Rich Amooi

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In This Episode:

  • Being a Wedding DJ, Bridezillas, and a Frustrating Situation Rich Dealt With
  • Why Rich Decided To Use His Real Name Instead of a Woman’s Name
  • How a Woman’s Remark Started his Book “Mr. Crotchety”
  • Being Single For Thirteen Years, Then Marrying the Love of His Life
  • The Importance of Planning and Positivity


“In fact, one of the pieces of advice I got, before I even published my first book, was don’t use your male name because women won’t buy romance from a man.”

“I was happy to lose all of that money just to have them out of my life and not have to think about them anymore.”

“I’m very very happily married to the love of my life, but that actually followed a period where I was single for 13 years.”

“We’re all set in our ways in many regards and sometimes it’s tough to break through that crust in your brain to get to the goodness on the inside that lets you relax.”

“When you’re writing with humor and the world around you is crumbling with negativity and you need to write comedy, it is not easy.” ~

“Had to adjust the hook, because he says “in fact” super close to the rest of his sentence “one of the pieces…”

Guest’s Bio:

Rich Amooi is a Taleflick Discovery Winner, Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Recipient, Holt Medallion Finalist, and the Amazon Bestselling author of 16 romantic comedies, including It’s Not PMS, It’s You, Dying to Meet You, There’s Something About a Cowboy, and Madam Love, Actually.

A former radio personality and wedding DJ, Rich now writes romantic comedies full-time in San Diego, California, and is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Dave Steele

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 “You wanted to post me on top of a billboard in subzero weather with nothing but a t-shirt and spandex for a fundraiser, I’ll do that. It was a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude to make it.” – @Steeleimaging

“It was just come and go as you want at the radio station, there were no security measures or locks.” – @Steeleimaging

“They hired me, but not because my demo was great because it sucked. – @Steeleimaging

“I listen to the radio these days and I hear people try and do skits or bits about material that is so inconsequential and then they laugh at their own joke, that drives me nuts.” – @Steeleimaging

“Think about your talent price tag as the bull’s-eye at the shooting range.” – @Steeleimaging

“He sounds like he’d be like seventeen feet tall, five hundred and fifty-five pounds, and could squish you with his pinky.” – @Steeleimaging

“You don’t get to be rich and make a lot of money by imitating somebody else.” – @Steeleimaging

“You want to make the customer happy, you do, but there has to be a time when you also have to know when to cut and run.” – @Steeleimaging

“Not only do I have to pay attention to two and three-letter words, which is hard enough because I’m a redneck, right? Now I have to pay attention to a single letter that I’ve been screwing up for most of my life.” – @Steeleimaging

Guest’s Bio:

He grew up in Colorado and got into the radio industry in 1985. He managed to run through Radio in many states and then progressed to voiceovers.

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Sal Pizarro

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“I got her recently deceased husband’s name wrong, I put the wrong first name.”- @spizarro

“When you’re doing interviews with some of the biggest names in country music, at some point you get a confidence in what you’re doing, and that allows you to be a lot freer.”- @spizarro

“We just sort of put it out there and you don’t always know if it’s connecting with people.”- @spizarro

“I’ve got one of the best jobs you can have, they’re not gonna make my job anymore.”- @spizarro

“I thought ‘Goldfinger’ was boring.”- @spizarro

“By the end of that movie, both those kids were huddled up next to their mother.”- @spizarro

“I think if you explain the movie making in horror movies to kids, they can remove themselves from it a little.”- @spizarro

“They spent less money on Timothy Dalton’s last movie ‘Licence to Kill’ in ‘89 than they spent on ‘Moonraker’ 10 years earlier.”- @spizarro

Guest’s Bio:

Sal Pizarro has been the Around Town columnist for the San Jose Mercury News since 2005. His column covers the interesting people, places, and events in Silicon Valley. An avid James Bond fan, comic book collector, and occasional homebrewer, Sal lives in San Jose with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

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