Laura Banks is a writer, actor, and comic who made her debut in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and then went on to star in three films for Roger Corman. She continued to become an accomplished stand-up comic and improvisor with Whoopi Goldberg and was a regular at the famed Improvisation and Comedy Cellar in New York City. Banks is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with over 250,000 books sold.
Book of the Day 12/8/22
There are some books that make us stop and count our blessings – as life can change in an instant. The Long Way Home reminds us of this reality. The book shows how a routine bike ride home from work can turn an entire family’s life upside down. But, amidst the adversity and pain, hope is never lost. You’ll be blown away by Shauna Joas’ memoir and her resilience despite facing the most frightening circumstances.
Book of the Day 10/5/22
This new release on Bookshop is an absolute must-read. Written by USA Today bestselling author Laura Banks, her riveting memoir shares a deep dive into her taste of fame while piloting the Reliant in Star Trek II.
Book of the Day 9/26/22
Going Off Script is one of the best selling titles on Bookshop right now, and for good reason. This magnificent memoir presents an unforgettable story about resilience and faith. The book shares Ruth Doeschner’s life story – from her challenging upbringing in Ghana to her life in the United States of America. A story filled with adversity, hardships, and success; the book is certain to motivate readers to overcome the odds in their own lives.
Featured Author September – Lee Marie Klose
Lee Klose was born in California and now lives in Arizona. Her book, Late for the Buss: An Adoption Story explores the confusion she felt as a child and the challenges she faced as an adult seeking biological information on her family of origin. After a lifetime of searching, she discovered that she is the eldest daughter of Dr. Gerald Buss, the legendary owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. With six younger siblings who knew nothing about her and the realization that she has no legal claim to the family wealth, Lee continued to write and eventually met her siblings and most importantly, her mother, JoAnn just before she passed away on January 21, 2022. In this interview, I sit down with Lee to discuss her story and what it is like to be Unknown Buss.
Book of the Day 8/31/22
Our Book of the Day is a breathtaking true story of love, loss, betrayal, fear, and hope. Finding Nicole shares the powerful true story of Nicole Beverly’s determination to survive despite her ex-husband’s attempts to hire inmates to kill her from prison. The book is now licensed to become a movie that is set to be released in 2023.
Book of the Day 7/19/22
This Book of the Day is life-changing. Unashamed is the engrossing story of Aziza Kibibi's life surviving years of sexual abuse from her father, Aswad Ayinde.