InspireABook Authors Published by Influence Publishing
All of our authors that have been published by Influence Publishing or have been offered publishing contracts can be viewed at these two websites: www.SpiritualAuthorsCircle.com www.InspiredAuthorsCircle.com
InspireABook Authors & Their Self Published Books
A sample of InspireABook Alumni who have followed the InspireABook system and benefited from private coaching, all of the students below found their publishers through my assistance.
My Wonderful Nightmare
Spiritual Journals inspired by Cancer – by Erin Higgins and Alma Lightbody
A diagnosis of ovarian cancer at thirty-one throws Erin’s body into crisis but it becomes a time of enlightenment for her soul. As she faces The Beast head-on she uses her journals as a form of therapy and through the process of fearless self-disclosure her true purpose begins to awaken from within.
Erin is a storyteller and now has the opportunity to help others and teach about her process through journalling. She shares her experiences, treatments, therapy, research, and especially her inner turmoil, with profound honesty. During this journey the wisdom she knows intuitively becomes a reality.
In the face of impending death, Erin’s life purpose and love for humanity blooms. With the hope of reaching at least one person she reaches the hearts of millions through her inspiring journals.
Erin leaves us with much to muse on. Deep gratitude to you, Erin
Alma Lightbody Buy the Book Now
One night when Donna was having trouble sleeping, worrying about her mom, and wondering what the future held, someone sent her the Facebook world map, that has you pin in all the places you have travelled. She pinned away, and realized she had seen 43 countries in her life. Travel has been her passion for years and when she finally fell asleep she dreamt of travelling to 50 countries in 50 weeks and interviewing women in their 50s. When she woke up she wrote the dream down and realized this was what the future held for her. She also decided to write a book about it. The idea of meeting other women who were 50 and actually interacting with the locals in other countries, rather than just sight-seeing seemed like a great plan to overcome her grief and grasp being 50 in a positive way.
Her mother died peacefully, but surprisingly less than 3 months from her diagnosis and Donna took little time to pursue her dream. From the moment the idea came to her, until the moment she pushed to button to send the book to the printer, she never once thought it couldn’t be done. She may have questioned her sanity a few times after weeks and weeks of constant travel, grueling heat, and the odd cranky tour mate, but always discovered a new site, or had a compelling interview, or tasted a new food, or started playing with local kids and she remembered why she was there.
“50ish” is the story of the journey and the interviews with the women she met. You will find that she did indeed manage to travel to 50 countries in 50 weeks. She found women in 40 of the countries who were willing to answer her questions about marriage, religion, education, menopause and more. The book is full of amusing tales, compelling interviews and interesting travel ideas. Are 50ish women around the world happy? Read the book to find out.
You will not want to stop reading after each chapter, wondering “Where to next?”
Re-Write Your Life
A Transformational Guide to Writing and Healing the Stories of Our Lives
Re-Write Your Life is a unique guided writing experience that empowers you to let go of old resentments, hurts and regrets and make peace with your past so you can rejoice in your life today. It is based on June Swadron’s hugely successful workshops where she assists participants to see the true meaning and value in every story they have lived. From this perspective there are no victims.
June teaches this process not only through brilliant writing techniques but also through sharing her own personal, evocative and poignant life stories – including her battle with bi-polar illness. Also woven throughout these pages are the stories of 33 other contributing writers that will inspire, and delight you. Re-Write Your Life guides you to pick up your pen and start writing your own transformational stories.
“June Swadron is both a guide and a muse. Her book is a bright lantern, illuminating the often dark and tricky terrain of the soul. Grounded in personal experience, her techniques catalyze the deep authenticity possible to us all.”
Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way
“Touching and potentially life altering…invites the reader into a rich tapestry of personal soul writings…. Human struggles and joys are interwoven with practical tools that catalyze a writing journey into healing. This is a book to savour, cherish and recommend without reservation.”
Carol Douglas, MD, FRCPC Psychiatry
“If you want to be the best you can be, Re-Write Your Life is the perfect guide to getting clear about what’s true today and what’s a story of the past that deprives you of happiness.”
T. Harv Eker, author of NY Times bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
June Swadron has spent the last twenty years guiding thousands of students in writing and sharing their life stories through a deep and powerful process that completely transformed how they experienced their life journey.
June is also a speaker, playwright, certified Life Skills Coach and Psychotherapist. She received her clinical designation with the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists in 1996 and currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
More information at www.juneswadron.com
Peace of Mind:Care of the Caregiver
Care of the Caregiver is an easy-to-follow and practical working guide to help families and friends navigate the vital details of everyday life while caring for a loved one at home during a chronic or debilitating illness.
