Renée Paule

Biography

Many years ago I wrote my autobiography - probably more as therapy than anything else; but life continued happening to me and I got to thinking: what good will this story do, isn’t there enough misery in the world without me adding to it by writing more? I subsequently burnt it. It was around this time when I began searching for meaning in my life that I had a profound experience - a realisation that we’re all connected, we’re One. I began to question everything I knew, accepting nothing at face value, writing down these questions and the thoughts surrounding them. From this, my first book On The Other Hand - The Little Anthology of Big Questions was born. In my books I take an honest look at our quirky and often bizarre behaviour in society, challenging the status-quo we accept as unchangeable; questioning and pushing the boundaries we set ourselves - and those that have been set for us. I’m convinced that if we want to change our lives and change our world then we must first change ourselves - to take responsibility for the things we do and in doing so, take back the power that - in general - we don’t realise we’ve given away. In my writings I give no answers to life’s questions - we already have them and only need find the courage to recognise them, accept them and then act. I invite you to join me on my journey, questioning the society we call ours and the role we play within it.

All but my first book 'On The Other Hand' are illustrated and the blurb for each of them is an accurate description of what to expect inside.

NEW BOOK - Stepping Out of Time - Expected publication spring 2017.

Currently working on an illustrated children's book for children of any age group.

Smashwords Interview

You have written five books - one for children - and have a sixth in the pipeline on the human condition. What drives you to write?
What makes a flower grow, a heart beat or the sun shine? I don’t know the answers to these questions or to what drives me to write. I only know that I’m driven and that the ‘drive’ grows stronger with each book.
Many people who read your books are looking for answers yet your books provide none; isn’t this rather a contradiction to being a self-help book?
No it isn’t. If I provide answers to questions people have then some of them will listen to me and I may be wrong - it has never been my intention to become a ‘guru’. Self-help means just that; we need to help ourselves and not rely on others to find solutions for us - which leaves us none the wiser; our strength can only be found within. We must look for our own answers and I can only show you how I’m looking for mine. Having said that, I actually have no answers - just fewer and fewer questions and this has made my heart less heavy to lug around.
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Where to find Renée Paule online


Where to buy in print


Books

Hat
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Bertie the gardener is happy with his life, so is Oscar - his dog. However, this happiness turns to discontent when Bertie sees George looking ‘important’ in his new bowler hat. Bertie wants one just like it, so that he can look important too. Consequently, he hangs up his comfy old hat and that’s when his adventure begins.
The Frightened Little Flower Bud
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: British English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
This book was written and illustrated by Renée Paule and G R Hewitt. A little flower bud becomes frightened of things that she `hears on the wind'; such as the sun that might scorch its petals, the rain that might spoil them, the wind that might blow them away - so the flower doesn't want to bloom. However, all flowers must bloom.

Renée Paule's tag cloud

books children    children    emotions    fear    feelings    flowers    gardening    hat design    inspiratioinal    ireland    lifecycle    motivational    nature    picture book    seeds    self esteem    well being   

Smashwords book reviews by Renée Paule

  • The Awakening of Adam Capello on Sep. 28, 2013

    Sadly I've only been able to read Chapter One so far as I'm too busy. but this book is worth commenting on. An amazing read from an amazing mind; Brilliant, highly original and it should be made into a movie.