Sunday, April 20, 2008

In Detail with Dyan Garris

Tell us the book title and your author name.

Money and Manifesting by Dyan Garris

What inspired the book?

It’s a natural progression of my body of work which is mind, body, spirit transformation.

What makes this book special to you?

It’s at the top of the toolbox of spiritual tools that I’m building.

What makes this a book that other people MUST read and WHY?

There has been a lot of frustration around The Secret and the laws of attraction in general. People have come out of that feeling as if there is something missing and there is. A lot of people were left thinking that there was something wrong with them because they could not manifest. In fact the authors and teachers of The Secret have now come out with “The Missing Instruction Manual.” So, in my book I teach exactly why the Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking on their own are not enough to manifest. I am teaching people the real secrets to manifesting.

What people NEED to read this book and WHY?

Anyone that has tried to implement the laws of attraction and has gotten nowhere is a the perfect person to read my book. This book teaches exactly what to do to learn to manifest. This is not another book about the laws of attraction. In fact it’s really about everything but that. The laws of attraction and positive thinking are only one factor in learning to manifest.

What sparks your creativity? Any tips to help others spark their own creativity?

Creativity is a combination of factors. Mostly it’s an energy flow. When energy is flowing smoothly on a pathway, creativity abounds. My advice is to learn how to unblock your energy pathways. Then there is no limitation to creativity.

What has been the biggest stumbling block in your writing? Can you share some tips to help others get past similar problems?

I just don’t really have any trouble writing. But for those who do, I would again say, open up an energy flow. Nothing can flow through a clogged pipe.

What do you think motivates people to become authors? What motivated you to get into this unusual industry?

I actually am not sure what motivates anyone to become an author. I think it is probably something they feel in their soul. I’ve just always written. It’s a natural way to communicate. I had the blessing of a really excellent Creative Writing teacher in high school. I think that teachers can have a great influence.

Tell me about the most unusual things you have done to promote any books?

I really wish I had a great and funny story about selling books out of the trunk of a car or exchanging books for something else, but I just don’t. I’ve done two virtual book tours. This is the third and I think it’s an unusual way to promote books, but quickly becoming not so unusual. It’s a great vehicle.

FICTION - If there is a setting, tell us how you decided on that setting and what you did to create a complete and vivid setting for your readers?

FICTION - What inspires you about the hero or heroine in your book? What makes them memorable for the reader? What motivates the hero and/or heroine? You can include information about both if you want.

FICTION - Is there a villain or something that causes friction in your story? Tell us about what or who it is and how that contributes to the story. Any details about conflict and friction is good information to know.

NON FICTION - Why are you the BEST person to write this book? What in your background or in your research makes you qualified to do justice to this topic?

I’m a psychic and energy healer. In order to manifest we need to understand how energy works. In order to manifest money we need to understand how the energy of money works.

NON FICTION - If a potential reader thinks that your book wouldn't interest them, what would you say to convince them to buy? I'm thinking something better than "Its the greatest book ever." Give me something more specific :)

I think the only reason someone would think this wouldn’t interest them would be because they thought it was just another book on the power of positive thinking and how to work with the Law of Attraction. I would tell them that this is completely different and there is information in the book that perhaps they’ve never heard before. I would tell them that this information would help them get unstuck from whatever endless cycle they feel they are in.

NON FICTION - Why does the topic of your book interest you? Why would it interest potential readers? Give us a hook to reel in new readers.

The topic interests me because I know it will help a lot of disillusioned people who were sold half a “secret.” It would interest potential readers because it’s fresh information and also because of the way that it’s written. There is fiction wrapped around information and there is a very specific purpose for that. It begins the process of left brain/right brain integration and that is one of the very first steps to manifesting. So, in simply reading the book, you’re going to have an automatic shift.

NON FICTION Is there a way to tie your book topic to current events? If so, tell us about how you could do that. I have a blog to feature information and examples about tying books into current events that might be a good place for you to promote your book.

If there's anything else you would like to share, this is the time and place.

There are no limitations. Learning to manifest doesn’t have to take years. And there are no real secrets. There is only the truth.

Thank you for visiting with me and in closing, give us your website address and a link to order your book. and

Nikki Leigh


Dyan Garris said...

Hi Nikki: It's really nice to be here today and I'll be checking back if anyone has any questions about manifesting. I love your blog! Thank you for the interview.


Nikki Leigh - Author said...

Its great to have you with us :) I'm glad you like the blog. Its been a good way to dig into information about authors and the content of their books.

Nikki Leigh