Tracey Jackson spent twenty years as a playwright, television and screenwriter. She wrote the films Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Guru and The Other End of the Line. There are also endless scripts siting on shelves all over Hollywood with her name on them.
She has written twelve TV pilots. She created the series BABES for Fox TV. And has the distinction of writing and selling what SCRIPT Magazine sites as one of the top unproduced screenplays of the nineties.
Her first book Between a Rock and Hot Place: Why Fifty is Not the New Thirty, was optioned by Lifetime.
She also wrote and directed, starred in the controversial documentary Lucky Ducks, which can presently be seen on Amazon, Journeyman Docs and pay for view. It is also plays on television throughout Europe on a regular basis.
Tracey has been a guest on National television such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, Kathie Lee and Hoda, CNN, and endless local news shows all over the country discussing her work.
She tries to be a positive influence for women as they reach the second part of the their lives, constantly encouraging them to stay active, engaged, move forward, make changes, don’t be afraid of the unknown and believe in yourself.
Tracey is a blogger and blogs three times a week on her own site traceyjacksononline.com which has a wide following. She has blogged for Huffpo, WOWOWOW and Society for Drug Free America and Tiny Buddha and various other sites.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Recovery Advocate and presently president and Chairman of the Board of ASCAP, Paul Williams has been a fixture on the American cultural scene since the seventies. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, he has been nominated for six Oscars with one win. He has been nominated for nine Grammys and won three, six Golden Globe nominations and two wins, plus two Emmy nominations.
He has released twenty-four albums and provided songs and scores for dozens of films. The hit songs he wrote dominated the charts and became staples, including Three Dog Night’s “An Old Fashioned Love Song.” The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun,” Oscar winning “Evergreen,” from the Barbra Streisand version of A Star is Born and the iconic “Rainbow Connection,” performed by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie.
Paul made forty-eight appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and was a favorite on the late night talk show circuit for decades. He has appeared in thirty films and countless TV shows. This year he was the star of the documentary Paul Williams, Still Alive, which has been widely acclaimed as a festival favorite and critic’s darling.
While his career highlights are vast and appear to be continuous Paul remains a passionate recovery advocate. Sober now for twenty-four years, he is one of the most public faces of the recovery movement, speaking all over the world, where he shares his journey from addiction to a state of ‘functional bliss’ thanks to the recovery process. He was on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and is a graduate of UCLA’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling Program.
Paul continues to write songs, score films, work tirelessly for recovery and leads a billion-dollar performing rights organization. Recovery being his number one passion he considers writing this book the greatest opportunity of his lifetime to carry the message to the masses that recovery works for all.