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Author Interview: ‘Your Origin and Destiny’ by Ivan Rudolph

Explore the Meaning of Life, Time and Creation

 

About the Book:

Your Origin and Destiny explores the meaning of Life, Time, Evolution and Creation. Do you ever wonder who you are and why you’re on this Earth? Harnessing science and faith, Ivan Rudolph, author of Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences (2015), offers unique revelations and research that will lead to you expanding your own perspectives in all these areas, even if you have thought them through in the past. You’ll find that Time itself is different and far beyond our assumptions and experiences. Finding answers to life’s most pressing questions will leave you touched, satisfied and excited.

Have you ever wondered whether the fundamental Evolution vs. Creation disagreements can be resolved? They can, and Rudolph analyzes why our own beginnings are entrenched in this issue, and how the confusion and distress of this redundant debate has caused many to abandon belief in an eternal God and an afterlife.

This easy-to-read book, Your Origin and Destiny, is a unique and poignant approach to life’s most important questions. You will be inspired by your fresh understanding and vision to pursue a fulfilling life of purpose and love, leading you into an eternal future. Most importantly, you will see yourself in a vibrant new light that will follow you long after the last page.

 

What people are saying:

“This book contains one of the most logical explanations of man’s purpose in the universe that I have ever read!” — by Rev. Dave Smethurst, international evangelist, Chaplain to Olympic Games, and founder of many orphanages in Eastern Europe.

 

“‘Your Origin and Destiny’ provides a well constructed pathway to understanding the deeper meaning of life. This book is a compelling testament to the reality of God, creation and the reason we are here.

Being the only survivor of a fatal airplane crash and experiencing life-after-death, I was fascinated by Ivan’s ability to address life and eternity in a way that adjusts the focus of the reader. After personally having a life-altering revelation of Heaven, it is rare to find someone who is able to effectively articulate the relation between this life and the next in a way that provides clarity and logic.

This book provides generous answers to the student searching for the meaning of life, as well as offers compelling argument to change the mind of the intellectual who believes God is a crutch for the weak. I recommend this book to anyone searching for meaning in life and to those who want to know more about the reality of a Divine Creator.” — by airplane pilot and trainer Capt. Dale Black, Founder of Dale Black Ministries, and author of two excellent books: Flight To Heaven and Visiting Heaven.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I was born and raised in Zimbabwe in Africa and had a wonderful freewheeling childhood. Then one Christmas we were rained in and I tried to read a cowboy book, with many words I could not make out – but something almost miraculous happened – exciting pictures flooded my imagination and I was hooked! Then when a young teenager I went hitch-hiking around parts of Africa and collected rocks as I went along, making a labeled collection and writing an article about them on return. I entered the article into a competition that I won, and again I was hooked, this time both by writing and by rocks – no surprise that the first of my University degrees was in Geology and Chemistry!

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I began writing in earnest around my thirties, but with a wonderful wife and four delightful children, I did so at night so that I could play my part in and for the family while they were awake. This way my lovely family would not resent my writing for so many hours. Nowadays, I continue to write in the main at night in my study.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Brenda complains that as soon as I finish one book I never promote it properly because I always start on the next one right away! I guess because I major in non-fiction and each book takes years of research, interviews and travel before I settle down to do much of the writing, which gives me time to form my main ideas. For example, I have sketched out the main concepts for my next book including the likely chapters, but a great deal of research will take place first before serious writing begins. Fiction on the other hand I found dead easy—it uses imagination alone without time-taking investigations; but my curse is that I much prefer non-fiction!

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

With fiction, I had a rough sketch in my head only and then simply let the story develop from there. Non-fiction is very disciplined and prescribed by the information you uncover. Incidentally, I have dropped writing a number of books after massive research and time spent if I have not managed to find sufficient previously unknown material.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I have written in different genres but my non-fiction has had an underlying intention of helping people. You know, writing like I do becomes a long hard night and I have often toyed with the dream of stopping, but then I get an email or letter how from a reader who has been helped in some way and I am buoyed and at it again! I guess it is like an addiction.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

A previous book was made into a movie in Africa, and I have recently signed a contract for another movie to be made of the life of the extraordinary man Dr John Flynn who founded the world’s first Flying Doctor service in Australia. However, my last two books are themed and include the accounts of many people rather than being about a handful of significant people, and therefore don’t lend themselves to movies.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Ironically, despite my love of reading, I do not find the time anymore to do more than simply skirt over books. Sad!

