Hollywood Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in Science Fiction

July 9, 2014

Hollywood Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in Science Fiction.

 

As one reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I

 

As one reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!”

 

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Hollywood, CA -Iron Shinto’ a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ at the renowned Hollywood Book Festival 

(Iron Shinto is currently available on Kindle for .99 and 75% off on Smashwords code SSW75 for a limited time.)

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

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was recently awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ in the New York Book Festival in the Young Adult category and ‘Runner Up’ at the renowned Beach Book Festival.  The book was also ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco and The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. All three books in the series chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits

 

‘Iron Shinto’ has also earned 14 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 stars

 

In 2013 Shiu 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

 

As one reviewer said: “If you are a fan of spiritualism, the power of meditation and a believer in extrasensory powers” you’ll love this book. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

 

Another reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!

 

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 a limited time .99 on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook 

 

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

 

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

 

View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIocf3tjco&feature=share&list=UUiUbMnzAu77txNRqAk8LF3w

 

Find out more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on a recent Blog Tour here:

http://tstewartshiu.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/writing-process-blog-tour/

 

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 or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com

 

 

 

Scott Lorenz

Westwind Communications

Plymouth, MI

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FREE For A Limited Time – The Gatekeeper’s Guide Series

July 3, 2014

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July 3, 2014

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“Manifest from Your Inner Impulse”

June 30, 2014

When I met Moa, I was mired in my own mess. Nothing was going the way I wanted. My daughter had just turned three, I was depressed, my relationship was suffering and I felt completely directionless. I’d manifested Moa, of course, but then, I wanted her to go away. When that happened, all I wanted was for her to come back and explain who she was and why (of all people) she visited me.

Let’s back up. Three points are important to this story before we move on. First of all, Moa is short for an incredibly long Hawaiian name, second, she came to me as an ancient Hawaiian spirit during a languid nap (the kind you can only get on vacation in Hawaii) after reading Doreen Virtue’s book, “Lightworker’s Guide” and third, I am a writer.

Upon my return home to Los Angeles, I did everything I could to make sense of my extrasensory experience. I did what every writer does when faced with insurmountable and unexplainable events, I wrote, pondered, meditated and wrote some more. Then a friend suggested that the story might fit in a genre in which I’d never written, Young Adult, Science Fiction.

The spark from this suggestion ignited the entire Moa Book series “Moa,” “Statue of Ku,” and “Iron Shinto.” I’m working on Book four, right now. Each story is narrated by an ancient spirit, Moa is the first, and a lively group of women helps these spirits heal an unresolved event from their past. The books detail ancient culture and each chapter begins with a healing ritual, which leads you deeper into the story.

After self publishing the first two books, I decided to try something a little different with the third book, “Iron Shinto.” Instead of funding the publishing, editing, publicity and marketing myself, as I’d done with the first two, I opted to run a 30 day Kickstarter Campaign. By the end of the campaign, I’d rendered the full amount and was able to pay, Rebecca Gummere, my incredible editor as well as a publicist and the publishing fees.

With the help of my publicist, Scott Lorenz of lWestwind Comminications, each book reached the number one spot in Metaphysical Science Fiction Amazon Kindle free downloads.

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To date, “Iron Shinto” has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals including ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Runner Up’ at the celebrated Beach Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco and The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. “Iron Shinto” just received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the New York Book Festival.

My daughter is now ten and is the cover photographer and illustrator of the Moa Book Series and although I have not spoken with Moa since that first encounter seven years ago, her message resonates throughout the series.

I wish for you, a visit from your own muse, spirit, angel, or whatever inspirational spark ignites your passion and creativity. Your journey may not be the way you expect, but, then again, what experience of any worth goes as planned?

 

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.

