Meet the Author! A Conversation with Heather Shtuka, Author of “Missing from Me”

Heather Shtuka was an ordinary daughter, wife, friend and mother of three beautiful children.  In between all these titles, she went to school, played sports, made friends, skinned knees, had first kisses, butterflies, broken hearts, adventures, a career, a wedding and three uneventful but deeply moving births. A perfectly imperfect life, one of her own making.   Until February 17, 2018, when she received the notification that her first born and only son, Ryan was missing from Sun Peaks, B.C.  She waved goodbye to him only two months earlier as he left on his own to work a seasonal position in the ski resort, 9 ½ hours away, never imagining this would be the last time she would see him. … More Meet the Author! A Conversation with Heather Shtuka, Author of “Missing from Me”

“The Little Coach Engine That Could Because It Stopped Sabotaging Itself” by Hillary Saffran

Author Hillary Saffran writes from the perspective of her own life experience as she specifically reaches out to new coaches, therapists and/or healers who have recently received their certification or degree and completed their training, ready to embark on their own. Whether starting their own business, or building their own clientele, it is a scary hill to climb. Stating that even if all the furniture, toys, guides, and programing are done, there is so, so much more to getting over the hill than might meet the eye.

Based on the beloved children’s book “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper, Saffran’s “The Little Coach Engine That Could Because It Stopped Sabotaging Itself” is a cute, but effective take on this beloved tale. … More “The Little Coach Engine That Could Because It Stopped Sabotaging Itself” by Hillary Saffran

“Forged by Fire” by Mila Grigg

Adversity is a part of the human experience; none of us come out of it unscathed, but it’s what we learn from it—the level of resiliency we build that determines if we will sink or swim. After being blindsided by the horrific financial charges against her husband, the then amateur entrepreneur Mila Grigg shares with readers how she weathered the storm and came out on top. In her highly regarded self-help book “Forged by Fire: How to Create an Unstoppable Brand,” Mila proves she is the ultimate expert on how to build your brand—a brand that will stand the test of time. Through controlling your narrative, greeting the world with authenticity, and an unwavering drive to share your unique gifts, the writing teaches you to hone these skills and watch as your personal and professional brand flourishes. … More “Forged by Fire” by Mila Grigg

Meet the Author! A Conversation with Ray Catania – Author of “The Atheist and the Afterlife”

Today Author Ray Catania visits Reader Views to talk about his book, “The Atheist and the Afterlife,” his autobiography of his spiritual awakening. Learn how he went from being an atheist to finding spiritual and scientific evidence of an afterlife and so much more. … More Meet the Author! A Conversation with Ray Catania – Author of “The Atheist and the Afterlife”

“Lonely Lines” by Freya O’Brien

“Lonely Lines” by Freya O’Brien is a collection of poetry sharing one woman’s journey through a troubled home life and emotional issues in adulthood. The pain of heartbreak, the scary world of living with a mental illness, and the prison of addiction. The poems are written in consecutive order, starting from a painful childhood to an adulthood of healing and growth. There are also some poems in between about pregnancy and motherhood, but does not indicate if the author had a child shortly after she left home and endured painful relationships or if this stage of her life happened after she finds peace at the end. … More “Lonely Lines” by Freya O’Brien

“The Persimmon Tree Narrative” by Michael Brookshire

“The Persimmon Tree Narrative” by Michael Brookshire is a spiritual book with an intriguing premise. It is told from the first-person perspective, following the main character’s conversations with the tree spanning six years. Their engaging, often philosophical discussions were delivered in a way that made me see things in a new light. Questions and statements posed by the tree sparked further rumination. Further, Michael’s revelations regarding human existence, his mortality, and the All fed my curiosity. Each chapter addressed different topics and often began with the tree asking Michael an open-ended question to ponder. … More “The Persimmon Tree Narrative” by Michael Brookshire

“This Book Found You!” by Beronica Parnham

Do you find yourself stuck in the humdrum of everyday life? Maybe you feel complacent or stagnant in your current situation; you have the desire to make changes but have no tangible method for doing so. If you find yourself nodding along to the above statements, you’ve come to the right place. Beronica Parnham, author of “This Book Found You,” has also been in that proverbial rut. She has created this book for readers, just like you, to unlock their spirituality, break the chain of self-limiting beliefs, and discover their full potential. … More “This Book Found You!” by Beronica Parnham

“You’re Not Crazy: Overcoming Parent/Child Alienation” by Lynn Steinberg

“You’re Not Crazy” was written with purpose for an audience of judges, family attorneys, psychologists and psychotherapists, friends, family, guardians, and governmental departments not otherwise familiar with the term or dynamics at play in parental alienation cases. The goal is always for alienated parents and children to be reunited, but as author Lynn Steinberg shows, this isn’t typically an easy feat.  … More “You’re Not Crazy: Overcoming Parent/Child Alienation” by Lynn Steinberg