The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

Not everyone is going to love your book. You can’t please everyone and nor should you try. I’ve heard people criticise authors like JK Rowling and Paulo Coelho about finicky little things and it’s always surprised me when people can’t see the big picture. There’s a lot of unwarranted elitism in the book publishing world, and many readers shun books that are a commercial success and label it ‘trash’ – which I think is overlooking the value that some books brings to a popular audience. It may not be your thing, but if a book manages to engage an audience, it is hardly trash.  Continue reading The Right Reviewers: hustling your book into the right hands

The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family

The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family

The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu – Celestial Beings from world mythology – bicker and squabble, just like any family. But they’re going to have to put their differences aside to help the Little Light – a wise soul, imbued with insight and curiosity – prepare for its birth on Planet Earth, where it has a great and far-reaching destiny… Continue reading The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family

Religion and spirituality in Japan – a non topic relegated to nature

Religion and spirituality in Japan – a non topic relegated to nature

Despite the number of shrines and temples that are EVERYWHERE and I do mean EVERYWHERE – I wouldn’t describe the Japanese as a religious or spiritual people. Shinto and Buddhism are the two major religions here. Shinto is based on the old Japanese culture, whilst Buddhism came to Japan via China. Apart from a few rituals and customs, I don’t believe religion plays a big part in Japanese life. Continue reading Religion and spirituality in Japan – a non topic relegated to nature

Science and Spirituality: no freakin’ equation can explain fate

Science and Spirituality: no freakin’ equation can explain fate

Just because you believe in science and practise it doesn’t mean there isn’t a spiritual aspect to life. Knowing how the physical world works doesn’t explain everything. You can experience a life crisis despite doing everything right by the book. There are things that happen that are outside of your control. You can make better sense of life if you think about things beyond just the facts. Continue reading Science and Spirituality: no freakin’ equation can explain fate