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I’m NOT a writer. I’m an author.

New York Times bestselling author Tucker Max says, "An author isn't the same thing as a writer. A writer is someone who focuses on craft . . . an author is someone who has a message."


Yes, I am an author.


Last month's Let's Talk Flawless Witness Virtual Meetup supported, at least in my case, his statement.


The first question in the 90-minute meetup took a deep dive, exploring the messages in Flawless Witness.


I began writing fiction in response to a challenge issued by my fellow positive psychology life coaches. In a conference call, I suggested positive psychology concepts for achieving a flourishing life shouldn't be limited to self-improvement books but should be incorporated into works of fiction.


Thus, the journey began six years ago to author stories about the human experience, showing how ordinary people tackle challenges, live through sorrow and betrayal, struggle with doubt and forgiveness, and act on their aspirations to achieve flourishing lives.

Numerous positive psychology concepts form the bedrock of Suzanna's story. Universal values—courage, justice, humanity, gratitude, and transcendence—are strengths Suzanna draws upon to stay on the pathway toward her North Star and grow in self-awareness, self-compassion, and forgiveness.


"How do you carry these themes and metaphors throughout the story?" Megan asked during the Virtual Meetup.


A schematic I shared with the Meetup attendees shows how these themes and metaphors intertwine throughout Flawless Witness.


My mission is to deliver stories that show a flourishing life is possible despite facing overwhelming odds. I hope I've done my job well.


Cheers and Happy Reading!

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