Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Schedule

Beyond Sugar Shock final coverBeyond Sugar Shock, my next book, will be officially published Friday, June 1 by Hay House. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon and from my publisher, Hay House.

In honor of the publication of Beyond Sugar Shock, you can attend a number of free events (virtually, on the Web, via teleseminar or live) as part of the Book Launch.

Of course, you’ll also be able to watch or listen to interviews I give on TV or radio shows, and read many articles either from me or about Beyond Sugar Shock on various print publications, blogs or websites (such as on the Huffington Post and Heal Your Life).

Most Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch activities will take place on the official book launch day on Tuesday, June 5, but a number of other events are held the week before and that first week in June, the week from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8.

We’re presenting a number of events the next week, too.

Below, you’ll find a schedule of activities planned to date. We’re adding events and details so often that you’ll want to check back here often for updates.

But first, though, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Beyond Sugar Shock’s many amazing supporters, who are bestselling authors, admired thought leaders, or adored health or empowerment gurus. My deep gratitude goes to all wonderful 48 people–so far–who endorsed Beyond Sugar Shock and are now spreading the word about it.

Read my post here to see endorsements from the empowering, inspirational Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Brian Tracy, Dr. Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Janet Bray Atwood, John Assaraf, Dr. JJ VirginDr. Oz GarciaDr. Jonny Bowden, Dr. Dharma Singh KhalsaMark Sisson, and Debbie Phillips. You’ll also see comments from fellow sugar experts Jeff O’Connell (Sugar Nation), Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (Beat Sugar Addiction Now!), Dr. Richard J. Johnson (The Sugar Fix), Jill Escher (Farewell, Club Perma-Chub), and Kathie Dolgin (a.k.a. “High Voltage.”) And, find praise here for Beyond Sugar Shock from such remarkable Hay House authors Dr. Christiane Northrup, Colette Baron-Reid, Dr. Ken DruckDonna Gates, Lauren Mackler, and Caroline Sutherland.

I’d also like to take a moment to thank the Institute for Integrative Nutrition–which I attended from 2005 to 2006–and its pioneering founder/director Joshua Rosenthal, who was kind enough to write the foreword. You can can read endorsements here from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) grads Jared Koch, Patricia Moreno, Alex Jamieson, Stacey Morganstern and Carey Peters.

Check out what other gurus have praised my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, which offers you a fun, simple, compassionate six-week Mind-Body-Spirit adventure to easily and effortlessly release your sugar or carb addiction so you can lead a life  that’s sweeterlicious–that’s my word combining sweeter, delicious, scrumptious, luscious, and sensuous. (Yes, letting go of your sugar habit can boost your libido and improve action in the bedroom!)

Now, here’s the rapidly changing Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch schedule:

Thursday, May 24

Week 2 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PDT or 8 pm EDT.  Enroll in this private program here.

Friday, May 25

Interview on You Can Heal Your Life show with Kerri Richardson on Hay House Radio. Runs for four Fridays at 11 am PDT.

Bestseller PartyaliciabwdrawingfinalLive Event: Wed., May 30 in San Francisco: If you’re in the Bay Area, I invite you to attend the Bestseller Book Launch and Author Spotlight party. At this event, bestselling author Marci Shimoff and several others of us will be featured. Other non-fiction authors featured include: Jennifer Flaa (The Happiness Handbook), Melissa Steach (The Housing Project), Dane Rauschenberg (138,336 Feet to Pure Bliss), Zoe Sexton (FLIRTonomics), Sherry Berman and Julie Gleeson (Inside Job), Carrie Chavez Hansen (The Final Nesting Place), Peggy Harper Lee (Spoiled), and Nicole DeAvilla (The 2 Minute Yoga Solution). The event is presented by Alicia Dunams, CEO of the Bestseller in a Weekend. To join us, sign up here.

Thursday, May 31 at 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT)

Private Webinar presented by marketing strategist Joseph Varghese. At 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Sign up for the webinar here.

Monday, June 4

Jill Lane image-displayMonday, June 4 at 9:15 am PDT: Interview with Jill Lane in Dallas. Today, it’s my pleasure to be interviewed by Jill Lane, an expert in the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Jill — who is pasionate about helping pro athletes and high achievers attain max strength, quick recovery, heightened energy, sharp focus and optimal body fat for peak performance — was oversaw the meal planning and recipes, which are included in Beyond Sugar Shock. Some of her current and past clients include coaches and players from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and Cleveland Browns as well as a variety of tennis and golf pros. As I’ve discovered upon interviewing Jill, her colleagues say she is gifted at turning complicated biochemistry into simple concepts and action steps that produce success.

