C.K.Gurin - Questions and Answers
the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Andrew Carnegie, "How To Win Friends And Influence People"
What's your favorite non-business book?
John Keasler, "Surrounded On Three Sides"
If money were not an issue, what would you be doing right
What words of advice would you give your younger self?
Start writing sooner.
What's the most creative thing you've ever done?
I wrote the personal ad which, within fifteen minutes of our
introduction, prompted the man I had just met to ask me to
marry him. I write VERY well. We're still happily married.
Which founders or startups do you most admire?
James Donovan Halliday a.k.a. Anorak: creator of OASIS.
What's your super power?
I can converse with Bearcats.
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Send me an email.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
The words uttered by George Burns in his droll portrayal of
God in the movie, "Oh, God!" Burns, (portraying God in temporary
human form) suggested "...try not to hurt each other. There's
been enough of that. It really gets in the way."
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
I don't simply write the story, I get to live the story as
I write it. It's the ultimate adventure.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
I recall being bored to death with Humanities in college, but
my fourth grade teacher taught me how to read with expression,
and that's one of the best lessons a teacher has ever imparted.
But my Dad stopped reading bedtime stories to me when I suggested
that he try it.
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?
Wait...I'll make a list...
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
AUTHOR / EDITOR
BOOK WRITING COACH
BOOK PUBLISHING STRATEGIST
professional editor, author of eight books and co-author of six others,
is a native Floridian. After college (Miami-Dade) she worked as a Licensed
Real Estate Broker and Appraiser of multi-million dollar residential
She has been editing and mentoring talented authors since 1996.
C.K. Gurin has been pro-bono director of the The Bedtime-Story Literacy
Project, and the award-winning children's story site, since 1996. Yahoo!
proclaimed Bedtime-Story the number one children's story site on the
web and it was featured by MSNBC, the BBC, MIT's Invention Dimension,
and earned the Readers Digest Editors Choice Award.
She moved to Europe for several years after her husband accepted a position
as Managing Director of a large Swiss holding company. They now live
in Stuart, Florida, about 45 minutes north of Palm Beach, and share
a home with three very opinionated cats.
A more detailed CV may be viewed by clicking HERE
ABOUT : R.N.Gurin, B.S. M.S. Ph.D.
(View his CV)
Gurin has been a volunteer member of the pro-bono editing team
for the Bedtime-Story Literacy Project since 1996 and The Quantum
Cat since 2016.
Dr. Gurin also provides beta reading services.
Please type BETA READER
in the subject line of your email.
Its Debut in 1996 - The Bedtime-Story Literacy Project has functioned
as a cooperative effort, giving talented authors and illustrators, both
published and unpublished, the opportunity to familiarize traditional
publishers, as well as the parents of young readers, with the quality
of their creative work.
The site was designed to
encourage literary and artistic creativity. We mentor, and provide editing
as well as encouragement, to talented authors and artists whose works
will undoubtedly influence young minds. Towards that end, we also strive
for artistic synergy. An illustrator's work imparts visual depth to
the author's tale, and the story helps to bring an illustrator's work
goal is to promote literacy, and help instill a lifetime joy of reading.
Bedtime-Story supports and
encourages a strong parent-child relationship. We select works for publication
which are judged to be entertaining, with the intent of fostering a
positive shared experience that will remain in the child's memory for
years to come.
|| Besides, we like
to read the stories ourselves...
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Bedtime-Story - Promoting Literacy
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