MOA, A Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystical Adventure Series, Sweeps Literary Awards

March 11, 2015

IMG_0008Fresh off of IRON SHINTO’s, Book 3 in the Moa Series, win at the DIY Book Festival, the Moa Series strikes again pulling in two more awards.

The Moa Series is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu. Book 1, MOA, has been named Runner Up and Book 2, STATUE OF KU, has been given an Honorable Mention in the Spiritual Category at the Pacific Rim Book Festival.

Last year, Kindle readers spoke loud and clear and made MOA the #1 Metaphysical and Visionary Fiction ebook on Amazon. STATUE OF KU also earned the #1 spot for Metaphysical & Visionary in January 2014. The third book in the series, IRON SHINTO, was awarded Best Young Adult Novel at the DIY Festival in March 2015. All three books chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

With a growing fan-base of over 30k Followers on Twitter, @MoaBookSeries fans are giving rave reviews including this one from LoriLu who said: “Just finished reading Moa and LOVED it! Gonna move on to Statue of Ku, can’t wait to dive in. So proud of you!”

MOA has earned 35 reviews and a solid four-star rating from readers on Amazon.

STATUE OF KU has earned 26 reviews and a 4.2 star rating from readers on Amazon.

IRON SHINTO has earned 23 reviews and a 4.3 star rating from readers on Amazon.

These award-winning and highly rated Kindle ebook is available on the following links:

MOA (Moa Series, Book 1) http://tinyurl.com/kbhhq6j

STATUE OF KU (Moa Series, Book 2) http://tinyurl.com/opwv93o

IRON SHINTO (Moa Series, Book 3) http://tinyurl.com/mvrm59x

“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.”

–Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall of Fame Reviewer

Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was recently awarded a Mom’s Choice Award, an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the London and New York Book Festivals 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, Southern California and Los Angeles Book Festivals 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.

Sydney Shiu, Shiu’s ten-year-old daughter, illustrated and took the cover photos for all three books.

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.

A ritual begins each chapter and leads the reader deeper into the adventure as it unfolds.

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.

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: ????? “An Incredible Journey Into The Spiritual World By A Gifted Author!” MOA (Moa Series, Book 1) http://tinyurl.com/ovwj74h ?#IARTG ?#ASMSG

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

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

In addition to being an award-winning author, Ms. Shiu 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 energy healing. 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 powerful 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 and 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,” “Statue of Ku” and “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:

https://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

IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival

February 28, 2015

IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival.

 

IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival
Los Angeles , CA
Saturday, February 28, 2015
‘Iron Shinto’ has earned 23 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 stars
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Iron Shinto a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just named Winner in the Young Adult Category at the DIY Book Festival.

 

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 a Mom’s Choice Award, an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the London and New York Book Festivals 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 FranciscoSouthern California and Los Angeles Book Festivals 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 23 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!

 

In addition to being an award-winning author, Ms. Shiu 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 energy healing. 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 powerful 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 and 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,” “Statue of Ku” and “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:

https://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 Marketing734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com

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

This Week Only! MOA .99 on Kindle!

January 31, 2015

See how it all begins MOA Bk 1 of the #SciFi Mystical Moa Book Series .99 on #Kindle http://t.co/98aqrbLi1T

Here’s what people are saying about MOA:

★★★★★ “An Incredible Journey Into The Spiritual World By A Gifted Author!!!”

RT ★★★★★ “MOA IS THE BEST BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER READ!” MOA Moa Series Book 1

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Listen – Tricia Stewart Shiu Talks Writing, Creativity and Truth on Power of Perception Radio Network

January 11, 2015

Author, Tricia Stewart Shiu, had an amazing time discussing the Moa Book Series with host, Scott Golden on “Power of Perception” Radio Network! Listen to her interview:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/powerofperceptionradio/2015/01/09/power-of-perception-with-tricia-stewart-shiu

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“MOA” Wins Two Global eBook Awards

August 21, 2014
 
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MOA is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu
 
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‘MOA’ Wins Two Global eBook Awards

 

Los Angeles, CA – MOA, the first book in the’Moa Book Series has won two Bronze Awards from the Global eBook Awards. One for the Best Illustration in the Adult Fiction and Fiction category and a second Bronze for the Best Fiction in the Spiritual/Metaphysical category.

MOA is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu.  Her most recent book, Iron Shinto was just awarded two Mom’s Choice Awards in the Young Adult Category as well as a Young Contributor in illustrations. Daughter, Sydney Shiu, 10 years old, is the Illustrator of the series.

MOA is book one in the MOA Book Series. The second book is Statue of Ku and the third, Iron Shinto. All of which are averaging nearly 5 Stars for each of the more than four dozen reviews on Amazon

Here’s what one of the many five star reviews says about MOA“It’s an educational and inspiring book that I could not put down.”

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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 renownedBeach 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 17 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 the Moa Book Series is 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, Top 100 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!

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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.”

The MOA book series is available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle or on the author’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook 

About The Global eBbook Awards was started by Dan Poytner an expert in the publishing business to help authors promote and publicize their books. Poynter is an evangelist for eBooks, an ombudsman for eBook authors, an advocate for eBook publishing, and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published electronic books. The first The Global eBook Awardswas held in 2011. http://globalebookawards.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 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:

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

 

Media Contact: For a review copy of Moa, 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

‘Iron Shinto’ Wins Two Mom’s Choice Awards: ‘Young Adult’ and ‘Young Contributor Illustrations’

August 9, 2014

‘Iron Shinto’ Wins Mom’s Choice Award in the ‘Young Adult’ Category.

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The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families.
 
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Los Angeles, CA – ‘Iron Shinto’ a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just awarded a Mom’s Choice Award in the Young Adult Category as well as a Young Contributor in illustrations. Daughter, Sydney Shiu, 10 years old, is the recipient of the Young Contributor in Illustrations award. 

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 renownedBeach 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 17 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 and on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook 

About The Mom’s Choice Awards®

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries.http://www.momschoiceawards.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.

 

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:

https://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 Marketing734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com orhttp://www.book-marketing-expert.com

 

 
Scott Lorenz
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI
 
 

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!”

 

Video Clip: Click to Watch

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:

https://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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“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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