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Cover to Cover with Mary Elizabeth Jackson

Cover to Cover with Mary Elizabeth Jackson

By Mary Elizabeth Jackson

Cover to Cover is a podcast featuring author interviews from around the globe. Hostess Mary Elizabeth Jackson has lively conversations with authors about their books, journeys, tips, and tricks of the writing world. Mary is an award-winning, International Best Selling author, a certified special needs and disability advocate, live streamer, podcaster, ghostwriter, educator, and speaker. Everyone has a story and Mary loves to share those stories with others. Connect here
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E. Barrett La Mont-The Things I Meant To Say

Cover to Cover with Mary Elizabeth JacksonJun 01, 2023

E. Barrett La Mont-The Things I Meant To Say

E. Barrett La Mont-The Things I Meant To Say

About poet Barrett La Mont

A native Californian, Mr. La Mont now makes his home in Oregon. He attended Santa Monica High School,

Santa Monica College and went on to study at UCLA. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

After his service duties were completed, he prepared for a career in banking and real estate appraising. For a

time, he also worked as a “background actor” in Hollywood for several film and television productions. He has

been a writer all his life, particularly drawn to creating poetry.


Jun 01, 202324:60
Lynda Sunshine West and Sally Green-Action Takers Publishing

Lynda Sunshine West and Sally Green-Action Takers Publishing

Lynda started Women Action Takers Publishing in 2017. I published three books from 2017 to 2021. Sally joined me in September of 2021.

Since that time, we have published 13 International #1 Bestselling books.


Sally Green Is the Vice President of Author Development at Action Takers Publishing. She works with writers to help them develop their stories and become bestselling authors. Action Takers Publishing specializes in themed multi-author collaboration books where each person writes a chapter and becomes part of a community of like-minded authors. In addition to collaboration books, they also published solo books At the age of 58, Sally realized that she was really good at taking care of everyone else but really bad at taking care of herself. So, she embarked on a journey of self-care that began with investing in herself and contributing to a multi-author book. Sally is an inspirational speaker, a multiple times International Bestselling Author and is in the process of writing her book titled: The Self-Care Rockstar due to launch in 2023. 



May 24, 202326:52
Dan Wright-Publisher Fitting Words

Dan Wright-Publisher Fitting Words

Dan has been a leader within the Christian publishing community for 35 years. Much of this time spent leading the international sales and licensing teams of Thomas Nelson, Inc. and partner in a direct-to-church marketing company.  

He currently has his own publishing services company (Fitting Words) that provides authors the full suite of publishing, sales, and distribution services. He publishes new books, works with other publishers, and serves organizations in developing products and resources with their existing or proprietary content. Authors appreciate Dan’s expertise and knowledge for foreign language markets, audio books, custom publishing, and much more.

May 20, 202331:02
Jay Sidhu- Never Ever, Ever Give Up
May 16, 202330:25
Clare Cunningham-Irish Born Singer Songwriter

Clare Cunningham-Irish Born Singer Songwriter

Irish-born singer songwriter, Clare Cunningham is an independent, award-winning singer-songwriter, performing, touring, and recording artist. Her raspy, Celtic, soulful voice, with the ability to span across a multitude of genres, is what leads her to be an extremely unique artist.

Her 'GRAND OLE OPRY’ debut (March 18th, 2023) was a sold-out show and an accomplishment that’s extremely rare as a completely independent artist. A surprise add-on to the bill on the night was her childhood idol, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Clare also performed with Steve Earle, singing his infamous ‘Galway Girl’ as a duet. 

‘The Josie Music Awards’ crowned her  'ARTIST OF THE YEAR' in 2022; ‘VOCALIST OF THE YEAR’ in 2021 and ‘FOLK/AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR' in 2020, to name but a few of the accolades she has picked up since moving stateside in 2018. 

Clare had notable success before moving to the US as the lead singer of all female Swedish quintet THUNDERMOTHER (2013-2018) where she released two vinyl albums (Road Fever and Rock 'N' Roll Disaster) and was signed to Warner Music Sweden, her first major record deal, gaining support from Motörhead, Zakk Wylde (BLS), Halestorm, In-Flames and many more. 

