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Paul Carafotes – Episode 460
Steve Cooper talks with actor/writer Paul Carafotes. Paul returns to CooperTalk to chat about his Charlie 405329_366634856741975_607214448_nBubbles children book series and play a few songs off his new CD, Sing With Charlie Bubbles. He is also well known for playing Wayne Dyer on Knots Landing and since then he has appeared in numerous movies including All the Right Moves, Clan of the Cave Bear, Blind Date and Fight Club to name a few. He has also been seen on many TV shows including Castle, ER, CSI, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds and played the Man in the Overcoat on Damages. A man of many talents, he wrote and directed Club Soda which starred starred James Gandolfini, Lou Gosset Jr., Joe Mantegna and Michael Rispoli.

The “Charlie Bubbles” Series by Paul Carafotes Sends Important Inspiring Messages to Children and Families20150501-150524 “…the stories carry very positive messages, really speaking to the children about their lives, overcoming their fears and what their young hopes and dreams may already be. After all, isn’t that what we want for our children?  To have the courage to follow their hearts and dreams….”

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“One of the more imaginative and visually stunning children’s booksGrady-Harp-Photo to come out this year is The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles as written by actor director/writer Paul Carafotes and experienced graphic designer and illustrator Jeff Vernon. This sensitive and entertaining story is not only full of rich meaning for children to absorb in building solid personalities and philosophies but is also a beautiful little fable about friendship… Not only is the story narrated in a fashion that will grasp the attention and compassion of children, but also the illustrations are so fine that they lift the book to an even higher level. 
This little book ought to be in line for Caldecott and Newbery awards! Highly recommended!”
—Grady Harp, Hall of Fame – Top 50 Reviewer – Amazon.com

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liverpool_echoPaul Carafotes’ new children’s book has The Beatles beat, Liverpool Echo
And when it came to writing a second book about Charlie – who can blow bubbles that take him to a magical world – Paul and his son’s passion for The Beatles inspired the tale of how music changed the life of the ants in the subterranean city of Smartsville.

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AlinkaIntroducing Actor and Children’s Author Paul Carafotes
I acknowledge, and am grateful to, all parents who are mindful and attentive to their children.  It is parental conscientiousness that will evolve our world into a better place.  Learn more about Paul and connect with him on Facebook, but first read this exclusive interview he gave just for us! Alinka Rutkowska Interview

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Pauline_Lampropoulos“I found this book to be delightful and entertaining. The most important virtue that can be taken from CHARLIE BUBBLES is to have a good heart and to give in an unselfish way and you will always be rewarded.”
—Pauline Lampropoulos, mother and children’s educator for 40 years.

 

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JoeMantegna“Like all beloved children’s books CHARLIE BUBBLES teaches an important lesson in a way a child will understand and it is beautifully illustrated to boot!”
—Joe Mantegna, father and award winning actor.

 

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JakeSteinfeld“Charlie will inspire kids of all ages with his ‘Don’t Quit’ attitude! My kids and I love Charlie Bubbles and your family will too!”
—Jake Steinfeld, Chairman & CEO, Body by Jake 
Founder, Major League Lacrosse 
Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

 

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James-Gandolfini“Charlie Bubbles is soon to be a classic, I’ve read it several times and keep re-reading it. That’s a sign that something is good and will last.”
—James Gandolfini, father and award winning actor.

 

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EGDailyThis book is outstanding. The characters come to life and is a fun read for all ages.”
—EG Daily, voice of Tommy Pickles & Buttercup, mother of 2 children.

 

 

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Friday Night Books, Children’s Books Matter! –  “Meet Paul Carafotes”
“…There are teachable moments in life. Now is the time. Starting when kids are young may benefit us all. If children are aware and prepared when these things occur we can help them to help themselves.”

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AmazonCustomer Reviews, “The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles”, Amazon
Customer reviews and ratings for The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles at Amazon.com. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

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AmazonCustomer Reviews, “Charlie Bubbles 2 Smartsville!”, Amazon
The gifted team of writer Paul Carafotes and illustrator Jeff Vernon happily are continuing their successful CHARLIE BUBBLES stories. This new book is Volume 2 and keeps the same level of entertainment & pleasure as the initial volume.

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AmazonCustomer Reviews, “Charlie Bubbles to Fenway!”, Amazon
These sensitive and entertaining stories are not only full of rich meaning for children to absorb in building solid personalities and philosophies but are also beautiful little fables about friendship. Read honest and unbiased product reviews
from our users.

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SomervilleTimes
Charlie Bubbles’ meets the Green Monster, The Somerville Times Paul Carafotes & Son continue the adventure at Fenway * By Jim Clark Though it has only been two years since readers were first introduced to the fantastic world of Charlie Bubbles, the fictitious youngster with an affinity for sudsy adventure and discovery is now featured in a third volume entitled Charlie Bubbles To Fenway!

