How did your journey as an author begin?
I started writing as a child and had many premonitions about what my writing would be used for in the future. I’ve been writing to my future self for as long as I can remember, and several of my early poems and essays became seeds for chapters in this book.
Was it something you always wanted to pursue?
I thought writing would be my main form of communication in helping others, but it turned out that my hands and my heart are the greater communicators! My written and spoken voice is not too shabby though. ha ha!
Who or what motivated you to write?
This book was asking– no, more like yelling– to me to be written. I could not ignore it. But my family was a great support to me during the year and a half it took to create it.
How was the publishing process?
I knew from the get-go this was going to be self-published. It was the best way for this book to get out into the world in a timely manner. But I did receive some help from a “vanity publisher,” a graphics artist, and a stellar editor who walked me through the formatting for both print and Kindle editions.
Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
Nothing but goodness has come out of this book and my experiences as a writer.
Are you currently working on any new projects? If so when can we expect them to be released?
A creative person always has ideas on the back burner, and they will come forth when the time is right. I have a book of short stories, one novel, and a collection of poetry that will one day have its say. 🙂 My work right now is to practice what I preach and help others in their healing process as I also devote myself to my own spiritual development.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be a happy, silly child with a healthy body. Haha Hopefully in five years I will be transplanted in Sedona, AZ living my best life writing, playing, healing, and loving my family and commUnity.
What’s your favorite quote and who’s it by?
“Well done is better than well said.” It is attributed to Benjamin Franklin but my father said it to me, and I’m sure many other wise people who put good actions before nice words.
If you could co-author with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
Allen Ginsberg. I think we would get along great!