Book Discussions & Reviews

Feb. 7, 2013–Author of a children’s book hot off the press, The Oh-ee-O Story–Shirley Mae Springer Staten, illustrated by Dianne Barske

Shirley Mae Springer Staten, international keynoter, singer and workshop facilitator, moves people forward beyond their limiting ideas. A born storyteller and dynamic a capella vocalist, she brings an unrivaled blend of vision, passion and sheer virtuosity to her work. From the age of five, Shirley Mae picked cotton in the fields of Georgia. Her transformation […]

June 7, 2012–White House of the North: Stories from the Alaska Governor’s Mansion–Carol Sturgulewski

Journalist and author Carol Sturgulewski will speak at the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators. Sturgulewski, oldest daughter of former Governor Murkowski, has recently published White House of the North, an account of a century’s worth of legends, history, and personalities in Alaska’s Governor’s Mansion. She interviewed governors, first ladies, and friends from every administration […]

Sept. 1, 2011, Three Cups of Tea, and the power of one–Jerene Mortenson

Jerene Mortenson tells the story of her son Greg’s book, Three Cups of Tea, and the power of one. She was an elementary school principal when her son Greg was trying to raise money for a school in Korphe, Pakistan. Her students collected $623.45 in pennies, and the Pennies for Peace program began. Thousands of […]

Sept. 2, 2010–The Fate of Nature–Charles Wohlforth

A summary of our September 2010 speaker, Charles Wohlforth By Kay Vreeland Charles Wohlforth’s subtitle for his recent book, The Fate of Nature, is “Rediscovering our Ability to Rescue the Earth” and in his talk to the APC luncheon meeting September 2, 2010, he marked out the paths toward this rescue. Chief among these is […]