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“Dream Reachers” Ground Breaking Book Reveals the Secrets to Living Your Dreams

Judyth Piazza chats with Betty Dravis, Co Author of “Dream Reachers” (Click here to listen)

How Clint Eastwood, Darcy Donavan, Judyth Piazza and others did it…

VonChase Publishing Company announces the release of Dream Reachers, a book of celebrity and other interviews that Hollywood and the world has been eagerly anticipating.

Dream Reachers is a magical mix of success stories and interviews with people who have dared to stretch to reach for their dreams. From living legends to legends-in-the-making, the subjects of this book let their imaginations soar.

In this book, author Betty Dravis shares her experiences as a young journalist when screen idols, like Clint Eastwood, Jane Russell, Tanya Tucker and others walked right out of the limelight and into her life…for brief, memorable moments.

In addition to writing three other novels, Dravis is an award-winning journalist and former talk show host.

Co-author Chase Von, a celebrity interviewer and poet, has two other published books. In Dream Reachers he shares his current interviews with high achievers in the arts: actors, writers, painters, photographers, musicians, singers and dancers: Shawn Richardz, Jason Seitz, Dozie and Aberjhani, to name a few. As these achievers tell you in their own words why they keep stretching to reach their dreams, they enchant the readers with their determination, inspiring them to DREAM BIG.

With thirty-seven compelling stories and interviews, highlighted by captivating photographs, this literary work casts new light on what it takes to be a Dream Reacher. These are stories of how even disasters can turn into dreams, challenges into opportunities, with the right attitude of perseverance and determination. Whether you dream of walking the red carpet in Hollywood, taking the Big Apple by storm, having a cottage with a white picket fence––or all of those pleasures––this book will inspire you to “stretch” to make your dreams come true.

Dream Reachers can be purchased from Amazon.com, BN.com and other Internet booksellers or ordered from your local bookstore. To learn more about this book, visit the following website: http://bettydravis.com

About the book:
Dream Reachers by Chase Von and Betty Dravis
ISBN: 978-0976678786
Publisher: VonChase Publishing
Date of publish: May 29, 2009
Pages: 476
S.R.P.: $18.95

About the authors:
Betty Dravis is a sensitive writer, adept in many genres. Dream Reachers is her first nonfiction book and is a compilation of her inspiring celebrity interviews, including “living legends” Clint Eastwood, Jane Russell and Ted Kennedy, along with “legends-in-the-making” Darcy Donavan, Shawn Richardz, Jennifer McShane, Njojj, Leah DeVon, Kiara Hunter and other artists from all fields, interviewed by her gifted co-author Chase Von.

This talented woman is also the author of: 1106 Grand Boulevard, an epic romantic thriller; The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley, a young adult fantasy adventure; and Millennium Babe: The Prophecy, a supernatural mystery adventure. She also has three short stories in the anthology Just Our Best Short Stories 2005 and three best-selling Amazon Shorts.

She is a retired, award-winning California journalist and newspaper publisher who also hosted a Cable TV talk show. She was listed in two Who’s Who books, is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, an esteemed “Dame of Dialogue,” former member of Romance Writers of America, Sigma Delta Chi and San Jose Newspaper Guild.

Born in Ohio, Dravis has a large family in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, but now resides in Central California where she’s writing a sequel to The Toonies, titled The Toonies Rock New York. For more about this author, visit her website at: http://bettydravis.com
or at Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B002BLJJIU

Chase Von was born in Japan to a military family and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Willingboro, New Jersey. He is a retired United States Marine and also served in the U. S. Army as an air traffic control tower operator. He has also been a county correctional officer, a human services assistant in a mental health facility and is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, as well as OIF one and two.

Von teamed with Betty Dravis to co-author an inspiring celebrity interview book Dream Reachers. He also wrote two volumes of poetry and short stories: Pink, Blue and Green and Your Chance To Hear The Last Panther Speak. Additionally, one of his short stories is included in the 2007 American Review Literary Journal Vol. One, created by Bryant H. McGill, world-famous author, poet and consultant to the stars. Pieces of his work have also been included in Songs of Hope, a compilation by Sachel.

Von also is owner of VonChase Publishing Company, with a number of authors in his stable. One of his poetry books, written by Ed Roberts, has been submitted for a Pulitzer Prize in Verse.

Von currently resides in California with his beautiful wife and three lovely children. For more about him visit: http://www.myspace.com/chase77777 , www.thesop.org
http://www.myspace.com/dreamreachersfanclub

Contact:
Betty Dravis, 209-824-0757, bettydravis@gmail.com

Review copies available upon request

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