10 Be’s of Positivity Press Kit
Questions for Lynette
1) How did you come up with the title for your book? What is the significance to the number 10?
I didn’t set out to write a book, but was journaling things I do in my life to stay happy and centered. Be, grateful, Be loving, Be positive, etc. There ended up being ten things. Ten is a significant number for me. The topics in this book are about movement. You need to take action to experience results. We have ten fingers and ten toes, both help us move forward. Among some practitioners, ten means rebirth, so starting to work with the ten Be’s means a new beginning. The number ten is a symbol of perfection, and the mystical number of completion and unity. Ten is the number of the Commandments revealed to Moses by God. Ancient Chinese thought of ten as the perfectly balanced number. So it is a pretty powerful number.
2) Who is your publisher?
Marble House Editions, in New York
3) What is the significance of the picture of the dream catcher on your cover?
We all have the ability to catch, visualize and manifest what we dream of. The dream catcher reminds us to keep our dreams alive. I resonate with what Native Americans describe as the purpose of the dream catchers, which is to say that while sleeping, our dreams send us messages. Legend says that the dream catcher has a hole in the middle and our good dreams travel through the hole, but our bad dreams get caught in the web of the dream catcher and do not reach us. They vanish as the first morning light appears. I feel very connected to my dreams and have studied their messages for many years. I like this vision of the power of the dream catcher and I have them everywhere – over my bed, in my meditation room at home, at my office at work.
4) How long did it take you to write the book?
A couple of years
5) Where are you from?
I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where I lived until I was two. Next we moved to Japan for two years, and to Anchorage, Alaska when I was four. I consider Alaska home.
6) Tell us your latest news?
I am very involved in a project I started called, Words Across The World, which sends books to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation in Limbe, Cameroon. The foundation’s resource center is used by many in the community for reading and studying material. This same foundation is establishing an Africa Peace Institute and I am working on the cultural arts portion of this project.
7) When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing poetry and journaling as a teenager. It was a fun and easy way of expression for me.
8) Who or what has influenced your writing?
People who do good for others inspire me to do the same. My parents are very giving people and that has influenced me. My dad would give you the shirt off of his back. My partner is the same way and I’ve seen him give away his last dollar. Oprah Winfrey’s actions empower others. Christian Tanyi, the head of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation in Limbe, Cameroon who works so hard so that the people in Africa will have a better life in terms of health care, education, gender issues. Watching people empower others inspires me to write.
9) Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
Decide to live a positive life and you will.
10) How much of the book is realistic?
All of it. We can do whatever we set our minds to.
11) Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Yes, based on my life and how I try to live it.
12) What books have influenced your life most?
The major one is Siddhartha by Herman Heese. It’s about one mans search to find himself. I like that and can relate to it.
13) If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Maya Angelou, June Jordan and my favorite write, Nikki Giovanni. She wrote a poem called Ego Tripping, which blows my mind. It’s not about ego in the typical way, but in a way that celebrates appreciating ones self and all we have to offer in a passionate, but to me not egotistical manner. Everyone should have that.
14) What are your current projects?
The Africa project I mentioned earlier is exiting volunteer work and takes up a fair amount of time.
15) Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Well, I think it’s important to mention family members in my case, because my family has always been very supportive of my endeavors, and everyone isn’t so lucky. The person I would mention outside of my family is my partner Rick who is wonderfully encouraging, full of creative, attainable ideas and unconditional.
16) Do you see writing as a career?
I see it as a way of life.
17) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I don’t believe I would. I’m passionate about the topic and it’s been an amazing journey. I’ve been blessed to have so many wonderful people supporting my efforts.
18) Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
It was a way of expression like music or dancing, two other things I like to do.
19) What do you see as the influences on your writing?
20) Can you share a little of your current writing work with us?
I am fascinated with past lives and have been since I was in Jr. High School so I’m writing about that.
21) Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The most challenging thing is committing the time to write on a regular basis. I have so much going on that this can sometimes be tricky.
22) Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
No I don’t for my books, but I love to travel. I’ve had the travel bug forever and like being on a plane going anywhere. I love meeting new people and exploring new landscapes both in the US and abroad. Experiencing other cultures is so rich because it reminds us that the way we live our life in the United States is not the only way of existence.
23) What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Writing was easy; trying to decide whether to self-publish or find an established publisher was more difficult.
24) Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Be true to yourself.
25) Do you have any advice for other writers?
Keep writing and keep asking questions.
26) Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Live in the light and don’t give up on your dreams. As I recommend in my book, journal, meditate and laugh every day.
27) Where can the book be purchased?
My website at www.PositiveBliss.com
28) How do you promote your books?
In-person book signings, Internet, newspaper and radio interviews.
Stellar Endorsements for Lynette Turner’s The 10 Be’s of Positivity include:
Dr. Bernie Siegel
“This is a practical book, filled with wisdom, which can easily be applied to one’s daily life. The changes it can coach you into creating will help you to enhance the quality of your life and heal your emotional wounds.”
– Bernie Siegel MD is the author of 365 Prescriptions For The Soul and Love, Magic and Mud Pies
Dr. Robert Muller
“What a perfect book! The 10 Be’s of Positivity ™ is wonderful, brief and my kind of book. The 10 BE’s are easy to remember and will help every reader live life to the fullest and be happy.”
– Dr. Robert Muller is co-founder of the University of Peace, served as Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, and is author of several books, including Most of All They Taught Me Happiness
“Lynette Turner spreads sunshine wherever she goes. The ten steps to positive living she offers in her heart-centered book will help you reach for the joy behind the clouds of even the darkest day.”
– Robert Moss is the author of Conscious Dreaming
“Do something positive for yourself; buy and read this excellent book. When you apply Lynette’s 10 Be’s Of Positivity to your life your true self will emerge enabling you to live the life you were meant to live and to fully become the person you were meant to be.”
-Trudy Griswold is a spiritual success coach and author of Angelspeake: How To Talk With Your Angels
“Lynette Turner’s book the 10 Be’s of Positivity is a must read for anyone wishing to understand and expand their well being in life. Lynette’s comprehension of happiness is matched by her living each of the 10 B’s in her own life. Be Happy Now! Buy this extraordinary and illuminating book and reach out to B all you can B!”
Sharing Love, Peace and Happiness with you, Lionel Ketchian www.happinessclub.com
-Lionel Ketchian is the founder of The Happiness Club and author or Food For Thought
“During these times of transformation The 10 Be’s of Positivity opens the door to introspection and healing with a loving gentle tug. Lynette shares from her heart personal anecdotes, sweetly whispers questions to the reader and offers powerful positive suggestions to initiate the change the reader desires. The 10 Be’s of Positivity is a cheerleader of support and love in book form!”
– Kathryn Large is a metaphyiscal teacher and author of Waiting in the Other Room, The Game of Life Workbook and The Game of Life Manifesting Playbook.
Lynette Turner, author of the 10 Be’s of Positivity, 10 Steps To A More Positive Way of Living, has been a writer for more than 20 years, writing primarily poetry, and has been published in the journals Dream Shaman, Nomad’s Journey, The International Book of Poetry (two volumes), poetry websites and several Connecticut chapbooks. She has also written a book entitled When Rivers Speak in Tongues, a journal book documenting 30 days of one of her trips to West Africa, where by way of an individual artist’s choreography grant, she studied the music, storytelling, customs and instruments of West Africa.
In addition to Lynette’s workshop based on her book, The 10 Be’s of Positivity, she also teaches workshops on dream interpretation, and an Angelspeake© workshop, (which teaches participants how to connect to their Angels).
Lynette has been active in the arts for over 30 years. She has her BFA in theatre from The University of Utah and spent 13 years at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau Alaska as a writer actor, director, choreographer, and producing director, before moving to the east coast a decade ago.
A motivational speaker and a Positivoligist™, Lynette is excited to share her philosophy of how she lives her life by way of this book. Her passion in life is helping people; helping them realize that they are worthy of all they desire and that we each have the power to chart our own course. In addition to being a Positivoligist™, Lynette is a certified Angelspeake™ facilitator, certified dream teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming, a Reiki practitioner, and singer/songwriter. Her first two CDs, Songbird Serenade, On the Wings of Angels, and Coming of Age; A Trilogy of Mindful Meditations, were released on Free to Fly Records and are available through her website, www.positivebliss.com. She is also a sound healing practitioner having completed professional training in sound healing conducted by Tom Kenyon, under the auspices of Acoustic Brain Research.
An avid traveler, Lynette has traveled to several locations around the world, including Africa: West, (Dakar, The Gambia), Central (Douala, Yaounde, Limbe) and North Africa (Morocco, Fez, Tangiers), Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Virgin Islands, Monte Carlo, Portugal, Spain and spent three months traveling through Mexico.
We hope you will enjoy the 10 Be’s of Positivity and all the practical and applicable advice it has to offer.
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