 Now completely solo, Clare uses her platform to bring awareness to all mental health matters. Her EP ‘MERCY’ (2022) has been helping her listeners with suicide prevention, addiction awareness, and much more. She wants to be a voice of inspiration and hope. Previous to this release, she put out a collection of songs in an EP called ‘DEAR IRELAND’ (2021) which pays a beautiful ode to her culture and heritage. 

Clare came back to faith at the end of 2020 and her music now reflects how she has become a conduit to her Lord Savior Jesus Christ. She is currently in the studio working on a Christian/inspirational album (‘HELPING HAND’) to release by summer 2023. 

What a few industry folks have said about Clare: 

“Clare has such a tremendous voice. She makes me want to play because she sings with passion and feeling”


“Girl you can sing. What a powerful voice”


“Powerful voice”


''You sounded amazing, well done''

May 02, 202327:47
Tommy Swerdlow-Straight Dope

Tommy Swerdlow-Straight Dope

Tommy Swerdlow is a screenwriter, director, poet, novelist, and actor. He is best known for writing the movie Cool Runnings and other family films, including Little Giants, Snow Dogs, and more recently Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Puss In Boots The Last Wish. He is currently working on the next installment of Shrek and recently finished writing an “origin story” script for Donkey (The Eddie Murphy character in the Shrek movies).

His film A Thousand Junkies, which he directed, co-wrote, and co-stars in, premiered at the 2017 TriBeCa Film Festival and was released by The Orchard in January 2018. His work in television includes the series Brutally Normal (WB 2000), which he co-wrote and co-created. His acting credits include Real Genius, Hamburger Hill, Howard The Duck, and Child’s Play.

Stark House Press published his first novel Straight Dope in July of 2021, and his poems are scattered all over the place
Swerdlow is from New York City. He moved to LA in 1983 and has lived there ever since.

Apr 23, 202335:27
Leslie Olabisi- Voice Actress

Leslie Olabisi- Voice Actress

Leslie Olabisi is a Nigerian American voiceover artist and actress with a clear, conversational and trustworthy vocal style. She studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC and was a student of the late great, Wynn Handman. Using her background as an actor, she is able to take direction very well and her throaty yet clear vocal quality is a unique tone that stands apart from your average female voice.  Her voiceover experience includes animation, audiobooks, commercials, educational, narration and industrials, nationally and internationally. She has voiced for companies and  brands such as: Dove, Netflix, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Comcast RISE, Adobe, American Express, Clifton Larson Allen, Ryerson University, DeLeon Tequila... and many more.
She has featured on “Song for CC” by Uptown XO and “Royalty” by Eli Fola. Leslie created The ‘Ludes Mixtape to flex her comedic voice acting skills and is currently producing a children’s storybook album, Storybook Adventures. She recently won the SOVAS Voice Arts Award for “Outstanding Radio Promo - Best Voiceover” and the documentary Leslie narrated, “Unmarked,” has been nominated for the 63rd Capital Emmy Awards. 

Apr 07, 202331:47
Dr. Deji Ayoade-Underground: A Memoir of Hope, Faith, and the American Dream
Mar 28, 202331:36
Carol Schultz-Powered By People: How Talent-Centric Organizations Master Recruitment, Retention, and Revenue (and How to Build One)
Mar 04, 202322:35
Paul M. White-Tales of the Great Outdoors

Paul M. White-Tales of the Great Outdoors

Paul Michael White is a professional speaker, mental health counselor, teacher, and avid fly-fisher.  He is the author of "Fishing for Reality" as well as a contributor to his new book from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - "Tales of the Great Outdoors."  

Learn more at

Paul Michael White is ready to share his insights about personal development and fly fishing with people of all walks of life. These ideas will help listeners to achieve better health and wealth and improve their relationships, career, and life.

