The Great Southeast Book Festival Festival Names ‘Iron Shinto’ Runner Up in the Young Adult Category

March 14, 2014

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Iron Shinto by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just named ‘Runner Up’ at prestigious Great Southeast Book Festival
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Iron Shinto by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just named ‘Runner Up’ at the prestigious Great Southeast Book Festival.  ‘Iron Shinto’ has also earned more than one dozen reviews on Amazon receiving mostly 5 stars. Iron Shinto is book three in the MOA series. The first book was MOA, the second Statue of Ku, those too are averaging nearly 5 Stars for each of the more than four dozen reviews on Amazon

All three books chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits

Shiu recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign which helped raise funds for the costs of editing, publishing and publicity for “Iron Shinto,” as well as the audio books for all three books in the Moa series.  “The series is designed to appeal to the fans of Young Adult, Metaphysical Fantasy Fiction and others who just love books,” says Shiu

Of the many FIVE STAR reviews of Iron Shinto one is by an Amazon Hall of Fame (Top 50) Reviewer Grady Harp who writes:

‘What exactly is real? Your thoughts make whatever you perceive to be real. Beyond that, what exists?’  Tricia Stewart Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu’s book IRON SHINTO (the third volume of her series of books entitled The Moa Books) is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world

Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader’s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence – call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.  –Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

The author, in addition to being an award-winning playwright, is also a metaphysical adept who actually met Moa, the ancient Hawaiian spirit at the heart of the series. “When I was five,” Ms. Shiu explained, “I was visited by a vision. I’ll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me”

Many years later, taking a nap during a visit to her husband’s family home in Honolulu, that dark-haired girl came back. “In my mind’s eye, I saw a beautiful young woman with dark hair, who said her name was Moaahuulikkiaaakea’o Haanaapeekuluueehuehakipuunahe’e—Moa for short”

Ms. Shiu’s experience with this benevolent spirit launched her into a personal journey of spiritual exploration which included studies in mediumship, pagan and Huna rituals as well as an energy healing technique called “Crystalline Consciousness Technique” She also studied a variety of shamanic clearing methods and healing rituals

The result of the author’s unique background is that each chapter of the book begins with a meditative ritual that pertains to that chapter. Some of the rituals, oils or meditations are even mentioned in the plot of the book. All of these rituals are easily done by the reader and have remarkably soothing and healing properties

The author sums it all up this way; “Whatever your belief or understanding of the metaphysical world, I believe that if one person is transformed through learning, then we are all transformed. I truly believe the Moa I met came through in this work and, just as I connected with her as I wrote, those who read the book will experience her as well”

Iron Shinto (ISBN: 978-0-9840020-8-5, 2013 Human Being Publishing, 208 Pages, Available on Amazon in Paperback, $12.95 and for $6.99 on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s website http://humanbeingcompany.com/

About Tricia Stewart Shiu

Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, but her passion lies in creating mystical stories. Her latest series, The Moa Books, which includes “Moa,” “The Statue of Ku” and “The Iron Shinto,” were, by far, her favorite to write

Media Contact: For a review copy of Iron Shinto, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com orhttp://www.book-marketing-expert.com

View the Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/Ou1MW2Y65jI

Scott Lorenz
Book Publicist
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI
734-667-2090
 Buy Iron Shinto on Amazon
Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com

“Moa” YA Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series FREE on Kindle until 2/22

February 19, 2014

Tricia Stewart Shiu has been hand-picked by FreeBooksy as a Featured Author to promote “Moa” (Moa Series, #1). The book will be free on Kindle until February 22nd.

We’d love a share, tweet and even a download!  http://j.mp/1eFG6xL

Moa is Free on Kindle 2/22

Moa is Free on Kindle 2/22

Five Star Review for “Moa” (Moa Series, Book 1) From Amazon! Hall of Fame, Top 50 Reviewer !

February 11, 2014

Wow! I”Moa” (Moa Series, Book 1) gets an ncredible ★★★★★ Review from an Amazon! Hall of Fame, Top 50 Reviewer !

