2020 Author Interviews

2020 Author Interviews

These are the author interviews that have been conducted on Mind Body Thoughts. A short book description is listed along with the link to each of the author interviews.

I hope that you’ll take a look at these books and help support these authors who are trying to help make this world a better place. Sharing their stories and words is not easy, but essential to the growth of humanity.

There is no special order to this page, other than how the author interviews happened and were published on the blog.

If you are an author and would like to be interviewed, please see the following link for details and information.

Author Interviews in 2020

Rick Fortier

The Shift Squad

Read the Author Interview with Rick Fortier.

In the spirit of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Celestine Prophecy, comes a unique story of the human condition and how each of us is trying to find our way.

Neil Robson is a middle-aged man facing his personal demons, while searching for a way to make a difference in the world. Instructing a high school summer class on beautiful Vancouver Island is his opportunity. However, the students come with diverse attitudes and challenges that have shaped their view of the world, and themselves.

Using self-empowering tools and personal experience, Neil strives to win-over and influence the students to Shift their way of thinking and to Show Up authentically in their lives, while determined to put his demons to rest. Come along on a thought-provoking journey with The Shift Squad.

Dan Arcuri

Sacred Wandering

Read the Author Interview with Dana Arcuri.

Are you in the midst of messy places? The Sacred Wandering is a wilderness journey. When you are in life transitions. For some, it’s hard times with hurt, doubt, and disappointment. Our wilderness journey is the place God allures us. Where He pursues us. When He speaks to us in our pain. It’s during our messy moments when He wraps us in His tender embrace. When He extends His grace.

Dana Arcuri shares her own real, raw, and messy places. Chronic pain. Depression. Lost dreams. Grief. Broken relationships. Church hurt. Healing father wounds. Surviving sexual assaults. As she revisits past trauma, she follows God’s nudge to bravely break the silence. And to grow her faith in the dark.

In The Sacred Wandering, Dana reveals her tears, trials, and triumphs. With wisdom and transparency, she shares her personal stories and biblical insight to help you trust God in your own wilderness journey. The purpose is to spiritually strengthen you. To learn valuable lessons. To refine you. To know that you are enough just as you are. The Sacred Wandering provides hope and healing. Through valleys and victories, your messes can become God’s masterpiece. It’s your daily manna. Nourishment for your soul. To encourage you. To sustain you along your wilderness season. To help you to grow your faith in the dark.

Chad Harp

The Power Of Fear

Read the Author Interview with Chad Harp.

(Excerpt from the interview) – This summer I wrote The Power of Fear, and like my yellow paper books, it is based on my life. It takes place on September 9th in Philadelphia. Jason Beck has won a contest to spend the day with Seth Hoover and his three sons – Tim, Kurt, and Sam. Their adventure begins with a stop for cheesesteaks at Benny’s and then continues to Rittenhouse Ravine, the suburban neighborhood where Seth was born and raised.

Now, you need to know that I was born and raised in a neighborhood called Halford Tract just outside of Philadelphia. You also need to know there are famous cheesesteak places in the Philadelphia area called Geno’s and Pat’s and Larry’s (to name just three). So, I hope you can begin to see what I have done in The Power of Fear – and not ruin the fun of your first read.

Helen Willmot - Shining Light

Helen Willmot

Shining Light

Read the Author Interview with Helen Willmot.

Helen Willmot is working on getting her first memoir to be released in the spring of 2020.

She is a writer, independent mental health advocate, and mother of two children.

We are looking forward to her completed book about her experience of coercive control.

Donald D’Haene

Father’s Touch

Read the Author Interview with Donald D’Haene.

From author Donald D’Haene and his appearance on Oprah. Imagine this: You are four years old, and you’re summoned to your father’s beside to play The Game. Thus begins a decade of sexual exploitation. You and your siblings suffer the manipulations of an abusive religious zealot whose lust for control robs you of your childhood.

“Father’s Touch” is much more than a somber memoir. This chilling portrayal reveals that sexual abuse, particularly of boys, was and is clumsily handled.

Robertson Hunter Stewart

Employee Power

Read the Author Interview with Robertson Hunter Stewart.

This is a book about the incredible source of largely untapped power which exists within organizations and companies today, namely your employees. It explains why this is the case and what to do about it.

The main paradigm of the book is that employees are the most important resource for any organization and should be treated as such; companies need more than ever to become employee-centric. Both now and in the future, key themes such as autonomy, empowerment and employee engagement will become the foundations upon which companies will build competitive advantage. Building confidence and trust will become more and more crucial to success.

As I say in the book: “Empowerment is also to do with confidence and trust. If you think about the concepts of confidence and trust in your life outside of work, I am sure that most of you would agree that, if there is no trust within, for example, a family unit, there is a great likelihood that this will lead to a serious problem.”

Kingsley Grant

The Emotelligent Leader

Read the Author Interview with Kingsley Grant.

This is a book about the incredible source of largely untapped power which exists within organizations and companies today, namely your employees. It explains why this is the case and what to do about it.

Do you feel like there’s a pushback to your leadership? What about an undermining effort by some? Are people distancing themselves from you? How about giving you a less than stellar effort in accomplishing tasks?

If you identified with any of the above, becoming an Emotelligent Leader is the key to turn things around. Emotelligent pronounced EE-MOH-TE-LI-GENCE = Emotion + Intelligence Emotelligent Leaders recognize that people are their most valuable asset. They also recognize that the most important task they have is to identify and manage their emotions, as well as the emotions of others.

Research by the respected Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in the U.S. found that the three main reasons for leadership failure are difficulty in handling change, inability to work well in a team, and poor interpersonal relations. This book provides the antidote. As you turn the pages, you will discover the 7 Essential Ingredients for becoming the leader everyone loves and wants to follow. Your confidence will soar like never before. These are the ingredients leaders who failed wish they had.