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Monday, May 4, 2020

Interview with Author Joanne Socha



1. What inspired you to write this book?
I was motivated by the healing experiences I had before and after my personal travel and I felt compelled to share them for the benefit of others, hoping even one suffering soul would find solace and inspiration…. with travel as their lure.

2. Who should read it — and why?
Women in transition who might feel discouraged, trapped, confused, longing for a change or new direction.  Anyone who dreams about seeing the world but needs a push to do so, or those that already travel but want to do so with a deeper self-knowledge.

3. How is it better or different from others in its genre?
I am not aware of too many books focused on the benefits of healing travel and preparing oneself for the journey by going within.  So in that respect it is unique.  Better?  I believe the kernel of the message is powerful and timely.  We are flooded with gorgeous travel images on social media, yet many people don’t actually take trips because they erect self-imposed borders.  Others may long for a deeper connection while traveling.  I think my book addresses both issues.

4. What challenges did you overcome to write your book?
I had to put some glaring and painful memories down on paper, and see the beauty in the darkness so I could formulate my message of healing travel and falling in love with the world.

5. What lasting messages do you hope your readers are left after consuming your book?
Leave your troubles behind in your red bandanna – engage in some personal exploration so you can give yourself permission to take trips with clear eyes.
And then let your world in.

6. What advice do you have for struggling writers?
Never write from a place of stress.  If you have self-imposed deadlines or pressure I wouldn’t write a thing because the combinations of words chosen will not be beneficial.  Every word is special and deserves its perfect place in the line…..

7.  Where do you see the book publishing industry heading?
I am loath to predict  - I do like the collaborative nature of the industry as a whole now – there are so many resources to draw from.   Freedom of expression has a greater stage, as we are empowered to publish our works if we so choose.  And the learnings and challenges of that path are rewarding.

For more info, please see: joannesocha.com 


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