Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author for today, Dyan Garris. Dyan interviewed with us last November during her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. In that interview she gave us what it was like to live a Day In The Life of Dyan Garris. as she promoted her book Voice of the Angels Cookbook – Talk To Your Food! Intuitive Cooking is an adventure in opening one’s creative centers and communicating with your food so it can transform from raw ingredients into what truly nourishes you on every level.
For many years Dyan Garris has been counseling clients in order to help them move forward in their lives. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient. In addition, Dyan is also what is known as a voice recognition psychic and trance channel. This means that she can help her clients via telephone, which is how she conducted her readings throughout her career.
She has returned with her latest book, Money and Manifesting: The Real Secret.
Money and Manifesting Summary:
You think positive thoughts. You apply the laws of attraction. You visualize. You even clear pathways to abundance. And you manifest nothing. Now you want to find out exactly what to do about it. You want wealth. You want prosperity. You want transformation. You want the truth. Here you will discover the real secrets to money and manifesting. What you learn will change your life forever. See the trailer here: http://virtualbooktoursforauthors.blogspot.com/2008/02/money-and-manifesting-virtual-book-tour.html
Hi Dyan Garris.
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Thank you for having me here, Rebecca. It’s a pleasure to be here and I’m excited to connect with your readers.
PBW: Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
DG: I’ve had this book in my head since I heard about The Secret. I said to myself, “This is not a secret.” So, I waited to see what was going to happen with that, because I already knew that the laws of attraction and the power of positive thinking are not enough to manifest. And it is not just enough to take those and do something with them either. There is more to the story. I knew eventually that people would want and need to know more. Now this awareness is starting to sink into mass consciousness and people are beginning to get disgruntled with The Secret and its slick repackaging of basic principles of truth that weren’t new and weren’t secrets to begin with. They want to know what exactly to do about it. They want what’s missing. And that’s what I’ve written: the real secret.
PBW: Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time?
DG: The book was a natural consequence and a logical next step in the body of work and tools that I am building for people to use for self-empowerment. When they get done reading the book, all of those tools are already in the toolbox waiting to be utilized.
PBW: How did you come up with the title?
DG: I also had the title in my head for a long time. My book is about money and how to free up the energy flow of money, but it is also about manifesting and exactly what steps to take to manifest whatever you desire. So, it’s not just about manifesting money. Hence, Money and Manifesting.
PBW: How did you find an agent and publisher?
DG: I work with WL Writers Agency as agents for my spiritual cards. Since I had such a large body of work to get out in a short amount of time, I decided that self-publishing was the way to go for now. It works. As a musician and an author, I understand very well what the public expects in terms of quality in our books and music. So as a self-published author you have to hold yourself to the highest standards. Whatever you’re putting out there needs to be the best you can do and top quality.
PBW: Who reads you work in progress?
DG: No one reads my work in progress because I like to have the complete draft before I let anyone read it. It’s an energy flow thing. The energy flows better when one reads something all the way through for the first time. Then questions and suggestions can come up totally naturally. However I do have my work edited very thoroughly. It is gone over repeatedly by many people. The more sets of eyes, the better.
PBW: Who made a difference in the books quality?
DG: I am in charge of book quality. For Money and Manifesting I wanted a different feel than a typical book. I wanted it to feel rich in a person’s hands. I have a few color pages in the book so I was able to use a higher quality paper throughout. It makes a difference. Part of learning how to manifest is the process of integration. Consequently, the look and feel of this book as well as the information in the book is part of the beginning of that process. I wanted everything to work together as a step toward manifesting, so quality was important.
PBW: How long did it take you to complete the first draft?
DG: This book did not take long because I’ve had it in my head for over a year. So it was just a matter of getting it down on paper. As a psychic and clairvoyant counselor, I focus for a living. When you’re focused like that, time doesn’t even exist.
PBW: How long did it take from start to publication?
DG: I’ve published several books. It doesn’t take long when you use the right printer, graphic artist, and editors. It’s like anything. The more driven and motivated you are to get something done, you just get it done.
PBW: Do you have any advice for new authors?
DG: Yes, work on releasing everything and anything that is in the way of writing and producing what is in your spirit. The world is waiting to hear from you!
Thank you, Dyan for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
Dyan Garris virtual book tour is presented by PUMP UP YOUR BOOK PROMOTION VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS “We take books to the virtual level!” www.pumpupyourbookpromotion.com
MONEY AND MANIFESTING VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR ’08 will officially begin on March 1, 2008 and continue all month. If you would like to follow Dyan’s tour, visit http://www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ in March. Leave a comment on her blog stops and become eligible to win a free copy at the end of her tour! One lucky winner will be announced on this blog on March 31!