2012: Creating Your Own Shift
And here’s an announcement of the book:
What do spiritual gurus, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Suzanne Ward & Mike Quinsey, Dolores Cannon, and Swami Beyondananda have in common?
Due to overwhelming demand, they are among the 37 expert authors of a new book on 2012 that answers what everyone is asking right now:
* What does it mean?
* Who will it affect?
* Is it the end?
* What will happen to us?
* Are we going to die?
There are some fascinating answers to those questions and many others in 2012: Creating Your Own Shift. It’s a tremendously important book that comes along just in time – a time when the world seems to have gone crazy!
The actual release isn’t until March 9th, but it has already hit #1 on Amazon in two of it’s three categories. And it has been picked up by a publisher in the UK who wants to translate it into Slovenean!
If you want to be inspired with insights about what December 21, 2012 is all about, this book is a must read!
One thing on which all the authors of this amazing work agree is that 2012 will mark an initiation into a completely new consciousness and a divinely ordained new beginning for our world.
Some show us how to prepare for this on an individual level. These renowned authors cover everything from the esoteric to the completely pragmatic.
This prophetic anthology explains what’s happening in our world and what ascension means to you and the rest of the world. The book ends with inspirational visions of the future, inspiring the reader with confidence in a harmonious new world with much more humanitarian priorities. Check out this smorgasbord of timely insight! http://bit.ly/shift-2012
Tell us something about yourself.
I have a PhD in Religious Studies. I write for The Examiner on the national level, and I’ve written four books; one of which was a best seller.
What inspired you to write this book?
After writing what I had to say on 2012, I felt I needed to collect the best of what some of the most respected experts in all relevant fields had to say on the subject.
How did you choose the title?
Needed something that says what the book was about (2012) and indicated our perspective on that transition ( that we all need to take responsibility for creating the shift that we want).
What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?
Some experts on 2012 didn’t have the same positive take on the transition as did all the other authors who were chosen to participate. I had a lot of in depth discussions with a lot of scientists – like Geof Stray, who has written several books on the subject, but is now setting up a survival community, or Cliff High (of www.halfpasthuman) who thought all talk about ascension was “irresponsible.” I struggled to keep some of the very good thoughts of these men and others in the manuscript. However, in the end, I simply had to edit their incompatible perspective out of our inspirational anthology.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I’ve always written. One day, about 30 years ago, after getting a very negative review on my first book, I asked Spirit if I’d ever write anything that got published. To make a long story short, I was taken to huge library on the astral plane where I found a book I had written but couldn’t relate to for about 25 years. I tell that whole story in the back of Looking, Seeing & Knowing.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Whenever I get inspired, I try to put real life aside until I write what I can – and I plan on getting inspired regularly.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?
Every book I publish teaches me something new. This last one taught me a lot about working with others – and working with artistic entrepreneurs is quite a unique set of skills.
If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?
I think I’d get a commitment up front to help with the marketing. Now that it’s a best seller, I’ll be able to insist on that next time.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?
Non-fiction. I like reading Drunvalo’s material. I like Mike Quinsey’s channelings. I also like unique history stories, particularly about the establishment of religion.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
I’ll start a new one, probably on the subject of Ascension, after I have about 6 months to get this one off the ground.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Cultivate useful relationships. Help others when you can, because true friendship is your most important marketing tool.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
Anyone who wants to know more about 2012 and doesn’t want to read a pile of books to get a clue.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?
My web site is: www.shiftawareness.com