Getting to Know Myrna Lou Goldbaum
Topic: Author Interview
Myrna Lou Goldbaum the Person
1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?
Young at heart, energetic and helpful
2. How do you think others would describe you?
Easy to spend time with, fun personality, good friend with a heart of gold
3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.
My passion is palmistry. It has been for 58 years. I write what I know about and since I live, breathe and eat it 24/7, I write about the sessions I conduct or discuss the methodology of hand reading. I participate in 28 Fairs and Trade Shows each year with a palmistry booth. I Also work for 8 Talent Agencies who send me out to corporate events as a Palmist.
4. Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them.
We lost 2 dogs this past year. Amber, our 11 year old yellow lab and Rocky a 9 year old black lab. We plan to get 2 yellow lab puppies in the spring.
5. What is your most precious memory?
I was working at a Grand Opening of a hotel on my birthday. I was instructed to go to the lobby and wait to be called to the podium. The Mayor of Denver sang Happy Birthday to me in front of 500 patrons, tv cameras and a group of my friends who came to the event to support me in my work.
6. What is your most embarrassing memory?
In college I was in a skit presented to 42 sororities and fraternities and finally in the football stadium to a huge gathering. I had a speaking part and after I was done I joined the group to dance through a routine. The field was muddy; I stepped out of my shoe, finished the routine in 1 sock and 1 shoe and then danced myself back into the shoe. The crowd roared but I was embrassed.
7. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing with your life?
8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.
Myrna Lou Goldbaum, 68, born 1939 to Robert and Sadie Blum, Dayton OH. Husband Howard Goldbaum. 1 son, Gary Edward Tremaine, age 45. Two stepsons, Elliott Goldbaum, age 21 and Nathan Goldbaum age 19. Grandchildren, Amanda Tremaine, 13 and Anderson Tremaine, 10. A life long palmist, author and fair participant, Myrna Lou Goldbaum lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed helping others.
Myrna Lou Goldbaum the writer
9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a “real” writer?
Fourth grade when we were given our first creative writing assignment I read my short story. Not a sound was heard from the class. Everyone else had disruptions and talking while they were presenting their material. The class voted my story the winner. That day I knew I could write compelling short stories.
10. What is going on with your writing these days?
I have two projects going on at present. One is ¾ completed on the palms of children and the other is being queried. I promote my three books at every event where I am a participant and sell quite a few of them.
11. What are your future goals for your writing?
I would like to have a series of 5 books. The next one is on the palms of senior citizens. I will use my palm reading sessions for this book.
12. Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
No two days are the same. I am on the computer in-between conducting in home readings, preparing for fairs or setting up parties and lectures. I write for 30 minutes or two hours at a time. I can’t spend every morning or afternoon writing because my days are all different. I read ten people a week in my home. I am working before they arrive to be prepared to read them and after they leave it may take some time before I am able to settle down and write for myself. I journal every session which takes an hour after the individual has left my home.
13. Why do you write?
I have to write. It is my expresion of the arts. I am a dramatic person and my writing reflects that flair. Something inside me compels me to write every day.
14. What writer most inspires you? Why?
I love Danielle Steel’s books. She writes a smooth story line that I can picture in my mind. I also enjoy Erma Bombeck’s writing style which is comedy.
15. How do you define your writing?
I write non-fiction using the human element. It is true to life with many characters. I write clearly and down to earth, easily understood.
16. In one sentence—what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?
Author Myrna Lou Goldbaum’s books written about the subject of palmistry were enlightening, entertaining and educational, leaving the reader wanting to know more.
Myrna Lou Goldbaum the details:
17. Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog?
My web site: 7 years over 700,000 hits, talked to people in 93 countries. www.myrnaloupalmistry.com
18. Is there a place where readers can reach you?
PO Box 19081
Boulder CO 80308
19. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?
MAY I SEE YOUR HAND? Palm Reading for Fun and Profit
SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Relationships, Love, Romance and Soul Mates
DIARY OF A PALM READER Palm Reading Sessions from 1956 to 2003
I have the stock for all three of my books
20. For new readers—what can they expect when they read your book(s)?
My books sound exactly like me when I am talking, very conversational. They are easy to digest and they are all full of juice to make the reader sit up and take notice. They are coffee table books in that a person could read a story or two, put it down and later read another.
21. Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers—what would you like them to know about you and your writing
Because I write about the human existence and my stories are true, I have had to change the individual’s names for confidentiality. There is something for everyone in each of my books. The first one, MAY I SEE YOUR HAND? is a How-To book. When I teach classes it is a requirement that every student purchase this book. SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS has two sections. The first 17 pages are of utmost importance for anyone seeking a mate. The topics discuss questions to ask, mistakes not to make this time, 15 qualities to look for in a mate and how to accidently on purpose find and bump into the ONE. The 46 love stories in section two are taken from my palm reading sessions. The first story is about Erma Bombeck. My latest book is DIARY OF A PALM READER, Palm Reading Sessions 1956 to 2003. This book of 42 palm reading sessions covers everything not love-related. It has UFO’s, a holocaust victim, kidnapping, a cancer patient, ghosts, murder, a famous tv show host and many other stories in it.
I am currently writing a palm book about children from birth to age 18. I have 35 stories written and would like to have 40 stories. Currently I am sending out queries for my last effort titled PALMS READ IN LOVE & LIGHT.
I have the experience to guide, assist, aid or encourage my clients on their path. I learned the craft of palmistry at the age of 10 and have been doing it ever since. My mother once asked me if I was tired of palm reading. My reply “How could I be bored when every hand I read contains valuable information.”
I am known by reputation world wide as the Love Psychic – the Soul Mate Specialist. Relationships are my favorite topic to tackle in a reading. The wealth of story material that I can glean from every reading is enormous in scope. Every person I come in contact with has a plethora of information that I use when I am writing. I am the story-teller who sees life from the palm.
*Seventeen Magazine Palm Reader of the Month on the internet.
*#1 Palmist in the US BY Manchester Who’sWho of Professional Women
*Woman of the Year at American Business Women’s Association
*The Colorado Independent Publishing Association First and Second place in national writing contest.
*Clear Channel Radio’s KHOW WHO WANTS TO BE A RADIO SHOW HOST? Second place. (600 applicants tried for it.)
My tv show is being showcased by an Entertainment Agent in Hollywood for syndication titled SOUL MATE CONNECTIONS. On cable in Colorado for several years, it is now off the air. To go national it has to be down for awhile then it can be picked up and sold into various markets. When it goes into syndication I will be promoting my books. I write my own scripts
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Updated: Wednesday, 5 December 2007 1:52 AM EST