Interview with Sipiwe Mashingaidze

What inspired your first book?
My health experiences inspired my first book Top Secrets of Health, Weight Loss, Rejuvenation, Increased Energy Levels the Natural Way. I grew up healthy and I was healthy up to my mid-thirties. Then I started to have recurring problems like urinary tract infection, swollen ankles, constipation, slow digestion, blocked nose, low energy, excess weight, etc. I was never sick. I was just unhealthy. My doctor just gave me medicine but could never solve my problems. After 10 years of such irritating problems, I started to search for answers. Thanks to the internet I had access to a lot of information. I finally tested my findings by changing what I eat. Immediately my symptoms disappeared. My weight went down. I had so much energy that I started to put together all the information that I had accumulated over the previous few years in the evening after work. Voila! I had my first book. I have since revised the book a few times, but the basic message remains: take control of your health!
How did you come up with the series Master of Your Destiny?
All my adult life I have been searching for truth about myself and the Truth about God. I always suspected that there was more than meets the eye. In order to do this, I had to stay out of all orthodox religions while I read everything I could find on human spirituality and religion. I found out what it means to be the image and child of God. I finally understood that most of humanity's problems are due to our ignorance about who and what we are. I learned what the Bible is all about. I finally understood what it is that Jesus was trying to teach us. I became aware that despite our religious differences, we are all trying to connect with God. I finally understood that as children and images of God, we were created perfect, and if we could turn our minds away from the earthly issues towards Godly issues, we can all become masters of our destiny. Therefore I named my book series Master of Your Destiny.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
After writing my first book, I actually did not know how to get it published. So I searched online for answers. I came across a few sites that allow an author to self-publish. I decided to take that route.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is in sharing my new-found knowledge with other people. If something is critical to my development, I feel this urge to share it with others.
Who are your favorite authors?
All writers who have written on spiritual growth are my favourites, since that subject is very important to me. Some of them are Anthony Robbins, Jame Allen, Godfrei Ray King, Krishnamurti, Robert Collier, Robert Russel, Dr. Baird T. Spalding, Christian D. Larson, Ernest Holmes.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Service to other people. If I can heal someone or write a chapter that will one day make a difference, then I am inspired.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am an energy healer so I spend a lot of time in my practice.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search the internet. Some of the books are referred to in a book so I go search for them.
What is your writing process?
I write chapters randomly, then I put them in order. As I read I come across something important so I add it to a certain chapter.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was the book King Solomon's Mines when I was in Grade 6. It came alive when I read it and I could easily imagine the scenes.
How do you approach cover design?
I always know what I want so I tell the designer what I want. Then I allow her to play around with the idea.
What inspired the book Journey to the Kingdom?
I was going through a very difficult time in my life, with a lot going wrong in my family. I sought for help from experts. None of them could solve my problems though they taught me a lot. Then I decided to meditate and seek for answers within. Answers started to come, and I got this gut feeling to start changing certain elements within my personality. I got the gut feel to write about those changes. One day I found myself with a whole book written. I polished it and published it.
What are you working on next?
I have started work on a book that shows women how to exercise without leaving the house. This will help women who believe that they can only exercise when they go to the gym, yet they do not have time to leave the children and the housework to go to the gym. Now they can use their body weight to exercise right there on the floor while the kids are playing.
Published 2014-10-16.
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Books by This Author

Lose Weight Naturally and Look Younger
Series: Master Your Health. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 43,300. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Eating Disorders
Imagine eating wholesome healthy meals daily and still losing weight! Imagine never worrying about your weight at the end of winter. Imagine looking good every day of the year, and you can’t wait to show off your fabulous body come summer! Imagine looking young and walking with a spring in your step because you feel young! Imagine someone saying you look hot even when you are over 50 years old!
Healthy is Tasty
Series: Master Your Health. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
Recipes for vegetarian dishes that will help you achieve painless digestion, weight loss naturally, increased energy without energy drinks or coffee, perfect health, rejuvenation and a long healthy life. The recipes in this book are real myth busters. You will be surprised at how tasty the food is, how peaceful your body is, how healthy you feel, and how easily you lose weight. Go ahead and try!
Top Secrets of Health
Series: Master Your Health. Price: Free! Words: 42,150. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
This book teaches you how to take control of your health, how to beat chronic fatigue, how to gain perfect health, how to cure digestive system diseases, how to look younger, and how to lose weight naturally. The author wrote this book after curing herself of 8 symptoms and losing weight in the process. You too can cure yourself of lifestyle diseases and live a painfree life full of energy.
Behold! The Kingdom of God Is Within
Series: Master Your Destiny, Book 1. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
The book explains that we were created as images of God, and masters of our destiny, yet we are unaware of this. Various spiritual masters came to teach us that the Kingdom of God is within us. All ancient texts written after each master, point out the same truth. If the Kingdom is within, we must claim our right as heirs to it, tap into the power within, and become masters of our destiny.