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

None at present, unless you count the cartoon books I enjoy.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Definitely the Bible – it is not boring once you really get into it, and it kind of resonates deep inside me unlike other books ever did.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Don’t do it for money because very few make a good living from writing books – but do it if you love the craft. Love when fulfilled always has its own rewards!

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Apart from some blurb on Amazon, my web page is best at ivanrudolph.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorIvanRudolph

About the Author:

I have always enjoyed writing, including magazine articles, however my passion is authoring books. Each non-fiction themed book such as “Your Origin and Destiny”, and my previous one “Living Beyond: Making Sense of Near Death Experiences”, takes many years of research.

I currently live on the Sunshine Coast of Australia and am enjoying our growing family, with son-in-law David and daughter-in-law Angela, not to mention six of the world’s cutest grandkids, Caleb, Jesse, Lydia, Abigail, Xavier and Dominic.

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Author Interview: ‘Outside the Panels’ by by CJ Standal

Comics, the Classroom, and the Creative Life

 

About the Book:

Curated from his writings for Graphic Policy–covering everything from Starman to World War II military comics–CJ Standal offers deep analysis into one of the hottest media today.

A former high school English teacher, one who created and ran a graphic novel class Standal reflects on his experiences designing and teaching such a unique course. Get in on the ground floor of one of the most exciting movements in education!

A critically acclaimed comic creator in the last five years, Standal covers the process of creating a comic: taking an idea from outline to script to comic page. Not only that, but Standal walks the reader through the steps of publication and running a successful Kickstarter.

With something for everyone–autobiographical essays on being a geek, analysis of some of the medium’s best stories and movements, a guide on how to produce and sell comics–Outside the Panels is a treat for casual readers, educators, and creators alike!

 

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Excerpt:

James Robinsons’s Starman: The Unrepentant Collector

As comic fans, we often share a similar, repetitive request when people we meet find out about our fandom: “What comics would you recommend?”. Whenever someone asks me this question I invariably respond with the standards–Maus, Persepolis

 

Fun Home, March, and so on. Of course the conversation eventually steers towards superheroes, and I’ll spotlight Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, and more of that great–yet gloomy–work.

But for those close friends of mine, those with refined eyes and discerning taste, the superhero comic I always endorse is James Robinson’s Starman. Brilliantly embellished by Tony Harris at first, and then suitably replaced by Peter Snejbjerg, this series succeeds on many levels: bringing heart to each character, big and small, hero and villain, person and place; it also adds intricacies for the intellect, with a story that unfolds in more and more complexity–never sacrificing clarity, though–and reveals itself as a Russian doll, full of more secrets with each new doll opened.

But that doesn’t even touch on the best serving that Starman brings to the table: a heaping helping of pure geekery. This is possibly most notable when considering the plot of the series as a whole: one that pays tribute to the decades of DC history and it’s most popular characters plus a few of its most unsung ones; one that uses time travel mixed with that continuity to tie together loose ends; one that jumps across worlds in the solar system; and one that tries new narrative techniques with each new arc.

It even uses history, architecture, art, and more to bring Opal City and its citizens to life. This attention to detail betrays the obsessive nature of most geeks, myself included.

Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I grew up loving reading, especially reading comics, science fiction and fantasy. Since my mom was a teacher and I loved books, I naturally became an English teacher. Although there are some aspects of writing that are more elusive and can’t be taught, I loved trying to analyze writing so that I could teach my students general guidelines and specific skills.

In the process of teaching writing, I often wrote sample pieces for my students; that, my love of reading, and doing thousands of one-on-one paper conferences with students sparked my interest in writing and fanned the flame until I needed to write for a larger audience.

I knew I wanted to start writing comics first, since that’s the medium I love the most (closely followed by prose). After writing comics, I started getting prose gigs for online outlets, which made me want to write more prose.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

When I was younger, I used to love to write late at night—I think that’s pretty natural for young people in general (Circadian rhythms do shift for adolescents and those of college-age to wake up and stay up later).