Feb 25, 202324:12
Elizabeth Lawless-Africa American Western Legends Yesterday

Elizabeth Lawless-Africa American Western Legends Yesterday

Elizabeth “Liz” Lawless

Creator • Author • Host • Entrepreneur

Multicultural Western Legends

Liz is the author of fifteen books the most recent one, “African American Western Legends: Yesterday.” She is host of Wild West Diversity Livestream/Podcast. For 30 years she has served as Publicist/Historian for Cowboys of Color Rodeos, the largest multicultural rodeo in the country. Liz also speaks about “The Economic Impact of Black Cowboys: Yesterday & Today” on livestreams as well as social studies conferences, schools and libraries.

African American Western Legends: Yesterday tells the story of 17 ordinary individuals who lived extraordinary lives during difficult times – because of their choices and actions.  These are the rarely and untold stories of Historical Legends who contributed to the settling of the American Wild West that most people have never heard. They were trappers, midwives, horse trainers, Buffalo Soldiers, cowboys, cowgirls, musicians and more. Great role models for children (and adults) today. We hope you will share these stories with others. and search wildwestdiversity

Feb 17, 202328:28
Tessa Lynne Alburn-Accessing Intuition, Healing with Energy

Tessa Lynne Alburn-Accessing Intuition, Healing with Energy

Tessa Lynne Alburn believes everyone can live empowered lives with the right tools and guidance. A certified life and business coach for women, Tessa brings her extensive experience as a trainer-facilitator of live and virtual events, along with her background in healing and soul retrieval, to help women who are determined to express their true voice.

She guides you to access your intuition, make better decisions and live with great joy and confidence!.

Tessa is intuitive, compassionate and unexpected. Her favorite past-times include hiking, solo SCUBA diving, and star-gazing. Her top 4 values are beauty, variety, spirituality and compassion.

Feb 07, 202322:13
James Hipkin-Marketing and Business

James Hipkin-Marketing and Business

Over a 40-year career, James worked in marketing and advertising at a high level. Since 2010, he has built his clients’ businesses with digital marketing.

James is an accomplished, forward-thinking marketing professional. His clients included Sprint, Apple, Wells Fargo online bank, Nestlé, and Toyota. They appreciate his practical, no-nonsense approach. He has scars and many stories to share.

His stories are always valuable and entertaining. His humor and infectious good-natured approach to marketing are fun and practical. But he never loses track of what’s important. Marketing, done well, creates value for customers and the business.

Feb 04, 202313:13
Suzanne W. Guinn- Poems of Everyday Life

Suzanne W. Guinn- Poems of Everyday Life

About Poet Suzanne W. Guinn: Suzanne Guinn began writing poetry at the encouragement of her high school

English teacher, Mrs. Agnus Smith. She has expressed herself through many styles of poetry and on a variety of

subjects. She loves the creativity that poetry brings. Having a musical background in her education, the writing of

poetry is a natural step in using words with their rhythmic ways. She also expresses her creativity in fine art

paintings, jewelry design and photography. She also has been a family history researcher since 1984. She is a wife,

mother of 4 and grandmother of 6. Though a native of New York State she has lived in the Midwest or South since

the age of 8. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music/piano (B.S., Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, AL), a

graduate degree in Library Science (MLS, Emporia State, Emporia, KS) and later retired in 2014 after almost 30

years in her field. In 2022, she earned her Master’s degree in Fine Art (MA-FA, Academy of Art University, San

Francisco, CA). She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Westphalia Lion’s Club,

International. She has composed original music and has arranged several hymns. She is accomplished in fine art

and has large collection of both fine art and poured paintings. Other books from Suzanne are forthcoming.

Author web site:

Available for purchase at Amazon:



Barnes and Noble purchase link:


Feb 01, 202324:30
Ora Nadrich- Time to Awaken: Changing the World with Conscious Awareness
Jan 27, 202328:08
Terry Shepherd-Chasing Karma

Terry Shepherd-Chasing Karma

Terry Shepherd grew up in Michigan and began writing fiction in high school. After a long career in the corporate world, he took up the craft full time in 2018. He writes detective fiction for both adults and kids from his home on the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, Florida.

