I’ve been a book writer for over 40 years. Seriously! I can recall being up in my bedroom as a small child, sitting at my little white desk with the hutch and matching white chair, the paper, the markers and most importantly… the STAPLER! You see, once you write and illustrate your project – then you take your magical RED STAPLER and you BAM! BAM! BAM! right down the middle of the pages. Then “Voilà!” You are an author of an amazing BOOK!
As a child, I had a full library of amazing books that I wrote. You could find them throughout my room – in my toy box, my closet, my book shelf, in every drawer in my desk and a box of them under my bed. They were always about something magical like taking an entire orphanage to the circus where they all found parents, or my second grade class building a homeless family an amazing tree house or even turning a haunted house into a happy house!
I look back at how my young mind and soul imagined and created, and I realize – I haven’t changed much. I still believe there are solutions to problems, recipes for ailments and high energy vibrations that can overcome human hopelessness. I still believe there is good in many people – no matter what they demonstrate. I still believe in Love and that Love is the universal power that is the only energy that will completely and undeniably heal a person, a relationship, a physical body, a country, the planet and the only power that will completely dissolve hate – the root of all dis-ease.
My young mind was on the right track many years ago – and through many trials and travails where I disconnected from that young soul – I finally found my way back to her. And so it is.
So the story continues to where the woman (me) found her way back to her inner child (little me) and began a journey. I was surprised that this journey was a simple one – yet later I realized it was because I didn’t have to be anyone that I was not. I didn’t have to wear a big heavy mask and conform myself to what I thought society expected of me. I began living the way that Spirit created me to live – and when I did – my journey became effortless. All those years of trudging through days in fear were gone the moment I picked up a pen and a journal and allowed myself to be the person I was divinely created to be. No fears. No ego. No pain. No right. No wrong. Just me.
The journal entries turned into a manuscript and the manuscript was turned into a submission and the submission turned into a dream come true. BAM! BAM! BAM! I have the most amazing agent in the world in my opinion. He always – ALWAYS – delivers more than I expect. Vincent Harris, CEO of Beckworth Publications was my stepping stone to becoming a published author. He was my magical RED STAPLER come to life.
From the moment my first book was released, my life changed dramatically in so many amazing ways. I wanted EVERYONE to feel this elation! I wanted EVERYONE to experience this amazing feeling of accomplishment! I wanted EVERYONE who had a story to tell with a message of hope or a recipe for an abundant life to have the opportunity to share with the world – to be able to do their part to heal the world. If each person just gave a little of ourselves to the good of humanity – I believe we would heal the planet.
Writing was healing for me. When I would find myself “off balance” during my journey (and I did)…I became aware that all I had to do was to sit down and begin writing and before I knew it – I was connected with a divinity that would quickly put me back in balance again. Many times I would look at the words and say to myself “Did those words really come from me?” What I learned is that as I was connected with divine love as I wrote – the words became offered by a divinity who assisted me with a deeper healing – as well as assisted others with their healing. It was magical.
You know the saying - “If you want to make God laugh – tell God your plans”? It’s amazing how humorous yet true that is. I figured that since I had finally found my calling (again) and my path connected me to this agent and I was expected to write another book before the end of the fiscal year – that I would continue to grow as an author and speaker year after year, book after book, presentation after presentation. This was how it was suppose to go – right?
Well the Universe had different, even deeper plans for me. What in the world could be better than writing books and presenting at events? If you would have asked me before “the plan” was presented to me – I wouldn’t have been able to come up with something more perfect than what I thought had been Spirit’s “plan” of writing and presenting. But I shouldn’t be surprised by the many gifts Spirit places at my feet – however, each and every time I experience it, I have this undeniable urge to wear a great big smile!
A couple of things happen when you become a published author – and one of those things is that you are approached by every single person you have met throughout your entire life who has an inspiring message that they know is their responsibility to share. “How did you do it? Did you send your manuscript off to like a million publishing companies? How did you find an agent? What are the steps you took? Would you help me to do what you did?”
Many may think there is luck involved with becoming an author. I don’t believe in luck or being lucky. Sometimes when I write a note or a card to someone and I automatically write “Good Luck!” – I just cringe. Why did I write that? That’s not what I believe. What I do believe in is when people are in balance and living their purpose and their hearts are open – opportunities present themselves through divine love – and everything comes together --- juuuust like Spirit planned.
Many of those who approached me with questions were living a life of balance, living their purpose and had come to me with an open heart. But exactly how could I help them? The publisher was not personally investing in any more projects other than those to which they were already committed, yet these people had important messages! These people were living their purpose!
There had to be a way. I contacted Vincent and we had a very long discussion as to how his publishing company might be able to assist these amazing people. After many hours of calls, emailing, creating and then revising a plan – Beckworth Publications created a multi-author book division and assigned me to oversee it. Wow! Yes, Spirit had a deeper plan. I now assist those who have amazing stories, inspiring messages and creative souls to share their works with the world! I assist them to become published authors! I not only have my own messages to heal the world one soul at a time – yet I also assist MANY to do the same thing! Do you remember when I told you I was living the dream when my first book was released? Well, this is EVEN BETTER!
Like all publishing companies, Beckworth Publication incurs costs to create a product – and like all publishing companies, they have a budget as to the number of projects they develop. Therefore, the new multi-author division created a plan whereby those costs could be shared by each contributing author.
Now you may be thinking – "Well, I am just “buying” my way into being a published author." No you can't, because all of Beckworth Publications submissions are juried – not necessarily for the quality of “writing”, but for the “core message.” Since Beckworth Publications have editors to assist you with your writing, they are looking for authors whose core message is compatible with the theme of the compilation book. Beckworth Publications is not a self-publishing company. Therefore, if you are one of those that are interested in sharing yourself with the world – you must submit your section to the project at hand, and it must be accepted by the Publishing Board.
The majority of the authors in our latest two multi-author books are certified teachers and/or coaches of Heal Your Life® as well as some very famous spirituality presenters and authors. We are currently privileged to be working with three celebrity authors, and all of us on the Beckworth Publications team are honored to assist each of them with their own section and to discover authors whose messages will compliment the "theme" of the celebrity message.
Are you someone who has aspired to share your message with the world? Someone who has a message burning inside that you know would assist your brothers and sisters in their healing, thereby assisting the world to heal? Whether you envision yourself being featured in an inspiring book with other authors, or if you have a dream of writing your very own book, we may be just the ones to make your dream come true. If you are ready to take the next step toward your dream, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The world is waiting for the motivation and healing that only YOUR words can bring!
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