I’m a psychiatric nurse and also have a B.A. Divinity (Hons). I wanted to be a published writer since I was a child but have only realised my dream these past few years when several of my articles were accepted for publication by ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine.
Over a year ago (March 2015), I had a spiritual awakening after struggling with depression for the last 30 years. This spiritual epiphany involved a profound experience with seven archangels. I couldn’t believe it – they just manifested themselves to me. I felt and knew they were there and, what’s more, my depression lifted. Thankfully, it hasn’t returned.
After this, I decided to dedicate a large part of my writing to help people who are experiencing the stress and strain of living in today’s world. I hope to write several books to this effect including the angels, and how they help, guide, comfort and protect us. ‘Angelic Thinking’ is the first in the series of Angelic Guidance.
I will also rewrite these titles to suit a more secular audience and also those with Christian beliefs. I just want to reach as many people as possible with the good news – we don’t have to let our thought life and emotions dominate our lives. We can live happy and fulfilling lives a lot more easily than most of us do.
What inspires you to write?
Passion for life drives me to write. Wanting to help people adds more fuel to this pleasant fire. I want to help others experience life as something enjoyable and to be grateful for each day’s blessings. Selling books gives me a kick. Knowing that I’ve reached even one more person who needs help keeps the writing desire burning.
Tell us about your writing process.
I take a simple approach. I write my first draft – I should say my only draft – as I tend to only write one. I wrote my first eBook of 57 pages in a week (yes, he brags!). I spend a lot longer proofreading and editing it. Ideas come readily. So far I’ve never suffered from writer’s block. I better keep my fingers crossed, huh?
What advice would you give other writers?
I find that question humbling as I’m relatively new to all this myself. But I’d say: have integrity. Don’t publish rubbish. There’s plenty of it out there and it can give indie authors a bad name. I’d also say learn how to market yourself and believe in yourself. Sell yourself with confidence.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m part of a free mentoring organisation where I learnt about advertising and eBook writing. A friend of mine had been on a course which took him all the way from writing an eBook to publishing it on Amazon and marketing it. I certainly needed the help marketing my work, and am still in the process of learning. I don’t think I’ll ever finish learning as Amazon changes its rules and whole publishing industry is fast changing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe online publishing is here to stay. Although printed books will always be sourced by some, increasing numbers are happy to download them onto their devices. It’s sad to say, but the big publishing houses will continue to dwindle. I believe only the strongest will survive. Maybe Herbert Spencer was right after all!
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction (spiritual, secular and Christian) and Fantasy Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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