Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Riding the Wave



The day before yesterday I launched my third book. I'm still on a high from all the support I received.  Ironically, I called my second book my first never giving myself credit for my first, the guidebook I wrote for my students.  Isn't that undermining? Why do we as artists inflict our own injuries? It's a form of denial and sabotage.

Last month I attended the Book Publicists of Southern California meeting.  Michael Levine, celebrity Publicist and author of PR Guerrilla said, "Why would anyone write a book and not market it?   That's insane.  Writers have an obligation to promote themselves.  Toot your horn." he insisted.  So with that,  I'm giving you a short summary of my third, not my second book. 

Echoes Amongst Us, a whirlwind journey of dreams and lofty ideals.  It speaks to women with creative and romantic impulses who question love within the context of social norms.
 
Echoes Amongst Us is a memoir that follows the life of a beautiful woman’s journey through love, work, betrayal, and disappointment while her biological clock is ticking, ticking, ticking.



Attractive, curious and single, Linda is on a spiritual quest to discover her life’s meaning. Searching for pieces of her life’s puzzle, she finds answers—primarily in her sleep.  Having been a prophetic dreamer since childhood, causes her to take a radical step.  She gives up her belongings, quits her job in entertainment in Hollywood and heads to Berlin.  There, she thought she was free from the inauthenticity she encountered in entertainment, but she gets drugged and her days begin to take on the same tone as her nights.

Never one for convention and an unwillingness to accept a traditional lifestyle made Linda independent.  She leaves Germany for New York.  In a constant reverie, she is presented with so much information, how can she know what to believe? Why was she given this ability, when it is intrusive? Her financial life once lavish—dives.  She goes through the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to do or be.  As time wears on harrowing experiences cause her to lift the veil, and see her true identity.

This book illustrates what happens when a woman starts paying attention to her inner calling even when it doesn’t make sense to anyone else and claims responsibility for her own contentment.

You can order a copy here: http://www.lindalaroche.com/resume_linda_laroche.htm

1 comment:

Umberto Tosi said...

Congratulations on the launch of your new book - deserving of success as a rich personal account rich in social and psychological nuances that I had the pleasure of previewing a few months back.