Beyond Seduction: Loving Without Limits is a book that focuses on the relationship between two people. The goal of this book is to broaden the perspectives of the readers and to create a greater awareness of their relationship and how to create very strong love bonds through intimacy with the understanding of personal growth and growth as a couple.
Tell us something about yourself.
I am the middle child of three daughters. We grew up predominately in the South and have a very Southern perspective on love and marriage. This book is my first book but I have an article that is being published at www.sheknows.com and have developed class outlines for courses that will be offered soon. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Management and have completed my PhD in Philosophy and Metaphysics from the University of Sedona.
What inspired you to write this book?
The death of my husband was the inspiration for this book. I was saddened to lose him and our marriage but was even more saddened to see those individuals who were so fortunate to have a spouse and to see the way that they were not grateful for the marriage that they had.
How did you publish this book?
I self-published through my publishing company, Visions to Press, Inc.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I enjoy writing. I have written and co-authored many articles on various other topics as well. I greatly enjoy reading about and studying relationships and learning what makes them unique and sustainable. I believed that while the topic of relationships is published from a more scientific and psychological perspective, there are times when we need to hear details and information from another frame of reference before it can be assimilated.
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?
The most difficult aspect of writing in my perspective is presenting a fair evaluation without biases one way or the other. Reality is not the same for every individual and as such, I believe that if the concepts are too hard lined, many readers are turned off and do not read the content within.
How do you do research for your books?
I have researched the topic of love and relationships for over 30 years through psychology books, mainstream media, through interviews with counselors, reading books on love by secular authors as well as authors non-secular ones, reading books and materials on relationships with perspectives with which I do not agree nor support and then through the practical application in my own personal life as well as the observation of the lives of others.
Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?
This book has been very educational for me personally. I learned that I made myself vulnerable with the writing of this book as much as I did with my second husband when we discussed our deepest, darkest secrets! The way to personal growth is through vulnerability. I did not realize exactly what I started when I wrote the book but am happy with the outcome and hope that the message in the book can be useful to others.
What are you reading now?
I read mostly inspirational writings by John Randolph Price. I am reading two of his books as well as a couple of different books by Deepak Chopra. I am also reading a book called The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy books on human growth (psychology based books) and I greatly enjoy books on spirituality or metaphysics. Some of my favorite authors include John Randolph Price, Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
My next book is going to be on ways to properly choose a mate for your lifetime—more of a pre-marital coaching tool for newly engaged people but also a tool that can be used by couples who wish to enhance their marriage by creating that vulnerability through intimacy. I believe that if we can learn to be more vulnerable with our partners, we can attain the intimacy and the deeper and more profound love bonds that make love so sweet and blissful.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
I would have to say that they should be present in what they are doing and write from their heart. When the work is from their heart and truly inspired from within, readers will be equally as inspired when they are reading the published work.
What are you doing to promote your latest book?
I am working with a publicist in Oregon, I have some articles that are being published by other website owners, I have my own personal website for my book, I have had several radio interviews and appeared on KATU in Oregon and Channel 41 in San Antonio, Texas. I am available for radio or television appearances and enjoy participating in book signings. I am currently doing a radio show on www.roatanradio.com where I talk about love and relationships every Thursday from 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM MST and on Sundays from 11:00 AM until Noon MST.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?
My book is available at Amazon.com