No, it’s not what you’re thinking. I don’t have favourites! I love all my three kids with all my heart.
But I think of my books as my children too. I went through a long gestation period with each one of them, labour pains, a birthing experience, infancy, etc. Some of my books are now adolescents – gosh, they grow up quickly! And some of them are still just toddling around…
But I love all of them – the journey they took me on, the insights, the growth, the sheer joy when people like you write back to thank me for them.
So this is...
* my thank you to YOU for your support since I started publishing my work.
* my best wishes and blessings to you for a rich and fulfilling festive season and New Year.
And it comes in the form of a gift to you that simultaneously gives some extra love to my most overlooked book-child: The Hidden Order.
This sequel to The Mastery Club was published in 2012 at a time when I was feeling burnt out and overwhelmed, so I never really got its promotional campaign moving properly. And it’s a pity because this is the book that took the longest to write of all my books because it required so much inner work on my part. I think of it as a hidden treasure…
Between now and 7th January I’m offering The Hidden Order at half-price. That’s only $10 for a book that follows up on all the meaty ideas in The Mastery Club, and then takes them way further.
It’s about some of the tricker aspects of goal-setting.
It tackles some of life’s biggest issues, like war and peace, health and illness. (A favourite character has cancer.)
It claims that life only looks cruel and unfair because actually there’s a ‘hidden order’ at work.
It includes a puberty rite of passage for girls and a medicine walk.
It includes an indigenous character and his confronting ‘identity journey’. (Based on a true story.)
It includes a Greek Islands cruise. (I set that up in The Mastery Club so that I’d have to go on one ‘for research’ in order to write the sequel. Clever, huh! :-))
And so much more.
If you or your children enjoyed The Mastery Club and found yourself wondering what those characters might get up to next, then this book is for you. Give yourself or your loved ones a very well-priced gift and help me to love up my most overlooked child!
Your code for the half-price deal is
I submitted my books to this list and thought I'd share it with you as there are several other titles here that will be sure to appeal.
The topics include money, relationships, anger, living intentionally, success and more.
I'd love to know which books you would recommend.
Some of you will remember me hinting at a new book for youth that I’d be bringing out soon. The hint came several years ago, and the delay has been one of those ‘First Force, Second Force, Third Force’ situations that I describe in The Mastery Club!
However the delays are sorted and I’m delighted to announce that the new book will be available for purchase very soon. I’m actually speaking at two events this month where I’ll have a few pre-launch copies for sale - you are welcome to join us - but the official launch event will be in the second half of the year when I’m back from my honeymoon (this June).
I was very touched by the turn-out for the launch of WANTED: GREENER GRASS, and especially delighted by the response from the first readers who are now finishing the book, such as:
'Enjoying so far... It's one of those books you have to keep reading... I love it. I found it hard not to highlight sentences I loved. The ending is so up my alley. You asked at your launch if we would like to know what happens next. Hell yes. Do it.'
'Started and finished your book today. Love it.'
Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate with me!
The process we went through in finding the right cover for this book was very drawn-out and frustrating! You just wouldn't believe how many concepts we explored before we ended up with the gorgeous cover we now have. I reckon, all up, close to 15 ideas. One of them ocurred to me at 2 o'clock in the morning. I got out of bed and sat on my office floor sketching and cutting and pasting and thought I'd found it! But there was always something that wasn't quite working, whether it was with the cover, the title, or the subtitle.