How would you classify your latest work, what inspired its inception?
My latest work, Time To Awaken: Changing the World With Conscious Awareness, is about using Mindfulness as the bases for waking people up to what has happened in the world over the last 2 ½ years, and helping them be aware of the changes we will see in the days ahead, which I believe will be significant. I was inspired to write Time To Awake by what I feel was a divine calling to share it with the world.
How long did it take you to complete?
It took me approximately 8 months to write my new book, Time To Awaken.
Who are some of your top 5 authors or writers you look up to & admire?
I am mostly into spiritual and psychological authors so I would say anything by Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Jungian Psychoanalyst, Carl Jung.
Why do you write?
I write to share with others the important things that have helped me on my life journey to be a more conscious, wise and compassionate human being.
What’s the biggest take away you want your readers to come away with after reading your latest work?
That being present and aware, which is the bases of Mindfulness, is the most important, and helpful way to go through life. When we are fully present, aware, and awake, we see so much more, and are more cognizant of everything that is happening with ourselves, others, and the world. We become pro-active, consciously involved with life, and more likely to “be the change we wish to see in the world”, which Gandhi spoke of, rather than just existing to exist.
How is the writing/reading scene in your locale?
I think it’s pretty vibrant.
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
I really don’t have one favorite book that I’ve read. I have so many that I love!
When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?
I’ve been writing since I was a little girl, and my poem in sixth grade was selected by my teacher to share with the class. I sold my first screenplay when I was an actress at 24, and have been writing ever since.
How have you evolved as a writer over the last year?
I feel that my work as an author continues to evolve, and the deeper I go into the life experience, the more I have to share with others. I consider self-realization, and spiritual evolution the inspiration for my work.
If you could meet, have dinner, have a drink with anyone (writer/non-writer) (dead or alive) who would it be?
Einstein. Carl Jung. Hannah Arendt. Rudolph Steiner.
What’s next for you?
I’m already working on my next book!
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