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Interview with Elisabeth Seaman, co-author of Conflict-The Unexpected Gift: Making the Most of Disputes in Life and Work

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Today’s interview is with Elisabeth Seaman, co-author of Conflict – The Unexpected Gift: Making the most of disputes in life and work.

Please enjoy and follow the E-Author Resource blog! (Authors interested in interviews may contact vjlowry1@gmail.com.)

Best,

Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Elisabeth Seaman – I am the co-author together with Jack Hamilton. We live in beautiful northern California.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Conflict – The Unexpected Gift: Making the most of disputes in life and work – the genre is self help
3) What is the book about?
It suggests practical ways to honestly address, talk through and benefit from resolving conflicts between individuals.The book stresses the importance of knowing yourself, clarifying and letting go of unfounded assumptions, apologizing to heal old hurts and moving forward by not only repairing relationships but also often improving them. Every chapter has real-life accounts of people’s unresolved issues and the creative ways they resolved them. There are also suggested activities for readers to practice what they are learning.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
From our mediation practice we learned that, even when people resolved their issues through mediation, they had no idea how this occurred. That led to workshops and trainings to help people learn for themselves how to resolve conflicts that arose in their lives. From that came the book, to reach a wider audience.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
The first edition (2013) took about four years from inception to publication.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
I learned that writing this book and the subsequent editions of it was a difficult, time-consuming and exciting process! I also learned that four authors can work harmoniously with each other when they have the same goal in mind. Also, we were all mediators!
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
You will see our website and blog at ConflictResolution-theBook.com We have no book video but on the website you’ll see some videos of interviews.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
As our first edition was created by four of us, we hired an excellent editor who blended everything smoothly without losing the flavor or tenor of the book. The artist who created our cover did an excellent job for us. We had seen and been impressed by his work in The Christian Science Monitor. We were also able to get some excellent reviews and testimonials from our readers.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I like to read historical biographies and historical fiction as well as essays, short stories and some poetry.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. His writing touches my heart and it is so lucid that I can clearly feel and picture his characters and their situations. If I can be fascinated by reading how the old car was being repaired, that is amazing to me.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
I had the most loving, wonderful cat that unfortunately passed on earlier this year. I still miss him.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I have an iPad, but I prefer to read books in print form. The iPad is great for reading books and periodicals when I travel.
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Interview with Nina Norstrom, Author of Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…Where Does My Self-Love Fall?

Hello,

Below you will find the interview with Nina Norstrom, author of Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall…Where Does My Self-Love Fall?

Please enjoy!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
My author name is Nina Norstrom. Presently, I’m in the state of Georgia.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The title of my latest creation is “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall . . . Where Does My Self-Love Fall?” Subtitle: “A Success Guide to Replace Toxicity with Love"
Genre: There are several genres one can classify this activity guide under. They
include Self-Help / Self-Esteem / Mental and Emotional Healing / Wellness

3) What is the book about?

This Informational/Success Guide is an essential vehicle. It teaches the meaning of self-love and its self-awareness about toxicity. Readers will find it is a self-empowerment tool for an awakening to toxicity and their discovery to self-
worth; self-esteem; self-acceptance; self-confidence; self-reflection; self-love; and
those many other discoveries that enrich one’s path . . . through the journey called “life.” It’s all part of building a bridge that opens the gateway to finding self-love and bringing to light the ugliness in unhealthy relationships. The activities introduce and beautify an array of materials that are insightful, educational, enlightening, fulfilling, enriching, and rewarding. Think of it as a detailed script created to help readers redefine their SELF-DISCOVERIES.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?

Returning my journey of having lived inside a toxic space (for over a decade), I had to redefine my self-worth and those self- discoveries. Initially, when I presented this manuscript to my publisher (at WriteLife Publishing), it was written and developed from the stance of self and with the activities relating to my storybook. Once the publisher read the manuscript, it was her keen insight that brought awareness I wasn’t alone in not recognizing the value of my own self-worth. It was then I revisited the manuscript and revised . . . so it would stand alone. I didn’t want anyone to have to read the storybook in order to work those enriching activities.
5) How long did it take you to write it?

The rewrite took approximately four months before resubmitting.

6) Did you learn anything from the project?

I can say it was a self-discovery experience after having found that self-love (I loss through my journey). Totally, I lost my self-worth. And that was very rewarding, enlightening, and enriching to discover.

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog?

Yes, I do and it is https://ninanorstrom.com

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great
editors/cover artists?

1) Be true to self; 2) Be willing to pump out lots of energy; 3) Keep your journal full of thoughts and ideas; 4) Be a big supporter for those fellow authors out there; 5) Be a reader yourself; and write, write, write, and read, read, read!

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing
their work?

I love to cuddle up to a good memoir. I enjoy and embrace reading books
that are true to life. These are books that speak to one’s personal journey. Reading
about one’s journey’s can be very interesting and educational. Amazingly, you’ll never know where their walk will lead.
Well, I’m all for supporting any up-and-coming (literary) artist. I just love exposing them on my social sites, as well. As my bio reveals that when not reading or writing, you’ll find me supporting and author at their book event.

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?

I can’t say that I’ve particularly favored any one author. In the literary circle, there are way too many great books and authors for the taking. You can’t help but like them all!

 

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