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Interview with Mr. James Ferraro, author of BLINDSIDED

Blindsided front final cover                                 blinded

 

Hello everyone. I want to take this time to say that we have a thrilling court case book and it’s based on a true story. This story in the book actually happened. So I hope you prepare yourself to read such an intriguing interview to say the least.  This particular case that’s written by Mr. Ferraro is one that everyone should know about and be aware of. So, I just want to thank the author for sharing this with the world. 

Furthermore, I urge you to check out the book trailer of Blindsided by simply clicking the link:
www.dropbox.com/s/wiqbmt0vu7yzst8/Blind%20Sideded%2045sec%20052317%20(ProjectBlindsided)_1.mp4?dl=0

1.    Could you tell me a little bit about yourself and how you became a successful lawyer? 

I started my law firm two years out of law school in 1985. By the late 1980’s   I was involved with asbestos litigation which is a mass tort practice.  By the     early 90’s my law firm was performing above my wildest expectations.  The     first asbestos case that I took to trial was for a friend of a business agent for        a large union.  The trial was successful and the business agent thereafter   referred hundreds of cases to my law firm.

2. Could you give a brief summary about Blindsided: One man’s fight for a child born without eyes? 

The book is about a child born without eyes due to his mother’s exposure to a very dangerous fungicide between seven and ten weeks into her pregnancy.  The exposure caused her child to be born without eyes. The case went to trial against DuPont. The trial involved testimony from thirteen different expert witnesses due to the difficulty in proving a chemical exposure case.  The science is very difficult in chemical exposure cases because ethically you cannot test chemicals on pregnant women.  The trial resulted in the first verdict worldwide against a chemical company for a birth defect.

3. Why did you take this particular case in the first place?

The plaintiff was very emotional and suffered a grave injustice.  However, I was not going to take the case due to the extreme level of difficulty.  After some limited research we found a study where the chemical was tested on pregnant rats and 43% of the rat offspring were born with no eyes or other ocular abnormalities.  Even though the deck was stacked against us, we decided we would take a shot.

4. Could you explain the purpose in writing about this case? What do you want readers to get out of it after reading it?

We are writing about the case because the law regarding the admission of science in the courtroom needs to be changed.  Currently, defendants like DuPont seek to exclude science under the guise of junk science.  In this particular case, DuPont was seeking to exclude some of the science that they submitted to the EPA to get their product licensed.  I believe a law should be written whereby a corporation or individual who submits scientific data to a governmental agency for licensing purposes is admissible in a court of law.

5.  What is your writing habit? How did you balance being a lawyer and writing this book?

I was spending a minimum of four to eight hours per setting.  It is a very difficult balance trying to practice law and writing a book of this nature at the same time.  The last year was very grueling but rewarding.

6. Did your experience with the case change you in anyway?

The case gave me a very deep insight into how the public is subject to grave injustices when it comes to pursuing a corporation like DuPont on a technical issue like science.

7.  If (or when) the book becomes a movie, would you do a cameo?

When the book becomes a movie I will consider a cameo appearance in a limited capacity as one of my adversaries.

8. Have you kept in touch with anyone from the case? If so, can you update readers about them (particularly the woman and her baby)?  

 I have had limited contact with the plaintiffs over the years as a form of respect to their privacy and to allow them to move on with their lives.  I know the family is doing well and I am very happy that we were able to make a difference in their lives.

9. Are you working on another book?  If so, could you talk a bit about it?

I have not started thinking about another book yet.  I wouldn’t rule it out.

10. What was the most surprising thing you learned writing this book?

The most surprising thing that I learned about writing a book is how many writers accept less than perfection.  I am a perfectionist and I wanted this story told clearly with absolutely no typos or blemishes.  I was surprised to see how many writers are comfortable putting out a product that is less than perfect.

11.  Have you ever considered writing legal fiction books like John Grisham?

I have not considered fiction at this point.

12. Where could one purchase Blindsided: One man’s fight for a child born without eyes?

Blindsided can be purchased at Amazon (www.amazon.com/Blindsided-Crusade-Against-Chemical-DuPont/dp/1469036002), Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble or at any major airport in the United States.

13. Last question, as a lawyer who would you defend in a trial between Batman V. Superman?  

I would probably represent Superman as Superman is pure good, unlike Batman, who has a little bit of a dark side.

I’m very pleased to inform all my readers about this nonfiction book. I also want to thank Mr. James Ferraro for answering my questions. I really hope anyone reading this interview would check out this gripping true story novel. If you want to reach Mr. James Ferraro click this link to get to his website: https://projectblindsided.com/  Thanks for stopping by to read yet another interview by an excellent author. Take care and hope to see you here again. 

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July 24, 2017 Posted by | Book, Interview, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Business Idea: Sweetgreen

source: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/41123/sweetgreens-sweet-spot

Georgetown University business majors Jonathan Neman, Nic Jammet, and Nathaniel Ru stated they couldn’t find a healthy or inexpensive place to eat near campus. So they started an eatery opening up shop in a Lilliputian M Street NW space opposite the apartment Neman shared with Ru.

However the start of Sweetgreen wasn’t smooth sailing. The tiny store didn’t have plumbing or electricity; its owner didn’t want to rent it to neophytes. But the guys, having decided to forego the investment banking jobs that many of their classmates had snagged, were determined. “I called every day for weeks,” Neman says. Opening up just ahead of the salad-and-tart-yogurt trends, they’ve since expanded to nine restaurants in three states and the District. Regularly logging 15-hour days, they plan to open eight more locations in the next year.

