, an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller, emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American university in Kosovo. Publication is early winter, 2021.

Diann's podcasts are fun, informative, and lively, focusing on her travels; personal experiences, challenges, and reflections; writing tips; and love stories, fictional, of course.

For now, Amelia Island, Florida is her home. When she isn’t writing, podcasting, biking, or swimming, Diann is drinking wine with friends.

You can reach her through her website, DiannAbroad, or at  She would love to hear from you! 

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Jun 4, 2020

Diann interviews Marilyn R. Atlas – Film Producer/Personal Manager, a charismatic and down -to-earth professional with great tips for character development; and creating bold, complex and memorable characters.  She is a delight!

   Marilyn AtlasMarilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager, author, and award-winning producer. Among her credits as a film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. In addition to producing a variety of programming for the cable/pay TV market, Marilyn’s also produced live theater. She co-produced the West Coast premiere of the musical “God Bless You Mr. Rosewater” by Ashman and Menken (the writers of “Enchanted” and “Tangled”). And, her list of credit goes on!

Purchase her book  “Dating Your Character…a Sexy Guide to Screenwriting for im and TV”:   for the hard copy -    for the e-book   Click here for book flyer and more information:


Darryl BollingerDarryl Bollinger is the award-winning author of six novels, all medical thrillers, and is currently working on number seven.  His last novel, The Cure, is set in Western North Carolina. In 2018, The Cure won a gold medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association in their President’s Book Awards national contest. Kirkus Reviews had this to say about the book: "The author continues his streak of engrossing medical tales with this winner."  

“The Cure” TAGLINE:   If you already have the cure, all you need is the disease.

When the FDA denies approval for a new flu vaccine, Dr. Eric Carter desperately searches for a way to save the drug and the company. Little does he know, others are crafting a man-made virus. When the virus appears, Carter must race to find a solution before it's too late.

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Dr.J. Retired Sex Therapist Turned Erotica Writer: 

What happens when thirteen erotica authors become tempted with aphrodisiac chocolates? They create bite-sized erotic treats guaranteed toDr. J. satisfy even the most discerning tastes. From mythic lovers to well-dressed hunks, and breaking down barriers, to taming a beast, each story is delightfully infused with sexy shenanigans. Chemical [se]X 2 delivers the desserts. 

Chemical Sex   

 “Chemical [se]X 2”  Buy it here:


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Music for this Episode: Rafael Javadov "The Amelia Island Sun."

"Sunrise" Music by <a href="">Ilya Marfin</a> from <a href="/music">Fugue</a>

"Family Table" Music by <a href="">Ilya Truhanov</a> from <a href="/music">Fugue</a>

Tiny People    Music by <a href="">Alexei De Bronhe</a> from <a href="/music">Fugue</a>