When Lynn Longmuir’s husband Niall was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis in 1996, Lynn gradually found herself in a full time care-giving role with limited resources and no way of knowing how to deal with her own grief and pain.
Taking care of someone you love is difficult and taking care of yourself in the process, without help, is practically impossible. After discovering how difficult to access and few resources existed for caregivers, she dedicated herself to ensuring that others in her situation have both the practical and emotional tools to be strong for themselves and their loved ones. Lynn is able to bring a voice of experience and compassion to this important topic.
Verbal Self Defense in The Workplace
Proven Psychological Secrets to Help You Beat the Office Bully
This book will guide the reader through a detailed process of learning and practicing all the skills necessary to verbally defend themselves effectively in a professional manner.
The exercises will include learning how to properly consider other people’s perceptions while still respecting and adhering to their own personal morals and principles, all within the structure and expectations of the company.
Dr. Scott’s Verbal Self Defense in The Workplace is written primarily for general office workers and service industry staff; anyone who deals with individuals that become angry or confrontational with an organization’s employees and volunteers.
Keeping Good Employees Onboard
Employee Retention: Strategies to Navigate Through the Economic Storm
Whether you’re an owner, a manager or a supervisor in a small to medium sized business, you can learn the ropes of proven employee retention tactics. Through case study examples, the author’s research on why employees leave (you’ll be surprised), and development of a practical action plan you will begin to transform your workplace.
Increase Employee Engagement – which increases productivity and Reduces Staff Turnover – which increases your bottom line. Written in a practical and memorable framework using the metaphor of sailing ships, this guide will have you steering your company ship with more confidence and with a focus on that one resource that we all say are so valuable – our employees.
The author,Dawn McCooey has over 20 years experience in her employment and business consulting practice. She obtained a Master of Arts degree at Royal Roads University where she is an Associate Faculty. Dawn managed her company of up to 32 employees and was voted “ Best Boss In Victoria” by the Vancouver Island Business Examiner.
Her extensive local and offshore sailing background and experience helped her to create this unique nautical theme for an important business subject.Take the helm, keep your good employees onboard, and have some fun on this journey. Bon Voyage.
Here We Go Again! Barbara McLaughlin
Follow two unlikely friends who do impossible things with outrageous humour as they accidentally co-create theatre on and off the stage. This often hysterical account of Canadian theatre’s coming of age in Ontario in the 1960s to the founding of Kaleidoscope Theatre in 1970s Victoria, B.C. will keep you guessing where the real drama is-on or off the stage. Here We Go Again! is full of fun, facts and history and is an inspiration to anyone who thinks it cannot be done. You might even discover that Victoria has changed a lot since 1971. Whether you’re a theatre lover or not, slightly bent or straight up, you’ll find plenty to laugh about in this wacky look at how the world was won, theatrically, of course.
Rebecca Kennel is the author of a unique guidebook about Victoria, British Columbia, that provides information that makes it easy to find intriguing places in and around the city. Kennel herself loves exploring and discovering new places wherever she goes. Her love of writing, observing humanity and her appreciation for natural spaces brought her to produce this book to encourage others to get outside and really experience Victoria.
Do you want to experience rather than sightsee? Gain insight into Victoria’s rich cultural and natural history? Be rejuvenated and inspired?
Come with Rebecca Kennel as she takes you on a journey of discovery in and around spectacular Victoria, British Columbia. Visit historic sites and gardens; cemeteries and viewpoints; shipyards and restored creeks. Using pieces of local history and personal reflections, she introduces you to over 60 benches and inspires curiosity and creativity.
You will gain a unique perspective of Victoria and a connection to who and where you are. Whether you are here for a day or have lived here all your life, this delightful guidebook will enrich your experience in Victoria.
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During the 1970’s, female pilots on any continent were few and far between. Overcoming personal tragedy and limited schooling, “Kucki” von Gerlach attained her private pilot’s license in early 1969 at the age of 23, the first woman to do so in Namibia, then called South West Africa. She went on to become the first female commercial airline pilot in South Africa
Her entertaining memoir recounts her challenges, triumphs and joys of being a twentieth-century aviation pioneer. You’ll be inspired by her determination, her passion and her indomitable spirit.
Kucki Low now lives in Vancouver, Canada and is an inspirational speaker. Check out her website for more information. www.kuckilow.com