October 30, 2016

Every Author's Dream

All author's secretly wish their novel would be made into a movie film--I am no different!

If Finding Destiny were made into a movie, I have already chosen who would play the role of Destiny, the young heroine of the book. As I was writing the book, I found a photo of Emilia Clarke, a young English actress and kept a photograph of her above my computer to give me inspiration. 

When reading the book, you can hold this image in your mind...maybe that will even help manifest her starring in the movie!


October 11, 2016

A Writer's Limbo

Hi Everyone!

One of my articles was posted again on a great Writer's Blog called "Two Drops of Ink." I wanted to share it here with you all. I have been between books and unsure if I wanted to tackle beginning the long process of writing another...the article sums up my feelings quite nicely!


Enjoy the article!

Barbara~

September 09, 2016

"Finding Destiny" listed on Amazon!

Dear Followers,
I want to be the first to let you my new novel, Finding Destiny, is now listed for sale online at Amazon Books. The book will be available worldwide within one month on many other online sites, as well as for special order in most bookstores.

If you purchase a copy from Amazon, please do leave your positive comments for everyone to read!

Here is a link:  Finding Destiny on amazon.com 


Do let me know your thoughts after reading this novel right here on my Blog or on my Facebook page.

Blessings,
Barbara~


August 25, 2016

"Finding Destiny" a novel by Barbara Sinor, Ph.D.

Inspirational Self-Help Author Dr. Barbara Sinor Publishes Debut Novel

September 5th, 2016: Dr. Barbara Sinor, renowned author of six inspirational, self-help books, has stepped into the world of fiction with her debut novel Finding Destiny (Loving Healing Press, 2016).

Now retired from counseling and gifting the public with her six non-fiction spiritually inspired self-help books, Sinor digs into writing a poetic tale of fiction that brings her readers nuances of metaphysical instruction and a splash of women’s reproductive rights support.

Finding Destiny is primarily a women’s novel, but there will be many men interested in this book of romance and mystery as two women unravel the challenges on their paths. The story develops with Luana, a retired psychotherapist living in southern California, who discovers a novel about a teenager living in England during the 1970s, who has been raped. As Luana devours the book, she and the young woman each share their search for the innermost harbor of women's life choices.

The seventeen year old British teen is searching for love. She discovers that her choices on her life journey direct her to explore the laws of metaphysics, trusting the right path will appear before her. Luana brings her knowledge of spirituality to embrace the struggles of the young women’s life, and then realizes her own life path has crossed similar challenges. Even though these two women live in separate countries and bridge many decades in time, their individual exploration of metaphysics, spirituality, and women's rights culminates in a mysterious friendship.

Finding Destiny contains two main themes. The storyline subtly conveys the issues surrounding pregnancy and women’s reproductive rights. The book also addresses and references the many ways we can learn about manifesting our lives, or to quote a well known phase, how to co-create our reality.

Sinor uses profound poetic prose in the book to lead her readers into captivating visuals, which propels each character though their ever-changing lives. After completing the first few pages of this exceptional novel, readers will react viscerally and strain forward to discover each character’s journey.

Praise for Finding Destiny

“Finding Destiny nudges us gently to continue our journey of finding our own personal destiny.”
--Barbara Patterson, Soul Matters Radio, Germany

Finding Destiny is an engaging book, exploring connections of people separated by time and space. As a woman who has experienced unplanned pregnancy, I was especially appreciative of the exploration of this theme.”
--Juanita Emery, M.A., Health Practitioner

Finding Destiny is the story of two women whose challenges and triumphs mirror each other in many ways. It is also about transformation and how to achieve it. Through this fictional story, Sinor offers an introduction to metaphysical principles that become the foundation for both women’s strength and power.”
--Reverend Margaret Flick, Unity Minister

Finding Destiny goes beneath the skin; down to the internal turmoil and sacrifices of two women a half century and oceans apart as they, with their best conscience, make life changing and altering decisions.”
--Mary Catherine O’Heart, RN

Book Info:

Title:  Finding Destiny
Author: Dr. Barbara Sinor
Publisher: Marvelous Spirit Press
Publication Date:  September 2016
Genre:  Visionary Fiction
Pages:  250
ISBN: #978-1-61599-299-7 [Paperback] #978-1-61599-301-7 [eBook]

Contact:

Victor Volkman, Publisher: 888-761-6268 or Ingram Book Distributors

Publisher Website: www.MarvelousSpirit.com

Author Website: www.DrSinor.com

August 05, 2016

Book Endorsements for "Finding Destiny"

New Book Endorsements for 

Finding Destiny

I am proud to share with my readers a few of the pre-publication Reviews for my upcoming novel! Release date September 1st--

