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A radio personality from way back, back to the 80's, doing what he does best--live! The man of PEACE. The man with a million voices--meet Mr. Dan Hawthorne.

 As a former 650 pound man, I know what's it's like to hate yourself. I also know you must learn to embrace the beauty of life, and learn to love yourself, if you ever wish to get your life back. 

That's how my journey back to radio, love, and life began.

The more I concentrated on the good, the more motivated I became. The more I became thankful to the man upstairs, the more he gave to me. That's how it started; I simply refused to become angry and bitter. I would not let food control me or my life. Nor was I returning to that 650 pound prison. I'd lived it, I knew what it was like to give up and I wasn't going back.
Today, I like to think I'm proof that nothing is impossible. Did losing weight bring me happiness? No. Happiness allowed me to care enough to lose the weight. Its just that simple. We have to fix the inside before we can fix the outside.

 You can watch videos and read every weight loss book on the market. A trainer can tell you how to exercise, how to eat and how to live healthier, but until you come face to face with that man/woman in the mirror, have a heart to heart, none of it will matter. I can't make you be happy. I can make people laugh, help them to see the funny side to life, but its you who has to want it. You have to do the work.
I'm a new man today. I'm alive. I can breath, I can walk, I can see and smell. I wake up everyday and see the beautiful world around me. I feel love like never have before and I appreciate the life that I've been given. But most importantly, I take great joy in being able to say to you with utmost certainty: You. Can. Too. If you've lost your way, I have faith, that with a little effort and help from above, dreams can happen. I'm living proof.

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Long time Elvis fan and fabulist, Patricia Garber, weaves her knowledge of the Elvis legend into stories that connect with fan's across the globe.

“Write what you know”, I’d heard it said a million times before. And as it turns out, it was the best advice I was ever given.
I’m not a seasoned writer, nor an award winning author. But over the last few years I’ve experienced closeness with my reader’s, a personal connection that all writers pray for. They came to me, sharing their dreams and stories, not just about a man known the world over by only one name- ELVIS- but also about their own lives. Why? What had I done that I should be so blessed with a reader base so early in my career?

                                                                              My first story, Eternal Flame, is fiction or Elvis-fiction as we like to call it in the Elvis-world. I can assure you, it’s not the preferred reading material for the average Elvis fan. It’s not even a popular genre for most publishers. What sales in this niche are stories written by those that knew Elvis Presley, truth or variations of the truth is what sells books. So, why did I bother?
The Elvis world is flooded with “stories” every year. And as an Elvis fan myself; I knew it would be hard for a fiction writer to fit in. Bottom line, Elvis fans like the “real” Elvis. We don’t want a shadow of the man. We want to know what made the true man tick. But because he’s been gone for more than thirty years, new stories are hard to come by. Many biographies have been repeated, rearranged, and or reworded so many times over that one can’t help but feel skeptical when ever a new book hits the shelf. After all, nobody likes to spend $26.00 for a hard back, or more, only to discover they’ve read it all before!
With this in mind, I set out to write what “I” craved as a fan, a fantasy that felt real to me. I wrote “my” relationship with the legacy that is Elvis Presley, what my heart knew to be true. And before I knew it, Elvis fans around the world slowly joined the journey. Turns out, my story was their story.  Nobody was more surprised than me. Soon it became clear that readers were drawn to not only the characters, but to what was real inside the story. They were drawn to the struggle, and bottom line—they could relate. Inside these written words of honesty, they saw a piece of their own life. Somehow by bringing my own pain into the light, I drew closer to my audience. We created a bond.
Every writer needs a reader! After all, what’s the point in writing if nobody reads?
So if you’re a writer, no matter the level, and you’re struggling to connect with your fan base, take heart. Let me encourage you to find just one pulsating truth inside the fiction your writing. Express it honestly, even if it brings you great pain. Reader’s are waiting for stories that move them. They want to connect with you, with someone. Don’t be afraid.
And if you’re an avid reader let me just thank you for all your time and devotion. Without you, waiting to read what comes next, storyteller’s like myself would be truly lost.
“You” are the reason we write.
Thank you.
Patricia Garber

Order Eternal Flame Here
Order Dream Angel (Heaven Waits) Here



  1. Thank you and ABC 50's.
    From an old guy in North Bay, Ontario

  2. You guys are really great. I come on after you on KMBY am so I generally listen to the last hour of your show. My favorite Elvis song is "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck". Robert Courtney aka seattledoowop.