Family connections helped the trio raise start-up funds from investors including Joe Bastianich, the business partner of celebrity chef Mario Batali. Peter Hapstak, the architect behind Brasserie Beck and dozens of other hip D.C. restaurants, won awards for his eco-friendly design of Sweetgreen’s first store.

“Over time, this whole region and probably the whole country will know about Sweetgreen and Sweetlife,” Goldman says. It’s hard not to agree: After nine hours at the show, I realize I haven’t gone 30 seconds all day without seeing one of those two words.

“Next year, we’re going even bigger,” Neman says.

May 15, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspirational: Kelvin Doe, a self-taught 15-year-old inventor

Hey Guys I’m back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so sorry about my absence on this blog. Life has a way of detouring you. I have been busy with work, daily tasks and of course writing my novels. I’ve been posting at my other site: Novelpro.weebly.com. I haven’t really focused on this one but all that is about to change. For those that still visited my blog despite my absence, thank you very much. If i could i’ll give each and everyone of you a giant hug of appreciation. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you very much for visiting it and i hope you are spreading my site to others so that they could be inspired as well. So my first post since being back would be a prodigy from Sierra Leone. Check out the YOutube clip. Again thanks for reading this and i will make every effort to post more news on this site in the future. Take Care:)

April 18, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review on Stained by Mike Mauthor

If you all are interested in a different type of zombie ( this novel is especially for those that don’t usually read zombies book). Then Check out Stained!!!. Here is the blurb:)

A swift outbreak changed Lin Matthew’s world forever.
A mysterious new student enrolled in Beaver High.
And a popular television show brought betrayal hence endangering Lin and his friends’ life.

Stained is a different take of a zombie tale like no other.

August 29, 2012 Posted by | Art, Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Funny, Goodreads, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, novel, Sports, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | Leave a comment

Inspiratational Message: Tyler Perry

August 21, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Funny, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, Sports, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | Leave a comment

Review on House Trap by Mike Mauthor

A blog called “A Journey with Books” recently post a review of House Trap. Besides reading the actual review at that site you should also check it out in general: http://debasishray19.blogspot.in/ . Thanks again Debasish Ray Mohapatra for the post.

WARNING:- This review has a major spoiler and reveal the twist of House Trap.

About story:
The story started with a cool and chill night. Everyone was preparing themselves for the upcoming Christmas. A little boy, just 10 years old, named Nicolas was staring at the sky and imagining about those gifts he’d be going to get for this Christmas. But all of a sudden mishap happened in his house that night. Nicolas found both of his parents murdered inside the house.
After 30 years, the same scenario happened again. But this time it was about Rachel who went to Alicia’s house as a tutor and had to spend a night there which was against her decision. Alicia’s father was the inventor of house trap and a well renowned person for his invention. But that night unfortunately, Alicia’s parents were absent inside the house. Two intruders, one of them was Jay Alicia’s friend and another one was Scott entered to house for some money. They both killed Alicia and tried to kill Rachel and Alicia’s brother Nathan and little sister Amy.

But the story looked most interesting, when you will get to know that Alicia’s father was no other than Nicolas, a person who went through these incidents at his tender age and invented house trap for the safety purpose. Now his invention worked as curse for his family. As the house trap was activated no one was able to come outside of that house including murderers and innocent kids. And after finishing the story I am sure that the whole drama was with full of suspense and actions and also thrilled you.
For me: What I liked about this story was finally Rachel learnt a lesson about life, freedom and realized that family & friends are much more important than just a good college and a degree.
The story was well plotted just like sequences of picture frames and it was smooth and a well thrilled story. I enjoyed it.

Don’t forget to keep checking this blog for any further news on the sequel to House Trap titled Fiery Trap. Take care and I hope you come here again soon:) House Trap is available on amazon, barnes and noble, kobo, sony, and smashwords.

August 6, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Funny, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, Sports, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | Leave a comment

Inspirational: Homeless Teen accepted to Harvard


Read the full article at this link: http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/dawn-loggins-homeless-abandoned-teen-heads-harvard-174300575.html

June 8, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Funny, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, Sports, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | Leave a comment

Business Idea: Glassybaby


Source: http://www.glassybaby.com/news/general.aspx
Lee Rhodes was just 32 when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer, a nightmare for anyone but a particularly grim diagnosis for a mother of three small children. After a long, hard battle and many rounds of grueling chemotherapy, Rhodes not only beat cancer but came up with a dream of helping other cancer patients.

The dream began from Rhodes’ sick bed, moved to the garage of her Seattle home and has since evolved into a successful business called glassybaby.

A truly unique and inspiring enterprise, glassybaby not only employs scores of artisans in Seattle — over 50 glassblowers at last count — but also gives a big portion of its revenue to cancer-related charities, over $850,000 and counting.

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Business, Entrepreneur, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | Leave a comment

Video Review of House Trap by Mike Mauthor

Blurb of House Trap:
Rachel Evans is a sixteen year old overachiever who would take nothing less than to achieve her goal of getting into Dartmouth College. But Rachel’s life would never be the same once she stepped into the house of Alicia Hausefalle, the most popular girl in Wedds High School. Rachel was there to tutor her. She never expected to meet two strangers who were ready to end her life.

Excerpt: http://novelpro.weebly.com/house-trap.html

You can purchase house trap at: (amazon) http://www.amazon.com/House-Trap-ebook/dp/B0055Q8GD2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334360044&sr=8-1 (Smashwords):http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/58250

April 13, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Funny, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, Sports, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspirational Message: Tyler Perry on how he became successful

March 2, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Book, Book Review, Business, christian, Comedy, ebook, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Foundation, Humor, Interview, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Movie, Movies, News, Television, tumblr, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , , | 1 Comment