In today's online world of e-books and Kindles, how easy is it to write and market a book? And what do people want to read today? On todays show, Lillian S. Cauldwell, founder, "Chief Creative Officer" and CEO of Passionate World Radio, speaks to Doug about her latest book, a novel for teenagers called, The Anna Mae Mysteries. Lillians book follows the adventures of three teenagers, two of whom are African American and one is Hispanic. In this interview, Lillian explains why she chose to write about non-white characters and why multiculturalism is important in todays literary world. And how do you get your book published and read? Find out on this week's show.
In the second part of the show, Doug speaks to Brian Luff, who has written comedy shows for Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the UK, appeared on the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe over 300 times, and has worked as editor of the official BBC Comedy website. Brian is also a visiting lecturer in comedy writing at South Bank University in London and at Bournemouth University in Dorset, and his comedy podcasts with Georgina Sowerby have been downloaded over 10 million times on iTunes. Brian talks to Doug about humor, what makes people laugh, and how to introduce comedy into the workplace. Do you think you would have the courage to stand up on stage and tell some funny stories? Listen to this interview on Goldstein on Gelt to find out how other people are able to do this and if it increases their self-confidence.