My guest today spent his early childhood in northwest Vermont before moving to Rogers, Arkansas, as a youth. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a degree in Journalism and was named Outstanding Journalism Graduate. He spent several years as a newspaper reporter focusing on politics and crime reporting. He has owned and operated a communications consulting firm specializing in executive communications coaching, media training, and crisis communications counsel for over twenty years. His clients are located throughout the United States, Canada and on four continents. He and his wife Tracye live in Bryant, Arkansas, and are the parents of four adult children and seven grandchildren. In addition to writing, his hobbies include reading, running, and baseball. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Richard McKeown.