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ImaginePublicity on Air: SURVIVAL with Vinnie Curto & Dennis Griffin

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The world of boxing is all about the sometimes brutal fights between men, and some women, who are highly trained athletes. But, let’s think for a moment about the business of boxing, the motivation to get in the ring, and take a look at the story behind the athlete.

SURVIVAL: A Man’s Hard Journey To World Boxing Champion

To escape his living hell at home, at  sixteen Vinnie Curto lied about his age and joined the Navy. Although the falsification of his age was later discovered and he was discharged, while serving he joined the boxing team and made many contacts that would benefit his career in the future. Vinnie’s decision to join the Navy not only altered his life, it may very well have saved it. After his stint in the military Vinnie joined the Olympic boxing team, where he made several more valuable contacts, including the legendary trainer Angelo Dundee.

The true story written by Vinnie Curto and Dennis N. Griffin explores the complex facets of Vinnie’s childhood of unspeakable abuse, his journey to becoming a World Boxing Champion and those he connected with along the way.

From Sinatra to Stallone, trained by legendary Angelo Dundee and Muhammed Ali, Curto leaves a trail of fights, both in the ring and out, to get to the top.

Currently, his message is to children who may be experiencing any form of abuse to get out, tell everyone until someone is willing to help them. Vinnie Curto is heavily involved in the The WorldWide Organization to Aid Youth Through Sports which gets kids into positive experiences and off the streets.

For more information about Vinnie refer to his website: TheRealVinnieCurto.Com

Purchase your copy of SURVIVAL from the publisher’s website WildBlue Press, Amazon, or ask for it at your local book store.

Other books written by Dennis N. Griffin can be found on his website: DennisNGriffin.Biz

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ImaginePublicity on Air: WRONG NUMBERS with Glen Meek & Dennis Griffin

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WRONG NUMBERS: A Gripping True Story Of Call Girls, Hackers, And The Mob In Las Vegas

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Back in the 90’s the Las Vegas call girl scene was much different than it is today. Most services were heavily advertised in telephone books and other traditional advertising forms, and controlled by the owners of the “entertainment” services. The main means of communication and setting up “dates” was by telephone.

Somebody in Las Vegas found a way to secretly divert phone calls meant for one escort service and redirect them to a rival service. No one knew who was skimming off these phone calls, but certain businesses seemed to be expanding while others were losing calls.

Wrong Numbers book coverA plan was put into place by those familiar with organized crime factions to find the hacker and put him under control of a well-known Mafia family. Eventually the FBI and federal agents became involved in the race to find out what they were up to using technology that by today’s standards would seem archaic.

Glen Meek was an investigative reporter at the time and along with true crime author, Dennis Griffin, relates the stories of some of the involved characters from actual computer hackers, to call service operators, and mobsters like Vinnie “Aspirins” Congiusti.

Purchase your copy of WRONG NUMBERS at WildBlue Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or ask for it at your local book store.

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ImaginePublicity on Air: MOTHERS & MURDERERS with Kathrine Ellison

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In MOTHERS & MURDERERS, Katherine Ellison turns the tables on true crime! Not only does she tell the compelling story of a murder trial she covered for the local San Jose, CA paper, she also weaves the story into a memoir delving deep into her own family dynamic.

The book that took her 30 years to complete intertwines with her life experiences and following her childhood dream of becoming a journalist and foreign correspondent. She had to pay her dues, to the tune of an $11 million libel suit which almost crushed her budding career.

Mothers-Murders-7-22-2019-300x480The women within the threads of MOTHERS & MURDERERS are typical 1980’s upper middle class with a twist. Rejecting the previous decade of the feminist movement, they now focus on family, or the perceived notion of perfection; 2.3 children, successful husband, beautiful home, and status.

Katherine Ellison not only reports the details of a boisterous murder-for-hire trial, featuring an outrageous cast, but also gives readers a study in personality disorders, those of her characters, and the realization of her own.

True crime + memoir works seamlessly in MOTHERS & MURDERERS and Katherine Ellison brings readers of true crime a winning combination!

For updates, appearances, and information please refer to Katherine’s website KatherineEllison.Com

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ImaginePublicity on Air: Ori Spado, THE ACCIDENTAL GANGSTER

ImaginePublicity on Air with Ori Spado

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As a young man growing up in upstate New York, Orlando Spado never dreamed of being anything less than a successful businessman. And, he fulfilled those dreams by becoming one of the top insurance agents in the country, creating a niche in the industry that is still being used today. All that changed and Ori and his business was shut down and he was under investigation.

In THE ACCIDENTAL GANGSTER, Spado recounts experiences from his humble beginnings to becoming known as “The Mob Boss of Hollywood,” a term he says he never proclaimed to be.

The-Accidental-Gangster-1-300x480Readers will delight in the colorful stories Ori Spado weaves through this book, and during his ImaginePublicity on Air interview you will learn how great a storyteller he is. Included are his relationships and marriages, as well as his long-term friendships with top members of the Mafia on both East and West coasts.

