Sharing Something Beautiful ……. And Happy Tuesday …

Happy Tuesday !

emerging from the depths and heights of music AGAIN ……

In The studio again this week writing at the speed of ……Love :)new music on iTunes  soon …New Video planned for September – For our band  

Everything is moving fast fast fast ……….

again Thanks – for all who are Sharing ……the video ………..

It has been and continues to be so MUCH FUN……

Also PLANNING a Giant – I mean Giant Funnnnnn Animal song and Video For Animal Friends 

For The 1st Of August .  That I will create from Home ……….

You can see and hear some of the ones already done 

here 

Life Has never been so beautiful as IT IS now …….

more smiles ……..

I am Not Blogging as much – Obviously – because there is so much going on  - and i am Living my Dreams Full On –  Less Time To Write – Wonderful Things to do !

Here today to Share a Little something -

well- a Beautiful Something …….. Kourtney Heintz has a new book out :) and as a friend I wanted To share in her happiness !

As Happiness is always the best – in my heart – when it’s Shared - 

I asked her a while ago about some of her Views on Life , The Universe – you Know – That kInd of thing ……..smiles ……………. And She Came back with something really beautiful and how she was influenced by Taoism – In writing her Self Published Novel ………I know Nothing of Taoism …Well I know a Little Bit more Now ………..Very Intriguing ……

So This Is Kourtney…..

Kourtney Heintz

Kourtney Heintz

Enjoy – Injoy ……

Good Luck Kourtney …………. and Congratulations ……………

Much Love, 

Cat Forsley 

 

“Taoism: How the Way Influenced My Writing World”

 Kourtney Heintz

 

I never realized how much the things I learned in high school English would impact my life. When Mr. Herger introduced us to the Transcendentalists, Emerson and Thoreau, he also sparked my search for my personal philosophy. 

I started exploring Taoism. I loved how much stress Taoism put on the individual. You were responsible for your happiness. If things were difficult, it was up to you to figure out where you’d gone astray and fix it.

I liked the idea of a natural flow to things and that when a person fell out of flow, things became difficult.

There was no higher being to blame for all your troubles. No way to sidestep your mistakes. Everything you did was on you. 

For me, it felt empowering. To be in charge of my life. To be the arbiter of my own happiness. To be in search of my way. 

Many years have passed since my initial interest was sparked, but Taoism continues to influence my writing world.

In my novel, my characters tend to get in their own way. I play with how responsible they are for their world and their happiness. Everything is very interconnected. I love to explore the unexpected dominoing of ramifications. 

With my writing career, I wasn’t going to accept not being published. I was going to take charge of my career. Attend workshops, go to conferences, enter contests, find a critique partner. Revise. Submit. Repeat.

Becoming an author is a treacherous path that has many dead-ends and cliffwalks. But I believed there was a passage to publication, it just needed time to be discovered. 

I do not believe anything worth having is easy. Most things are a process. And if I wasn’t making headway yet, there was a reason for it. There were skills to be mastered and craft to be improved. I was an apprentice who had to learn by doing.  

And everything that happened was preparation for the next phase of my writing career. 

 

Kourtney Heintz

Kourtney Heintz

The Six Train to Wisconsin Back Cover:

Sometimes saving the person you love can cost you everything. 

There is one person that ties Oliver Richter to this world: his wife Kai. For Kai, Oliver is the keeper of her secrets.

When her telepathy spirals out of control and inundates her mind with the thoughts and emotions of everyone within a half-mile radius, the life they built together in Manhattan is threatened. 

To save her, Oliver brings her to the hometown he abandoned—Butternut, Wisconsin—where the secrets of his past remain buried. But the past has a way of refusing to stay dead. Can Kai save Oliver before his secrets claim their future?

An emotionally powerful debut, The Six Train to Wisconsin pushes the bounds of love as it explores devotion, forgiveness and acceptance.

 

Author Bio:

Kourtney Heintz writes emotionally evocative speculative fiction that captures the deepest truths of being human. For her characters, love is a journey never a destination.

 

She resides in Connecticut with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, her supportive parents and three quirky golden retrievers. Years of working on Wall Street provided the perfect backdrop for her imagination to run amuck at night, imagining a world where out-of-control telepathy and buried secrets collide.

 

Her debut novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin, was a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Semifinalist. 