Monday, June 4 at 10 am PDT: My Gab with the Gurus Show focuses on vegetarianism and Meatless Monday.  For the first day of the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch Week, listeners will learn how going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, as well as reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources. My guests are a Meatless Monday representative; gourmet chef/health coach Alex Jamieson (who appeared on “Oprah” and “Super Size Me” Alex Jamiesonand is author of Living Vegan for Dummies  and The Great American Detox Diet); and Judith Kinsbury, founder of the popular blog. Both authors offer recipes, which appear in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. In honor of Book Launch Week, Gab with the Gurus listeners will have a chance to a copy of my book, access to my Sugar Freedom Now Course, and even time with me. See this:

Diane Ray 11128promoMonday, June 4 at 11 am: The dynamic host and radio show veteran Diane Ray interviews me on her popular, fun “I Can Do It Hour!” on If you haven’t listened yet to Diane’s inspiring show, you must! On this weekely show, you have a special opportunity to get entertained and educated each week by empowering, compassionate Hay House authors. In addition, you can call in and ask her guests questions. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m honored that Hay House is the publisher of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock .

First Week in June

 HealyourlifelogoMy article, “My 14 Years Without Sugar: Reflections on a Sour Life Turned Sweet,” runs on Stay tuned for the exact link.  In the article, I tell how how I made the transition from sugar addict to Sugar Freedom Coach. For those of you struggling with your addiction, you’ll learn about just how bad it got for me.

MaryOKeefeHope, Healing and WellBeing Show: Catch my interview all week with Mary Treacy O’Keefe, breast cancer survivor and co-founder and President of Well Within, a nonprofit holistic wellness resource center in St. Paul, MN. Mary’s goals are to help people reduce their levels of anxiety and foster hope, healing and spiritual growth.  Mary is also trained as a Cancer Guide and as a Mind, Body Skills facilitator by the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. Mary’s first book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, received Honorable Mention from the national Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is currently completing her next book, Meant to Be: Do Things Really Happen for a Reason?

Bestseller Book Launch: Bestselling authors, bloggers, health coaches, low-carb experts, former sugar addicts and those who were kind enough to endorse Beyond Sugar Shock will spread the word about this book to their friends and fans. Would you like to join our massive effort to help people shed pounds, become more energetic, and even boost their libido? To join our campaign, go here: Special thanks to Hasmark Services for helping to coordinate this massive effort.

Facebook Photo Campaign re BarnesAndNoble Stores: That first week in June, you’ll be able to find Beyond Sugar Shock on book tables in front of BarnesAndNoble stores nationwide. Details coming soon about the photo contest, in which you’ll be invited to submit photos of you in your local bookstore. Details coming.

Beyond Sugar Shock Blog and Article Contributions. You’ll be able to read my guest posts on a variety of health blogs, low-carb sites, and news sites. In addition, you’ll be able to hear me interviewed on low-carb podcasts. You’ll also have a chance to read reviews of the book–favorable, I hope! Return here soon for details.

Tuesday, June 5: Official Book Launch Day

TypepadTypepad Features Sugar Shock Blog & Joint Contest on Typepad and This Blog: Typepad, where I’ve been hosting my Sugar Shock Blog since June 7, 2005 (here’s my first post), will feature my blog on Everything Typepad. Not only that, but Typepad and this Sugar Shock Blog will jointly offer a contest. A winners will get one year subscription to Typepad. FYI, this goes to someone who isn’t already blogging here. (Are you listening, you savvy, strong-voiced readers?) By the way, it’s okay if you’re already re using a different provider to blog at present. In addition, one person will win both a signed copy of Beyond Sugar Shock and admission to my companion Sugar Freedom Now Course. Stay tuned for details about the contest.