Now, I love to write earlier in the day: I prefer writing in the morning, although I do like writing in the afternoon too. It might be because it makes it feel more like a job to me and makes me feel like I’m being more productive. As I’ve grown older, I’ve worked on my procrastinating tendencies, so I try to avoid having things hanging over my head, which is what happens when I push off writing until nighttime.

I like to write at home in some comfy chair or even in my bed. I sometimes like to write at a desk, but that can make me feel too confined for some reason.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Everywhere.

I use some of my own family experience (when I feel like I can handle the topic sensitively enough, I have quite the memoir to write about my dysfunctional—yet loving—family).

I’ve become friends with people of different backgrounds, and that helps me create more complex and varied characters.

Teaching for nine years—I left the profession six months ago—has also helped me meet new people and see new conflicts I wouldn’t have without that experience.

I’m also a voracious reader, TV watcher, and film-goer, so some of those plots, tones, and themes also work their way into my writing.

In short, as every writer will tell you I’m sure, ideas come from keeping eyes and ears open, and then throwing them in a blender to create some new spins on familiar people and plots.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

Generally, I do, especially when I first started writing. For my first comic, Rebirth of the Gangster, I spent a year brainstorming ideas and outlining the whole story (all 24 issues) before I wrote the first page of the first script. For each issue, I outline every beat and how many pages it should take.

That being said, I have strayed from all of my outlines: it helps me flesh out a general path, but if I see an interesting side road, I follow it, knowing that I can get back to the main path, because I have my outline (of course when I do get back to the beats of my outline, I find they play out differently than I originally envisioned).

B.A.E. Wulf (coming soon from Markosia, in late February or early March) also involved outlines, although in a different way. I outlined the first story arc and then wrote that one. After I wrote the first story arc, I outlined the remaining three.

Any nonfiction writing, especially if it involves research, also involves outlining.

One of my own personal projects—a fantasy prose story that features myself and my girlfriend as the main characters—did not involve any planning at first. I wrote the first six or so chapters, drawing on our first months of dating as inspiration, and then mixing that with my love of fantasy and books like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe¸ and The Magicians (well, more the concept of The Magicians: I didn’t care for the writing style all of the time—but I do love the show!). After I’d written those six chapters, I saw connections that had existed, ones I hadn’t consciously created. At that point, I outlined the rest of the book in broad strokes; I constantly revise this outline, only getting really specific for the next few chapters I have to write). Maybe because I didn’t plan at first, or because it had such a personal inspiration (my love of fantasy and my girlfriend), but I think this is my best writing, and I’m excited to shop Mapping Mythland around when it’s finished.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I love to write in many different genres, partly because there really isn’t a genre I dislike.

Rebirth of the Gangster is a thriller (even more specifically, neo-noir), because I grew up reading Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammet, Ed Brubaker, and Brian Azzarello; I’ve lately loved reading Shirley Jackson and Ruth Ware, two great thriller writers. I also love thriller movies, like The Godfather, and shows, like Breaking Bad and The Wire. I like how thrillers examine society through a gritty, suspenseful lens.

B.A.E. Wulf is a hybrid of old-school adventure epics (like Beowulf) and horror (especially Lovecraftian horror). I scare easily, but I grew up reading Steven King, H.P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley, and—as already mentioned—I’ve lately read a lot of Shirley Jackson’s fantastic horror. And I loved Netflix’s recent The Haunting of Hill House, vastly different from Jackson’s incredible book, but also incredible, nonetheless. I think horror gives me a safe space to confront my own fears, and I love horror that speaks deeply about the fears of society, both the universal fears and the ones tied to a specific time and place.

Outside the Panels: Comics, the Classroom, and the Creative Life is nonfiction, covering literary analysis (come on, I was an English teacher), historical writing (my second major was in history, because I love reading about different people, places and times to find differences and commonalities), and how-to-writing (my love of deconstructing writing to teach my students led me to deconstruct two of the biggest, recent events of my life: creating comics and running a Kickstarter, two things that can also seem to be hard to show others how to do.)

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

When I envisioned my characters for Rebirth of the Gangster, I had just watched a lot of Friday Night Lights and was on the Michael B. Jordan train before most even knew about him; he would be my ideal Marcus.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz would be a perfect Lorena; she has played a tough cop who slowly evolves in her relationships with her girlfriends, which is Lorena to a T.

