Episode #14: Dete Meserve

On this episode, Lisa and Maureen chat with best-selling and award winning author, creator and producer Dete Meserve (see bio below), in anticipation of her upcoming event at JWT. They are also joined by JWT Board Member and Literary Manager Suzanna Kaplan who will be co-moderating the event with Artistic Director Ronda Spinak.  Dete’s new book, “Random Acts of Kindness” includes true and inspiring stories that convey the power of kindness to transform ourselves and others. Have a listen to hear the inside scoop on all of the incredible stories that Dete discovered in creating this book.

Sunday, June 24th, 10am-12pm at The Braid in Santa Monica

DETE MESERVE is an award-winning author who is searching for Good. Like Kate Bradley in the novels Good Sam and Perfectly Good Crime, Meserve searches for people who are doing extraordinary good for others. While most mysteries focus on finding the killer or kidnapper, Meserve’s novels focus our attention on finding the helpers, the rescuers, and the people who bring light and hope into the world with their selfless acts of kindness. When she’s not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and partner of Wind Dancer Films. Meserve lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children—and a very good cat that rules them all. Fore more info visit Dete’s Website.

SUZANNA KAPLAN was born in Mexico City and grew up speaking English at home and Spanish everywhere else. Following economic uncertainty, she moved to the US where she partnered with her best friend in a translation service and language school. They did well and being young, sold it as soon as they could and used the money to travel, eventually winding up in Israel. That trip stretched out to six years, a husband and a baby. Back in the US, Suzanna worked in Hispanic advertising and wrote for Spanish language TV. Her greatest pleasure these days is writing, producing and working with the wonderful women of JWT when not caring for the two most marvelous creatures known as grandchildren.