Happy_people_1_by_alivepixelGet Your Free Gift When You Purchase Beyond Sugar Shock: A Life-Changing Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie: Starting today, when you purchase a copy of  Beyond Sugar Shock, you’ll be able to get your own fun, free, uplifting Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie. In case you don’t know yet, a Mind Movie is a visualization tool — it’s actually a short 3-minute video or digital vision board. It provides a picture of your perfect life by offering a combination of positive, present-tense affirmations, reinforced with powerful photos and images and your most emotionally inspiring music. In other words, Mind Movies is dedicated to helping you reach your greatest goals through the power of the Law of Attraction. We’ve created a Mind Movie for you, because many of you may be focusing more on the fact that it’s so hard (your words, not mine!) to let go of sugar. This gift will help you get in the right frame of mind. Not only that, but it will help you feel and materialize your ultimate dream life while being sugar-free. It’s simple to use, too. All you do is watch your Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie every morning and night to help manifest through the Law of Attraction everything you want to be and everything you want. Your Mind Movie will help you to take your ideas from the abstract and “wish” state into a reality in a short period of time. Stay tuned for my upcoming program, when I interview Natalie Ledwell, co-founder of Mind Movies, and when Natalie interviews me on The Inspiration Show. By the way, Mind Movies have been endorsed by personal development gurus like Bob Proctor, John Assaraf, Bob Doyle and Joe Vitale. And Mind Movies has thousands of happy, thankful customers, who have manifested their dreams into reality. Stay tuned for your special sign-up page to get your Beyond Sugar Shock Freedom Mind Movie after you purchase your copy of  Beyond Sugar Shock.

Jane-velez-mitchell-addict-nationTuesday, June 5 at 9 am PDT: Jane Velez-Mitchell — the endearing TV personality, who takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day on her HLN TV show on CNN — is my guest on today’s Gab with the Gurus. On this show, Jane—author of Addict Nation: An Intervention for America—will share her insights not only about addiction, but sugar addiction. We’ll also be joined by some special guests, who’ve endorsed or appeared in Beyond Sugar Shock. In the second part of this special show, my co-host will be renowned low-carb blogger Jimmy Moore. We’ll chat with and interview some people, whose Sweet Success Stories are featured in my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. While the show airs, listeners will be encouraged to join our Facebook Virtual Book Launch, tweetup and the show’s chat room so they can ask questions of our guests. Those listening live will have a chance to win a copy of Beyond Sugar Shock (2 copies); get complimentary admission to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course” (1 person); or win time with me (half day or full day; 1 person each) if they buy 25 or 50 books.

BTR University7951headbtru_banner_665x90_r4Tuesday, June 5 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT): Interview on the Marketing Club on BlogTalk Radio. (Connie’s Disclosure: I’m very partial to BlogTalkRadio, because that is where I host my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.) The Marketing Club is designed to help BlogTalkRadio to better market and monetize their shows. The show is geared to Gab_With_the_Gurus (2)both new and veteran hosts and it covers topics like promoting on social media, attracting advertisers & sponsors, etc. The show is held every other Tuesday for visual presentations and Q&A. You also can listen to archived audio recordings at your leisure. You can listen to the first show here.

Speaking of BlogTalkRadio, I invite listeners to check out my Gab with the Gurus Show, on which I interview experts in health, wellness, personal empowerment, sugar addiction, weight loss, fitness, entertainment, and much more. Previous guests have included Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marilu Henner, Suzanne Somers, Dr. Joe Vitale, FlyLady (who’s coming back again soon), Montel Williams, Colette Baron-Reid, and many  other experts in health, personal empowerment, Law of Attraction, entertainment, and other topics designed to help you Get a Life that Rocks™.

Lynnis_1Tuesday, June 5 at 11 am: The Wellness Journey: Lynnis Woods-Mullins, founder of PraiseWorks Health and Wellness, will interviewe me on her show, “The Wellness Journey,” which airs on You’ll get a specific link shortly. Lynnis is a holistic health coach, and she has been in the world of nutrition and fitness for 25 years. Like me, Lynnis is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.    ‘ first love and passion has always been dance. Lynnis has over 40 years’ experience in performing and teaching modern, jazz, ballet, and Praise Dance. Lynnis’s main mission is to educate women on the importance of achieving total wellness for the mind, body and spirit. PraiseWorks targets all areas of a woman’s physical, spiritual and emotional needs through coaching, holistic education and fitness.

IIN logo to useTuesday, June 5 at 12 pm PDT (3 pm EDT): Join us for a free webinar with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. It’s my honor to be interviewed for 45 minutes by health coach/webinar manager Sharon Stevens, a 2009 grad of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a 2006 graduate of the school, IIN, the world’s largest nutrition school — has played a very powerful role in my life. It’s my honor to be one of 25,000 graduates of the school. Listen to learn about what brought me to IIN, and get some tips on how to claim a powerful, sweeter life. Anyone can attend. In particular, I invite potential sutdents of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sign up for the free webinar here. (Also, stay tuned, because I’m presenting a special Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with IIN grads, who can inspire you.)

