Barbara Sinor on “Finding Destiny” with Cyrus Webb

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Barbara Sinor to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss her book FINDING DESTINY.

Luana, a retired psychotherapist in southern California, discovers a novel about a girl living in England in the 1970s who has been raped. As Luana devours the book, she and the young woman each share their search for the innermost harbor of women’s life choices. Even though they live in separate countries and bridge many decades in time, their individual exploration of metaphysics, spirituality, and women’s rights culminates in a mysterious friendship.


Finding Destiny invites us to find inspiration and to remember the interconnectedness of all things. One question asks the reader, ‘When we fall in love, where does the love come from?’ This in itself is a great starting point for a reading group; I would love to discuss this question with the author straight away. Finding Destiny addresses the reader’s self-awareness, and Sinor nudges us gently to continue our journey of finding our own personal destiny. Reading the book felt like watching a movie; nail-biting moments, tears, and goosebumps–all the ingredients a good Hollywood movie needs!”
–Barbara Patterson, Soul Matters Radio, Germany

Finding Destiny is an engaging book, exploring connections of people separated by time and space. As a woman who has experienced unplanned pregnancy, I was especially appreciative of the exploration of this theme.”
–Juanita Emery, M.A., Health Practitioner

Finding Destiny is the story of two women whose challenges and triumphs mirror each other in many ways. It is also about transformation and how to achieve it. Through this fictional story, Sinor offers an introduction to metaphysical principles that become the foundation for both women’s strength and power.”
–Reverend Margaret Flick, Unity Minister

Finding Destiny goes beneath the skin, down to the internal turmoil and sacrifices of two women a half century and oceans apart as they, with their best conscience, make life-changing decisions.”
–Mary Catherine O’Heart, RN

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When the main character turns out to be an author herself

Author Barbara Sinor’s newest book Finding Destiny features a main character who is also an author!

Writing poetry always came easily to me as a child. I would sit and write dozens of poems about my special world, wondering all the while about the forbidden adult world I witnessed around me. As I matured, my poems took on a questioning flavor. I questioned my visible world and pondered the unseen worlds I read about in futuristic books telling of altered consciousness and the paranormal. As I was writing my novel, Finding Destiny, it was clear to me that both of my heroines would be writers, perhaps even published authors.

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Audio excerpt of Trips to the Edge by Diane Wing

trips_200Listen Inside is a daily podcast from Readers in the Know, presented by its founder, Simon Denman. Each episode provides a sneak preview of one of the great books on our website, including a brief synopsis and then a short extract chosen by the author.

Kick back and enjoy this mini-anthology of spine-tingling short stories from Diane Wing, author of “Thorne Manor And Other Bizarre Tales” and “Coven: Scrolls of the Four Winds”.

The slider below is an audio excerpt from the first story in “Trips to the Edge” from Diane Wing.  Click on the triangle at the 00:00 mark on the left

 

 

Anya Achtenberg on Write On! Radio KFAI-FM

Joining us is Anya Achtenberg, who will be talking about her new novel Blue Earth, a beautifully written book that weaves together inherited grief from many conflicts, including the Minnesota farm crisis of the 1980’s and the 1862 Dakota war.  Jay Gabler of the Twin Cities Daily Planet says, “Blue Earth gives the James Michener treatment to a pivotal, and profoundly tragic, event in Minnesota History.”

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Anya Achtenberg
Anya Achtenberg

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Blue Earth

Anya Achtenberg – Storytelling for Social Change

Blue Earth
Blue Earth

Anya Achtenberg is the award-winning writer of novel Blue Earth, recently published; and the novella, The Stories of Devil-Girl (both with Modern History Press); poetry books The Stone of Language, and, I Know What the Small Girl Knew. She teaches creative writing, works individually with writers, and takes groups of writers, artists, filmmakers, and others, to Cuba. She is currently working on the novel History Artist.

Topics of conversation:

  • Commitment to Social Change
  • Family displacement, gentrification, and loss of family farms
  • Family Farms, Injuries and illness related to farming
  • Societal Crimes
  • Violence against women and children

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Anya Achtenberg
Modern History Press (2012)
ISBN 9781615991464
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (8/12)

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Synopsis: Blue Earth opens as Carver Heinz loses both farm and family in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Displaced into urban Minneapolis, he becomes obsessed with Angie, a beautiful child he rescues from a tornado in an encounter he insists they keep silent. Her close friendship with a Dakota Indian boy fuels Carver’s rage and unleashes a series of events that echoes their shared histories, including the 1862 Dakota Conflict and public hanging of 38 Dakotas the largest mass execution in U.S. history.