Clara Wiggins

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? The Expat Partner’s Survival Guide is non-fiction.

Quick description: A light-hearted but authoritative manual for anyone accompanying their partner on an overseas assignment.


Brief biography:
Born in Cuba to British diplomat parents, I have lived in eleven countries on five continents and visited nearly 70. I have been a journalist, a diplomat, a press officer, an antenatal teacher, a customer services advisor, a PA, a coffee shop waitress and a school cook. The latter for one day only. I am now a part-time writer, and I also manage a small, independent journal, the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education. I am married with two daughters, and we are preparing to move to South Africa with my husband’s job.

Links to buy Clara’s book:
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What are you working on now?
I have written about 9/10ths of the first draft of a novel set on a fictional Caribbean island, involving a young diplomat, a drugs mule and the international drugs trade. Internal police corruption, British spies – it’s all there. I would love to get it finished, so that’s my next project.

Clara’s reading recommendation:
I have been taking part in the Africa Reading Challenge on my blog, and really enjoyed reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently. I posted a review on my site here.

Chas Watkins

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? To Hold The Sun (Spanish version, Sosteniendo El Sol) is essentially a blend of an inspirational story and a self help book.

Quick description: The book outlines the experiences of a young, poor, and disillusioned reporter who is enticed to do a series of articles about Paul, an unconventional philosopher and motivational speaker. In exchange, he gets to travel to and dive on Roatan, arguably one of the most beautiful, pristine islands in the Caribbean. Through a series of interviews, the reporter gets to know Paul’s innermost philosophies. He learns an alternate way of living from a man who strives to perfect handstands on a dock and practices the art of happiness.

When the author realized his children were leaving home to begin their journeys through life, he wrote this story for them. He developed it as a guide to help them through life in a way that would allow them to enjoy the journey. Drawing on wildly diverse disciplines including stoicism, neuroscience, skepticism, behavioral economics, and spirituality; the reader is taken on a journey that exposes the author’s philosophy of life. He shows that happiness is indeed a choice.


Brief biography:
Chas Watkins was born and raised in England and is a naturalized Australian. His children are all American, which he finds very confusing. He moved to Roatan nine years ago. He has an unused degree in electronics from Hull University in England and has somehow managed to work for many fine and good companies without being fired.

After the raging madness of the dotcom world in California, he moved to Roatan to settle with his family. Chas currently pretends to work as a Realtor and Radio DJ. He reads an awful lot, watches the sunrise and sunset every day and consumes way too much coffee. He runs on the beach in the mornings, practices handstands, and lives happily on Roatan with his cat Gary and the children who have not yet deserted him. Even on his best day he is nothing like his character Paul, but strives to be so.

Occasionally he “likes to dance as if no one is watching” which is ironic as his dancing makes people stare. If you are really unlucky, you may meet him, and whatever you do, don’t offer him a drink as he is a very rude and uninteresting person.

Links to buy Chas’s book:
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Amazon – eBook and print
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Barnes and Noble – eBook
Apple iTunes – eBook
Google Play
Kobo – eBook

Chas’s promo links:
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What are you working on now?
A follow on To Hold The Sun called Return to Roatan and an allegory currently untitled. Extracts of both are available on my website.

Chas’s reading recommendation:
The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics And Religion by Jonathan Haidt

Mai Lieu

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Take the Next Step, Secrets to creating success and manifesting your dreams – self-improvement

Quick description: An inspirational story and guide to creating success. Mai Lieu shares tools and techniques that helped her create the life of her dreams. She is passionate about empowering and inspiring others to follow their dreams.


Brief biography:
Mai Lieu Founder of CreaProducts Inc. is an also a bestselling author and inventor. She went from being a hairstylist to full-time inventor, making a difference in the world through her products. She’s won 7 first-place beauty awards, was a finalist for Top 40 Under 40 Busines Women of the Year, and was also finalist for Best New Product of the Year and Fastest Growing Business in 2011.

Links to buy Mai’s book:
Can be purchased at CreaProducts Inc.