Finding Destiny is an engaging book, exploring connections of people separated by time and space. As a woman who has experienced unplanned pregnancy, I was especially appreciative of the exploration of themes regarding how these women dealt with their decisions about an unexpected pregnancy, and how those decisions affected their lives. Finding Destiny is a positive book, filled with insights and stories of growth and adventure. 
~Juanita Emery, M.A., Health Practitioner

Finding Destiny unfolds a gripping story of intertwining lives that will inspire the reader to tears of anguish, tears of joy and ultimately, revelation. Lessons are learned in forgiving the past and forging the future with the inner strength that comes from trusting one’s self and one’s destiny. The novel’s complex characters are fully fleshed out until they come alive, and Sinor’s exquisite writing style paints pictures in poetic prose that lingers in the mind to be savored again and again. We witness the heroines overcome guilt, fear, and glimpse at how the Universe can work for one’s highest good and growth. When the novel’s journey has wound to an end, it leaves the reader wanting more--I am looking forward to a sequel!
~Paula B. Slater, M.A., Paula Slater Sculpture, author
Beyond Words:  A Lexicon of Metaphysical Thought

Finding Destiny mesmerizes as it wraps itself around your heart. Two women--each on opposite spectrums of the journey of self-discovery–find their lives intertwined in a most unusual way. The entertaining storyline prompts the reader to delve into the depths of their own consciousness. Finding Destiny contains all the elements of a heartwarming novel with rich characters and plot, synchronicities, and a healthy dose of a mesmerizing sea. 
~Trisha Faye, author
A Second Chance and My Wildest Dream 

Finding Destiny invites us to find inspiration and to remember the interconnectedness of all things. One question asks the reader, “When we fall in love, where does the love come from?” This in itself is a great starting point for a reading group; I would love to discuss this question with the author straight away. Finding Destiny addresses the reader’s self-awareness, and Sinor nudges us gently to continue our journey of finding our own personal destiny. Reading the book felt like watching a movie; nail-biting moments, tears, and Goosebumps–all the ingredients a good Hollywood movie needs! I can’t wait for her next novel! 
~Barbara Patterson, Soul Matters Radio, Germany

Finding Destiny--a must read captivating tale! Dr. Sinor beautifully and delicately weaves together the lives of her characters. She gently invites us to remember the invisible threads connecting us across space and time, while encouraging us to listen more deeply within as we welcome the intuitive guidance and perennial wisdom forever available to all who pause but a moment to reflect. Finding Destiny is a timeless journey through tragedy, heartbreak, confusion, and alienation transformed by the healing grace and the love of ones' companions.
~Holly Hand, LMFT, Psychotherapist 

  

*More information on my web site:  www.drsinor.com  




May 23, 2016

Back Cover Book Description

      It's official--below will be the description printed on the back cover of 

Finding Destiny


Luana, a retired psychotherapist in southern California, discovers a novel about a girl living in England in the 1970s who has been raped. As Luana devours the book, she and the heroine psychically share their search for the inner most harbor of women's life choices. Even though they live in separate countries and bridge many decades in time, their individual exploration of metaphysics, spirituality, and women's rights culminates in a unique friendship.


 


      Finding Destiny draws you into the inner most harbor of women’s life choices. Bridging many decades, the storyline explores the never-ending struggle for women’s rights.

     Finding Destiny contains a book within a book about two woman whose lives intertwine as they reveal their life challenges. The heroines live in separate countries with an age difference of over fifty years at the onset of this impelling tale. Together the women share their journeys with open discussion to bare themselves to the reader’s discernment, and it becomes evident that a passion for life keeps them searching ever forward to reveal their true destinies.
*Release date September 1st

March 25, 2016

Announcement: Release Date is Set!!

My newest book's release date is September 1st!

I just found out this release date for Finding Destiny!!  I am so excited to have you all experience this newest fiction novel that is a book within a book. 

Finding Destiny is a book within a book about two woman whose lives intertwine as they reveal their life challenges. The heroines live in different countries with an age difference of over fifty years at the onset of an impelling tale to find one’s destiny. The storyline is a bold study of rape, rebellion, pregnancy, abortion, sex, and spirituality. Finding Destiny brings its reader into the inner most harbor of women’s life choices and their survival. This book may free your emotions, expose your values, and court the very existence of your soul. 


February 24, 2016

Book Excerpt

In anticipation of the released of Finding Destiny later this year, enjoy another excerpt from the story!

