June 06, 2023

The Forest is the Tree by Michael Marvosh


Credit: Writers Series, Guest Michael Marvosh

Meet Michael Marvosh, a new author and aspiring speaker and thought-leader. He is working to make real his vision of a world no longer divided by religion--a vision which grew out of his upbringing and ongoing inner struggle with what to believe about the truth, along with a keen awareness of the myriad ways the modern world seems to be tearing itself apart. His first book, The Forest is the Tree, is the result of a nascent version of this vision. He is starting a 21st-century conversation about what it means to be human--about what brings us together and what pulls us apart. Credit: Michael Marvosh.

June 03, 2023

Six Figures in School Hours by Kate Toon


Credit: Writers Series | Guest Kate Toon

Meet Kate Toon, a business and digital marketing mentor and an okaish parent. She's on a mission to help other business-owning parents avoid all of the mistakes she made when starting her business 14 years ago. Her soon to be released new book Six Figures in School Hours: How to run a successful business and still be a good parent is full of practical advice and tips to help parents save their sanity. (Out June 28th 2023). She's a seasoned podcaster, with three podcasts of her own as well she's made over 150 podcast appearances.  She joins us today to share real-life tips on how to be a parent to human babies and business babies, including to discuss her publishing experience as someone who has self-published and now also published with a third party publisher. Credit: Kate Toon.

May 26, 2023

AWE by Dacher Keltner

Credit: Awe by Dacher Keltner

In Awe, Dacher Keltner presents a radical investigation and deeply personal inquiry into this elusive emotion. Revealing new research into how awe transforms our brains and bodies, alongside an examination of awe across history, culture, and within his own life during a period of grief, Keltner shows us how cultivating awe in our everyday life leads us to appreciate what is most humane in our human nature. And during a moment in which our world feels more divided than ever before, and more imperiled by crises of different kinds, we are greatly in need of awe. If we open our minds, it is awe that sharpens our reasoning and orients us toward big ideas and new insights, that cools our immune system’s inflammation response and strengthens our bodies. It is awe that activates our inclination to share and create strong networks, to take actions that are good for the natural and social world around us. It is awe that transforms who we are, that inspires the creation of art, music, and religion. At turns radical and profound, brimming with enlightening and practical insights, Awe is our field guide, from not only one of the leading voices on the subject but a fellow seeker of awe in his own right, for how to place awe as a vital force within our lives. Credit: AWE

May 21, 2023

The Comfort Crisis

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In many ways, we’re more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, under challenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? In this gripping investigation, award-winning journalist Michael Easter seeks out off-the-grid visionaries, disruptive genius researchers, and mind-body conditioning trailblazers who are unlocking the life-enhancing secrets of a counter-intuitive solution: discomfort. Easter’s journey to understand our evolutionary need to be challenged takes him to meet the NBA’s top exercise scientist, who uses an ancient Japanese practice to build championship athletes; to the mystical country of Bhutan, where an Oxford economist and Buddhist leader are showing the world what death can teach us about happiness; to the outdoor lab of a young neuroscientist who’s found that nature tests our physical and mental endurance in ways that expand creativity while taming burnout and anxiety; to the remote Alaskan backcountry on a demanding thirty-three-day hunting expedition to experience the rewilding secrets of one of the last rugged places on Earth; and more. Along the way, Easter uncovers a blueprint for leveraging the power of discomfort that will dramatically improve our health and happiness, and perhaps even help us understand what it means to be human. The Comfort Crisis is a bold call to break out of your comfort zone and explore the wild within yourself. Credit: The Comfort Crisis

May 03, 2023

Ask for the MOON - And Get It!

Credit: Ask For the Moon - And Get It!


Are you looking for answers on how to be successful? Have you ever considered that the way to success lies not in knowing all the answers, but in asking the right questions? As a young man from humble beginnings, Percy Ross vowed that if ever he became successful he would use his knowledge to help others. In fact, he became a multi-millionaire and for the past 20 years has been giving away money to those who need it - and who have asked him for it. Full of personal anecdotes and tried and tested advice, this book reveals the secrets of his success, including: the ten basic rules of the art of asking; how to prepare a good case before you ask; making sure you ask the right person; how to encourage others to contribute to your success; and how to help other people achieve success. Credit: Ask for the MOON.

April 30, 2023

Best-Selling Author Lee Christine Presents Romance & Suspense


Credit: Writers Series | Guest Lee Christine

Bestselling Australian author Lee Christine proves that at 60, it’s never too late to turn lifelong dreams into reality. Lee is the writer of six romantic suspense novels and three alpine-crime novels, including the best-selling and award winning Charlotte Pass, and best-selling Crackenback. In the past decade she has firmly cemented herself as one of Australia’s most compelling crime writers.Born and bred in Newcastle, Lee always hankered to write. During her high school years, she sang and played guitar in a band, playing regular gigs around town - often penning her own songs, something she says is the very essence of storytelling. And in what Lee describes as a writing career highlight, both Charlotte Pass and Crackenback were chosen to be published in Reader’s Digest. ‘It was like I had just done a ten-year apprenticeship in writing, with my previous six books,’ Lee says, ‘and suddenly it all came together.’Lee’s 10th book, The Precedent, set in Newcastle, will be out in early 2024, published by Allen and Unwin. Credit: Lee Christine.

April 25, 2023

Writers Series Welcomes Award-Winning Author A.B. Patterson

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A.B. Patterson is an Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in pedophilia and vice, and later a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. His multiple award-winning, debut novel, Harry’s World, introduced the jaded and flawed PI Harry Kenmare. Harry’s Quest was the sizzling, award-winning sequel in the PI Harry Kenmare series of novels. The third novel, Harry’s Grail, is in progress. The Harry Kenmare short stories, some previously published in the USA in Switchblade magazine, were collected together and published in 2020 as Harry Kenmare, PI – At Your Service.

He has had other short stories, all crime related, published in other anthologies. In a non-fiction vein, he was a contributing editor to a volume dealing with the trauma for male survivors of English boarding schools published by Routledge, Men’s Accounts of Boarding Schools: Sent Away. For his fiction, his hard-boiled, gritty, and noir writing style has been likened to that of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen. He’s a massive fan of both of them. Credit: A.B. Patterson.

April 20, 2023

The Alter Ego Effect


Credit: The Alter Ego by Todd Herman


An award-winning performance expert reveals the secret behind many top athletes and executives: creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down. There's only one person in the way of you untapping your capabilities: You. There's also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak...The Alter Ego Effect is not about creating a false mask--it's about finding the hero already inside you. It's a proven way of overcoming the self-doubt, negativity, and insecurity that hold you back, and empowering you to ultimately become your best self. Credit: The Alter Ego Effect; The Alter Ego Effect Site.

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