Please share a bit about your journey to become a published author?
I started writing this story in late 2016, but I had researched the concepts of soulmates, twin flames and karmic relationships for the last seven years. Once the script was ready, I sought out Julie Salisbury to provide one-on-one coaching to help me bring my work to publication.
Working with Julie made the process a lot easier. She outlined dates and deadlines I needed to meet to bring this project to life. She also offered suggestions to assist me in getting through the entire publishing process which was very helpful, especially for a first time author like myself. I would certainly seek her help again for my next book.
How does the writing process work for you? Do you schedule a time every day, work madly when inspiration hits or ?
I wrote the story in pieces, little bits at time and in no particular order. Whenever I felt inspired or thought of something that would be beneficial to the story I wanted to tell, I would write it down. Then I would read everything I had written from beginning to end and rearrange the chapters, dialogues, etc., to make the story to flow.
What did you find most difficult about the writing and publishing process? What was the easiest?
The most difficult part was writing a story about a woman whose beliefs I personally do not necessarily subscribe to. I had to put my own judgments and views aside to tell her story from her perspective.
The easiest part was relaying the life lessons in the story as I had personally lived through some of them.
From the publishing stand point, the most difficult part was finding a distributor in Canada and the US to meet my needs.
What title (or titles) have you released? Please include a short synopsis of what your book is (or books are) about.
This is the first title I have published and it is called The Soul Contract. This book tells the story of a woman’s journey to find love. It questions the concepts of soul mates, twin flames and karmic relationships. It provokes the reader to think of his or her own experiences and find the lesson(s) he or she needed to learn. It teaches men and women that heartbreak and loss is part of life’s journey and should be embraced because these lessons once learned, move us up the spiritual ladder. It also emphasizes the importance of forgiveness – forgiveness of self and forgiveness of the people who have hurt us.
Do you have any new books in the planning or writing stage?
Yes, I am currently writing part 2 of this story from the perspective of the male.
What would you like readers to know about you?
I am passionate about writing stories that provoke thought; stories that lead to conversations about life and the reasons we are all here. I aspire to someday become a full time writer of books, movie scripts, etc.
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
I hope my audience will learn that at some point in our lives we will all share the same experiences; if someone is going through the lessons Malaika (the main character) lives through in the book, they are not alone.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
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