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Interview with Gina Alzate


What do you like most about being a writer?
Writing is a beautiful medium to articulate reflected thoughts, perspectives on experiences, understanding of concepts, and the adventures of hindsight’s, foresights and insights. To me it serves all these purpose plus it humanizes my thinking immersed in my wide range of feelings. Writing helps me clarify my thinking, especially when a critic questions my theories, beliefs and values. This questioning allows me to sharpen my stance, know exactly what I stand for, and be clear with my direction and goals. Writing helps me tell stories that touch hearts, open minds, propel ideas, and bring hope to a temporary state of uninspired living. It certainly allows me to leave a legacy behind, the witness of my footprints on Earth's experience. It helps me chronicle the timeline of my awakening moments, contributing to the ever-growing expansion of global learning.

Tell us a bit about your latest book?
My latest book, which is my first book to be published before May 15, is Living Our Soul Map: Unleashing the Warrior Goddess Within. It is an anthology of stories from 12 women who found themselves in the lowest points of their lives, and how they found courage to bring themselves out of their circumstances. They knew everything else was temporary, including their pain and sorrow. It is a powerful collection of testament to the hope and faith that come to us when we are in need of Divine intervention. I wove their stories based on when their paths crossed mine, and vice-versa. I had many areas of growth occur on each milestone marked by our meeting synchronistically. I was living my soul map along with the rest of them. Its birth followed my idea conception from a dream, where I was surrounded by 12 women. I did not know what the dream meant until it manifest itself in real form. As soon as I let the energy flow on its own, it created enough momentum to complete itself. Indeed in this book I am surrounded by the strength and courage of these tenacious 12 women.

How do you market your book online?
I have begun marketing my book through mentions of it on my online radio shows on BlogTalkRadio and TalkShoe. Eventually, I will write about it on Examiner.com where I host columns in Holistic Travel, Romance and Intercultural Relationship. I also am in the process of creating a website dedicated to the book, with its own eCommerce and listbuilding opportunities. I would love to be on book signing tours, offering seminars on Unleashing the Warrior Goddess Within. I will eventually launch a book campaign with supporters, starting from the 12 contributors, and our network of friends and families.

Where can people find out more about you and your work?
For now, people can friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and link up with me on LinkedIn as GinaAlzate. My current website for my holistic and metaphysical workshops is www.reikiwithangelhealing.com, and for travel consultation and cruise planning is www.worldtoursandcruises.com. I lead and host holistic and metaphysical tours, cruises and workshops at sea.

Anything else you'd like to add?
I invite people to order a copy of the Living Our Soul Map: Unleashing the Warrior Goddess Within as 10% of the net also benefit CARE of www.care.org. I am looking forward to meeting all of you at  PROMO DAY and aboard our cruise ships with World Tours and Cruises dba Cruise Planners.

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