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Books

Throughout my life, good books have guided me. With quiet, unwavering presence, good books have opened doors for me to understand what it means to live well and serve generously. Good books have guided me to discover my true nature.

Good books sow compassion and leave wisdom in their wake, reminding us that we are all in this thing called ‘life’ together.

As a nine-time published author, I believe that books allow our souls to meet without speaking.

I write books so that we converse about life, love and the beliefs that matter most to you–all, through a single paper page.

I write books so that you know that I care. That I always have cared for you. That someone always has, and always will.

That’s why I write books.

FEATURED WORKS

Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun:
A 13,000-Mile Journey to Live a Meaningful Life

A Five-Star Debut on Amazon

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The Dark Zone of Lower Manhattan after Super-Storm Sandy. Flying cross-country into Boston while the 2013 Marathon Bombings unfold, live on TV. Heartbreak and hilarity in Hawaii. Adventure in Iceland. And 13,000 miles of stories in between.

Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun is a collection of 15 true stories that were written as I journeyed across the world for 13,000 miles in pursuit of a meaningful life.

From New York City’s East Village to the beaches of Hawaii and the mystical landscapes of Iceland, this book invites you to join me across continents and time zones to discover what it means to make life’s journey your greatest reward–and what lessons are found along the way.

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Who is ‘BABSMS’ for?

  • Great for readers inspired by travel, cultures and exploration
  • Those who love true stories and intimate lessons about living your sometimes-misunderstood ideals and values
  • Get lost in vivid stories that will keep your adventure-juices flowing (until you can go on your next adventure)

God Whispers on the Wind:
Spiritual Poems of Light, Laughter and Love 

Debuted #2 in Poetry and #4 in Spirituality

God Whispers on the Wind is a collection of spiritual poems meant to connect you with Spirit beyond religiosity.

My spirituality has been nurtured by open, liberal education, cultural diversity and some of history’s greatest minds. Born Catholic, I have studied the historical Jesus and Zen Buddhism, found my own Bible in the Tao te Ching and studied Confucianism, fallen in love some of the world’s greatest poets of Islamic origin, and now study Hinduism as a student of yoga.

God Whispers on the Wind exists to gentle connect us to the common threads that all human beings share as divine brothers and sisters in life.

With whatever you already believe to serve you, God Whispers invites you to explore your own interpretation of “spirituality” in open and loving ways. With poems that are playful and profound, curious and even contradictory, God Whispers will remind you to think with joy, trust your dreams and believe in purposeful living.

Live open, breathe open, and enjoy these poems as morsels of reminders that we are all connected to whatever Source has brought us here, and to one another.

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Who is ‘GWOTW’ for?

  • Great for those who love fluid, liberally-styled poetry
  • Flip open to a random page and discover a morsel of inspiration, motivation and soul-connection on any given day
  • Explore your relationship to “spirituality,” either without religiosity or with your beliefs to guide you

Before You Quit Writing, Read This!
23 Stories and Strategies to Keep You Writing

Debuted #1 in Creativity & Genius and #2 in Creativity

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Before You Quit Writing, Read This! is a collection of 23 stories and strategies from writers of The Literati Writers that exist to help keep you writing in defiance of doubt, struggles and second-guessing that might befall you on your creative journey.

I was startled to discover how many creatives and writers frequently consider quitting their writing passions forever. Before You Quit Writing, Read This! is a collection of earnest, heart-warming and compassionate stories spanning personal narratives and professional advice to help writers find motivation to keep exploring their creative passions.

Every writer experiences struggles with their creativity, but through these open-heart stories from fellow writers, you’ll discover a source of empowerment and motivation.

You can open this book and read a chapter at any point in your creative journey when you hear that voice in the back of your head that tells you, “Quit. Quit now.” Before You Quit Writing, Read This! exists because that voice is a liar, and because your creativity will help you live a great life.

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Who is ‘BYQ!’ for?

