Featured teacher on the 10% Happier app, renowned meditation and mindfulness teacher Sebene Selassie has sold her debut book to Sydney Rogers at HarperOne, after a six-way auction. BORN TO BELONG: Reconnecting to Ourselves and Each Other in a World of Separation, explores the societal forces driving anxiety and disconnection and offering a roadmap to true belonging. Read more about Sebene Selassie's work and subscribe to her newsletter here.
From Jennifer Sodini, founder of the wildly popular conscious media platform Evolve and Ascend, and illustrator Natalee Miller, the Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book brings the wisdom of Ma'at -- the ancient Egyptian concept of truth and balance -- to the modern world. Tapping into the concept of having a heart "as light as a feather," Amenti offers esoteric teachings to contemporary audiences.
It's coming from Running Press's new RP Studio imprint and will be available in May 2019. Pre-order it here.
Bonnie Smith Whitehouse's guided journal Afoot and Lighthearted will teach readers how to harness the power of walking to cultivate and nourish attention, inspiration, and determination, as well as to combat distraction, anxiety, and the dreaded creative block. Organized around thematic prompts designed to help makers take a break from digital life and tap into the transformational magic of creative journaling, It's coming from Clarkson Potter in March 2019 and is available for pre-order here.
Author of THE SIMPLE PATH TO WEALTH, JL Collins, visited Google's Chicago offices recently to discuss the key principles to making your money work for you, from the counterintuitive power of index funds to riding out a bear market.
Groundbreaking self-published author Joseph Tafur, MD has joined Write View as a client, and German rights to his book, THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RIVER, have already been sold at auction to Arkana (Random House Germany).
This extraordinary book bridges the gap between conventional medicine and the alternative psychoactive plant remedies which are rapidly entering the mainstream. Western medicine has not been particularly successful at getting people relief from conditions like depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, addiction, and PTSD. Dr. Tafur helps us to understand why.
The stories he shares demonstrate the astonishing—mystical, colorful, metaphysical—effects of ayahuasca and traditional Amazonian plant medicine. Follow Dr. Tafur through the Amazon jungle as he develops a breakthrough understanding of how psychoactive plants interact with the complex network that connects our minds and hearts to our physical anatomy. What Dr. Tafur presents here is nothing short of a paradigm shift for modern medicine, where sacred plants, used properly in ceremony, take their place as important tools in the doctor’s medicine chest, offering the missing elements of emotional and spiritual healing that have eluded us for so long.
Gabor Maté, MD contributes the foreword, and the book has received praise from bestselling authors Andrew Weil, MD and Alberto Villoldo.
Jennifer Sodini, founder of media platform Evolve and Ascend, which reaches a weekly audience in the millions, has just sold her first oracle deck and guidebook to Shannon Connors Fabricant at Running Press. Entitled The Amenti Oracle, and illustrated by Natalee Miller, this box set offers ancient wisdom for modern times. Available Spring 2019.
Heather Lanier's daughter Fiona has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a genetic condition that results in developmental delays--but that doesn't make her tragic, angelic or any of the other stereotypes about kids like her. In this talk about the beautiful, complicated, joyful and hard journey of raising a rare girl, Lanier questions our assumptions about what makes a life "good" or "bad," challenging us to stop fixating on solutions for whatever we deem not normal, and instead to take life as it comes. Her memoir is forthcoming from Penguin Press.
Watch the TED talk, entitled "'Good' and 'Bad' are Incomplete Stories We Tell Ourselves" here.
Music producer, meditation teacher, and host of the podcast The Astral Hustle, Cory Allen is developing a straightforward, accessible, timely handbook designed to wake readers up to a vibrant, fearless, and heart-centered experience of life. Entitled NOW IS THE WAY: A Real World Guide to Living in the Present, it will be published by TarcherPergiee (an imprint of Penguin) in 2019. More info about Cory Allen is available here.
Heather Lanier's RAISING A RARE GIRL, which chronicles the challenges and joys of parenting a daughter born with a rare genetic condition, has sold to Ginny Smith at Penguin Press in an exclusive submission.
The memoir will be based on her popular blog, Star in Her Eye, as well as an essay in Vela Magazine entitled "SuperBabies Don't Cry" which went viral and was hailed by Cheryl Strayed as "magnificent." Read it here.
Clarkson Potter (Penguin Random House) acquired World English rights to Afoot: Groundwork for Creative Walkers, at auction. Afoot is an interactive journal designed to unleash the power of walking for creativity, well-being, and adventure in the digital age.
Hippocrates stated that walking is the best medicine. For millennia, walking has been used to inspire, generate, and rejuvenate creative energy. Scientific and academic research has since confirmed what Hippocrates, Beethoven, Thoreau, and Woolf (to name but a few) all knew instinctively: walking truly is the best medicine. Organized around thematic prompts designed to help makers take a break from digital life and tap into the transformational magic of creative journaling, Afoot introduces us to innovative walkers throughout literature, art, philosophy, and history, and offers encouragement in the form of inspirational quotes.
Smith Whitehouse is Professor of English at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. For twenty years, she has taught writing to undergraduate and graduate students, and for over six years, she has taught an innovative interdisciplinary course on walking and writing.