Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Days of our Lives Shows America how to “Live Better” with New Lifestyle Book
Days of our Lives: Better Living Releasing Sept 24th

BURBANK, Calif. -- (September 23, 2013) After over 47 years on the television sets and in the hearts of America, Days of our Lives is thrilled to announce the release of its latest book, Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier Balanced Life. Written by Greg Meng, Sr. Vice President of Corday Productions, Inc. and Co-Executive Producer of Days of our LivesBetter Living gives fans an exclusive look at how cast members stay healthy, happy and vibrant! Better Living invites readers to join their favorite stars as they share all their secrets to maintaining a well-balanced and fulfilling life.

While touring with best-selling Days of our Lives 45 Years: a Celebration in Photos, Meng noticed a common theme among many of the questions asked of cast members. From, “You never seem to age—how do you stay so young?” to “How do you keep yourself in such great shape with such a busy schedule?” it seemed quite clear that fans were not only interested in the characters they know and love, but were also eager to learn about how cast lived outside the studio. How do they stay keep grounded? How do they stay fit? How do they eat? How do they live?  One thing the entire cast had in common was their journey to find balance in their lives. This book shares their secrets on how to reach that balance.

All of the recipes, mental and physical workouts, and routines that Days stars do to maintain a well-balanced and fulfilling lifestyle are things that everyday viewers will be able to relate to, adopt, and include in their own lives.

With over 300 pages of behind-the-scenes, original, and exclusive never-before seen images of the cast, Days of our Lives Better Living reveals the many secrets to how Days actors sustain a healthy mind and body. The book features five essential lifestyle categories including: nutritionexercisestyleinspiration, and balance.

Each category features select cast members and their unique approach to achieving health and balance in accordance with their own lifestyle. Cast featured in Better Living includes: Alison Sweeney, James Scott, Deidre Hall, Kristian Alfonso, Lisa Rinna, Nadia Bjorlin, Galen Gering and many more!
Fans can look forward to discovering fashion, hair, and makeup tips and tricks, including Camila Banus’ beauty basics and Kristian Alfonso’s wardrobe staples. Cast members divulge their secrets to staying physically fit, and share personal recipes they enjoy making at home, such as Lisa Rinna’s gluten-free Brazilian Bombshell Smoothie and Alison Sweeney’s Chicken with Dried Cherries. The Day of our Lives cast share how they each find inspiration through religion, meditation, volunteering, and the arts, and their solutions to meeting the continuous challenge of balancing a demanding work schedule and family time. The book’s scheduled release date is September 24th and will be available in bookstores everywhere and online.
We look forward to sharing with fans our cast’s secrets on how they achieve balance in their lives. –Greg Meng

Press Tour & Book Signings:
New York City—9/23/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble on 5th Ave at 12pm
New Jersey—9/23/2013 Book signing at Books and Greetings (Northvale) at 6 pm
Raleigh, NC—9/23/2013 Book signing at The Regulator (Durham) at 7 pm
St. Louis—9/23/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble Des Peres at 6pm
Boston—9/25/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble Framingham at 7pm
Greenville, SC—9/25/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 7pm
Minneapolis—9/25/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at Mall of America at 6pm
Nashville—9/27/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 12pm
Birmingham—9/27/2013 Book signing at Books a Million at 6pm
Chicago—9/27/2013 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at Westfield Old Orchard (Skokie) at 7pm
Chicago—9/28/2013 Book signing at Anderson’s Bookshop at Naperville at 2pm
Los Angeles—9/27/2013 Book signing at Barnes and Noble Burbank 7 pm** 


Actress/model Melissa Biggs talks about her upcoming wedding to pro volleyball player Roger Clark and how to have your dream wedding without breaking the bank.  Melissa was on BAYWATCH for two seasons and is an international model, activist and award winning entrepreneur with her fashion line. She will soon be hosting her own lifestyle series called THE LIGHTS OF AFRICA. For 2 seasons she was on TNT’s ROLLER JAM and was on TV’s THE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT COLLECTION.


Steve Elam hails from the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. He joined the US Navy in 1976, serving as a technician specializing in antisubmarine warfare and as a member of a nuclear weapons handling team. After his Navy service, Steve served more than 25 years in various capacities for the House of Representatives and with the lobbying firm of Chiechi & Associates. Steve and his lovely wife of 31 years reside in the Seattle area.
BACKSLIDE is the first book in Elam’s “Enemies Within the Gates” series. The story launches the thrilling exploits of ex-Navy SEAL Billy Ray Jenkins in his war against a ruthless international drug cartel.
After ten years in a Texas prison for a crime he didn't commit, Billy Ray returns home to begin a new life, but is met with tragedy instead––his brother's death. With the help of a cocky FBI agent, a sexy redhead, and a mysterious government operative code-named Dolittle, Billy Ray discovers the enemies within the gates led by a sadistic killer and MUCH more...a super-form of methamphetamine, called Rapture, a drug so terrible millions more could die! Billy Ray must overcome impossible odds and defeat the deadliest threat to ever face our nation! The clock is ticking on America’s doom. Will it be too late?
BACKSLIDE is available at -- also at Amazon, B&N websites as well as Third Place Books in the Seattle area.


Dale Raoul (best known as "Maxine Fortenberry" on HBO's series, True Blood) talks about her upcoming role in the Stephen King series, Under the Dome, showing on CBS.  6/27/2013.