The beginning – By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on February 6, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition

Having started with Tricia Stewart Shiu’s third volume (IRON SHINTO) in her rather extraordinary and captivating series entitled The Moa Books, returning to the beginning of her ideas and story lines as evidenced in this first book MOA is a particularly compelling experience. One could imagine that that third volume in a series would be more mature in style and thematic material, but in Shiu’s case that is not necessarily so. Yes, her writing is more graceful now, but the seeds of her particular brand of communication are here in this original volume…soundly.

Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. MOA is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world. Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader’s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence – call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.

But here we meet Hillary Hause for the first time, an eighteen year old who communicates with Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, whose connection to Hillary alters her planned excursion to the Hawaiian Islands meant to be a graduation gift but ends up being a period of revelation for Hillary, her older sister Molly and her young niece Heidi girl – and a challenge to the way Hillary perceives the world and her place in it. This is an unexpectedly fine beginning of a trilogy (that may extend further….) and is highly recommended for all readers who embrace the possibilities of things unseen or not understood. Grady Harp, 

http://www.amazon.com/Moa-Tricia-Stewart-Shiu/dp/0984002006/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1392130842&sr=8-4&keywords=moa

“Statue of Ku” (Moa Series, Book 2) #1 Metaphysical Visional Book!

January 6, 2014

 

 

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Thank you for making “Statue of Ku” (Book 2) the #1 Metaphysical Visionary!

Check out the Moa Series on Amazon

Book #1 “Moa”
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Book #2 “Statue of Ku” http://tinyurl.com/opwv93o
Book #3 “Iron Shinto”
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FREE Book on Amazon Kindle!

December 30, 2013
Free on Kindle 12/30-1/3/14

Free on Kindle 12/30-1/3/14

FREE on Amazon Kindle!

“Statue of Ku” (Moa Series, Book 2), is FREE on Kindle starting today until 1/3. Regular price is $6.99.

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“Statue of Ku” is the second book in the Moa series by Tricia Stewart Shiu. The first was “Moa” and the third, the recently published “Iron Shinto.”  All three chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

“Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.”
–Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer

Book Description
“Statue of Ku” follows Hillary and Moa as they jet to Egypt on the Prince’s private plane to reclaim Moa’s family heirloom, the inimitable statue of Ku. Once on the ground, however, they find that their search is less about retrieving a treasured family possession and more about tracing a healing path in their genetic lineage to its true beginning.

Their journey involves magic, sacrifice and discovering their unique healing gifts, which live within all of us. Their story intertwines with that of the real boy, Ku — his questions, his travails and, eventually, his triumph. In their continuing search for the Statue, Hillary and Moa find that the answer to every question they seek is where they least expect it and that healing gifts are not lost but merely forgotten.

Kickstarter Rewards Fulfillment!!

December 24, 2013

Feeling like Santa as I prepare and send off the rewards for the “Iron Shinto” Kickstarter Campaign. Keep an eye in your email/mail for eBooks, MP3s and paperbacks if you pledged.

There’s nothing like feeling the crisp new pages of a paperback fresh off the press. Ahhhhhh!!!

Sending love to all!!

Iron Shinto paperback

Iron Shinto paperback

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Iron Shinto paperback

Iron Shinto paperback 3
Iron Shinto paperback 3

 

 

10% Back to Baker University!

November 21, 2013
NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2013
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director

Kickstarter campaign to assist alumna, daughter on new book

Tricia Stewart Shiu, a 1987 Baker University graduate, and her daughter, Sydney, 9, have finished their third book in a Young Adult Series called “Iron Shinto.” A Kickstarter campaign has been created to help fund the editing, publishing and marketing of the book.

According to a five-star review by Amazon Hall of Fame Review Grady Harp, Tricia Stewart Shiu “has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu’s book, “Iron Shinto,” is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world.”

Baker will receive 10 percent of the proceeds from the project through the end of the campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.

Spirit Takes over Kickstarter Campaign (4)

November 15, 2013

A Note From Moa:

I’m not the only one with special abilities. Whether you know it or not, you too, have a whole bunch of powers.

Without the filters that attach themselves to you throughout your life, you would know this. But, because you are a malleable, sponge-like creature—all humans are—your energetic body grabs onto negativity (mistakenly thinking it is real) and holds onto it for dear life. This is true for most humans. Over the years, these judgments, opinions and ideals build up and become an illusion of thought. It’s almost as if they create and eventually adjust the lens through which you view yourself, others and life events.

