Great question to start with. To be completely honest I didn't know the definition of "indie author" until today, and the definition is what was accomplished by writing this book. The subject of Reiki is an interesting one to bring awareness too in a world where many people have forgotten how to listen and feel their own bodies. I have been teaching and practicing this lost art for over a dozen years. After reviewing my own teaching manuals, the idea struck me that creating a book to help those who I have taught Reiki. A simple manual on practical ways to use and understand this practice in order to incorporate Reiki into their daily lives.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This gift of life itself inspires me. Every day is unique and one really never knows how it will unfold. 6 months ago I had no idea there was going to be a book to write, let alone the topic. I really didn't even know that self publishing existed! Today my education in what really is possible in life continues.
Describe your desk
Anything but traditional; a bit futuristic and a bit earthy are good descriptive words. My laptop sits on top of a portable table that rolls around. Where it ends up on any given day is never planned. Some days it doesn't even move and that is perfect too!
What's the story behind your latest book?
This is my first book and 6 months ago I would have not even imagined I would be able to accomplish this feat. The inspiration came after a Reiki student was not able to attend a refresher course. A review of my own teaching materials at the time gave me the idea that I should write a simple easy guide that could assist new and old Reiki practitioners to further the practical, hands on side of this technique.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Easy answer, as it was an answer to my question, which was how can I easily get this information to the Reiki students I have taught? A little investigation on how this could be accomplished and Smashwords was the vehicle to make this idea a reality. Following the editing guide made the upload easy and stress free!
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This information guide is written with Reiki practitioners in mind. Whether this practice is new to you or it has been many years since you used it, this book can be a review as well as a guide for hands on practical use.