Summer Reading – August 21, 2019

Join us with authors Lisa Diaz Meyer, Linda Trott Dickman, and Maryann McMahon discussing a variety of books.

Between the Covers – "Summer Reading" 08/21/19

Between the Covers – "Summer Reading" 08/21/19. Between the Covers is aired live before a studio audience on Strong Island Television from Paradise Studios, Long Island New York.

Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Lisa Diaz Meyer, author of “All Roads Shattered” – the third book of Lisa Diaz Meyer’s All Roads Collection contains two short story sagas, five multi-genre, dark fiction short stories and twelve macabre poems.

Linda Trott Dickman, author of “The Air That I Breathe” – a collection of poems that invites us to drink deeply of the ether she experiences on her journey, there, and back again. A testament to the spirit that is in the very air we breathe.

Maryann McMahon, author of “Tooty the Tenderhearted Tooth!” –  an entertaining tale of a kindhearted tooth who lives inside a dark tunnel (the mouth) with 31 of his closest friends. Throughout this animated and engaging tale, children will learn about the different parts of the tooth, how to take care of your teeth and what happens on a visit to the dentist.








Everyone Has a Story…July 31, 2019

Join us with authors  Amanda Montoni and Heather Siegel with a varied group of books this week.

Between the Covers – "Everyone Has A Story" 07/31/19

Between the Covers – "Everyone Has A Story" 07/31/19. Between the Covers is aired live before a studio audience on Strong Island Television from Paradise Studios, Long Island New York.

Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Amanda Montoni, author of “Thoughts While Singing” – reaching into the depths of her deepest emotions and finding the diamond in the rough, herself. In her most personal work yet, Montoni expresses the importance of self-love not only through words but through music, dance, her love for theatre, and even silence

Heather Siegel, author of “Out From the Underworld”Heather Siegel was six years old when her mother disappeared, sending her father into a tailspin that took Heather and her siblings down with him—from a comfortable suburban home to a barely habitable basement apartment, a dark world they soon found themselves fighting to return to from the exile of foster care, then fighting even harder to escape.










The S**t Show – June 19, 2019

We are delighted to have authors Linda Fostek (Sh*t happens: Creating Your Plan to Survive and Thrive When Faced with Life’s Personal and Natural Disasters) and Georgie-Ann Getton-McKoy (The Art of Getting Sh*t Done).

Disasters affect us all. It doesn’t matter if it’s a natural disaster that forces your family to evacuate on a moment’s notice or your home is flooded or destroyed. It could be a personal disaster like death, divorce, or health. It could even be any number of little things that go wrong in our lives on a daily basis; a flat tire, a broken pipe, or a broken light-switch that can create chaos in your life.

Getting sh*t done isn’t a science with some magic formula, it is an art. We all have limited resources and are tasked with the job of creating the rainbow of our lives.


A Look at Law Enforcement – June 12, 2019

Join us with author Dr. Alfred S. Titus, Jr., as he discusses his books, “The Personal Side of Policing” and “Forward Motion…the keys to progress and success”. “The Personal Side of Policing” is the ultimate law enforcement career guide. It is an inside look at the benefits and complexities of being in law enforcement. “Forward Motion…the keys to progress and success” is a motivational and empowering book that provides the tools to achieve your dreams and goals toward living the life that you and your family deserve.

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On-the-Air Book Launch celebration! – May 15, 2019

Join us for our first “Between the Covers” book launch celebration, with author Kieran Larkin and his new book “Messengers of God: A Survey of Old Testament Prophets”, along with guests Br. John McGrory from Chaminade High School and Elyse Hayes, librarian from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception.

Ordinary people are sometimes called to do extraordinary things – and when that call comes from God, well, “extraordinary” is raised to the highest heights! Throughout the Old Testament, God chose a number of common folk – farmers, priests, herders, even children – to deliver messages to His People. Sometimes these messages were words of encouragement, other times they were words of accusation and condemnation. But either way, His chosen messengers were often placed in awkward, difficult, and even life-threatening situations as they addressed audiences that were either apathetic or openly hostile. These pages tell their stories, ranging from the heroic to the horrific, from the inspirational to the incredulous. Yesterday’s heroes with messages for today.


Becoming Your Best Self! – May 8, 2019

Join authors Maureen Reid (Becoming Herself), Mike O’Keefe (Shot to Pieces) and Natalie Elisha (Money Momma: The Women’s Wealth Bible For The Digital Age) who explore becoming your best self—from women struggling to gain their voice in the early 20th century (Becoming Herself) to a detective on the verge of an emotional and psychological breakdown (Shot to Pieces) right up to women today gaining and retaining financial freedom (Money Momma). Tune in for a great and inspiring episode!


Books for Everyone! – April 24, 2019

Between the Covers – "Books For Everyone!" 04/24/19

Between the Covers – "Books For Everyone!" 04/24/19. Between the Covers is aired live before a studio audience on Strong Island Television from Paradise Studios, Long Island New York.

Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Join us on Between the Covers with author and librarian Debbie De Louise, along with the founder of The Book Fairies Amy Zaslansky and their new executive director Eileen Minogue. 

The Book Fairies collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.


Writing For A Cause – April 17, 2019

Between the Covers – "Writing For A Cause" 04/17/19

Between the Covers – "Writing For A Cause" 04/17/19. Between the Covers is aired live before a studio audience on Strong Island Television from Paradise Studios, Long Island New York.

Posted by Strong Island Television on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Join our best selling author Steven Taibbi along with fellow authors Joe Satriano and Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc as they share their darkest hours and how they evolved into books to help others.

About Our Authors

They’ve been cutting into Steven Taibbi since the day he was born, and they still haven’t stopped. According to the doctors, Steven should have died years ago, and several times since. Born April 26, 1953, he was cyanotic—doctor-speak for what was commonly called blue baby, meaning his heart wasn’t pumping efficiently enough to properly oxygenate his blood. As if that wasn’t enough, he was also born with three birth defects, requiring three operations. There would be more operations to come—many more. Over time, he needed not one, but two heart transplants, feeling immensely grateful while struggling with survivor’s guilt.

Inspired by her husband’s battle with Pancreatic Cancer, and the effects on her family, Lisa M. Strahs-Lorenc wanted to help others affected by this deadly disease, in addition to raising money for 2 worthwhile organizations. She and Fred shared a life together for 33 years, and raised 2 beautiful children, Sari and Ryan. Raised on Long Island, New York, she met Fred at Syracuse University where she was studying Early Childhood Education, and he was studying Architecture. He later became a defense liability attorney representing architects and engineers. Lisa works for a non-profit organization that establishes partnerships between the academic and business communities to prepare students for the 21st century with careers needed on Long Island.

Joe Satriano grew up in Brooklyn, NY under the Italian wings and watchful eyes of two wonderful parents, moved out on my own for a while, met the girl of my dreams, got married, and then started a family and new life out in the ‘burbs on Long Island in Oceanside. I have lived a charmed life and am thankful for everything that it has to offer. In Sickness and In Health: A Memoir of Love allows you, the reader, to share in my and my wife’s experiences.