Why am I telling you this? Because, knowledge is power. If you know that your power is inside you somewhere and that those ridiculous thoughts about failure or blame or whatever is rattling around your head is an illusion, you stand a better chance of increasing that inner power and squashing the negativity in your life.

For know, it is important, no essential, that you understand and believe in your individual power. It is as unique as you are and is the key to opening up the door that you’ve been banging on for so long. Imagine, just for a moment, that you had the key. What would you do next?
By the way, if you have any questions for me about what it’s like here in between lives, what an Ancient Gatekeeper does for fun or about Tricia and Sydney’s “Iron Shinto” Kickstarter Campaign, you’re welcome to comment here or send me a message on Kickstarter:

Also, please share this with your friends! Tricia has 12 days to go and she’s 31% funded!

Click this link below to send a message to Moa

 

Spirit Takes Over Kickstarter Campaign (3)

November 10, 2013

A Note From Moa:

Top three reasons why I enjoy being in spirit form:

One - No pesky emotions to get in the way of accomplishing goals.

Over my many, many lifetimes, emotions caused me to betray friends and mistakenly blame family for events, which, had I been in a clearer frame of mind, I would have acted in a more compassionate manner.

Two - I can travel anywhere I want (I mean anywhere) whenever I want.

I have the ability to move and flow by expanding or contracting my energetic mass into anyplace in time or space that I wish to occupy. This allows me to move about the city, through homes, and even flow through the humans that so intrigue me.

Three - Helping humans.

That last one is my favorite because I am fascinated by human beings. From soul assignment to embodiment to release from the body and everything in between, the human journey is a never ending mysterious, engaging adventure. Plus, humans get to experience emotions.

I know, I know, my number one reason for enjoying my spirit self is not having emotions, but, emotions are also singularly responsible for the greatest joy a soul can have. Without emotions there would be no learning and without learning there would be no progression and soul growth.

So, as with any spirit, I am embrace my dichotomous, fallible nature. I reserve my right to err and to even change my mind.

By the way, if you have any questions for me about what it’s like here in between lives, what an Ancient Gatekeeper does for fun or about Tricia and Sydney’s “Iron Shinto” Kickstarter Campaign, you’re welcome to send me a message here:

Click Here to Send Moa a Message on Kickstarter

 

Spirit Takes Over Kickstarter Campaign (2)

November 10, 2013

A Note From Moa:

Okay, number one question I get about being a spirit is “If you exist, why can’t I see you?”

Just because you don’t see me, doesn’t mean I cease to exist. My presence is as clear as the words on this page.

If you wonder about things like this, then you might see the humor in people questioning the idea of “spirits” or “entities” being real.

Some people get so caught up in questioning everything, they forget to “see” what is actually “there.” Now, I’m sure you noticed that I put “see” in quotes, because seeing is subjective too. If you don’t believe me just ask a group of friends how you look today. The more friends you ask, the more opinions you’ll get. If you really want to drive yourself crazy, ask yourself who is right.

Tricia and I first met in Honolulu, Hawaii and she was incredibly skeptical. Truth be told, so was I. I had been given the task of explaining how the spirit world works and she questioned me at every turn.

So, I decided to make the arrangement a little more fun. I showed her a picture of a woman who she’d never seen and told her that her mother-in-law had been looking for this friend, Sharon, for over twenty years. I apologized profusely for the outdated image and then sat back and watched. Tricia went for a walk with Sydney and her mother-in-law and about ten minutes into their walk, they ran into Sharon the missing friend.

Some of you may still be skeptical, but I certainly got Tricia’s attention. What I keep showing her is that guidance comes from many different sources. To receive it, you must accept that it exists and no matter what form it takes, acknowledge its presence and open up to the learning.

If you have any questions for me about what it’s like here in between lives, what an Ancient Gatekeeper does for fun or about Tricia and Sydney’s “Iron Shinto” Kickstarter Campaign, you’re welcome to send me a message on Kickstarter or Comment below:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironshinto/iron-shinto-metaphysical-fiction-series-launch


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