Interview with Marten

What are your five favorite books, and why?
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, Initiation by Elisabeth Haich, The Power of Now by Echart Tolle and The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. I love all of these books as they have caused me to question my true identity on my discovery of my 'Self'.
What do you read for pleasure?
Scriptures of all religions.
Describe your desk
Very simple, bottle of water and a computer.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2007 by entering notes of my life and expereinces in my journal which still occurs to this day.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is just a brief story about my life experiences up to this moment and what I came to know from enquiring into my 'Self', What is this?, What on earth am I doing here? and Who am I? It is a Love Story for me and all of humanity. I wrote it to confirm the answer to my studies and to show others who may be on the same journey that all is okay. In the book I have included my daily mantra in 79 languages just to show that we are all human, we all say it and it does not matter what language you speak as Love penetrates all matter.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just wanted to get my book out there and this seemed the logical choice.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To share my personal experience with others that may be interested in the story and also to others thay may have had similar life experiences.
What do your fans mean to you?
I means Love to me. It confirms to me that Love is indeed penetrating the bodies of many individuals as it did me.
What are you working on next?
My plan is to go into more details of my life from my first memory in this life time up to the present and to include all of my experiences.
Who are your favorite authors?
Richard Dawkins, Elisabeth Haich, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Esther and Jerry Hicks also some nameless that have contributed to the production of ancient and sacred texts.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To see Love in action.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Meditation, gardening, music, reading and continual 'Self' enquiry.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was in primary school and I was very young. Interestingly it was about a serial killer who killed people based on the location of a group of stars drawn on a map that overlaid a city. It was in the shape of the Southern Cross, a group of stars that we see very clearly in Australia. I do not know where that ended up, perhaps burned by the teacher at the time who may have been a little concerned about the subject topic. Quite funny indeed.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
It was a sexually explicit novel that I borrowed from the local library. It made 50 Shades of Grey look like a childrens bedtime story. I was very curious about sex in those days and it certainly entertained me.
Published 2014-04-09.
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