  • If you have struggles with your writing or consider quitting your creative passions
  • Great for those who love writing, creativity, journaling or artistry
  • Self-diagnose where you are on your writer’s journey and understand what struggles are common, and why

PAST WORDS & CONTRIBUTIONS

leadwofollowers-bookLead Without Followers: How to Save Our World by Radically Redefining the Meaning of Leadership

Set against a disturbing backdrop of escalating anger with modern elected leaders, Lead Without Followers is one young political exile’s reflections on why our leadership is failing us and contents that America has a distorted definition of leaders.

Encouraging young leaders and “unconventional thinkers” to question what it means to be a leader (starting with how you live your everyday life), Lead Without Followers harnesses a backdrop of political dismay to invite a genuine, holistic redefinition of what it means to lead by example.

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Who is ‘LWOF’ for?

  • Readers of teenage / high school age who lack relatable understanding to today’s political turmoil
  • Young leaders who struggle with the culturally-reinforced idea of pursuing power/self-gain to serve others
  • Young people who want to learn how to embody personal leadership in their everyday lives

powerfromwithin-bookPower from Within: A Manifesto

Power from Within s a motivating manifesto with an inspirational edge that will fuel your pursuit for personal growth, self-discovery and inner peace.

Reaffirming the inherent equality of all human beings, Power from Within reaches into the heart and soul of the reader, inspiring genuine contemplative thought and compelling a renewed desire in the reader to live a happy and healthy life–for oneself, and on behalf of one another.

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Who is ‘PFW’ for?

  • Readers of self-help and personal development
  • Needing a boost of inspiration and reminders of human beings’ inherent equality and potential
  • A short, poetic read to open doors of the mind

css-book2Chicken Soup for the Soul, Thanks, Dad: 101 Stories of Gratitude, Love and Good Times

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad is a collection of 101 stories of gratitude, love and good times from children to their fathers.

Giving dads everywhere the “pat on the back” that they truly deserve, this book features stories from children of all ages who open up to share their heartfelt words of thanks and loving memories in 101 stories. Thanks Dad will bring any father joy, inspiration, and humor–maybe even to find that their kids did pay attention, after all.

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Who is ‘Chicken Soup’ for?

  • Fathers and fathers-to-be, naturally!
  • Great gift for dads who love reading and exploring/reminiscing on their own fatherhood
  • For families who want to deeply appreciate the sons, fathers, and grandfathers of the family

 

est-day-sm  End Sex Trafficking: Let’s Be Impossible to Ignore

End Sex Trafficking is a collection of 60 essays written by award-winning entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and inspiring voices from around the world, including first-hand accounts of the Southeast Asian sex trade interwoven with essays on love and compassion, the essence of freedom and the power of knowledge.

It’s a resounding call-to-action, with a message that hits straight to the core: One voice can start a revolution. And that voice can be yours.

Proceeds go directly to the Not for Sale Campaign.

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Who is ‘EST Day’ for?

  • Readers of modern thinkers and self-made entrepreneurs in the digital age
  • Educational, inspirational insights on timeless topics of love, freedom and knowledge
  • Contributing to vital nonprofit work that directly saves lives of those affected by modern-day sex trafficking globally

promo-sucks-clearSelf-Promotion Sucks! But It Doesn’t Have To

Self-Promotion Sucks tackles the tough topics that plague the spirit of your modern day online entrepreneur, solopreneur or creative entrepreneur, from crafting a brand, promoting yourself, developing plans of action and building a community around.

This book is a comprehensive guide to making self-promotion a lot less painful. Featuring contributions from 40 authors and entrepreneurs, Self Promotion Sucks includes tips, tricks and helpful hints to guide you through the ups, downs and inside-outs of self-promotion.

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eBooks Suck! But They Don’t Have To

How do you write a good eBook? How do you decide if you’re writing is a “real” book, eBook, a manifesto or something else?

eBooks Suck! puts to rest the worries, fears and inevitable feelings of “overwhelm” for e-book creators everywhere. Featuring advice from over 40 contributing authors, eBooks Suck! is your one-stop, comprehensive guide to making your eBook a smashing success.

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