Author: AstralRoad1

Author Bryan Stevenson on Race in America and Just Mercy

I have been angry and heartbroken and very frustrated these past two days since the news of the senseless shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. To now, my previous social posts have all just been bitter knee-jerk noise, so I've abandoned them. But I think this short clip from my conversation with author, attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson...

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Bestselling Author Sarah Dessen: “I Was Sure That My Career Was Over”

It's hard to believe that hugely successful young adult author Sarah Dessen, with eleven previous bestsellers to her name, could lose confidence in her writing.But that's exactly where she found herself, grinding through a book twelve storyline she had lost faith in, staring into the abyss, absolutely convinced her writing career was finished.Where did her confidence go?In this interview with...

Nicholas Kristof�s Inspiring Path

We are a society of planners and organizers. As creative beings, we use our best assumptions to look forward to create a life and career structure; a logical path to follow that incorporates our best thinking at the time.That was the case for Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist Nicholas Kristof, the co-author of A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity...

Author Lee Child on Starting a Writing Career Later in Life

Lee Child, whose latest Jack Reacher novel, Personal, releases worldwide over the next two weeks, is emphatic about the potential for writing as a second career. �To anybody who is an aspiring writer,� Child said, �this is a great career because not only can you, but you should, start late. I think it's the ideal career to do later in...

President Bill Clinton on Giving and Changing the World

President Bill Clinton, interviewed by Astral Road Media Co-Founder Rich Fahle for Borders during President Clinton's 2007 book tour for Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.  An inspiring book with a powerful message that continues to resonate, Clinton's simple message is that as a movement, the act of giving can, quite literally, change the world. But on a more intimate...