Mai’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
My next book : Take the Next step, secrets to creating success in inventing

Mai’s reading recommendation:
Dr. Demartini, The Breakthrough Expereince


Tina O’Connor

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? 3 books – Be That Girl, Be That Mom, Be That Kinky Girl – self-help


                                                                       Quick description: Be That Girl is one of the best books on ‘self help’ by BeThatGirl_COMP_RGB_LResAlberta author, Tina O’Connor. Whether you are a mom, a wife, a single girl, a grandma, a great grandma, an employee, a boss, a business owner, or a combination of all of the above, you can ‘Be That Girl!’ Sexy, sophisticated, motivated, organized, powerful, successful, calm … you can have it all … or at least whatever you want! Giving you big ideas that are simple to start, your life will improve immediately. Learn how to realize all of your strengths, use them in a positive way, and end up creating everything you could want in your life.


Be That Mom is an instructional and inspirational book designed to help moms of any age relax and BeThatMom_COMP_RGB_LResenjoy their time more. From communication to discipline to loving yourself, this is a step-by-step, easy to follow system designed to help you embrace a more relaxed, joyous lifestyle as a mom. Filled with incredible advice and simple instructions, Be That Mom will inspire you to have more fun with, and without, your kids, and will help you create well-being and happiness for you and your family.



Be That Kinky Girl has succeeded in creating a steamy, instructional guide filled with juicy stories and engaging exercises guaranteed to put the action back in your sex life! If you want MORE intimacy in your BTKGirl_COMP_HRes_2life, this book is for you! You will learn how to love yourself more, how to encourage more sexual intimacy with your partner, and some techniques to keep the fun going everyday! You deserve to enjoy a healthy, robust sex life filled with adventure, excitement and fulfillment.





Brief biography:
Tina is a full time Mom, author and CEO of her company, Be That Books Publishing. Tina’s premiere book Be That Girl, inspires women of every age to focus on their priorities, and gives real strategies to help women get whatever they want out of their lives. Tina lives in Alberta, Canada, and plans to release many more Be That titles, including Be That Pregnant Girl and Be That Millionaire.

Links to buy Tina’s books:
Be That Books Website

Tina’s promo links:
Tina’s website
Publisher’s website
Facebook page

What are you working on now?
Tina is currently working on Be That Kinky Girl as well as working on finding new great authors to add to her portfolio, and getting new books out!

Tina’s reading recommendation:
I have been incredibly inspired by Sandi Richards’ cookbook line, Cooking for the Rushed! It has helped me meal plan and remove stress from my life! I have also been consistently inspired by the One Minute Millionaire by Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen, as well as the 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss! They keep me moving onward and upward toward my goals … More time and more money!

Chris Hedges

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Average Joe’s Story: Quest for Confidence was officially released on August 5th. It’s currently available in Kindle format on Amazon. The book may come off as a little self-improvement, but it is the first in what will be a series in general business.

Quick description: Average Joe’s Story tells Average Joe’s journey in real time starting from the lowest point, and gradually building success or failure over time. Average Joe’s Story introduces Average Joe to the audience, lays out the events that shaped his psyche, and provides insight from a collection of successful and interesting people who illustrate the framework for confidence. Average Joe’s Story is appealing to the reader because it approaches some of the same old material from an entirely different perspective relying purely on stories as opposed to dry facts and figures.


Brief biography:
Christopher L. Hedges is a cancer patient who is using his journey in writing to liberate himself from his current shackles of disability. He was groomed for success following the plan that most people believe is the path, squandered opportunities for which people would sell their soul, and finally learned that tragedy can provide the knowledge of a better way of doing things.

Links to buy Chris’s book:
Amazon – eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
Barnes & Noble – Hardcover

Chris’s promo links:

What are you working on now?
Now my world revolves around marketing. Basically I‘m single-mindedly focused on promoting my current book. I get out for as many speaking events as I can. I actively seek out reviews and PR wherever possible. However, my attention is fixated on my 20,700 mile book tour where I’m trying to visit all 100 of the top book Markets in America.

Chris’s reading recommendation:
I just finished Malcolm Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. I highly recommend all of Malcolm’s work. I’m also working my way through You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself which I’m basing some of my blogs on. I think we are all sales people, and this is an easy read on the subject of sales.