Mollie Player

Biography

Mollie Player is just a regular person who’s nevertheless trying to do a few really hard things: overcome depression forever—and maybe get enlightened, too. Her plan: read as many helpful books as she can, then implement their advice—and pass along everything she learns along the way.

The results so far: her Mystical Memoir series, beginning with You're Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, which follows her attempts to find inner peace through practical, spiritual techniques; other self-help books; and her blog, Suddenly Awesome.

Suddenly Awesome is unapologetic self-help advice for the self-obsessed. There, Player writes about the books, tips and spiritual practices that make her otherwise ordinary life suddenly awesome.

Player lives in Seattle, Washington. All of her ebooks, all of the time, are free.

All of Player’s works are available on Amazon, on Smashwords and by emailing her (for PDF versions). See mollieplayer.com for more information and to subscribe to her blog.

Reader Testimonials:

“This is the kind of writing that makes me feel as if I’d sat down with the author on the sofa with cups of tea and we were talking together for hours. The style is so vulnerable …” – Heather

“I don’t know what to say other than it is the most beautiful book that I have ever read.” – Ashley

“Really, I am rather speechless.” – Sarah

“I loved the book!! I couldn’t stop reading it!! It touched me so very much … I love how you described every moment.” – Haydee

“You have given a beautiful gift to your readers. I was very touched.” – Celia

“Player’s chatty style evokes a realism and empathy for the story. One is able to feel her pain.” – Anonymous

“Player’s writing approach really reels in the reader into the atmosphere and the circumstances. There are solid moments where without having an objective point of reference to relate to, the reader still manages to relate due to the way in which the author gets the reader involved.” – Kade

“My life has changed after reading this book. I thought it might be a book that I could share but it is not. It is a beautiful keepsake and I know I will read it many more times. I felt so many emotions and to be honest I wish it did not end. This writing is so profound.” – Patty

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is neat as a pin: two monitors, plus a scanner, a laptop and a single pile of papers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Spokane, Washington, which is in many ways a typical American city. My parents were beautifully frugal, authentic and eccentric, though, so that influenced me more strongly than the place we lived in.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Mollie Player online


Where to buy in print


Series

Mystical Memoir
Mollie Player's spirituality memoir series, which starts with You're Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends, follows an ordinary woman's quest for inner peace.

Books

The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation
Series: Mystical Memoir. Price: Free! Words: 31,660. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
For a day, a week, even a month at a time, she had the feeling continuously. It was the feeling of connection with the Divine, and Mollie Player wanted to hold on to it forever. But how? The Power of Acceptance is a year-long journal in which she shares her attempt to do a sitting meditation each day, then remain in the state of meditation as much as possible after that.
The Emergency Diet: The Somewhat Hard, Very Controversial, Totally Unheard Of and Fastest Possible Way to Lose Weight
Price: Free! Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The human body can't lose weight faster than this. The Emergency Diet results are much faster than the kind of loss promised by diet pills, workouts and calorie counting combined, and this weight loss method is one-of-a-kind; you will not find this information anywhere else.
The Naked House: Five Principles for a More Peaceful Home
Price: Free! Words: 15,940. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Cleaning & caretaking
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The solution is almost always fewer things. That's the Naked House philosophy in a nutshell, though the importance of top-notch organization ("a place for everything and everything in its place"), design unity, cleanliness and quality round out this book’s description of the most desirable, peaceful home in which to live. With a tongue-in-cheek, personal style, The Naked House is an inspiring but
What I Learned from Jane
Price: Free! Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What I Learned From Jane is the true story of how a child born with severe brain damage changed her mother's life. Here is an excerpt: "And I have no other explanation for how it feels to have given birth to a person and then spent a few days with them before letting them go other than that: It feels like being a mother probably feels every day. It felt like being a mother."
Unicorn
Price: Free! Words: 14,570. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
After a difficult first year of parenthood, overwhelmed suburban couple Sam and Alex decide they want more kids, more help, more love and more friendship. Their solution: a second wife, sometimes known as a unicorn. Soon, their quest is underway. They share laughs, adventures and sex club antics until finally they meet Cassidy, a good match. Or is she?
On the Bus
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"On the Bus" is a collection of short poetry about love, sex and loneliness. It is available on Amazon.com in printed or electronic form.
Medium Rare
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Screenplays » Film-Noir
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The time: the fall of 1996. The place: a seemingly normal community college campus in a medium-sized city which is nevertheless populated with some deeply quirky individuals. It is here that two college students seek to discover the meaning of life, and to explore the nature of their relationship as well. What they eventually discover about what life is and what life is about is surprising, humoro
Being Good
Price: Free! Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In the year 2081, Francie lived in a small village called Gallitia. It was simple. It was peaceful. It was beautiful. But there was one problem. Francie couldn’t leave. Oh, and then there were the people that wanted to bring electricity and change everything. And the boy with the very red hair, who Francie suspected was somehow part of this change. The question, then, became: Will Francie change,
You're Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends
Series: Mystical Memoir. Price: Free! Words: 37,080. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
One fine January first, Mollie Player decides to conduct a year-long two-part experiment. The first part of the experiment is to finally find a few best friends. The second part is to learn how to do something which the Apostle Paul advises in the bible and which she has always wanted to try. She decides to pray without ceasing--to communicate continuously with the Divine. Here is her story.

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