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SomervilleTimes
The ‘Bubble of Love’ tour continues, The Somerville Times
Actor/author Paul Carafotes offers a new labor of love * By Jim Clark Somerville native son Paul Carafotes has been on a mission over the past year. Together with his young son, Charlie, the two have been traversing the land, spreading the word and spirit espoused in the elder Carafotes’ self-penned children’s book The Adventures […]

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ExaminerActor Author Paul Carafotes and The Adventures of Charlie BubblesNashville Nightlife Events | Examiner.com  He has been the bad guy, the good guy and every guy in between for years.  This man has even more great film and stage roles in his resume but this article is about him becoming an author. Paul has written a children’s book inspired by the birth of his son and the…

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SomervilleTimes
Native son branches into authorship, The Somerville Times
‘The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles’ hits the bookshelves * By Jim Clark Somerville born and raised actor Paul Carafotes is no stranger to the creative process. His highly successful career in film and television has led him down many paths in the entertainment industry. His latest endeavor, however, breaks new ground for him as he […]

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OMGJames Gandolfini’s Legacy Remembered, CBS OMG! Insider
Watch the video James Gandolfini’s Legacy Remembered on Yahoo Celebrity . James Gandolfini’s sudden death left the nation and those that knew him best with a huge void in their hearts. Now, nearly two months after his death the late actor is being remembered by his      friends and former co-stars.

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The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles! Review, Macaroni Kid
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CHRISTY’S HOUSE OF CHAOS
I can’t help seeing The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles as a sort of “Wizard of Oz” for four year olds” story.  Scared of an oncoming bee, baby Charlie blows a bubble and floats away in it.  Lost in a strange location he befriends a cowardly squirrel and a useless old teddy bear. Through their adventures together the squirrel gains courage, the teddy bear a purpose and Charlie learns that the way home is easier than he thought.

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GoodreadsThe Adventures of Charlie Bubbles!, Goodreads
Paul Carafotes is an award winning, actor/writer/director for more than 30 years. He has appeared in many films and television productions. Including a series regular role as Harold Dyer on the very popular Nighttime soap, “Knots Landing” most most recently on the critically acclaimed television show “Damages”. He has starred alongside the likes of Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Brad Pitt, James Gandolfin…more

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Interview on Boston’s URBAN UPDATEmqdefault where Paul Carafotes discusses the origins of his children’s book “THE ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE BUBBLES!”

 

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CHLA-Butterfly-LogoActor/Author Paul Carafotes Segment on OMG Insider Honoring James Gandolfini, Yahoo Voices
Long before he became an author of a children’s book which will soon be a series of children’s books regarding an adorable toddler named Charlie Bubbles, Paul Carafotes was an actor who starred in motion pictures, television shows and stage shows. He has written and directed projects that his good friend the late James Gandolfini produced and appeared in.

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MGHfcBanner3Bubbles and books brighten MGHfC patients, MassGeneral Hospital for Children 19/Jun/2013 Carafotes reads to MGHfC patients. MGHfC patients Caylee, 2, and Calia, 3, read along with their mom. Bubbles and songs burst from the Ellison 17 playroom on June 10 as Paul Carafotes read his children’s book “The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles!” to MGHfC patients.

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Omg! Insider segment on Paul Carafotes honors friend James Gandolfini at Children’s Hospital LA  Los Angeles, actor/author, Paul Carafotes, continued his “BUBBLE OF LOVE” tour by visiting Orange County Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles distributing copies of his book “The Adventures Of Charlie Bubbles!” that were donated by actor James Gandolfini shortly before his untimely death.

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SteveKatsosShowPaul Carafotes appears on The Steve Katsos Show
Actor Paul Carafotes is a guest on The Steve Katsos Show on April 9, 2013. The Steve Katsos Show serves as New England’s only international late night talk show. The program helps creative people get their art out to the world from a small studio in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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ElMundoEscribe libro inspirado en su hijo y lo publica en español, El Mundo Inspirado en el nacimiento de su hijo Charlie, un conocido actor originario de Boston, pero quien ha vivido gran parte de su vida en Los Ángeles, se inspira en su pequeño para escribir un cuento infantil titulado, The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles, que recientemente sacó su versión en español.

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NewEnglandFilmInterview with Paul Carafotes, director of Club Soda; 06/07 | NewEnglandFilm.com Like liquor can turn a soft drink hard, so, too, can a few wrong choices twist fate. Paul Carafotes’ new short film Club Soda is a fable about his own beginnings as a fledgling actor. In the film, the main character, also an aspiring actor, breaks into the bar where he works and steals money.