Mary McGuire launches her first book Coming Home To You

Book in focus-COLLAGE

Mary’s launch was held  at Kerala Kitchen in Dublin, Ireland and gave her guests a flavour for what, Coming Home to You offers with personal transformation tips and tricks.  As well as hearing the Mary McGuire’s motivation for the book,  Joy Dent gave a heartfelt endorsement for the woman behind the story and Vikki Roberts read a selection of her wistful and beautiful poetry.

Invited guests experienced – first hand, facilitated by the author – a selection of the practical exercises straight from her book, Coming Home to You, including a taster in mindfulness.

‘Inspiring’, ‘Thought-provoking’, ‘Relevant were used to describe the event and Alison Bird of ACB Creations captured the unique and friendly atmosphere of the evening with the photographs above.

Coming Home to You – A Handbook for Personal Transformation is available as paperback and e-book.  You can buy at all main online sellers.  Click the buttons below to order your copy:

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Brilliant new career manual – Mind Flip – by Zena Everett

Zena Everett and Wendy Yorke

One of my local Forest Hill authors, Zena Everett launched her brilliant book Mind Flip at the May AuthorCraft event at the Institute of Directors, London.Mind Flip is a new must-read career manual helping anyone looking to change jobs, achieve promotion or find more fulfilling work. Written for all career stages from Graduate to Granddad, including Mum Returners, over 50s, women in business and the newly self-employed. It is the culmination of Zena’s many years of working in recruitment and  career coaching.Mind Fipping is the new and effective process of to flipping your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – on to the value you add – and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for other people.

Comedian Graham Norton believes this philosophy can help you transform the way you look at your career – forever! The book provides you with everything you need to fire up your career, including a foreword by DeeDee Doke, Editor of Recruiter Magazine, on the future of recruitment and talent management.

Mind Flip is 304 pages long and costs £14.99. It is available to buy from Amazon, to order in all good book shops, and the Filament bookshop, as well as Zena’s website.

Zena is an international executive coach, with a rare cocktail of entrepreneurial, headhunting, organisational psychology and coaching experience. She started and ran her own recruitment business and became fascinated with why some of her candidates were more motivated, confident and successful than others. To figure that out, she sold her business, completed a Masters in Career Management and Counseling, and undertook further post-graduate coaching training. She now helps ambitious people to achieve career goals they didn’t know they had, or were capable of until they

Fiction rules the waves; new release Family Sailaway by Derek Curzon, published March 2017, London

Another of my wonderful authors, Derek Curzon, launched his book virtually, at the March AuthorCraft event at the Institute of Directors, London, live via Skype from his home in Preston, Lancashire!Publisher Chris with Derek on-screen

Family Sailaway is the second in the Sailaway Trilogy and starts six months after the original book, Surprise Sailaway.

The book tells the story of Sarah and Paul’s blossoming and their adventures on the high seas of cruising holidays. Sarah receives a flyer from CZN cruises and when they visit her aunt and uncle at Christmas, a weeks cruise is discussed, planned and booked. This time the ship is bigger, the cruise longer and with a hurricane brewing close by, there could be rough seas ahead. Sarah’s cousin Megan is also on board and as a young and single female, who knows what she’ll get up to!

With other families trying to enjoy themselves on board and interacting with Sarah and her group, what kind of cruise will they have? And what is going on with a fellow passenger who Megan has befriended and Sarah seems to know who behaving strangely?

Derek’s book was published on 10th March 2017. Family Sailaway is 198 pages long and costs £9.99. It is available to buy from Amazon, all good book shops, and the Filament bookshop. It is also available to pre-order on Kindle.

Derek’s website is: www.sailaway.voyage where you can also enjoy his Nautical Nights blog.

Derek Curzon first book Surprise Sailaway was released in 2015, the first in a planner trilogy, the Sailaway Trilogy.

Born and raised in Dundee, Scotland, he studied accountancy before joining RBS in 1989. He has worked in accountancy, financial services and customer services.

Derek’s first cruise was his honeymoon in 2005. After his fifth cruise in 2013, he decided to write about his experiences. This soon expanded to include characters, plots and his first book.

In 2012, he came second in a competition run by P&O to describe cruise experiences. He has written an article about cruising published in 50 Plus Magazine. He writes a weekly, fictional cruise blog, Nautical Nights, which takes a humorous look at life aboard a cruise ship and the activities of the crew and passengers. Extracts can be found at the back of the book. 

The Inspired Diabetic book launch

One of my amazing authors, Lyndon Wissart released his first book, The Inspired Diabetic, at the end of January 2017, at the Institute of Directors in London. The Inspired Diabetic, published by Filament Publishers Ltd, shares Lyndon unique story and his specific recipe, which as a professional British chef, cured his type 2 diabetes in 105 days, naturally without medication!

When Lyndon was diagnosed he was determined that this would not be a life sentence. The thought of spending the rest of his life on medication with a long list of foods he couldn’t eat, made him think that there must be an alternative. If it was food that caused the problem in the first place, then surely changing his diet could undo the damage. With his 30 years’ professional knowledge of food, he set about researching what could make a difference. By putting into practice what he learnt, he successfully managed to completely cure himself in 105 days.  In his popular book, he shares his journey and shows how anyone can do the same – if they have the knowledge and determination.

Lyndon Wissart's 'The Inspired Diabetic' book launch January 2017

Lyndon Wissart’s ‘The Inspired Diabetic’ book launch January 2017

‘Working in kitchens all day,’ says Lyndon, ‘I was surrounded with all sorts of tempting foods. My weakness was desserts and, of course, I had to try them to make sure they were alright! When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my blood glucose reading was nearly off the scale at 15.9 and I was experiencing all sorts of unpleasant complications. I didn’t want this to turn into a life sentence and I certainly didn’t want to spend my life on medication. So I put to use all the knowledge I had gained about food to see what I could do to make a difference. What I achieved amazed me – and my dietitian and doctors!’

Lyndon has shared his journey from diagnosis to cure in 105 days in his book. ‘I know how devastating a diagnosis can be but if you think of it as an opportunity, then you are in the right mindset to do something about it. I have proved that with a sensible fitness regime and an intelligent diet based on good information, you too can achieve what I have done.’

The Inspired Diabetic is 174 pages, costs £14.99 and is printed in full colour. It is available to buy from Amazon, all good book shops and through the Filament bookshop at www.filamentpublishing.com

Lyndon’s website is www.lyndonwissart.com You can follow him and join his inspirational journey to help many other people with similar diabetic conditions via his social media as below. You can also help raise funds for diabetes from his Lynspiration site at www.lyninspiration.com