Nicole Lanning – Author Interview

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Practical Crystal Healing: 555 Tips & Techniques For Animal Companions is my most recent addition to my books out today. This one was written especially for those pets in our lives. I have four dogs personally at this time, but have had a variety of pets in my lifetime, and this was a great follow-up book to the first one in the series, Practical Crystal Healing: 555 Tips & Techniques. It covers a wide spectrum of issues for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish, horses, and even farm animals and wildlife we encounter.

Tell us something about yourself.

I was born a natural born empathy and clairaudient. I have been developing my psychic intuitive and healing abilities since I was old enough to really understand what they were and what I could do with them. I have a passion for helping others and being able to heal on a natural level. Crystals came into my life when I was young and knew they had a power behind them, but it wasn’t until I was in my teens that I really understood what they were here to help us do. This is what really started my passion for healing back then, which then led to Reiki as well as other healing modalities, but my crystal love was the first.

What inspired you to write this book?

Actually, my first book in the series is what started it all. I decided it was time to get a published book in physical format as opposed to just manuals, articles, etc and told my husband I was going to write a book about Reiki. I sat down and got one paragraph typed up and I felt like I hit a brick wall and said that’s not it. I went and did some more meditation, came out, and told my husband I was going to write a book about Reiki and children. I sat down and got another paragraph typed and hit another brick wall. I became frustrated and said I was going to do a very deep meditation. Once I was in this state for quite some time, one of my guides came up behind my energy and felt like they smacked me across the back of my head and said, “Nicole, you are supposed to be writing books on crystals!” Light bulb went off and I came running out this time and told my husband. I was so excited about this because my books were already written for me. I had been studying and recording the results of my crystal healing tips for over 18 years at this point and it was a matter of getting them into easy format for all to understand. Once the first book was released I was flooded with emails and phone calls asking if these tips could be used on animals and pets. Hence, Practical Crystal Healing: 555 Tips & Techniques For Animal Companions was born.

How did you choose the title?

The title for the series books was actually easy to decide. I knew I wanted it express it was about crystal healing and how many tips were in the book, as this is a no fluff book, just hard facts. I wasn’t sure how to convey that though, so I sat down with my husband and said what does this express to everyone. He came up with the “Practical” part of the title and once he said it out loud it stuck, and that’s how the whole entire series was born. We didn’t even know it at the time of getting the first book out, as I was just planning this one book, but it has opened up a whole realm for so many others to use for issues in their lives.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I am planning a few more in this series, and each one is working with crystal healing but is geared for the particular area for it’s title. Just as the animal companion book is for working with animals, I will have one for pregnancy and early childhood issues, teenage issues, women issues, men issues, and couple issues are all in the works. Each book will be able to walk the beginning through advanced person through crystal healing, so they do not need to get the other books to learn, just the ones that appeal to them!

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Follow your own intuition! I know some may be saying how do I do that, but it really is about listening to that inner self on any level you can. Don’t give up, as when you hit a brick wall, it just means that you need to change your pathway a bit, but not to give up entirely, as if you have a passion for what you do and want to share that with the world, you need to continue with your dreams!

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

For more information about me and the work that I do, they can find that at Healing Art Forms Institute and Holistic Healing Minute . For more information about my books, they can find this at Practical Crystal Healing and they are also available at Amazon and Kindle. ISBN: 1449035558 and 1453750339