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CERTAIN CURE is a medical religious thriller that asks the question, “If man is on an eternal quest for immortality, when he finds it, does the search for God become irrelevant?” It’s about a woman dying of cancer, her television talk show host daughter and her grandson who is having visions. Certain Cure combines corporate greed and modern medical science into an “end days” thriller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Valoppi

 

Jennifer Valoppi is a multi-Emmy Award winning journalist who has beenImage recognizedfour times on the floor of the United States Congress and is a 2006 recipient of Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Points of Light Award, the highest honor in the state.

Her reputation as an influential community leader has made her not only an expert in media relations but a sought after public speaker and consultant, with a personal network that runs the gamut from the Dalai Lama to the late Frank Sinatra. She just completed her first novel, Certain cure. As a veteran news anchor in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, Jennifer has covered almost every major news event of the past 25 years and has hosted numerous network, nationally syndicated and cable programs as well as consulting on and appearing in films.

As Founder and President of the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program, from 1997 to present, Jennifer directs the mentoring of thousands of at-risk young women in South Florida public high schools and has helped provide them with over 1.5 million dollars worth of college scholarships, in the only program of its kind in the country.

From 1994 to 2005, Jennifer was a lead anchor at NBC 6 WTVJ in Miami, managing coverage of multiple hurricanes, the infamous 2000 Presidential Election, the Elian Gonzalez Controversy, the Versace Murder, Olympics and California's Northridge earthquake (Jennifer's first day on the air at WTVJ), reporting live from the devastated areas. Concerned about declining standards of ethics, she also took a leading role in driving the station's commitment to fair, accurate and balanced journalism.

She has consulted on film projects, including Up Close & Personal (1996), with Michele Pfeiffer and Robert Redford, in which she also had a small part and her strong, working knowledge of the legal system as made covering court cases one of her specialties. As a news anchor at New York’s superstation WWOR-TV for 7 years, she led the station’s coverage of the Gulf War and the Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, along with numerous news programs and specials.

Jennifer created, hosted and produced two of WWOR’s most successful entertainment specials – “Money, Power and Influence, I and II," nominated for "Best New Syndicated Program," and won two New York Emmy Awards for "Best On-Air Talent" and "Best Entertainment Special."

She conducted hundreds of celebrity interviews for the NBC network show "One on One" with John Tesh, hosted NBC Sports Specials, ABC's "New York Street Stories," numerous shows for CNBC, including "Real Personal," and the nationally syndicated "The Kennedy Assassinations," along with Robert Conrad. Her shows, the "Flavors of Italy" and the "Wines of Italy," remain in international syndication and were some of the longest running and most successful shows on the Travel Channel.

In addition, she hosted WWOR-TV's "News Nine In-Depth," guest-hosted "Nine Broadcast Plaza" with Matt Lauer, made appearances on "Everyday with Joan Lunden" and "The Dr. Ruth Show" and was a celebrity panelist on the remake of "To Tell the Truth."

Jennifer began her career as a weathercaster and science editor for WEYI, the CBS affiliate in Flint, Michigan, in 1981 and was immediately named "Best Weathercaster".

In addition to an honorary Ph.D., Jennifer, a Detroit native, studied in a Doctoral Program for Media Ecology at NY University and was to attend Law School at Wayne State University when she got into television. Jennifer graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Oakland University in Michigan.

Visit Jennifer online at http://www.certaincure.com

 

 



Books-and-Authors.net: Where did you grow up and was reading and writing a part of your life? Who were your earliest influences and why?

Jennifer Valoppi: I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and spent a great deal of time as a 9 or 10 year old child writing scary, short stories inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling.

 



Books-and-Authors.net: Why do you write?

Jennifer Valoppi: To get the concepts I find so intriguing out of my head.



Books-and-Authors.net: Briefly discuss your new book CERTAIN CURE. What is the 'Certain Cure' that possibly can save the life of Claire Cummings?

Jennifer Valoppi:  CERTAIN CURE is a medical religious thriller that asks the question, “If man is on an eternal quest for immortality, when he finds it, does the search for God become irrelevant?” It’s about a woman dying of cancer, her television talk show host daughter and her grandson who is having visions. Certain Cure combines corporate greed and modern medical science into an “end days” thriller where ancient Judeo-Christian prophecies intersect with modern quantum physics and nanotechnology (the cure), as the characters move through Manhattan - a world filled with signs and symbols, all warnings hidden in plain sight that must be deciphered and interpreted.

 

 

Books-and-Authors.net: If Hollywood called and asked you to cast CERTAIN CURE who would you choose as your leads and why?

Jennifer Valoppi: Johnny Depp would be an AMAZING Dr. Smith Viviee. He plays the perfect combination of irresistibly attractive evil.

Robert Morgan was originally a combination of Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman in my mind but grew into a somewhat older Matt Damon as the character developed. He is a combination of rugged, boyish good looks, fragility and strength.

Claire, Helene and Justin Cummings I have never seen as actual known actors – though Michelle Pfeiffer would be an excellent Helene.

 

 

Books-and-Authors.net: What was the last book you read?

Jennifer Valoppi: I just finished Mind-Reach by Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff.  It’s a somewhat obscure book by scientists researching psychic abilities in the 1970’s. 

 

 

Books-and-Authors.net: Do you have any hobbies? What are they? How do they enhance your writing?

Jennifer Valoppi: Skiing, painting, yoga and researching conspiracy theories. As far as the latter goes, I am always intrigued by the unusual and obscure and it is an enormous amount of fun to learn and write about.


 

 

 

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