"The passageway to the cove weaved between narrow trails lined with beach cottages, and then a long stairway led down to her secluded retreat. Even now in the fall and winter months, the sun would part the clouds for her to sit and meditate on the ocean’s sandy blanket. This day, Luana spread out her bamboo beach matt and sat cross-legged facing the magnificent sea. She closed her eyes, relaxed her body, and slowly breathed in the salty mist. Her loud deep-toned chanting awakened a flock of seagulls and they dispersed beyond the rocks of the little cove."
Copyright @ BSinor 2016


July 13, 2015

Another Quote from "Finding Destiny"

Here is another quote from my manuscript:

Finding Destiny

"Luana hoped one day, when she was an old woman, her manuscript would transform into a complete book and be published. She felt the insights would help enlighten those who wished to learn more about the unseen world of mystics and mediums. She had no title for the manuscript, only pages filled with explorations of spiritual challenges that the reader could easily identify. There were no words like quantum physics, or such elevated language as existentialism to cloud the real nuts and bolts surrounding journeys of reincarnation and extra sensory perception that was being addressed. Only laymen’s words would be included in her metaphysical literary concept. She imagined when the volume was complete, the information that poured from her consciousness would bring comfort to those who might be sitting rigid on the proverbial fence as to whether a soul really exists, or if humans can actually use their intuitive abilities to predict the future. Whatever her book offering provided its reader, Luana would be content knowing that she had taken the risk to reveal her spiritual beliefs to the world.
Luana closed her eyes to ruminate on the direction her manuscript would follow. As if magic, her subconscious mind fed the words to her conscious awareness as she typed:
Awake! Be the witness to your thoughts. These wise words were spoken by Gautama Buddha. They are similar to the anonymous words etched on a plaque hanging on my kitchen wall: To make your dreams come true…Wake Up! Both of these quotes command that as human beings, we must become aware of our spiritual selves--the larger Self within that is connected to a Higher Power or Divine Being. Many call this spiritual aspect of our consciousness, a soul. To define this quality notable only beyond words, many use terms like true Self, inner Self, the small voice within, or God-Self. Whatever name given to this unseen yet many times felt soul dimension, we accept the gift of enlightenment when we become aware of its connection. Once enlightened, or awaken to the knowledge that we are a spark emanating from the Oneness of Infinity, we can learn to create our dreams and our reality.
Luana continued writing late into the night to allow the words to flow from her consciousness onto the keyboard as her fingers typed unrelentingly for hours. After several dozen pages had been added to her manuscript, Luana took a deep breath and lowered her hands from the lettered keys. “Sometimes I feel as if I am channeling these words!” she whispered to herself. It was well past her regular bedtime, but there was an inner persistence edging her to continue writing. Once again, Luana posed her fingers over the magical computer keys and listened to the words as they hummed their song. It was a mixture of automatic writing and her conscious searching for truth that found its way onto her computer’s screen that night. A mixture of educational, experiential, and esoteric knowledge formed uncounted pages of spiritual wisdom for the manuscript that Luana, one day, would claim as her life‘s work."
copyright @ BSinor 2015

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Blessings,Barbara~

June 27, 2015

Excerpt from "Finding Destiny"

Here is a small excerpt from Finding Destiny:

The young woman touched her belly as an unfamiliar sensation moved like a bubble floating to the top of a flute. She was aware of the intruder that was making its presence known, but would rather discount the movement to a touch of gas finding its way through her digestive track. After all, she did not ask to become a fetal-carrier like some animal in the woods. She did not ask to be mounted like a breeding mare with her private parts spread for the taking. The woman, barely so at eighteen, was unprepared for the harrowing experience of an unjust, unloving act that left her womb inhabited with a life she could not acknowledge.
Her mind was racing like a bullet train riding the rails to its next destination determined to stop only long enough to allow its occupants a hastened exit. What should she do? Where should she go to hide the cumbersome entanglement? She knew the final deed must be completed with closure, absent of drugs and little aftercare. It must be done quickly as to leave any establishment as if she were never a resident, but only leaving a piece of baggage by the door. Her childlike mind was firm; she would travel to a far away land realized only by monks or nuns. She would ask for entrance with tearful begging, unveiling her belly to secure the pact. After the task had been completed, she would smile in gratitude and be on her way.
For several months, a furry of internal questions unrelentingly haunted her days. Will there be remorse for her actions? Will she weaken her stance and change her plans? Will there be a moment when she might be tempted to touch the cheek of the interloper to submit the truth of her plight? Realizing there was no time for retreat, or to dally with the thoughts jetting through her mind, she chose to continue her subversion and travel the distance alone.
The Tele, firmly mounted on the wall to assure its safety from thieves, blared its alarm, “A Teen Runaway!” Her finger touched a button to silence the obtrusive bloke. She rolled over on her side just far enough to accomplish a position of comfort without the acknowledgement of her belly’s obstruction. The bland room had been her refuge for the last few months as she sequestered herself to allow the intruder its gestation. The corner deli provided her needs for nourishment, the Tele her entertainment. She was well aware of the time sequence involved; she had marked an “x” on the calendar tucked in her pocketbook. Her hibernation must end in two weeks; and then, she will  hitch to the manor discovered in a mixture of crazy panic and intellectual calm.
copyright @ BSinor 2105
Next excerpt to be continued soon! I have not found a publisher for this novel as yet, but when I do I will post the release date...:)
Blessings,
Barbara~