Excelsior Journeys with George Sirois

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Acclaimed New York Times Bestselling Horror & Fantasy Author John Skipp

For this week's episode, host & producer George Sirois sits down with acclaimed New York Times Bestselling Horror & Fantasy Author John Skipp. The two talk about John's evolution from short stories to novels, his musical collaborations with the original guitarist from Megadeth, his journey to Hollywood which resulted in the painful experience of working on A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, his latest release - the anthology "Video Palace: In Search of the Eyeless Man" - and so much more! 

Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author Tim Waggoner

This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Waggoner. They discuss how Tim discovered writing in his teens, his evolution through several short story submissions, how he moved to writing novels, his start in movie tie-in novelizations, and much more!

For more information, please go to www.timwaggoner.com.

Publish Me: The Business of Writing

On Saturday, October 3, host & producer George Sirois was invited by fellow author Dara Kalima to be part of a 5-person panel on Zoom, presented by IIPublishing, the New York Urban League Young Professionals, The Black Authors Collaborative, and Poetix University. The presentation was called Publish Me: The Business of Writing, and George was graciously allowed to present the audio in its entirety right here. 

For more information, please visit https://www.nyul.org/young-professionals and https://www.toniiinc.com/ii-publishing


Make Way for Books Representative Ethan Myerson

Host & producer George Sirois has teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Make Way for Books, which provides proven programs, services, and resources to over 30,000 young children, parents, and educators throughout southern Arizona every year. This week, he speaks with Make Way for Books representative Ethan Myerson, who gives some great detail about the organization, its progress, how you can contribute, etc. 

For more information, please go to www.makewayforbooks.org

New York Giants Superfan & Charitable Fundraiser Joe Ruback

This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Joe Ruback, one of the most visible New York Giants fans in the past twenty years, and discusses how he started the look that earned him the persona "License Plate Guy," how his fandom of the Giants began and evolved, the players he's met as a result of attending all home & away games for nearly two decades, how his connections with the team led to various highly successful charitable events (including one where he crossed enemy lines and coordinated with a Philadelphia Eagles superfan), how his annual charitable softball game began, and more! 

To contribute to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, which is dedicated to helping families tackle childhood cancer, please go to: https://tcjayfund.org/.

Voice Over Actor Neil Ross

This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with one of his personal heroes: voice over actor Neil Ross. They discuss Neil's years in radio, his transition into voice over work with commercials and industrial videos, his move into animation where he became the voice of such iconic characters as Shipwreck in G.I.Joe and Springer in Transformers: The Movie, working with Hollywood legends Warren Beatty and Robert Redford, and more!

Make sure you get your copy of Neil's book Vocal Recall by clicking HERE.

Producer's Note: All apologies to the late great Steve Gerber, who wrote the G.I.Joe two-parter "There's No Place Like Springfield." Neil and I had his name on the tip of our tongues when discussing the writing of that particular episode.

Actor and Producer Stanley Livingston

If you're a fan of classic TV, then you know the name Stanley Livingston, most well-known for playing the role of Chip, the youngest son on My Three Sons. But you may not know about his acting experience before and after, his transition into producing, his experience with Cinerama, and much more. Host and producer George Sirois sits down with Stanley, who has some amazing stories to tell.

Two-Time Emmy Nominated Actress Kathleen Gati

Host & producer George Sirois sits down with two-time Emmy nominated actress Kathleen Gati, who has been on an amazing journey over the past several decades. Kathleen shares quite a few stories about being a part of daytime and prime-time television, acting in both America and Hungary, being a part of two vastly different Emmy Awards events, and much more! For more information about Kathleen, please visit: https://abc.com/shows/general-hospital/cast/kathleen-gati

Voice Over Artist and Vocal Coach Christina Smith

To start off the next 50 episodes of Excelsior Journeys, host and producer George Sirois sits down with accomplished voice over artist and vocal coach Christina Smith. They talk about how she was inspired to go into voice over, her training, working in various media such as radio commercials, animation, and video game, and much more!

So You Think You Can Dance Competitor & Hamilton Dance Supervisor Ryan Kasprzak

For Episode 50 of the Excelsior Journeys podcast, host & producer George Sirois sits down for a fascinating chat with Ryan Kasprzak about his decades of experience in acting, dancing, choreographing, competing on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, and his latest venture as Dance Supervisor for the #AndPeggy tour of Hamilton. 

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