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In the Booth with a Book

From destitution and homelessness to nightclub bouncer and close protection expert, author Robin Barratt shares his journey to becoming a Good Energy Therapist and his new book, The Little Book of Good Energy

December 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

I have seriously considered leaving this desperate and hopeless life to the other world. You can say I have been to the brink and back, more than once. But I have always tried to keep a good heart and to be kind, and to try to think of others. And what has kept me going, even during the bleakest and darkest of days? Good energy and a positive attitude. If this has kept me going, then this can keep others going too, no matter what their background or life’s experiences.

Author, Tom Gillespie, is in the booth with his People’s Book Prize Finalist novel: Painting by Numbers

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

When I started, I had a very loose idea of where I wanted my story to go. I had a beginning, a few sketches around the middle and then a few months in, I had the ending. Then I would juggle stream of consciousness writing with a more controlled, editorial approach, slowly crafting and shaping the narrative structure out of the mess of scribbles, notes, words and ideas. As PBN is fairly complex, I used post-it notes on a big board to keep track of everything that was going on...