Interview with Dottie Randazzo

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am inspired to get out of bed each day knowing that there is an infinite number of possibilities that are accessible to me to experience. And with each breath that I take I am open to them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love creating. When I am not writing I am painting. 100% of the profits from my art goes to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
What is your writing process?
I write when there is something that needs to be written. I may be walking around or making the bed and the words will pop into my head. I don't think of what to write next. I listen to what I hear and that is what I write.
How do you approach cover design?
It's different for each book. For the book "Trust" I saw the cover, in my mind, before I had even written the book. I usually look through sample covers and pick the one that feels best for the book.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) Ramtha - The White Book: It addresses questions on the Source of all existence, our forgotten divinity, life after death, evolution, love, the power of consciousness and the mind, lessons from nature, and Ramtha s ascension.

2) Rick Strassman's "DMT - The Spirit Molecule": It's a doctor's revolutionary research into the biology of near-death and mystical experiences.

3) Michael Newton's "Journey of Souls": It contains case studies of life between lives. Where we go and what we experience before we reincarnate again.

4) George Carlin's "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?": Because we all need a good laugh.

5) Daniel Caldwell's "The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky": It contains insights into the life of a modern sphinx and I would love to be able to manifest material objects out of thin air like she did.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! I love reading. I read biographies, autobiographies, fiction, non-fiction, children's books, spiritual books... you name it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Amazon HD Fire Kindle.
Describe your desk
Chaos if someone else is looking at. Perfect if I am looking at it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is "442 Cosmic and Universal Laws". A friend called me one afternoon and we began mentioning the different laws to each other and I started writing them down. By the time we got off the phone I had about 90 written down. I looked online for a book that contain ALL of them and could only find one that contained 105. I then discovered that their are Cosmic and Universal laws and sometimes they overlap. I was inspired to find all that I could and put them in a handy reference book for everyone else to enjoy. This book took 5 years to write. In the middle I stopped working on it for 2 years and moved from the west coast to the east coast. Once I got settled I picked up the book and finished it.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had written a book and submitted it to a main stream publisher. They loved the book but wanted to "edit" it. The changes that they were making made it feel like it wasn't my book. It wasn't my style of writing and I didn't want it out in the world with my name on it if it didn't feel like something I had written. So I cancelled my agreement with them and decided to do my own thing. Which makes me very happy.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
My books are available ALL over the world! Smashwords rocks!!!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing what is inside with others who may feel the same way but don't know how to express it. Or offering other's another way to look at things.
Published 2016-07-28.
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Books by This Author

442 Cosmic & Universal Laws
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
Never before have 442 cosmic / universal laws ever been defined in one place. Have you ever wondered how many cosmic and universal laws exist? I bet you have no idea how many of these laws affect you every day, second-by-second. One of these laws states that the three points of a triangle are responsible for the manifestation of all things in the infinite plane. (Law of Triangle)
Praying 101 for Kids & Teens
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Finally, a book that has been created specifically with kids & teens in mind. The prayers in this book contain the powerful ingredients of wisdom, strength and courage. There’s a prayer for peer pressures, good judgment, mental courage, happiness, to resolve conflicts, to remove pimples, to become popular and many more.
How to Escape an Abusive Relationship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
If you have ever been in an abusive relationship you know you can’t leave, you must escape. An abusive relationship is not just a relationship where hitting is involved. Emotional wounds take longer to heal than bruises. What do you do when you have found yourself in this kind of relationship?
Praying 101 for Spiritual Enlightenment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Finally, a book that has been created specifically with you in mind. The prayers in this book contain the powerful ingredients of wisdom, strength and courage. A prayer for inner power, resolution, miracles, our planet, good judgment, feeling safe, to learn life’s purpose, be true to yourself, build heaven on earth and many more.
Praying 101 for Parents
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Finally, a book that has been created specifically with parents in mind. The prayers in this book contain the powerful ingredients of wisdom, strength and courage. Below are just a few of the many prayers contained in here.
The Blue Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
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A fairy tale for anyone who has ever thought about being something other than themselves. Everyone from the age of 3 to 103 will love the message in the story about the blue girl.
Praying 101 for Men
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Finally, a book that has been created specifically with men in mind. The prayers in this book contain the powerful ingredients of wisdom, strength and courage. Below are just a few of the many prayers you will find in here. A Prayer for love, mental strength and courage, happiness, good judgment and hobbies, learn love’s purpose, live in the moment, overcome confusion and many more.
Trust
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This book is designed with the intent of calling forth your awareness to the “Trust” that you have in your life. Are your actions in accordance with what you believe to be your truth? Each question will give you the opportunity to take a look at areas of your life in which you may have assumed you have Trust. However, a much closer look may not reveal the same thing.
When the Soul Cries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
What does it mean when your soul cries? Would you know if it were happening to you? Are you aware of the function of your soul? Could you identify your soul? Did you know that your soul has a purpose? What must your soul do in order to evolve? Are you following your soul’s calling? Are you happy with your occupation? Are you happy with your relationships?
Are You a Spiritual Hypochondriac?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
Are you known to go from book to book, from guru to guru, from organization to organization? Are you doing this for spiritual efficiency? Would you know if you were Spiritual Hypochondriac?
Gardening at Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Do you dream of a different life, but hate the thought of changing? There are lots of things you can do to get comfortable with change. Once you begin to break free of routine you will begin to feel comfortable creating the life you really want. Changing one thing in your life begins shifting your energy in a new direction. You can’t be or do what you want unless you allow changes.
How to Shit Money!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Chances are you have read a book or two about getting rich. And chances are you haven’t gotten rich. If you were doing exactly what the books told you, there might be another reason why you aren’t rich. It might have nothing to do with what you are doing and everything to do with how you feel about money and what you believe to be true about money.
Praying 101 for Women
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
The prayers in this book contain the powerful ingredients of wisdom, strength and courage. Each prayer is constructed specifically for women. Here are just a few of the many prayers that you will find; a prayer for panic attacks, self-worth and self-esteem, better memory, intuition, overcome hate and anxiety, forgive someone, learn your life purpose and many more.
The Feeling
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Could this be the missing ingredient in The Secret? Find out why some people have everything they want and desire and other people don't. Have you been searching for the answer? Have you tried praying, visualizing, meditation and affirmations? Learn how to use mere seconds of your power to have everything you ever wanted. Learn why some things come to you easier than others.