Chasing Karma is the third in the Jessica Ramirez series. He brings back some of the lovable characters in the first two books. Terry is also releasing a new middle grade series. 

Best place to connect is 

Jan 24, 202338:18
Ettenig Sayam- Aren and Elise

Ettenig Sayam- Aren and Elise

Aren and Elise is a romantic story based on the Biblical story of Abraham and Sarah. A beautiful love story proving love has no boundaries. Ettenig Sayam is a second generation Haitian. Her parents came to the United States during the early days of the

Civil Rights movement. Ettenig Sayam grew up in New Jersey where she attended Catholic schools and later

attended Drew University, a Methodist College. She studied French and eventually did a year study in Tours, France

and later two years in Paris to pursue a Master’s Degree in French as well as teach.

Ettenig is married with two children and a dog. She lives in Massachusetts where she worked many years in the

financial services industry as a compliance professional. She practiced law and did pro bono work. She now divides

her time between learning chocolate making and bee keeping and taking on occasional legal assignments. Her author


Social Media:

Jan 23, 202329:58
William J. Carl-Assassin's Manuscript

William J. Carl-Assassin's Manuscript

William J. Carl, PhD, a Greek scholar, screenwriter, and playwright, is a former professor, seminary president, and pastor, who has spoken at Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Cornell, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, and internationally in Russia, South Africa, India, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Rwanda, Canada, and is the author of eight nonfiction books. He also lectures on the Brain at medical schools and medical conferences and loves hiking in the mountains, which inspired key parts of the story.

You can find him

grab his book here-

Jan 05, 202338:07
Lynda Sunshine West-Helping Five Million People Tell Their Stories and Get Published

Lynda Sunshine West-Helping Five Million People Tell Their Stories and Get Published

Meet Lynda Sunshine West¶

Book Publisher, Speaker, 17 times #1 International Bestselling Author, Executive Film Producer of Wish Man, Red Carpet Interviewer, and Philanthropist¶

Founder & CEO of Action Takers PublishingTM¶

She ran away at 5 years old and was gone an entire week. She came home riddled with fears and became a people-pleaser. At age 51, she decided to face one fear every day for an entire year. In doing so, she gained an exorbitant amount of confidence and now uses what she learned to fulfill her mission to empower 5 million women and men to share their stories with the world to make a greater impact on the planet. Lynda Sunshine West is the Founder and CEO of Action Takers Publishing, a Speaker, 16 Times #1 International Bestselling and Award-Winning Author, Executive Contributing Author at Brainz Magazine, Executive Film Producer, and Red Carpet, Interviewer. 

She believes in cooperation and collaboration and loves connecting with like-minded people.

Having grown up in a volatile, physically, mentally and verbally abusive alcoholic household and marrying someone just like her dad, Lynda’s voice was stifled far too long. It left her feeling suppressed, ignored, and judged, which made her shut down.

At age 51, she found a life coach who helped her discover that she has value and that it was time for her to share her voice and speak out loud. In doing so, she was met with praise, recognition, and acknowledgment.

Lynda Sunshine no longer sits in the back of the room, but now speaks on stage, interviews stars on the red carpet, makes tv and podcast appearances, publishes books, and creates positive and uplifting communities for her clients.¶

She proudly donates a percentage of her profits to The Giving Angels, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


Phone 619-733-7393


Women Action Takers Collaboration Facebook Group 


The Giving Angels, Inc.

Dec 19, 202232:58
Ted Clark-Buy and Build CEO: Leveraging Private Equity to Build a Winning Global Business
Dec 04, 202230:46
Bonnie MacBird-What Child is This?

Bonnie MacBird-What Child is This?

Bonnie MacBird is passionate about Victorian London and Sherlock Holmes. She lives in an 1890

building right off Baker Street, and fell in love with Holmes as a schoolgirl in her native California.