I was a big fan of Sons of Anarchy. Charlie Hunnam played someone on the wrong side of the law doing atrocious things yet showed a sensitivity that made you empathize with him. Hunter, Rebirth of the Gangster’s antagonist, does awful things for understandable reasons, so Charlie channeling his Jax Teller would be a great fit.

Michelle Yeoh would make a perfect Andrea, the strong, caring mom who has a violent streak and secrets but hides it behind an affable and cultured presence.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

Yes, I read a lot and wish I could read even more. I love Neil Gaiman—his voice brings an approachability to fantasy. I love Shirley Jackson—she’s the queen of unreliable narrators and suspenseful reads. I loved C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as a child (probably still would, but I haven’t reread them in a long time). Ted Chang is great, a revelation. Octavia Butler always brought her “A” game for thought-provoking reads that were also endlessly entertaining. And the kid in me will always love A.A. Milne.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’m reading Murder on the Orient Express, Lovecraft Country, Bel Canto, and many graphic novels, like The Forbidden Harbor and 20th Century Boys.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

It’s a tough question to answer with anything definitive, but I love East of Eden: it tackles fear of rejection and how rejection in general shapes our actions, something I was deeply interested in growing up as a geek and outsider.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Just write! You need to churn out some bad stuff to find your true voice and to find an audience. Worrying to much about how others will view your work or how you’ll break into the business can be overwhelming and doesn’t sharpen the skills you’ll need the most.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

Website: cjstandalproductions.com

Instagram and Twitter: @cj_standal

Facebook (CJ Standal and CJ Standal Productions both are there)

graphicpolicy.com (much of Outside the Panels are edited pieces that originally appeared there)

 

About the Author:

CJ Standal is a writer, former teacher, and self-publisher. Rebirth of the Gangster was CJ’s first comic work, but he has been active as a writer in other contexts before that and will shortly release B.A.E. Wulf from Markosia Publishing. He wrote for the now-defunct Slant and is now writing for Graphic Policy; he also writes a blog at his own site, cjstandalproductions.com. He used to teach high school English, including a class on graphic novels, bringing his lifelong love of comics to academia; now, he writes and works with software full-time. When not writing, he can be found snuggling up for a good read next to his girlfriend and cat in Wisconsin.

CJ Standal has received widespread critical acclaim:

“Standal has great range as a writer” Fanbase Press

“C.J. [Standal] is good at breaking down people, and situations, to where we feel for them and can even imagine ourselves in their situations.” Comic Booked

[Rebirth of the Gangster] is one of those series that really benefits from a reread of what came before and will make for a great trade paperback when the time comes…Juan Romera’s art on this book is a perfect fit. The series is black and white, very fitting for the noir theme running throughout, and gives off a definite Walking Dead vibe.” Fanbase Press

“It’s CJ Standal’s first comic, but it doesn’t feel like his first comic.” –This Freakin’ Show

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Author Interview: ‘Messages From Metatron’ by Devi Nina Bingham

A Course in Self-Transformation

(Archangel Series Book 1)

 

About the Book:

If you liked, “A Course In Miracles” you will love, “Messages From Metatron: A Course In Self-Transformation.” Readers are calling it “captivating” and “astounding.” This channeled masterpiece offers 30 messages from the highest Archangel, Metatron. It includes a Study Guide with questions and exercises for individuals or groups. Devi Nina Bingham has compiled an extraordinary program for self-transformation, assisting men and women in discovering their purpose, or “Life Chart.” In a series of irresistible dialogues, “Messages From Metatron” stretches the limits of what is known about the cosmos to the breaking point. An absorbing read that will convince you of the reality of angels!

AN INTRODUCTION TO MESSAGES FROM METATRON:

Messages From Metatron is a curriculum for those seeking to achieve spiritual transformation. The underlying themes are that humanity is one, and you are an indispensable part of the Cosmic design. It consists of a text and a workbook for students and is created for individual or group use. It is a three-book curriculum teaching a non-denominational and universal spirituality. The language of the course is Christian in nature, yet includes channeled information on such fascinating and thought-provoking metaphysical subjects as:

*A Mother God
*Spirit Guides and Angels
*Enlightenment
*Transgender and Same-Sex
*Soulmates
*Karma
*Intuition & ESP
*The Multiverse, Parallel Universes and Holographic you
* The Oversoul
* The Akashic Record
* The Future.

