Jen: Tell us about Self Disclosure: Changes from Within and where it’s available.
Liara: I am author of the print books Self Disclosure: Changes from Within (Strategic Book Publishing; March 2009) and Cosmic Synchronicity (Inner Circle Publishing; December 2009). My e-books include Explore Consciousness Now, Soul Work: 50 Exercises to align mind, body & spirit and Harness the Energy of Your Dreams.These books are all available through my website and print books directly through publishers, on-line distributers such as Amazon.com, Chapters-Indigo.ca, Barnes & Noble.com as well as many others. I offer links on my website http://www.dreambuilders.com.au and http://blog.dreambuilders.com.au
Jen: At what age did you discover writing and when were you first published? Tell us your call story.
Liara: For as long as I can remember, deep inside, I view myself as a writer. A sense of legitimacy and self-acceptance gradually emerge as I have faith in my own abilities and share writing more publically. I have boxes of short stories and a handful of unfinished manuscripts waiting to be completed and unveiled. Some milestones in my writing evolution include; In 2004, I had a weekly dream analysis column in a Canadian newspaper. In 2005, I was invited to partake in an international poetry convention. In 2007, I created the ever-evolving Dreambuilders blog. I also published many articles in academia before I evolved away from that to publish my first empowerment/ health & well-being book in 2009.
Jen: Are there any other writers, published or not, in your family?
Liara: My mom writes poetry informally and my great uncle Frank published a manual to help bridge card game players.
Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?
Liara: The words flow naturally through my fingertips as I surrender to the moment and to the ideas ready to be shared. I also channel energy as a way to reconnect with soul consciousness.
Jen: Do you have any “must haves” with you while you’re writing?
Liara: I am open to messages and intuition I receive though the heart. It is also nice to have a glass of water nearby.
Jen: What kind of research did you do for this book?
Liara: Self Disclosure: Changes from Within chronicles some of my travels through 60 countries, and draws from diverse life experience. It reflects stages of my journey to reconnect with my inner self. This book guides readers to reconnect with what they are and encourages them to detach from what they are not. It does include quote references to 145 inspirational mentors. This differs slightly from how I received insights for my second book (Cosmic Synchronicity) through connecting with higher consciousness more directly. My third book which I am now finishing, Transform Your Life: 730 Inspirations, has evolved in part through reading biographies and life stories of hundreds of mentors.
Jen: What five authors or people, from the past or present, have been important to you as an author? What question or comment have you always wanted to say to them?
Liara: Eckhart Tolle, “What is the turning point that allows you to surrender to the realities of the unseen?”
Alice A. Bailey, “What would indicate to you that divine purpose is fulfilled?
Pema Chodron, “At what point do you reach or sense pure fearlessness?”
Kahlil Gibran, “Please share your sense of the teacher in the calm before a storm.”
Paulo Coelho , “What is the most mind-blowing esoteric experience you have ever had and how does it expand you?”
Jen: Do you do anything special to celebrate a sale, new contract, or release?
Liara: I am grateful for every moment, whatever happens. My second book, Cosmic Synchronicity (InnerCircle Publishing) is released as of the second week of January 2010. My third book, Transform Your Life: 730 Inspirations is also to be released later this year. Details are available on my Dreambuilders Australia Blog.
Jen: What has been your highlight of your career to this point?
Liara: Every moment is a highlight. Nothing is better or worse. It is all equally important. To experience the revelation that every thought and feeling serves me is life-transforming.
Jen: Most people only dream of becoming a published writer. Now that you’ve accomplished that goal, is there anything else you dream of doing?
Liara: Everything happens precisely the way it is meant to unfold. I sense every human being creates physical experience as an opportunity for growth, revelation and salvation.
Jen: What do you do in your free time?
Liara: I no longer perceive linear time per se. The meaningful moments run together. I connect with nature, learn about myself and expand conscious awareness in all I do, always.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Liara: I am finalizing manuscripts, including a full-length children’s book, and a series of short stories. Empowering others is what I continue to do in varied capacities.
Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Liara: What does your heart ache for? Ask yourself how your life would transform if you choose to fully love and accept yourself unconditionally. Then commit to do it a day and see how long you can go.
Jen: Readers, Liara is giving away a copy of Self Disclosure: Changes from Within to a random commenter. To enter the drawing, leave a comment or question for Liara. Then to finish your entry, your must either leave your email address in your comment or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be chosen on Friday, January 22.