 

The Moa Book Series: (Note: For a Limited Time, the award-winning book “Iron Shinto” is .99 on Kindle http://j.mp/1nPldeg )

 

Moa (Moa Book Series, Book 1)

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Statue of Ku (Moa Book Series, Book 2)

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Iron Shinto (Moa Book Series, Book 3)

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New York Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Young Adult Category Now .99 on Kindle

June 24, 2014

New York Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Young Adult Category Now .99 on Kindle.

 

New York Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Young Adult Category Now .99 on Kindle
Los Angeles , CA
Monday, June 23, 2014
‘Iron Shinto’ is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu
‘Iron Shinto’ is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu
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The New York Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Honorable Mention’ in the

Young Adult Category Now .99 on Kindle

New York, NY - ‘Iron Shinto’ a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ at the renowned New York Book Festival

‘Iron Shinto’ has also earned 14 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 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. (Iron Shinto is currently available on Kindle for .99 for a limited time.)

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was just awarded ‘Runner Up’ at the renowned Beach Book Festival. The book was also ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco and The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. All three books in the series chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits

In 2013 Shiu 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

As one reviewer said: “If you are a fan of spiritualism, the power of meditation and a believer in extrasensory powers” you’ll love this book. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

Another reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!

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 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

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

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

View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIocf3tjco&feature=share&list=UUiUbMnzAu77txNRqAk8LF3w

 

Find out more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on a recent Blog Tour here:

http://tstewartshiu.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/writing-process-blog-tour/

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

 

Scott Lorenz
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI
734-667-2090

Beach Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Runner Up’ in Science Fiction

June 12, 2014

Beach Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Runner Up’ in Science Fiction.

Beach Book Festival Awards ‘Iron Shinto’ ‘Runner Up’ in Science Fiction
Los Angeles , CA
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tricia Stewart Shiu, author of Iron Shinto Has Won Another Award
Tricia Stewart Shiu, author of Iron Shinto Has Won Another Award
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Iron Shinto’ a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just awarded ‘Runner Up’ at the renowned Beach Book Festival.  ‘Iron Shinto’ has also earned 14 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 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

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals including ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco and The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. All three books chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits

In 2013 Shiu 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

 

As one reviewer said: “If you are a fan of spiritualism, the power of meditation and a believer in extrasensory powers” you’ll love this book. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

 

Another reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!

 

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 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

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.

 

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

 

View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIocf3tjco&feature=share&list=UUiUbMnzAu77txNRqAk8LF3w

 

Find out more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on a recent Blog Tour here:

http://tstewartshiu.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/writing-process-blog-tour/

 

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 or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com

 

Scott Lorenz
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI
734-667-2090
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Writing Process Blog Tour

June 10, 2014

Before I start in with the interview questions, I want to send out a special thanks to Tianna Holley who contacted me about this Tour, Thanks, Tianna! If you want to check out her blog, here it is http://www.tiannaholley.com

 

Question #1: What am I working on?

I am working on book 4 in my award-winning Moa Series, which centers around the mystery of Stonehenge and is narrated by another spirit (no spoilers here!) For those of you who are new to this YA SciFi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series, each stand-alone book follows eighteen-year-old Hillary Hause, her sister, Molly, and niece, Heidi, as they aid a narrator/spirit in solving a mystery and saving an ancient land from obliteration. Through these books, the group unearths forgotten metaphysical gifts from within, heals past relationships and discovers the secret to immortality.

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Question #2: How does my work differ from others of its genre?

A ritual begins each chapter and leads the reader deeper into the adventure as it unfolds. I’ve even recorded these powerfully transformative rituals so you can listen whenever and wherever you’d like. Here’s an example (if you’d like to buy the recorded rituals you can do so iTunes or HERE.

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 Ritual: Protection

Oil: Base of Almond Oil – Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper Berry

Incense: Dried Sage

Incantation: “I am at ease.”

Find a place where you will not be interrupted. Light the sage and allow the smoke to drift into all the corners of the room. Place a small amount of oil on your finger and anoint your forehead, chest, and base of your spine. This will ground you during your incantation.

