Interview with Helen Leathers

When did you first start writing?
I wrote poetry as a child all the time. I also wrote it as an adult when I was stressed or need perspective. I started writing my books when I was 30 years old
What's the story behind your latest book?
The power In Your Hands came about after I responded to an online forum where someone had asked what a lightworker was. I gave a short concise answer and then couldn't sleep. For the rest of the night the words went round my head until I caved at 3am and started writing, four hours later I had the structure and a lot of the content - hand writtten!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is amazing! As a self published author it allows me to very easily distribute my books to people I would never have got in front of otherwise. It facilitates the process for us all. I love smashwords and recommend them to everyone I know who writes anything!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Helping and inspiring people. I love getting messages from readers telling me how the books have helped them, I wish I'd had my books when I was a teenager!
What are you working on next?
A personal development workbook helping people to become the best version of themselves possible.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
working on my other businesses, working out at the gym, dancing and seeing my friends, and drinking wine or cocktails
How do you approach cover design?
I use a professional designer who has known me for many years. It ensures a professional look, continuity across all titles and that the design is in keeping with the energy and message of the book itself.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Conversations With God particularly books 1 & 3 by Neale Donald Walsch - some amazing insights and thought-provoking ideas that really encourage you to form your own personal spiritual belief system.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne because it brought the message of the law of attraction and manifestation to the masses.
The Celestine Prophecy - much like The Secret news of this book spread like wildfire through word of mouth only - and before the internet was really used. I love how this books brought people together, people were talking about it with strangers on the London underground where mostly everyone sits in their own little worlds!
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki because it empowers ordinary people to make a difference to their finances.
How To Become A Money Magnet because it talks about money from a spiritual perspective and about how money in good hands can do good things.
What do you read for pleasure?
mostly personal development books, but when I'm away on holiday I like a good detective / thriller, or a bit of fantasy drama
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Blogging and social media
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle paperwhite
Describe your desk
a mess
Published 2015-01-12.
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Books by This Author

Bright Blessings: Spiritual Thoughts, Inspirational Quotes and Philosophical Observations on Life
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This is a collection of articles, observations and quotes which aim to make you stop and think. In amongst all the everyday ‘stuff’, take a few moments to dip in and have a read. Whether you need inspiration, a quiet moment, a focus for meditation, spiritual or philosophical advice or support, or maybe even something different to do this weekend this is the book to have within easy reach.
10 Stepping Stones to A Better Version Of You
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,650. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
10 Stepping Stones is a self improvement programme combining meditations, exercises and tools, delivered in modules through this book and through the website. This programme of self-discovery will assist you in throwing off the labels, restrictions and beliefs that keep you from being the better version of you that you know exists. Let me help you to tap
The Power In Your Hands
Price: $6.59 USD. Words: 32,330. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
How to understand connect with, channel and use universal energy to improve and empower your life. An Experiential Guide To Energy Work for all aspiring healers, lightworkers, and anyone seeking personal, spiritual or psychic development. This book offers a hands-on, practical approach to understanding and working with the subtle energy and becoming or being a lightworker.
Your Quick Self-Help Guide To Creating Your Own Better Life Plan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: British English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence & self-esteem
An e-workbook that will help you find ways to improve your life. If you want to change your direction, or find ways to feel happier and more fulfilled you can. You just need some guidance, and some time to find the answers from within you.
The Advanced Workbook for Spiritual & Psychic Development
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,810. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Building on our Beginners Guide, this workbook looks at the more advanced subjects of spiritual & psychic development. Step by step you can venture into subjects such as: Deep meditation, energy work, 3rd eye chakra development, angels, psychokinesis, automatic writing, psychic art, manifestation, past lives, out of body experiences and trance mediumship. Includes theory, practical & our top tips.
The Spiritual & Psychic Development Workbook: A Beginners Guide
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,180. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
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An introduction to the theory and practical basics of spiritual & psychic development from meditation to dowsing, card readings to working with the chakras, understanding crystals to connecting with your Spirit Guides. This book will help you develop your own natural spirituality and psychic skills. Essential basics, simple to understand theory and practical exercises, and not too many long words!
Help! I Think I Might Be Psychic - 101 frequently asked questions about spiritual, psychic & spooky stuff
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,500. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Spreading The Magic Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Helen Leathers & Diane Campkin answer questions like 'What's it all about?', 'Is there life after death?', 'What's it like to see a ghost?' and other questions frequently asked by those with a fascination with or passing interest in the Paranormal. It's open and honest and looks to blow away some of the cobwebs surrounding the often confusing and occasionally, egotistical world of the paranormal.