Book Giveaway & Author Interview: The High Heeled Guide by Alice Grist

Welcome to Author Alice Grist


Bio:

Alice Grist is the author of two books. The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment, her first book , charts Alice’s journey from party girl to sassy spiritual woman. Alice’s second book is the soon to be published The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living (July 2011). THHGTSL is a guide to living spiritually through the ups and downs of modern existence. Both books are published by O-Books / Soul Rocks and have attracted much reader and reviewer acclaim.
Alice Grist is the Publisher of new John Hunt Publishing Imprint – Soul Rocks Books. Soul Rocks publishes soulful and spiritual books with sass and edge.
Alice is the founder and managing editor of Soul-Cafe.net, an online network and magazine for soulful and spiritual living. On Soul-Cafe Alice regularly interviews and features the spiritual advice and writings of experts and authors. Soul-Cafe provides a safe, happy space for all spiritual seekers.

Alice is a frequent contributor to many magazines and online lifestyle sites, often writing about spirituality in her own quirky, accessible and fierce style. She writes a regular column – Alice’s World of Woo for Haunted Magazine. She is a frequent guest on many TV and radio shows. Alice can also be found on You Tube posting under Alicebiddie…
Alice Grist PR is a side shoot of Alice’s love of books and all things spiritual. She currently does freelance PR regularly for books under John Hunt Publishing. She also takes on private work. Alice is also available for Tarot Readings and Reiki Healing. Alice teaches Meditation at local gyms in the Leicester area.

Website: http://www.alicegrist.co.uk
Twitter: http://twiter.com/AliceGrist
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/agmabbett
THHGTE Social Network: http://soul-cafe.net

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
To the past, when the world was a more natural place. I’d love to go hang out with some tribes and see how they rocked it with Mother Earth.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
Elvis Presley, Nelson Mandela (you just have to right?), Tori Amos my teen idol), Keanu Reeves (He’s so pretty) and Paris Hilton to keep the party rocking late.

What is one book everyone should read? 
Journey of Souls by Michael Newton – Be prepared to blow your mind!

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Amy Winehouse – see if we could bring her back! She went far too soon!

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Croissants, though can’t do too often!

Night owl, or early bird? 
Moderate bird… up early ish go to bed late ish!

Pet Peeves? 
Lateness always tests my patience!

Skittles or M&Ms? 
M&M’s with peanuts

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
It empowers and shows you how you can have a soulful and spiritual existence within your very own unique, everyday, circumstances.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Maybe a fun book about learning to use Tarot cards. I’m also running my own imprint under John Hunt Publishing called SOul Rocks, so I’m currently looking for Soulful new books from people other than me!

What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
I have always loved writing. But my husband being so devoted to his music was definitely a push in the right direction. Had I not met him, with his dedication, it may have always remained my fantasy to write a book.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
When individual people randomly email you and tell you they loved the book and how it affected them. that is what it’s all about.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Don’t beat yourself up, it happens when it happens. Write when you feel like it and do it from the heart. Most importantly do it for love, not for money.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
America. I love the US!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
An actress, but I grew out of that about 4 years ago when I was in a local am-dram play. Exhausting. Never again!

How did you know you should become an author? 
I knew I should write a book. I never thought I should become an author, that was just a side effect!

What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? 
Both my books! But especially the first The High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment – no-one really believed I’d do it. But I did!

What was your favorite children’s book? 
I had a lovely old boo filled with art prints and nursery rhymes, it was one of my parent’s and it felt very precious.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
No doubt a bottle of wine and a fancy takeaway!

What do you do in your free time? 
Watch films, read, play with my rabbits and cats, go for dinner, chill with the husband.

What’s your favorite season/weather? 
Autumn, just before it get’s too cold, when it’s still sunny, but in a chilled out way!

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Two and a Half Men is my new thing!

Favorite places to travel? 
To the USA, love it, it’s my second home, literally as my Mum is a Kentucky born and bred girl!

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? 
Deepak Chopra.

The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living:

The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living is a fiery account of one woman’s mission to bring the deeply soulful into mundane everyday life. Having experienced all kinds of eventful living in her spiritual skin Alice Grist presents her empowering secrets of daily spiritual living for the modern woman (and man).
Through the brutally honest lens of her own, often humorous, experience, Alice guides the reader through many aspects of spirituality. Her written style is like having coffee with your long lost best friend. The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living demonstrates how in a world overrun by rampant egos, consumerism and celebrity you can revamp your life your soul with feisty feminine panache. If the High Heeled Guide to Enlightenment showed you your spiritual options then her big sister The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living intimately reveals how to manifest these mysteries into your reality. The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living is the definitive guide for anyone who desires a truly spiritual life.

Giveaway Details:
1 paperback copy and 1 ebook copy
Both open Internationally
Ends 10/18/11

Optional Extra Entries:
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