Hello and welcome to what is my first dip back into the pool of book promotion since wandering the globe dazed and confused for the past year as I sorted out an international marriage, ill-timed with the release of my 2nd book. New York Times Notable Novelist, Peggy Payne, author of Sister India, Revelation, and Cobalt Blue, has offered me the perfect excuse to jump back in with an invitation to participate in a blog tour: On Intuitive Understanding. So…
1) What Am I Working On?
At the moment, my sanity! I had a new friend recently comment that if my life was a movie, no one would believe it. I’ve been blogging about it on International Daze, and I rather think it will make a good book one day. But as I am still in the midst of the story, the best I can do is record the important parts as they happen and hope they all come together in a surprising (and dare I hope, effortless?) way down the line.
I’ve also been writing content which is all about my fascination with mirrors. Mirror Meditation is a powerful tool that I’ve been working with for years, and while both of my books introduce teasing elements of that, it is the whole focus of Mirror Spiritus and the evolution of my work.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I’ve written fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and blogs. I just like words, ya know? I’m a bit of a genre-crosser in that regard. The Unknown Mother, for example, was a hybrid between visionary fiction and nonfiction. Both of my books are not on topics that the general population know anything about, so there isn’t a lot out there for me to claim to be different than.
3) How does my writing process work?
Generally, I write intuitively. I can’t command myself to produce. Either the muse takes me or she doesn’t. Although, I have to say, with Mirror Spiritus, I am learning to write on command because much of the initial content has been more fact-based on topics like mirror superstition, mirrors in Feng Shui, and the upcoming Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.
4) Why Do I Write What I Do?
Well, with the first book, the fictional The Unknown Mother, I wrote to share information I’d been given on my path exploring sound healing in an accessible, entertaining way. I wanted to hook people outside the sound healing world with the amazing power of sound because I truly believe (and have experienced that) it has the potential to change lives.
With the nonfiction Your True Voice, it was about application. I wanted to take a more practical and useful approach with the same information to help readers take it further with a practice of their own.
These days, I write whatever I feel like writing. I’ll guest blog here or there, work on my websites, or work on a “tucked away” project. To answer the question another way, I write to understand, I think. I write to process aspects of my own life and everything I’m learning with the hopes it benefits or inspires someone else.
Other fabulous authors on the Intuitive Understanding tour:
Kelley Harrell, author Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism
Sheri Bessi, author Dear Human~ Letters to Humanity
Maria Salomao Schmidt
Caroline Zani author of Piper, Once and Again