Books

Because I’m such a painfully slow reader (and had authority figures telling me that I had to read in school), I resented books as I grew up.

Which is ironic, because now I’m an 11-time author.

I’ve self-published 6 books since 2011 and have been published in 5 more including the worldwide best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and in collaborative works alongside talented folks like Seth Godin and Danielle LaPorte.

Books became some of my most important teachers when I needed them the most, especially while overcoming depression and a crisis of identity in my early 20s. Books became luminaries. When I felt alone, books were my friends. Through their pages, souls spoke to me across history. Generations of wisdom met me exactly where I was, and helped me discover the heart of who I really was.

That’s why I write books — why I’ll always be writing books, too.

Featured Works

iaw-coverI Am We: Poems

★★★★★ on Amazon

I Am We is a soulful collection of poems that invites you deeper into your journey of yoga, or yoking, in your everyday life.

Fall into these pages and unearth the many faces that make up the unique soul called You, as you journey to bring them into harmony.

KINDLE – $4.99                          PAPERBACK – $11.98

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

★★★★★ on Amazon

Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy. Boston as the 2013 Marathon Bombings unfold. 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 stories as lived by the author as he tries to make life’s journey his greatest reward.

KINDLE – $4.99                          PAPERBACK – $11.98

byq-standingbox-clearBefore You Quit Writing, Read This!
23 Stories and Strategies to Keep You Writing

★★★★★ on Amazon

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

At any point when you hear that voice in the back of your head that tells you, “Quit, and quit now,” open this book. That voice is a liar.

KINDLE – $4.99                          PAPERBACK – $11.70

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

★★★★★ on Amazon

God Whispers on the Wind is a collection of 81 poems that exist to connect you to Spirit within, around and abound.

Enjoy these morsels as reminders that we are all connected to the Source that has brought us here (and, for that matter, to one another).

KINDLE – $4.99                          PAPERBACK – $11.98

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

★★★☆☆ on Amazon

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.

KINDLE – $4.99                          PAPERBACK – $11.98

powerfromwithin-bookPower from Within: A Manifesto

A Debut Manifesto

Power from Within is an inspirational edge to fuel the pursuit of personal growth, self-discovery and inner peace.

Reaffirming the equality of all human beings, Power from Within lays out a philosophy on human nature, affirming the power of choice and vital obligation of all beings to Self-Actualize.

KINDLE – $2.99

 

Also Featured In

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters
Is Your Next One

By Jenny Blake

Whether you have hit a plateau in your perfect-on-paper job, are considering taking on a new role in your current job, are thinking about starting your own business, or you want to move into a new industry altogether, one thing remains clear: your career success depends on your ability to determine your next best move.

I’m featured as a case study in this book. Thanks, Jenny!

The Successful Mistake:
How 163 of The World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Transform Failure Into Success

By Matthew Turner

Featuring the likes of Chris Brogan (New York Times bestselling author), Rachel Elnaugh (BBC Dragon’s Den investor), Mitch Joel (Media Visionary and recipient of the prestigious Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award) and many other inspiring thought-leaders, The Successful Mistake uncovers their biggest mistakes and how they transformed these into successful legacies that continue to thrive.

I’m featured as a case study in this book. Thanks, Matt!

Your Great Life!
A Soulful and Strategic Guide to Designing a Life You Love

By Gemma Stone

Your great life may involve a huge change – a move, a relationship transition, an adventure, a creative dream. Or, maybe you’ll just make a few small tweaks to align with your soul. You deserve to live a life you love. This book will help you design it.

My words are included on a chapter page in this book. Thanks, Gemma!

Also Published In

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

The International Best-Selling Series

From the world-recognized series of books originally started by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, this special Father’s Day collection honors dads with 101 stories of gratitude, love and good times.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Raising Great Kids:
101 Stories about Sharing Values from Generation to Generation

Published in Partnership with The Boniuk Foundation

Tolerance, respect, compassion and other values start at home, in healthy, strong relationships between the generations. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise successful children.

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

A Collaborative Initiative from Creative Entrepreneurs

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 everyday examples of love and compassion, all proceeds from this book go directly to the Not for Sale Campaign.

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

A Collaborative Initiative from Hungry Entrepreneurs

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

A Collaborative Initiative from Hungry Entrepreneurs

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