The Workbook for Students includes 30 lessons that allow you to apply the messages to your daily life. Study a lesson per day to work through the Course in 1 month’s time! Or, absorb a lesson anytime you need to be reminded of the uplifting messages of love and peace.

This Course in Self-Transformation was channeled by Devi Nina Bingham, MS who describes the Course as “a method to change the world by changing yourself.” Nina earned an AA in Psychology, a BA in Applied Psychology, and completed her MS in Mental Health Counseling program. She is also a master-level Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Sound Therapist.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

My “ah-ha” moment about being a writer happened very early – in the 4th grade. Each week we had a reading circle when the teacher would read aloud to us. On a certain reading circle day, my teacher took me aside and asked if she could read my latest creative writing story to the class. And she wanted to read it to them without telling them who had written it. I recall feeling pleased as punch that she had picked my story as the best of the bunch, and simultaneously horrified that the class might not like my writing and might be cruel in their criticisms. When the teacher finished my story, the class burst out in spontaneous applause. I had expected the worst, yet the best had happened. When my teacher revealed it was I who had written the story, the class gasped and turned to me with beaming gazes. That was a long time ago, and I’m no star-but that early encouragement from a teacher and my peers cemented in my head that perhaps I’d found something that I could do well; the rest is history.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

Afternoons are my best creative time simply because I’m too old to get up early and too old to stay up late. That leaves the afternoon!

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Real life, either mine (as in my autobiography), or the philosophical and psychological mysteries which constitute humanity.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I have never used an outline or anything of the sort; I’m an informal, decidedly disorganized, write when the mood strikes you kind. I’ve never been disciplined. I’m too much of a free spirit and a creative temperament for the confines of organised anything, especially in my writing. Writing’s my passion-to me, passion cannot be measured and organized; it’s supposed to stay unstructured and orderly. Because I have had a lifelong love affair with words, phrases, spelling and even-eek! grammar, I love the stories into being, and when you truly love something, there’s no controlling it; it controls you.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I’m strictly a non-fiction writer. Recently a friend suggested to me that I might see increased book sales if I wrote fiction. The lure is undeniable: making a name for myself as a mystery writer like Agatha Christie, or churning out steamy romances like Danielle Steel seems dreamy. However, my imagination has never strayed far from the truth, and that is what the genre of non-fiction is all about; the hard, cold truth. If a non-fiction writer can evoke emotion and make you relive your childhood while dishing out heaping helpings of reality, then they are meant to write about real life. I have a bent towards dissecting the truth. Because I write non-fiction, my ideas spring from my own life experiences, and trying to give the reader a prism by which they can peek into my world. The best non-fiction writing is a deep sharing of yourself with your audience, either in biographical fashion or as the witness, documenting history. Whatever your subject matter, non-fiction requires a bare honesty and ability to introspect of the author that is lost in fiction.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

My latest book is a wacky departure from the romantic poetry and academic psychology I’ve written. A complete departure, I’m now channeling (don’t ask me how that happened or we will be here all night). My next 3 books are purely spiritual and metaphysical in nature and some of the cosmological ideas in these books by Archangels are mind-bending. Every serious writer wants to write at least one sonata-a piece that they will be remembered for. I feel that these channeled books dictated by angels may be my sonatas.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I’m too busy writing and marketing my writing to read anymore! For authors who would rather be reading than writing but who make a living as a writer, the truth is, we need to catch up on our reading. However, in the past I was an avid reader because was so relaxing, a departure into another world so unlike my own. Reading can take you on adventures-make you see and feel things that you longed to experience but that life had denied you. Reading can also turn you into an expert and increase your IQ-so let’s all please read much more!

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

The last book I read was by the late psychic Sylvia Browne. She is my metaphysical hero because Sylvia had a unique way of making Otherworldly topics seem like everyday fair; doesn’t everyone hear their Spirit Guides talking to them? Sylvia Browne’s “out of the psychic-closet” approach taught me not to be afraid to believe in things that cannot be seen, and not to be ashamed of my gift as a channel.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

