Interview with Margaret Merrison

How do you approach cover design?
I am usually given a picture in my mind from the Angels, Unicorns or other higher beings and then I either find a suitable picture to buy on-line or have one specially painted for me by an artist that I know through my son.
What do you read for pleasure?
Yes, I have loved reading since I was very young. I had a bookcase full of books in my bedroom and never tired of looking at or reading the books, even though I had read them before.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I do not have one! I much prefer to curl up cosily with a paper book.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Distributing via the internet and through publishing companies like Smashwords.
Describe your desk
To a visitor it probably looks cluttered and untidy, but I have everything to hand and I know exactly where my pens rulers, glue, diary, calculator, envelopes etc. are placed around my laptop.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in mid Devon in South West England. It is a very rural place with a large moor, Dartmoor, nearby. I used to love watching the wild Dartmoor ponies and sensing their energies, which later helped me connect strongly with the Unicorns.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a short story while I was at primary school and showed it to my teacher, but she did not give me any positive feedback and so I decided writing was not for me. Later, when I was a principal teacher at the Diana Cooper School, I found that I had an ability to write the manuals for the teacher training courses and my writing confidence came back to me. I started writing my first book, True Being: A Beginner's Guide to Finding, Walking and Enjoying Your Spiritual Path in 2012 and it was published at the beginning of 2013.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to get my books to people quickly and not have to bother about going through the time consuming process of mainstream publishing. I have an eye for detail and found formating a book relatively straightforward so becoming an indie author was the obvious choice for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has certainly helped me learn about self-publishing. It is a little early to know if my books are successful, but I hope the people who buy them are benefiting from the spiritual information and easily connecting with the higher realms.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that I am connected to the higher realms for my information, because it often flows easily when I am typing. I hope this joy in conveyed to those who read it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am blessed to have a very large piece of land that I am turning into a forest garden, some raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse, a field of willow trees for coppicing for heating fuel and, of course, space to connect with the higher beings and nature spirits. It is the intention of my husband and myself to live as self-sustainably as possible and try to take as little as possible from our wonderful planet Earth. When we are successfully doing this, I intend to write about it to help others do the same.
Published 2015-01-11.
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Books by This Author

Pure Holistic Healing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,240. Language: British English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
PURE HOLISTIC HEALING describes a simple technique that works directly with the healing energies, with minimum human interference, for the maximum benefit of the recipient. If you are new to healing or are already a healer in any discipline, PURE HOLISTIC HEALING will greatly enhance your healing practice.
How To Be A Brilliant Spiritual Teacher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,950. Language: British English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
How to Be a Brilliant Spiritual Teacher is a step-by-step guide to lead others in spiritual meetings and courses. By following the guidance in this comprehensive book, you will be totally prepared and have the confidence to help others with their spiritual paths in a grounded and safe way.
What Are Unicorns?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,420. Language: British English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This concise book about Unicorns will answer your questions about these great, playful, pure beings from the higher realms, as well as give you more Unicorn information than you can imagine. With step-by-step guidance, What Are Unicorns? will help you to raise and purify your vibrations, so you can easily connect with the wonderful natural energy of the Unicorns in a safe way.
True Being:A Beginner's Guide to Finding, Walking and Enjoying Your Spiritual Path
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,810. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
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True Being is a concise spiritual guide that will help you develop your understanding of your own spirituality in a safe, grounded and protected way. Through this book, you will learn how to find your life path and realise who you really are and why you are here now. The author, Margaret Merrison, is a spiritual teacher, author, healer and founder of The Unicorn Centre for Spiritual Learning.