Author Interview: Donna Hartley
Book Title: Fire Up Your Life! and Fire Up Your Intuition!
Website URL: www.donnahartley.com
Social Media Links: http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Hartley/100001288941268
What is your book about?
Fire Up Your Life! recounts Donna’s near-death experience in a DC-10 plane crash at Los Angeles International Airport, which occurs directly after she expresses her desire to change her life or die. Trapped in the flaming inferno she receives a mysterious message questioning her actions on earth. She wills herself to survive and is the last passenger out of her section of the aircraft. With the steadfast help of her teacher George, the reluctant student Donna begins a journey of spiritual transformation, committing herself to change her fearful and unhealthy lifestyle. Her first assignment is to fight for improved airline safety regulations. Next she must conquer her destructive relationships with men. Moreover to become a successful entrepreneur she must master her fears.
Fire Up Your Intuition! finds Donna distraught in an emotional and financial crisis. George unexpectedly appears and bestows on her five mysterious envelopes that hold a 30-day assignment that he calls “the gift of intuition.” The banter and discussion continue between student and teacher as Donna works to acquire insight into her own intuitive awareness. Her faithful Himalayan cat, Sheba is by her side as Donna follows George’s program step-by-step to learn to trust her feelings and act upon them to master the knowing. George predicts that when she completes her assignment, her dream to adopt a daughter will come true.
What inspired you to write your book?
I have been an international, motivational speaker for 20 years.
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
When I am on the road it’s all speaking and traveling. When I’m home I spend two to three hours per day writing.
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
I like being a storyteller.
Are there any people and/or books that have inspired you along your journey?
Og Mandino. Before he passed he insisted I had a great message and should get it out.
Can you share some of your best advice for our readers?
In every book take 2 or 3 points that you would really like to apply to your life and make it like your next breath; live it, breathe it, and make it happen.
What’s next for you?
I have two more books coming out in 2012.
How did Authority Publishing help you with your author journey?
I was referred to them by an agent. They walked me through the entire publishing process, they had a great editing team, were very responsive and timely and easy to work with.