“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou
Before I began writing seriously, I could never have imagined the joy it would bring. Writing has provided me with many successes. It's a constant reminder that in listening to the whispers of your heart, and taking that first step into what feels right, an extraordinary adventure and passionate life begins to unfold.
Today, I combine all my loves of writing, painting, photography, food and travel into projects that nurture my spirit and fulfil my desire to be challenged in every chapter of my life as I look forward with my heart full of gratitude.
As Shirley Valentine said ...
"Why do we have all this life if we don't live it? Why do we have all these
hopes and dreams if we don't fulfill them?"
My 22 healthy-eating cookbooks (the 'Taste of Life' series) that sold more than 2.2million copies worldwide not only changed a generation’s eating habits, they changed my life too. Through the '80s and '90s, I opened healthy eating restaurants and because of publishing my cookbooks, I collaborated with food and appliance manufacturers to produce some of the best appliances in a new health-aware market.
Then, I wrote a self-help title called ‘Stepping Out’. Published in 1990, this book procured speaking opportunities on the lucrative speaker’s circuit.
Not wanting to be pigeonholed as a cookbook or motivational author only, I wrote a debut novel, ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’. It is loosely based on my memoir, "The Seagull', An Unexpected Love Story.
'Seagulls on the Ganges’ was published in India, in 2018. It is the story of a woman's journey to go beyond her circumstances to live a brave life.
'The Seagull' An Unexpected Love Story and ‘Seagulls on the Ganges’ are available in soft book and e-book formats from the shop.