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Daleen Berry
Daleen Berry is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist who has written or cowritten four books. She is currently working on her fifth book. Please visit her at

Entries by Daleen Berry

Positive Thinking: The Key to Parmalee's Wild Ride

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 4:16 PM

Matt Thomas believes in the power of positive thinking. Parmalee's lead singer experienced that power firsthand after his brother, Scott, was nearly killed in a shoot-out.

Even though Scott was shot three times and only given a five-percent chance of survival, Matt said there was no...

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Brad Paisley Knows the Secret of Success

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 5:40 PM

If you're a young person who hails from West Virginia, where so many people live below the poverty level the U.S. Census Bureau ranks it sixth in the nation, having goals -- or what hit recording artist Brad Paisley calls dreams -- is crucial....

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'Country Nation World Tour' Kicks Off in Morgantown, W.Va.

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 10:56 AM

Folks in West Virginia find it easy to support Paisley because he's what we call "good people." He's someone you would trust to watch your home while you're on vacation, or take your child to the hospital in an emergency, or -- even more important, here in the Mountain State...

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When a Woman's Word Is Gold: How Women Are Redefining the Publishing World

(4) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 2:38 PM

If you're a woman, this is your time: to get your book published, if you're an aspiring author, or to find a good one to read, if you're a bookworm. Or even to set trends, if you're a publisher and you want to tell people about the great books you...

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6 Reasons Why Amazon Is Going to Rule the Book World

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 8:43 AM

(**Or, "How My E-book Rose to Number Two at Amazon Kindle, and Found Its Way Into the Hands of 33,703 People in Three Days")

I've spent the last 15 months conducting my own unofficial consumer book-buying behavior survey and here's what I've found: there are seven reasons why Amazon is...

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What I Want to Tell Jordan Powers

(22) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 4:40 PM

It's been exactly 39 days since the James Hooker story broke. Last week we learned the former Modesto, Calif., schoolteacher had an earlier -- some 14 years ago -- relationship with yet another teenager. Hooker's now in jail, and his former student and live-in lover, Jordan Powers, is...

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Titanic: Deeper Life Lessons Than 'Just' Young Love

(9) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 5:48 PM

It's back, and this time it's in 3D. Titanic hit the big screen today after 17 years, or nearly two decades. In that time, all four of my children have left the nest while I've earned a college degree and my private pilot's license, started my own company, published my...

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Understanding the Power in Jordan Powers' 'Relationship'

(39) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 6:06 PM

If just one of the students who knew about 41-year-old James Hooker's relationship with a female student had come forward, the couple would not be living together now.

Hooker is the disgraced teacher who's making the rounds on all the morning news shows with his lover, claiming he's...

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