IronE SINGLETON – AUTHOR AND ACTOR FROM THE WALKING DEAD AND BLINDSIDE
IronE Singleton is best known to audiences as the menacing kingpin Alton in the Academy® Oscar Award-nominated film THE BLIND SIDE; the biggest box office grossing sports movie of all time. He is also known as the compassionate tough guy, T-Dog, in the Emmy, AFI & WGA Award winning, Golden Globe nominated tv show THE WALKING DEAD; one of basic cable's highest rated shows for viewership. IronE's unusual name depicts his life story, his ability to play strong, multidimensional characters and has made him a memorable actor in both film and television.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Blindsided by the Walking Dead
There are 34 brief but meaty chapters ... the last six will really sate the hunger of diehard "Walking Dead" fans. ~ Mekeisha Madden Toby, MSN Reviews On the streets of Atlanta, the fight to survive is a daily battle. From the drug-infested corners of one of the city's worst housing projects, to alleyways filled with ravenous zombies-- Blindsided by the Walking Dead examines one man's battle to overcome the violence, drugs, and crime of the 'hood; starting with a young IronE Singleton determined to succeed despite an abusive mother, an absent father, and the temptations of instant gratification inherent with the thug life. Football and Faith in God become IronE's allies in his quest to escape and help him reach for the lights of the University of Georgia's football field and theater stages. After years of struggle--failed businesses, small roles, and an ill-fated trip to Los Angeles--IronE snags his major breakthrough role, playing the kind of drug-dealing, gun-toting thug he would have become on the streets, in The Blind Side. When he is cast as T-Dog on AMC's international mega-hit "The Walking Dead", IronE examines through art what humanity is about and what it means to truly survive against all odds. Alongside cast mates Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Andrew Lincoln, IronE fought, gagged, and sweat his way into the hearts and minds of millions around the world.
RENOWNED NUTRITIONIST TARA GIDUS COLLINGWOOD - CRACKING THE CODE: WHAT FOOD TRENDS REALLY MEAN – SHE TRANSLATES FOOD LABELING AND TRENDY INGREDIENTS
ABOUT TARA GIDUS COLLINGWOOD, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Tara is currently the Team Dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team and Nutrition Consultant for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Athletics as well as the “official nutritionist” for runDisney endurance events. Tara is the author of Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies (2012) and Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies (2014). Tara is also a spokesperson and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites and is a past National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She helps senior executives from Fortune 500 companies manage their energy in her role as a nutrition and movement coach at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Tara was the co-host of Emotional Mojo, a national television show where she was the resident nutrition and health expert from 2013-2015.