Learn more about author Donna Mebane – her perspectives and experiences – from any of her professional interviews described below.
In the world of live interviews, Cyrus Webb is natural. In his “ConversationsLIVE” web-radio broadcast (August 2015), he engages Donna on aspects of Tomorrow Comes in ways that clearly indicate a close read of the book, using targeted questions to bring the content to life for the listening audience. He adeptly makes the distinction between the book itself and the role that writing the book had in the actual grieving process. Enjoy easy give and take as Cyrus and Donna explore the dimensions of the award-winning “Emma story” and how it has all played out for Emma and her family in this upbeat and wide-ranging 25-minute interview.
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From the time that Tomorrow Comes was first published, Donna has referred to the book as a work of “reality fiction,” explaining that the fictional part refers to her daughter Emma’s experiences in AFTER, since nobody can really know what happens when you die. Or can you know? True to their reputation, Paul & Ben Eno – in their Boston-based, globally-heralded weekly AM1240/Web-radio show, Behind the Paranormal – turned things upside-down in an hour-long interview with Donna in July 2015. This world-renowned father & son duo focused on the REALITY aspects of the AFTERLIFE as Donna characterized it in her award-winning novel. In so doing, they explored uncharted aspects of Tomorrow Comes, of Donna’s own spirituality, and of the surviving family’s contact with “alternative energy forms.” Tune in to this show, and … who knows … maybe you’ll tune in next week, too. It’s spooky how much these gentlemen know what they’re talking about.
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Anchor Kevin Cook, assisted by co-host Heidi Hollis, takes his web-radio audience into the realm of the paranormal each week on The Kevin Cook Show, with a great deal of insight, energy, and good humor. Donna’s interview in July 2015 felt a lot like an animated conversation among friends about Tomorrow Comes and how it answers the question, What happens when you die? Kevin and Heidi both have eyebrow-raising backgrounds and experiences, and they fostered a wonderfully engaging exchange about the world of AFTER that Donna created to sustain her daughter, Emma, after she passed away.
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In late June 2015, Donna was invited by host Vincent T. Edwards to share her perspectives on What Matters Most to You – his weekly radio show that “educates, stimulates, and rejuvenates the mind,” scheduled for webcast on WTAL 1450AM Talk Radio every Friday at noon (eastern). The complementary stories that they shared in this half-hour discussion were heartwarming – Donna from her experiences with loss of a child (and writing a book about it) and Vincent from his perspective as a preacher, thought leader, and a man of deep Christian faith. They found lots of fertile common ground – in love and joy and family, in remembering, and in working through tough human challenges that we all face at some time in our lives. (As you listen to this wonderfully engaging conversation, you may note a couple of gaps, which were part of the original webcast.)
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Donna joined Tim Hallenback for almost an hour on The Rec Room Show (Talk Radio X) in April 2015. Tim’s genuine interest in the backstory to Donna’s book, Tomorrow Comes, took the conversation to some important stops along the path of learning how to live with loss. His comfortable and engaging style complemented Donna’s infectiously upbeat perspectives, and together they created an engaging and thought-provoking exchange.
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In April 2015, Mark Cope invited Donna to accompany him on his “Going Home” program (heard weekdays from 5-6pm on KXYL News Talk Radio 102.3 in Brownwood, Texas) and an info-packed 15-minute interview emerged. Mark’s sensitive and artful questioning brought out some important insights, including this from Donna: “There are worse things about every way that you lose a child …” On the interview, Donna said, “This one is my shortest (only 15 minutes), but I think you’ll agree Mark did a great job of asking all the right questions.”
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In February 2015, January Jones asked Donna to be a guest on her Sharing Success Stories interview program on iHeart Radio, and they quickly found many things in common as they discussed dimensions of grief and the impact of loss. Their discussion is as engaging as it is encouraging. January Jones is the author of Thou Shalt Not Whine and is a popular motivational webcaster. Donna said of January, “She is Emma-zing. We bonded instantly – we had so much in common she called us ‘twin sisters separated at birth.’ In this interview, you’ll feel like you’re joining two girlfriends who have so much to say about life, death, joy and love.
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In January 2015, as a brutal winter storm approached New York, radio host Chamein Canton invited Donna to her show – Who You Callin’ Old? – to address the topic of How to Balance Mourning and Living. Their relaxed, free-flowing conversation focuses on some very important aspects of loss and grief and the need to put things in the right perspective. Ms. Canton’s weekly show is webcast on BloggerNewsRadio and is targeted to the New York metropolitan area. After the interview, Donna wrote, “What a treat it was to go inside the Chamein Canton’s web-radio world of Who You Callin’ Old? and come out on the other side with a new friend.”
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Pamela “Jewels” Bates is the host of Pamela’s Place on WDNG in Anniston, Alabama. Pamela invited Donna to her show on Monday, December 15, to discuss Tomorrow Comes, Emma, and a host of related topics. Pamela’s Place is a radio talk show featuring local and national guests covering a variety of topics. The show is broadcast weekly on radio station WDNG in Anniston, Alabama. Donna observes, ” This is my most most personal media interview. “
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“An Interview With Donna Mebane” by Simon Barrett of BloggerNews Network … Donna Mebane has just published her first book, Tomorrow Comes … It is an unusual book, part fact and part fiction … In 2011 Donna lost her daughter Emma at the tender age of 19 … Tomorrow Comes reflects on Emma’s short life and also suggests one version of what the afterlife might be like.
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