After many years in the entertainment industry as a film executive, Emmy-winning producer and

screenwriter – she wrote the original screenplay to TRON –she now writes the critically acclaimed

Sherlock Holmes Adventure Series for HarperCollins, bringing the much-loved detective back, in

traditional style, in full-length adventures. Meticulous research, a flair for deductions and a decided

sense of humor have turned these into fan favorites. Art in the Blood was translated into seventeen

languages and was followed by Unquiet Spirits; The Devil’s Due and a prequel, The Three Locks.   

Bonnie is active in the Sherlockian community in both the US (where she is a BSI member) and the

UK, where she is a council member of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London.  She is also the co-

convenor of the London CWA meetings, a member of the RSA, and lectures regularly on Sherlock

Holmes, writing, and creativity.

For further information about Bonnie MacBird visit:  

Twitter:@macbird / Instagram: bmacbird / Facebook: SherlockHolmesAdventureSeries

Get your copy here

Dec 02, 202238:07
Ronni Tichenor and Jennie Weaver- Healing Begins with Us- Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and Abuse and Rebuilding the Sibling Bond

Ronni Tichenor and Jennie Weaver- Healing Begins with Us- Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and Abuse and Rebuilding the Sibling Bond

Two siblings Ronni Tichenor- Sociologist and Jennie Weaver-Nurse Practitioner share their journey of childhood trauma and abuse and how to heal themselves and their relationships and rebuild a sibling bond. Incredible ladies and story.

RONNI TICHENOR has a PhD in sociology, specializing in family studies, from the

University of Michigan. JENNIE WEAVER received her degree from the

Vanderbilt School of Nursing is a board-certified family nurse practitioner

with over 25 years of experience in family practice and mental health.

Their new book, Healing Begins with Us: Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and

Abuse and Rebuilding the Sibling Bond (Heart Wisdom LLC, April 5, 2022),

shares their inspiring and hopeful story of healing from their painful


You can find them

Nov 04, 202235:50
 James Stokes-A.K.A Jason Voorhees

James Stokes-A.K.A Jason Voorhees

James Stokes began his acting career while taking drama class at Hopkinsville High school. He performed in Alice in Wonderland and Grease. He rediscovered his passion for acting in 2015 when he appeared in a short film The Switch. His credits now include The Silent Natural, the international action film Adrenaline, and TV shows such as Snapped, Mark of a killer and Stranger Things and recently has taken on the role of Jason Voorhees in Voorhees Night of the Beast. Two "Jason" movies are out on YouTube. 

James has broadened his horizons by working as a Producer on several films over the last few years. His Producer credits include Louisa, Reunion from Hell, Reunion from Hell 2 and Grievance. James rode professionally with the International Pro Rodeo Association for 3 years and was a disc jockey for 5 years, and a license EMT for 13 years. James is also with N2Books Publishing Company.

Connect with him here-

Oct 27, 202229:54
Thornton Cline-Who's Teaching Who

Thornton Cline-Who's Teaching Who

Thornton Cline has written over 1,500 published songs, 150 recorded songs, 38 adult and children’s traditionally published books, and has been nominated multiple times for Grammy and Dove Awards. Cline has been honored with “Songwriter of the Year” twice in a row and received a platinum certification for sales of over one million album units in Europe. Cline has had his songs recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Gloria Gaynor, Rebecca Holden, Gary Puckett, Tim Murphy, Ray Peterson, Billy and Sarah Gaines, Tammy Trent, Matt Newton, Tommy Gardner, Luckie Boy, JoZie among others. Thornton Cline has had his original songs appear in TV and major films. Cline has had ten number one and three top 5 charted songs on the Billboard, Euro Indie Network Hot 100 charts, and World Indie Music Top 100 charts. In 2017, Cline was awarded first place for the Maxy Literary Award for “Children’s Book of the Year” with Mary Elizabeth Jackson. Cline’s books have charted into the top 10 Amazon charts. Cline was inducted into the Tennessee Songwriters Association International Songwriters Hall of Fame in April of 2021. This year, Cline was elected as a new board member of the Stars Foundation, an international non-profit, celebrity humanitarian aid organization designed to aid orphan children around the planet. 

