About Serene Martin:
Long before she wrote The Butterfly That Returned, Serene Martin was an Assistant Superintendent at a maximum-security prison and a college teacher. In her life experiences, she saw the stifling consequences of social conditioning and external pressure on individuals. She became increasingly drawn instead towards the often underestimated power of intuition. In a world of ceaseless distractions, her writing visits an authentic place of conscious knowing within the reach of everyone who has the courage to follow the call of their heart.
When she’s not writing, you can find Serene travelling, doing yoga, finishing a bar of chocolate and hunting for easier ways to transition to a vegan diet. Born and raised in Singapore, she is currently exploring the world with her husband with a pocketful of dreams.
What inspires you to write?
My personal experiences, encounters with people in my life and travels and my imagination.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing occurs in the most random of places and usually starts of unplanned. It is strongly based on intuition and an inner calling which doesn’t silence itself until i pick up the pen and transform it into words.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I become one with them and ride the wave of emotions and encounters with them until I feel that they are speaking through me.
What advice would you give other writers?
Trust your unique sense of personal expression and allow it to take you to where you must go.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been on the road travelling since I left my job for close to a year now and finally have the time and space to let my fleeting bubbles of inspiration collect themselves into something more concrete.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it is revolutionary as anyone who wants to write a book now can explore that option with so many opportunities available in the world of self-publishing.
What genres do you write?: literary fiction, prose, poetry, body, mind, spirit, self-help
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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