Interestingly, my favorite sets of books are fictional, by the author of “The Ya-Ya-Sisterhood,” Rebecca Wells. Of that trilogy, “Little Altars Everywhere” is my most favorite book. It is written from the perspective of different children within the same Louisiana plantation family. Each child’s perception of the same family was starkly different. It is delightful and comedic, because I forgot what it was like to be at camp as a child, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, singing camp songs and being afraid of the darkness. Her writing evokes those poignant childhood memories that were tucked away and yet are so precious and worth reviving.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Don’t quit your day job! But seriously, bringing a book to market is a marathon and not a sprint. Some books will take years to ripen, to come of age. You cannot rush creativity because essentially it is spontaneity of thought captured on paper. There is an element in all types of writing of magic-and marketing a book is bottling that magic and then selling it to the public. Magic is a funny thing-it doesn’t like to be rushed, and if it is rushed, it may go into hiding. You must court magic as you must court writing a book. It unfolds organically, so best not to rush it. My advice is to give yourself time to mature into your wiring. Your unique voice emerges as you wade deeper into your own feelings and as your wisdom grows, so plan on writing for the rest of your life.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

You can find my books on Amazon.com. Or go to my blog (lots of my musings there): ninabingham.blogspot.com. I’m also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nina.bingham and once in awhile I use Twitter: https://twitter.com/liv_enlightened.

About the Author:

Devi Nina Bingham, MS lives in the Sedona, AZ area and was a Life Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist for 16 years in Oregon. She is now a Sound Therapist and Author. She has won several national literary awards, gaining distinction for her autobiography, “Once The Storm Is Over” (Big Table Publishing, 2015), and “Never Enough: A Recovery Workbook.”

Besides her books, she earned 2 Psychology degrees and her MS in Mental Health Counseling. She is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, and she facilitates a Meditation Group called, Sedona Yogis. Devi Nina lives with her dog and can be found paddling her kayak on Arizona lakes where he serves as the fearless captain.

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Book Blitz: ‘Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow’ by Jeremy P. Boggess

 

Title: Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow

Author: Jeremy P. Boggess

Genre: Non-fiction

 

About the Book:

In our world today there are monumental and exponential changes occurring. These changes are happening not just in the local, international, or global arenas, but even within ourselves. Let us explore the necessary actions and responsibilities that will help guide us into our future.

It is important to look beyond isolationism or globalization. Politics, the different governments and cultures in the world, and our environment are significant contributing factors, but we must also look at the entire world around us. We must examine our different societies, human behaviors, and all of humanity.

The purpose of this book is to have you ask a variety of engaging questions, both of yourself and about the world around you. I want to help you explore the deeper questions so you can find answers that will ultimately help you survive the intense upheavals of today.

 

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About the Author:

Ever since I was a small child, I have felt that there would be a chain of events set in motion and my task would be to help us through these changes.

I was born in 1971 in the United States of America, where I was raised. I have been in Europe since 2016. In the 2000’s I had hoped in continuing to make contributions in the United States by running to Idaho State Senate several times as an independent. While running for office I self-published my first book of philosophical observations “Thoughts & Responsibilities” in 2008. I do have college and university degrees in business, but I have studied philosophy and sociology since a young age because of concern for our very species.

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Book Blitz: ‘Shedding the Wife: A Spiritual Journey Through Divorce’ by Madison Meadows

 

Title: Shedding the Wife

A Spiritual Journey Through Divorce

Author: Madison Meadows

Genre: Non-fiction / Divorce Memoir

 

About the Book:

Shedding the wife is about a spiritual journey through divorce with inner landscapes of floods and fires. the storm becomes a catalyst to self-discovery. this book is for all women healing from the wounds of betrayal, neglect, and/or abuse, and by doing the inner work, empowers us to let go of the past and move forward as a warrior.

 

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About the Author:

Madison Meadows is a spiritual blogger. She is the author of the series, Stringing Beads: Making A Beautiful Life Moment by Moment. In her most recent release, Shedding the Wife: a spiritual journey through divorce, Madison shares her Dark Night of The Soul in a very raw, authentic way- not holding anything back. Through her ordeal, she finds healing and forgiveness by being vigilant in prayer, meditation, yoga, journaling, and dream work. Madison knows suffering can bridge the individual directly to the Divine. Madison has learned that her longing for a deeper love begins with loving yourself. She hopes her writing inspires other women to heal their wounds through a spiritual practice that serves them in their everyday lives and unites them to God in an intimate way of feeling God’s love and presence every day.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.madisonmeadows.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/madisonmeadowspoetry

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