HealYourLifeTuesday, June 5 at 1 pm to 1:30pm PDT: Live chat on the Facebook page. This is your chance to quiz me about whatever you like — about agave, artificial sweeteners, whether or not sugar is addictive, about my sugar history, etc. Most importantly, you can get some quick tools — I call them Sugarfree Starter Secrets — so you can immediately begin to shed that access weight, stabilize your moods, and improve your concentration. These are tips to help you start to get out from under the grip sugar has on you until your copy of Beyond Sugar Shock arrives. By the way, I urge you to stump me! I love when I don’t have the answer, but I promise to look up anything that stumps me.

Gift_surpriseTuesday, June 5 at 5 pm (8 pm EDT):  Teleseminar with a Special Guest. Join me as I bring on one of my favorite health and wellness experts, who will tell you about an amazing way to lift yourself to a higher level. You will learn about a wonderful surprise we’ve planned for you as part of the Beyond Sugar Shock Book Launch. When you attend this program live, you’ll have a chance to win a copy of my book, Beyond Sugar Shock. You also may be able to win free admission to my upcoming Sugar Freedom Now Course, which begins July 11. Details and sign-up sheet are coming soon. Make sure to check back here for information on this Sugar Shock Blog.

Tuesday, June 5 at 6 pm PDT (9 pm EDT): I’m interviewed for a Building Strength Webinar by David Ajibade (pronounced aah-jee-bah-day), M.B, B.S., M.D., MMGT, who has trained in both general medicine and radiation oncology. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Management, is a published author, former college professor, and DrDavida speaker and educator in the fields of health and human potential. He seeks to help people understand how their minds and bodies work.

Other Events on Tuesday, June 5: Would you like me to speak to your group via webinar or teleseminar? Or do you have an idea for a radio or TV show for which you think I’d be ideal? Or what blog(s) do you think should feature Beyond Sugar Shock  or me? It would be my honor and privilege to help you, your friends, loved ones, and colleagues. Just invite me here, and let’s make it happen.

Jeff O'ConnellWednesday, June 6: Sugar Addict? Jeff O’Connell Warns Our Sugar Nation. – On my Gab with the Gurus Show, I’ll interview Jeff O’Connell, author of Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It. He’ll share how he was once the picture of health and even a health expert (writing for Men’s Health), but he was headed for Type 2 diabetes. He then went on an 18 month-long quest to improve his health through exercise and a low-carb diet. Next, Jeff — now editor-in-chief at, the Internet’s largest fitness site — will interview me about Beyond Sugar Shock. Listeners will be able to win a free copy of my book and admission for 1 to my upcoming “Sugar Freedom Now Course.”

FlyladyThursday, June 7:  FlyLady Marla Cilley Gives You Tools Galore. Today’s Gab with the Gurus Radio Show will help those living in CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome). With her homespun humor, Marla–who runs the wildly popular  FlyLady group—will give house cleaning and organizing tips to those, who feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn. On this Gab with the Gurus Show, the entertaining, generous FlyLady also will share her own sugar-reducing experience and weight loss success story, and she’ll offer valuable pointers that are part of her Sidetracked Home Executives (SHE) system. She also will share tools to help those going through a crisis.

Thursday, June 7: Week 4 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 6 pm PST (9 pm EDT). Sign up here.


Friday, June 8: Special Gab with the Gurus Radio Show to Thank Gurus who Endorsed My Book: To thank the wonderful people who’ve endorsed my book Beyond Sugar Shock, I’ll be interviewing some of them on the last day of my Book Launch Week. Stay tuned for details.

Monday, June 11: Renowned nutritionist Marion Nestle appears on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.

Tuesday, June 12: Interview on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show with Hay House author Julie Daniluk and others.

Wednesday, June 13: Interview with empowering Hay House authors on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.

Lots more info to come. Keep checking back to this to learn about other exciting things planned.

Thursday, June 14: Week 5 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.

Wednesday, June 20: Special Gab with the Gurus Show, Sugar is Toxic: Scientists Share Proof. Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, June 21: Week 6 of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PST (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.

Wednesday, June 27: Sugar is Toxic: Neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena is one in a series of gurus to discuss this topic. In this show, you’ll learn about sugar’s addictive nature.  9 am PDT. (12 pm EDT). Listen live or later.

Thursday, June 28: Bonus for Members of my Sugar Freedom Now Course. 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Sign up here.

New Sugar Freedom Now Course begins. Wed., July 11. 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT). Sign up coming.

Would you like to invite me to talk to your group either live or via teleseminar? Just invite me here.