Close your eyes and imagine a ring of fire surrounding you. No one may cross without your permission. Picture a person, entity, or situation for which you desire protection. See them approaching you within your circle of fire. Notice the feelings that arise. Express those feelings in any way necessary: scream, howl, yell, or cry. Now, watch as the issue from which you desire protection attempts to enter the circle of fire. When they touch the fire, they are burned and can come no further. Watch as they try again and again, and finally, watch as they stop, move away, and depart.

You are safe! Breathe in the safety and peace of this moment and know that you are surrounded by protection.

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 The series moves between the physical and metaphysical worlds, as well as present day and ancient civilization. “Moa” takes place in Hawaii, “Statue of Ku” in Egypt and “Iron Shinto” in Japan. Details and daily life experiences enrich true to life stories and legends. Mortals remember immortality and immortals become human.

The lessons learned go beyond the physical world and illustrate that spirits must unravel mysteries, too, and that humans are can possess powers far beyond the spirit world.

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Question #4: How does your writing process work?

Every day is different. Sometimes words pour out faster than I can write or when I’m not near a computer so I have to grab a grocery receipt and quickly squeeze in all the juiciness that comes forth. Other times, I space out the writing and sit in a busy cafe listening to snippets of stranger’s conversations.

One thing is consistent. I do not judge myself, my writing or my process. If I do, I stop and give myself time to let that go. Then I begin again and pick up where I left off.

The stories come in, in waves of loveliness, or shards of anger, or slippery plots that I have to chase around and around. Whatever my course, I stick with it, I can edit later and I only edit after I let it all out–every last bit.

After I’ve done all of the above, I write a loose outline. It doesn’t include numbers and I’m the only one who knows what it means. Parts are in my head, parts are on receipts, tucked in the depths of my purse or in my computer, labeled with the story, date and version.

The Moa Series: “Moa,” “Statue of Ku” and “Iron Shinto,” is available on Amazon as Barnes and Nobel.

Follow me on twitter @tstewartshiu and Like the Moa Book Series on Facebook for updates.

 

Up next week on the Blog Tour we have….

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Langley Watts Cornwell

Hi there. I am a professional freelance writer for print and online publications as well as private clients. I write poems, stories and plays for fun. In addition to writing, I do a bit of consulting on branding and marketing communications issues.

After three decades of corporate marketing experience, I am grateful for the opportunity to choose my own topics, products and clients. Passionate about animals, gardening and the environment, I now live in Charleston, South Carolina with my husband and our beloved pets.

Check out Langley’s website at http://langley-writes.blogspot.com

Quotes Moa Book Series | Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy | Mystical Adventure

May 6, 2014

A Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure from the author of the #1 Fantasy Metaphysical and Visionary ebook series, Tricia Stewart Shiu.

Moa, an ancient Gatekeeper, Ku, an Egyptian god and Mina, a Japanese Ainu, all have something in common—each is a spirit who desperately needs earthly help. Their pleas are answered in the form of eighteen-year-old Hillary, her sister, Molly and niece Heidi.

Together, this unusual group is unstoppable, saving the earth and vanquishing evil until they meet their ultimate challenge—even Spirits can face peril in total darkness. Will the light be extinguished, erasing any trace of humanity and the spiritual realm?

The Moa Book Series includes ‘Moa,’ ‘The Statue of Ku’ and ‘Iron Shinto’ all of which have earned many 5 star Amazon reviews including these:

“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.” Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall Of Fame Reviewer

“Dramatic Twisted! I’m Left With A WONDERFUL Book Hangover!” says Willow Star Serenity.

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors including ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. Iron Shinto also made it into thru to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

As one reviewer said: “If you are a fan of spiritualism, the power of meditation and a believer in extrasensory powers” you’ll love this book. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

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

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.

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Moa is Free on Kindle 2/22

Moa is Free on Kindle 2/22


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