You can connect with Thornton Cline at

purchase book here

Oct 07, 202229:58
Dr. Natalie Forest-Revolutionize Your Life Your Way, Unlocking the Hidden Power of Patterns

Dr. Natalie Forest-Revolutionize Your Life Your Way, Unlocking the Hidden Power of Patterns

Dr. Natalie is a Revolutionary Rule Breaker! A different kind of Bi-lingual Intuitive Transformation Mentor, Spiritual Confidence and Self-Love Coach, International Best-Selling Author & International Keynote Speaker. She is a TV host, Event Producer, and first and foremost a Humanitarian. Through her unique process “The Hidden Power of Patterns” she has enabled thousands of people to find their mission and create the life they desire. Dr. Natalie firmly believes that everyone is happy and successful with great relationships and as little stress as possible. How? On a personal, transformational journey, Natalie assists you in re-connecting with YOU and understanding your Purpose, embracing your Potential, and achieving your Dreams. Natalie uses her spiritual assets and modalities in tandem with coaching and analytical strategies to get you where you can be – as your amazing self.

You can find Dr. Natalie Forest at

Oct 07, 202231:32
Stewart Pearce- Diana The Voice of Change

Stewart Pearce- Diana The Voice of Change

Stewart Pearce is the voice of a generation. Using his gifts to help others find their authenticity, he has helped people like Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher among many. He shares his intimate life tales with the late Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana and gives us a glimpse into royal life. Stewart is a champion of women, helping to empower them to find their true voice. 

Legendary Master of Voice, Voice Alchemist & Angelic Emissary – STEWART PEARCE was the Head of Voice at the Webber Douglas Academy London from 1980-1997, helped pioneer Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for Mark Rylance between 1997-2010, and has coached luminaries such as Eddie Redmayne, Matthew Goode, Hugh Bonneville, Emilia Clarke, Margaret Thatcher, Mo Mowlem, Benazir Bhutto, Diana Princess of Wales, & Anita Roddick.

Stewart has also been an Angelic Emissary for thirty-five years and has published “Angels and the Keys to Paradise”, “The Angels of Atlantis” Book & Oracle, the “Angelic Heart Sigils Oracle”, “The Hearts Note” and “The Alchemy of Voice”, alongside several award-winning Sonic Meditation recordings. Stewart’s current publication is “DIANA THE VOICE OF CHANGE” – revelations about Diana’s life principles and the essence that ignited her radiance.

You can connect with him here-

Sep 27, 202250:18
Michele-Chynoweth- The Wise Man

Michele-Chynoweth- The Wise Man

Best-selling, award-winning author Author Michele Chynoweth shares her latest ripped from the headlines suspense thriller The Wise Man. She feels compelled to take stories from the Bible and write them in modern-day fiction thrillers. Hoping to entertain both believers and non-believers alike and maybe bring people back to the Bible. You can connect with Michele and get a copy of her books here.

Sep 18, 202232:37
Ed Davis-The Last Professional

Ed Davis-The Last Professional

Author Ed Davis shares his newest book The Last Professional. He has taken his adventurous life living on the railways all over America and Canada, hanging with the carneys, and hobos, and written an incredible adventure story. He teaches us about the Hobo code of Ethics and tells us how his travels taught him so much about our country and mankind. 

You can find out more about Ed, purchase his book, and connect with him here.

Sep 18, 202229:43
Ashley Davis Bush-Light After Loss A Spiritual Guide for Comfort, Hope, and Healing

Ashley Davis Bush-Light After Loss A Spiritual Guide for Comfort, Hope, and Healing

On this episode of Cover to Cover Mary E Jackson talks with licensed psychotherapist Ashley Davis Bush about her new book release called Light After Loss- A Spiritual Guide for Comfort, Hope, and Healing. Ashley shares with us her light shift perspectives and how we can apply them starting today in our lives for grief, loss, and everyday challenges.

Sep 14, 202225:28