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Ransom’s Press Package: The Left Brain Speaks The Right Brain Laughs press release here… Mission below... Promo biographies below... Promo photos here... Interviews and press below.. Speeches and Presentations here… Speaking videos here... Reading videos here... Clients, testimonials,  etc here... Speech price list PDF file.. Comp book orders here...
Promo Biographies
Introduction text: Our speaker today is Ransom Stephens, a writer and physicist. Short Bio: Ransom Stephens, is a novelist, physicist, and science writer. The author of two novels published by 47North, The God Patent and The Sensory Deception, and the neuroscience book, The Left Brain Speaks, but The Right Brain Laughs (coming in 2016). Dr. Stephens is also a beer-drinking, cussing, Raider fan. 90 Word Bio: Ransom Stephens is a former physics professor and fifth-generation Californian. He spent 15 years conducting cutting-edge particle physics research and taught at the University of Texas at Arlington. He then moved into high-tech to work for a wireless web start-up. He’s now a Silicon Valley consultant, novelist, and science writer. His new book, The Left Brain Speaks but the Right Brain Laughs looks at the neuroscience of innovation and creativity in art, science, and life. His novels, The God Patent and The Sensory Deception, also draw on his scientific work. He lives in Petaluma, California. Bio for speaking engagements: Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., physicist, science writer, and novelist has written hundreds of articles on subjects ranging from neuroscience to quantum physics to parenting teenagers. His new book, The Left Brain Speaks but the Right Brain Laughs (Viva Editions, 2016), is an accurate irreverent look at neuroscience for a lay-audience with emphasis on innovation in art, science, and life. He builds his novels, The God Patent (47North, 2010) and The Sensory Deception (47North, 2013), on accurate, digestible science to investigate complex social issues like the science-religion culture war, environmentalism and technology, plutocracy and anarchy. Ransom has given thousands of speeches across the US, Europe, and Asia and has developed a reputation for making complex topics accessible and funny. Bio for literary engagements: Ransom Stephens is a physicist, technologist, and novelist. He’s written over 400 articles on subjects ranging from quantum physics to parenting teenagers and produces events for Litquake. His first novel, The God Patent, was “the first debut novel to emerge from the new paradigm of online publishing” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. His second novel, The Sensory Deception, is a mind-blowing, globe- trotting ride that will take readers from cut-throat Silicon Valley boardrooms to the pirate ships off the Somali coast to the devastated rain forests of the Amazon all to ask the question: what is a human life worth compared to that of an entire planet? His first popular science book, The Left Brain Speaks, but The Right Brain Laughs is coming out in Fall of 2016 from Viva Editions. 1. James Beach, School For Startups Radio, Jan-2017: January 11, 2017 – Jargon Kills Innovation Ransom Stephens 2. Doug Caldwell, The Central Valley Business Times, Jan-2017: AUDIO: Let the other half of your brain do the heavy lifting 3. This Week in America with Ric Bratton, KLAV, Dec-2016:  http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ransom1.mp3  4. KKNW 1150 AM Healthy YOU with Keesha Ewers, Dec-2016: http://1150kknw.com/archives/healthy-you-radio-archives/  5. Ilene Dillon, MSW, Emotional Pro, Dec-2016: You Mean I’m Not “Right Brain” or “Left Brain”? 6. Roy Richards, WebTalkRadio - Health and Wellness, Dec-2016: Inside Your Head…What It Will Take for a Midlife Break-out! 7. Sarah Westall, Business Game Changers Radio, Dec-2016:  Neuroscience: Quest to Understand the Mechanics of Innovation, Prodigies, Reality Perception, and More 8. Bert Martinez, Money for lunch, Dec-2016: Blog Talk Radio 9. The Marie Manuchehri Show, Dec-2016: http://www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/the-marie- manuchehri-show-where-energy-and-medicine-meet/episodes/december-15-2016/pop  10. Tammi Baliszewski, Empower Radio, Nov-2016: Stress and Success with Dr. Ransom Stephens 11. Dr. Charles Parker, CoreBrain Journal, Nov-2016: Creativity - Deep Brain Connections 12. Melinda Zetlin, Inc., Nov-2016: 6 Brain Hacks That Will Make You Spectacularly Innovative 13. Patricia Gale, BlogCritics, Nov-2016: Interview: Ransom Stephens, Author of ‘The Left Brain Speaks, The Right Brain Laughs’ 14. Phil Simon, Huffington Post, Nov-2016: ‘The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs’: An Interview with Ransom Stephens 15. National Association of Science Writers, Nov-2016: Ransom Stephens: The Left Brain Speaks, The Right Brain Laughs 16. Rich Quinnell, EE Times, Nov-2016: ESC Keynote Provides Six Keys to Innovation "A frog, a dog, and Richard Feynman walk into your cranium" 17. Rebecca Lawton, GoodReads, Nov-2016: Writer in Residence: Ransom Stephens 18. Santa Rosa Press-Democrat,  Petaluma Author Saturates the Senses, August 9, 2013. Here... 19. Jane Friedman’s Helping authors & Publishers flourish in the digital age, How to Increase Your Odds at Getting Lucky, Augsut 8, 2013. 20. KRCB Word-by-word with Gil Mansergh, one hour interview on The Sensory Deception, August 7, 2013. 21. TheWriteChris - On Writing, July 9, 2013, Real Science & Suspense Meeting in a Novel: An Author Interview with Ransom Stephens. 22. Interviews with Carla King, February 17, 2013: Ransom Stephens Talks About His Path to Getting Published Ransom Stephens Explains How He Builds His Fan Base Ransom Stephens On Curation 23. Xzone Radio, Worldwide radio, October 6, 2011. Here... 24. The Infinite Consciousness Radio with Eva Herr, Sunday, September 26, 2010. 25. Writers Digest, “The power of an email network (10 years in the making),” Jane Friedman’s There are not Rules blog, August 2010. Here... 26. KOA 850 Radio, Denver, July 26, 2010. Here... 27. KZYX 90.7 Public Radio, May 17, 2010. 28. Vampire Wire May 4, 2010, Marta Costa. Here... 29. Xzone Radio, Worldwide radio, April 9, 2010. Here... 30. North Bay Bohemian, “Local Lit,” April 7, 2010. Here... 31. Petaluma Argus-Courier, “Sampling the Written Word,” April 1, 2010. Here... 32. Marin Independent Journal, “New Monthly Series,” March 31, 2010. Here... 33. High Tech Soul Man, February 10, 2010, Bookcase Blog. 34. San Francisco Chronicle, From Texas to Eternity, January 23, 2010. Here... 35. Petaluma Argus-Courier, Moving Books to the Web, June 26, 2009. Here...
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Interviews and Press
Clarity of method, thought, and philosophy I apply the methods of physics to everything I do. My novels integrate accurate, cutting-edge science and technology. I write science articles that bring relevant up-to-date research to the interested laymen in cultural and historical as well as scientific contexts. It’s more than a metaphor Clarity of thought provides the perspective we need to approach important, complex decisions. And I’m impatient. I like novels with multi-dimensional characters and plots that move. I like speeches that have a point and get to it fast, but without taking things too seriously. I believe in the power of a well placed wisecrack. Life independent of humor is, well, it’s just not funny and if we’re not having fun, then why bother?
Ransom Stephens scientist, author, speaker
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