Help Support Your Favorite Author: a “How To” List

It’s been just over a month now since the launch of Sheila Applegate’s book: Enchanted One, The Portal to Love.  As someone married to an author, I know first-hand just how time consuming and sometimes all-consuming writing and promoting a book can be.  It can be exhausting.  But I also know that for an author, especially a first-time author, publishing a book is exhilarating, and for many, the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. Think about it for a minute.  Browse the shelves of a library or your local bookstore, or even, and you’re looking at exceptional efforts made by extraordinary individuals, each with a passion to share his or her message with the world. Not everyone, including myself, has the inclination or ambition to make such a mark on the world.  For those of us who don’t, unless you know an author personally, it is very easy to take their efforts for granted.  A book, just one book, represents hours, months, sometimes years of toil and trouble.  While some consider it a labor of love, others may consider their book the worst “assignment” ever.  I know; I’m married to an author.  Remember? So what can we as readers do to support an author?  Our favorite author?  If you’re like me, and if you’re reading this post, I’m assuming you have an interest in doing so.   And if you’re reading THIS post because you’re interested in supporting Sheila Applegate and because you believe in her message, then I’ll use her as an example.  Here is what you can do to help spread your enthusiasm for Sheila’s work (or any...

‘Enchanted Garden’ Meditation CD awarded Best New Age Recording at the Nammys!

Thank You to everyone who voted! I just want to take a moment to celebrate and thank you for all of your support and votes that led to Enchanted Garden winning Best New Age Recording at the 2010 Native American Music Awards this weekend. Creating this recording with two beautiful Angels, Leah and Joanne Shenandoah was a journey of love. It is such an honor to be among so many incredible Artists who were recognized at at the NAMMYs and it is a joy to be chosen for this award. Enchanted Garden, a Guided Meditation by Sheila Applegate with music by Joanne & Leah Shenandoah Through the gentle gift of guided meditation, internationally renowned visionary Sheila Applegate takes you on a journey of spiritual awakening. Her soothing voice opens you to connect with your own Spiritual Guidance to remember your oneness with all that is. Welcomed with the sweet singing spirit of Leah Shenandoah, your soul is lifted higher until you reach your own sacred place where your entire being is blessed by the decision to embrace this journey of love. Joanne Shenandoah uses the heartbeat of the drum to calm and strengthen your being, as her flute lifts and heals your spirit. This beautiful meditation unfolds with a depth of such profound spiritual truth. It will awaken both novice listeners and enlightened beings to new understanding on the path of remembrance. To Purchase this CD Click...
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