How to Finish Books, Find True Love, and Live, Write, and Speak from the Heart

14 Mar

Sandy Nathan at the Book Loft, Getting Ready to Expound on Life

Click here to go to see Sandy Nathan’s talk on YouTube. Get the full skinny in the article below.

In this age of the Internet and social media, getting to know each other is difficult. I’ve wanted to know you for a long time. It’s been hard, because how do you express your true identity in a 140 character Tweet or a Facebook message that disappears in an hour?

Meanwhile, people jam the Net, posting,  “Look at me! Look at my new book!” “Look at my award, review, letter from mom!” I don’t know about you, but this turns me off about as much as a person can be turned off. And it seems with all this frantic “socializing,” no one gets acquainted. Certainly in the great junior-high school of the social media, no one connects profoundly.

But I’ve wanted to get to know you. The you you. The you beyond the hype.

I’ve found a way to introduce the me me, so we can finally connect.  I gave a talk at our local book store, The Book Loft in Solvang, CA, the day before Valentine’s Day.  The link below will magically transport you to YouTube, where I’ll tell you why I hate the famous day of hearts and flowers. I’ll share a lot of other things with you, too. How I write. “Literature through disaster” is my own personally trademarked term to express how my soul transforms personal wipe-outs into books. It may work for you, too.

I invite you to watch the video. I hope you get to know me better, and then let me know you. Drop me a line. Let me know what you think and feel.

Click here to go to YouTube and Sandy Nathan on Valentine’s Day, Writing from the Heart, Finding the Heart in all the Inner Mess, and Literature through Disaster.
(Also mystical experience and how it jump-starts the writing process.)

Authors Mara Purl and Sandy Nathan at the Book Loft

My friend and fellow award-winning author, Mara Purl, joined me at the Book Loft. Mara is an amazing person and writer. She’s lived a legendary life. Click here to go to her website. She also was videoed. You’ll probably find a link to her talk on her site.

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Sandy Nathan is the winner of twenty-one national awards, in categories from memoir, to visionary fiction, to children’s nonfiction. And more.

Sandy’s  books are: (Click link to the left for more information on each book. All links below go to Kindle sale pages.)
The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy
Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could

Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice

Two sequels to The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy are in production. If you liked  The Angel you’ll love Lady Grace and Sam & Emily.

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