Ori Spado documents his days as a “fixer” for Hollywood celebrities, his style of negotiation without being armed, and his fateful fall.  He had several pivotal moments in his life and the opportunity to choose his path each time. Through it all, he has proven to be his own man.

THE ACCIDENTAL GANGSTER is published by WildBlue Press where you can order your personal copy. It’s also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers.

To learn more about Ori Spado refer to his website TheAccidentalGangster.Com

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ImaginePublicity on Air with Bazzel Baz

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He has a way of helping people to breakthrough and stretch to new levels of greatness.  He’s Bazzel Baz, aka “Baz”, President of the Association for the Recovery of Children (ARC), Patron Saint of Missing Children and life coach.

Baz’s favorite quote from his father “it isn’t what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you that counts” helps fuel his fire as he works with his clients to move to extraordinary performance and motivation.  Baz’s favorite quote from his mother “keep God first” is the source from which the fuel is derived.

Throughout his corporate career he has been known for his creative, spirited, high energy and purposeful approach to developing relationships, talent and solutions.  His layer-peeling approach to life in parable form is enlightening.  He gives so much of himself to help others to be their very best, to do their very best and return the favor.

As the recipient of the Intelligence Commendation Medal and numerous Exceptional Performance Awards, Baz is able to draw from his ten-years supporting the CIA as an undercover operative in field intelligence collection operations throughout the Far East, Middle East, Northern Europe, Central America, South America, the Mediterranean and Africa.  These experiences as a Paramilitary Officer in developing and recommending policy, operational doctrine, hostage rescue involvement, as well as methods and techniques for use in clandestine activities place him head and shoulders above speakers who are not battle tested.  He currently contracts as a “life guarantor” for people entering high threat environments.

Baz is a Citadel Graduate, former U.S.  Marine counter-terrorism Officer, CIA Intelligence Special Operations Group Paramilitary Case Officer, Film and Television Writer/Producer and founder of the Association for the Recovery of Children (ARC) www.recoveryofchildren.org, humbly acknowledging a 100% successful child rescue rate.  In 1993 Baz founded the Association for the Recovery of Children [ARC], a non-profit organization comprised of former and active intelligence, military, and law enforcement personnel dedicated to the recovery of missing and exploited American children, in foreign and domestic locations.  In 2019, on invitation of the White House and DOJ, Baz introduced ARC’s legislative initiative involving severe penalties for those who sexually exploit any child under the age of 18 in the U.S.

He is also the OCONUS Director of Programing for Due North Quest…created out of a critical need for summer programs to support young men returning from boarding schools or struggling to find clear next steps toward their future goals.  It offers a great transition and provides a rite of passage into manhood.

Baz’s twenty-year journey as a motivational speaker (PremierSpeakersBureau.com) finds its roots in the experiences acquired from an international circuit of guerrilla leaders like former UNITA President Jonas Savimbi of Angola, Afghan Rebels, Ministers of Defense, former Ambassadors/Heads of State and thousands of freedom fighters, often under the demands to provide motivational insight and guidance.  On the home front, his influence and intriguing reputation has catapulted his career as a welcomed spokesperson among Corporate Leaders, Law Enforcement Organizations, Public Television, Churches, Educational Institutes as well as smaller groups.  His ability to scale both ends of the spectrum, no audience too big…no audience too small, is a reflection of the seasoned veteran he is, high in demand and admired for his “speak truthfully” approach on a variety of issues, many of which are often sensationalized or distorted by the media.

Baz is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild, passing another milestone in 2002 as he and Edgar Strubble (composer for Country Western Singer, Kenny Rogers) finished “March On By”, a patriotic song produced by Peter Panic Music of Burbank California, as a salute to the men and women of the U.S.  Armed Forces and Civilian Rescue Operations.

Like his fellow Citadel graduate Pat Conroy (bestselling author of works including The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini), Baz has learned to develop partnerships with experienced television and film makers to send his message of good-will leadership and motivation that moves the masses to take responsibility and make a difference in this world. 

Baz has been able to draw from his CIA and military experiences in order to launch a successful acting career as well as create movie and television material that is unique and original.  He is well known in the industry as the “go-to-guy” for technical and creative consulting on and off the set for Directors, Producers and Actors as well as hours of on camera time for a plethora of shows.  He is best known in recent years in his co-star role on NBC television’s “The Blacklist” for four seasons as the commander of Raymond Reddington’s paramilitary group.  He currently has a number of feature film and television projects on the table for development.

As a Life Coach (LifeCoachBaz.com) Baz travels nationally and internationally to provide breakthroughs to awesome performance with an uncanny ability to bring simple solutions to complicated scenarios.  His self-help books and the unique and very successful trauma clearing protocol has received outstanding reviews with a perpetual demand from those in need of his help. 

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