Authors with Verve

From a Dream to the Real Deal: One Author’s Story Covers It All

Photo Credit: Beeba Lekkas When we think of a survivor, a warrior, we can think of several men and women, but at the top of that list is always Demetra Tsavaris-Lecourezos. Demetra went from a dream to write kids' books, to a published author of several books, to a cancer survivor, and to an in-demand public speaker in what seems to be like a blink of an eye. But it wasn't just a blink; it was incredibly hard work. Today, she wraps [...]

When You Think It’s Baseball, But It’s Love

John Nuckel, contributing writer, 02/14/2018 We welcome Manhattan author John Nuckel as our latest contributing writer with his endearing love story ** flash non-fiction ** that just happens to involve baseball. John is a former Wall Street insider and current financial adviser, who writes white-collar crime fiction. But he also writes some beautiful, endearing short pieces, which reveal another side to the depths of his heart and mind. Enjoy his super-short story, Game Six, this Valentine’s Day, and every day. [...]

Manhattan Author John Nuckel Joins thewordverve to Publish White-Collar Crime Thrillers

Don’t Give Up Your Daydream. We stole that line from Manhattan resident John Nuckel, former Wall Street-er and current financial adviser, podcast host, and author of several titles in the “white-collar crime” genre, as well as some short stories. The idea of “don’t give up your daydream” really hits home with us. That is just one of many reasons we knew John would be a good fit for thewordverve, and we are honored he accepted our invitation to represent him [...]

Authors with Verve: Featuring Linda Yacovetti Arvanitis

“Who can turn the world on with her smile?” Linda Yacovetti Arvanitis, that’s who! She’s a successful realtor in Florida, has major potential as a stand-up comic, and is a published author of Buck the Dog Tails . . . er, Tales, told from her adopted pet’s perspective. She released the first book in the series last fall (Buck’s New Home) and is getting ready to thrill her fans—I mean, Buck's fans—again with a new ditty in the ensuing months. More [...]

Authors with Verve: Featuring Phil Emmert

Author Phil Emmert is indeed a preacher, teacher, and people reacher. His world revolves around the sharing of stories that are relatable and inspiring, and now he’s writing them too. He’s published four books in recent years and, at the age of 80, has more in the works. Lauded by his family and friends as an endearing storyteller, in addition to being a stellar preacher of the Word of God, he admits he has many stories in his heart. This [...]