Connecting with Kourtney

 

Website: http://kourtneyheintz.com

Blog: http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kourtneyheintzwriter

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KourHei

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomkourtney_heintz

Amazon Author Central Page: http://amazon.com/author/kourtneyheintz


Buy Links

Paperback available from:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble 

Ebook available from:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

Kobo

iTunes

xo xo xo xo xo xo 

So Yes …Happy Tuesday – Happy Week ….Happy Day !

Happy Moment :) Yes …..!

Cat 

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51 thoughts on “Sharing Something Beautiful ……. And Happy Tuesday …

  1. Great post and very nice promotion for Kourtney. Take care and have a blast making your next video with the animals. Here’s to more summer fun and time in the studio creating beautiful sounds!

  2. Thank you for introducing to us this beautiful person, Cat!!! She is truly inspiring.
    Happy music making – producing!! :-) Can’t wait to hear your fun animal song!!!!
    Happy Tuesday and happy week!!! :-) xxxxxxxxx

  3. I adore the premise to that novel–and find the blurb well written–and the dustcover is austerely beautimous. I am psyched for you that you are so busy, Cat!! Grab the ring!! Because you have all the right stuff to “win”…:)

  4. Cat – we love you are busy dancing with life.
    Isn’t Kourtney’s outlook cool?
    “the idea of a natural flow to things and that when a person fell out of flow, things became difficult.”
    and that the individual is responsible for themselves
    Her characters do seem to be grounded in these ideas.
    Loved the way you showcased a terrific writer.

  5. Good luck to your friend Kourtney – I know writing is a slippery slope sometimes but it’s SO worth it when you have something to share. Thanks for the intro to her work Cat. Also, Taoism is something I’ve never explored before but it sounds interesting!

    Pam

  6. She is a Coooooool Lady …………. i call her K heart …………..Yes i love the outlook ……….
    going with the flow is a BIG plus ……
    Happy To have shared xxxx :) xo xo xo C

  7. so welcome my sweet xxxxx
    My pleasure xxxxx You know that xxxx
    i won’t be blogging for a long while NOW ….
    so YOU IZ UPPPPPPPP X have a great day x

  8. Thanks Karen. : ) My cover designer is brilliant. He used two photos I took to make that cover. My editor is amazing too. I’m lucky I got to work with them. :)

  9. Kourtney’s book is on my to-read list for sure! Nice to see her here with you, Cat. Ooooh Cat you are back to the studio and I am so excited for you and the band. Your dreams are coming true and I am so happy for you xo

  10. Wonderful post, Cat, of introducing Kourtney to us and her book sounds very intriguing! Many hugs to her for much success and I’m happy to have met her on fb, too, through you! Also, I’m looking forward to that animal video! :) Glad you’re doing well, happy and busy, Cat, you deserve it all! Sending love and hugs to you and Kourtney! ♥

  11. It’s wonderful to help out and to make JOY bigger and brighter xxxx
    That’s what i really enjoy you guys xxx :) HUGGGGGGGGGGS X 10000000
    XXX
    C

  12. As Are Yours CB xxxxxx !!! amazing right xxxxx

    Seems everything is on the Up and up for sooooo many ………….. wonderful to see :) :) :)
    And Yes , Kourtney’s views here are pretty insightful and rich in meaning and soul ………………
    Am so Glad to have her here ….
    love you xxx
    C xxxx
    AND CONGRATS AGAIN XXXX :) :) :)

  13. A Lot of happiness Going On here :)
    That’s beautiful :) :) :)
    Kourtney’s new book and the effort and persistence she put into it …. well ….. It’s very inspiring :) ;) :) :)
    Much Love xxx To all xx
    C

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  15. Taoism… makes perfect sense. Great guest post Cat, thanks for inviting Kourtney to share even more interesting info of how she came to be as incredible as she is :)

  16. :) Good morning :)
    Yepp Aug 1
    it will be on My Youtube channel
    The music is done now
    wrote it from home and onto
    spreading the word a little more
    and doing the memes for the furries and the vid :)
    As Well as working on my own music for my band at the same time – LOTS AND LOTS OF FUN
    Happy Friday

  17. LOL. It really does impact everything I write. I didn’t realize it until the reporter was asking me about it, but I love to play with the interconnectivity and the ramifications of actions. EllaDee you are too kind. :) Thank you!

  18. Lots o Love here …….Beautiful…….:)
    love that i can NOT come here on the weekends and come back on the weekends to read such beauty :)
    xxx
    HAPPY CAT X

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