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Balancing Creativity and Work with Devin Scillian

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Balancing Creativity and Work with Devin Scillian

What does an American Journalist, award winning author of 15 childrens books, a musician and one of Ellen Degeneres' favorite guest's have in common? They are all one person! Devin Scillian will be joining Jill Jack on Dream Big to discuss what it is like...well..to be him!

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On This Episode:

3:00 - Fitting creativity into a busy schedule

5:00 - The snowflake song

5:45 - The songwriting process

9:00 - Just get one book published

11:00 - What you want to write vs what you have to write

13:45 - Belief in journalism

14:15 - Vital part of a functioning democracy

17:45 - The Ellen DeGeneres show

21:15 - Prepping all the time

25:00 - Choosing your friends well

Devin_Scillian_438773994.pngDevin Scillian is an American television journalist, musician and children's author. While still a student at the University of Kansas, Scillian began his television career at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from the William Allen White School of Journalism at Kansas, Scillian worked from 1985 to 1986 at WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois. He spent the next three years as the main anchor at KLTV in Tyler, Texas, before moving to KFOR in Oklahoma City in 1989. He joined WDIV as a reporter in 1995, and took an anchor position in 1996.

Scillian has appeared as a television journalist in several films, including Scream 4, The Double, and Mooz-lum, as well as a recurring role on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as a news anchor in a "Breaking News" skit.

His books include A Is For America (2001), Fibblestax (2000), and Memoirs of a Goldfish (2010). He has co-written two books with his wife, Corey. "One Kansas Farmer," illustrated by Doug Bowles, was released in 2009. Their previous book, S Is For Sunflower, won the Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award in 2007.

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About Jill Jack:

Jill Jack is a 43 time Detroit Music Award winner who has traveled the world sharing her life experiences through song. What Jill has enjoyed the most over her 30 year music career was meeting people. Jill found that in sharing her trials and tribulations, her dreams and aspirations she connected with people of all walks of life. Her fans would reach out to her and ask for advise on how to pursue their dreams. Jill decided 3 years ago to create Dream Big Incorporated - a place where Jill could share her gift of believing in, supporting and guiding individuals of all walks of life pursue their biggest dreams! Dream Big with Jill Jack! A radio show that will inspire, educate, and encourage listeners to be and do what their hearts are nudging them to do.