LIFE AFTER DEATH

New memoir inspires spouses to move beyond grief.

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After 16 years of marriage, Myra McElhaney was looking forward to a long retirement with her husband, Phil. The couple, just nearing their 50s, was making plans to travel, pursue passions and fill their newfound free time with adventures.

Those plans imploded in 2009 when McElhaney’s spouse was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died within 18 months. […]

MURDER! MAYHEM! MYSTERY!

Sisters in Crime are on the case

Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime Atlanta chapter whose members are working on their own stories as well as reading some of the newest books in the genre. Lisa Malice (far left), Anne Lovett Sullivan (center) and Louise Richardson are part of the Sisters in Crime […]

OVERCOMING THE ODDS

Book highlights survival stories and ways to get involved.

Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Jennifer Bradley Franklin

Mary Frances Bowley

Mary Frances Bowley

Stories about human trafficking may lead listeners to shrug their shoulders. After all, what can one person do to address an issue that involves unknown numbers of victims and perpetrators […]

GAINING MORE THAN MUSCLE

An easy-going entrepreneur hires a hard nosed Navy SEAL to whip him into shape.

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“If it doesn’t suck, we don’t do it.” That’s the mantra Jesse Itzler had to live by for 31 days when he hired a Navy SEAL to train him back in 2010. Now, Itzler is sharing the details of his crazy month-long experiment in his just-released book, Living With a […]

FROM STREETS TO SUITS

Local author recounts the journey from crime to criminal justice.

David Lee Windecher

David Lee Windecher

It’s a long way from the crime-riddled streets of East Los Angeles to a law firm in Buckhead. But the journey from such an inauspicious upbringing, hindered by gangs, drug deals and rough treatment from the court system, is why David Lee Windecher, 36, is today a passionate advocate […]

One man’s struggle with race

Local author joins national conversation.

“I have long felt that we underestimate the consequences of not dealing well as a society with race issues.” - Arnie Sidman

“I have long felt that we underestimate the consequences of not dealing well as a society with race issues.” – Arnie Sidman

For the better part of this year, the issue of race and the divisions it causes have […]

Prognosis: Positive living

A medical school journal provides a trove of life lessons.

“Writing had been my outlet for a long time, and it was a way for me to process the emotions of becoming a physician.” Scott Kelly

“Writing had been my outlet for a long time, and it was a way for me to process the emotions of becoming a physician.” Scott Kelly

The stress of medical […]

CEO and the city

Former Chamber leader takes corporate leadership to town.

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Sam A. Williams – THE CEO AS URBAN STATESMAN

For more than 40 years, Sam Williams compiled a stellar resume that included being a partner in the world-renowned John Portman architectural firm, leading the efforts of downtown’s Central Atlanta Progress and serving as president of the Metro Atlanta Chamber […]

Just ask for it!

Buckhead author offers tips for getting what you want.

“Especially for women, it’s important to have the courage to ask for what you want.”

“Especially for women, it’s important to have the courage to ask for what you want.” –  Molly Fletcher

If there’s something missing from your life, chances are you’ve overlooked a key pathway to getting it. Former sports agent-turned-author Molly Fletcher has seen […]

To Russia, with love

A memoir fondly recalls a first visit overseas.

Jacqueline Clay Chester

Jacqueline Clay Chester

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As long as Jacqueline Clay Chester can recall, she’s always had one foot in Georgia and the other in Brooklyn. Though she called New York home, every summer she rode Amtrak to Atlanta, where relatives met the train and drove her 120 miles south to Ellaville, the small town her […]