Wow, I got my parcel today and the proof book of my printed Lulu version is here. I am super happy to hold it in my hand, it is really a dream come true.
This is the back side of it:
I’ve been busy correcting my ebook in the last days. Finally I’m done with the third edition of the Kindle ebook version! It will be available within 72 hours. I extracted some annoying mispellings and a few confusing adjectives: I often utilized synomyms, and sometimes not quite correctly.
Oh, and I am waiting for the notice that the ebook passes a Quality Assurance Review. When this goes finely, it will appear at Lulu as well! Yeah, I just happened on Lulu and I love the way they simplify life for authors. So I decided to upload my book there and see what happens. Interestingly, their formatting requirements differ somewhat from Kindle’s.
The printed version has to wait a bit, because it needs a little more retouching. In the start of November I hired a seller to do it for me, but seems like I have to do her job – she was using direct formatting elements instead of style formatting solutions. Well, most publishing softwares and epub converters just ignore direct formatting… I hope I can do it within a week. It will be a happy day to see it neatly formatted, ready for print. 🙂
Sad, sad thing I have to say: the debut event meetups had to be postponed once again. Why? the visualizations has to wait a bit. In January – or maybe in February they will be presented along with the book. I want to make a very cool meetup event with as much interactivity as possible.
A good interview on the returning characters in the Protector trilogy. We could speak about the important people in the two episodes, the Almost and Lisabeta: about H, my husband, about Nicholaus, and my past familes and friends. I was also asked about the sign I use, and my plans – I have many. 🙂
The interview appears at two other pages as well:
Reading and Writing Addiction was able to catch up with Annamaria Marta Furedi, Author of “Protector: Recovering Memories.” We are excited to share this insightful interview today with our readers.
When did you first discover that you enjoy writing and wanted to become a published author?
Very early, as a child.
What is your favourite and the most challenging aspect of writing?
Generally I write, when I feel I have something to share, something I don’t want to keep inside. It’s a very challenging, but absolutely rewarding activity.
Tell us about your latest release. How did you come up with the title of your book.
Protector: Recovering Memories refers to the main essence of knowing so many past incarnations. Together they make an incredible great context and each lifetime gets its own special meaning and significance within the big picture. And I think this knowledge should be shared with the widest audience. The discoveries are not only my own, it’s not my privilege to own them. So I feel.
What do you hope readers are able to get from reading your story?
I use my past incarnation episodes as a sort of ‘case study’, to look at what reincarnation is, and how it works. We all have our own karmic issues and even if they are rather unique there are several common traits. The laws of the universe are the same for all of us. And I believe that we can learn a lot from each-other.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
I read a wide range of books, I don’t have favourite authors.
Do you have any advice for writers looking to get published?
Be patient, work diligently and never give up on your dream.
The book contains the description of two past incarnations, Almost and Lisabeta. I’d like to bring up the Lisabeta episode, it is one of the past lives you could recollect. As to your husband H, are you sorry about the way you behaved?
Yes. I felt ashamed, I think that comes out from between the lines. I am sorry about it. Our marriage was a very unfortunate one. The disaster was predictable at its very start. Simply, we weren’t a match.
About Nicholaus, who was your childhood friend and later your lover and partner, what you feel about him now?
I still feel a lot of love about him. I don’t think this will ever change. There is an interesting thing about him. His nation choice – he was my father at Wingless Angels, and he very disliked Germans. Then, some centuries later he was born to a militarist German family… The turns of life… The turns of karma… By my observation this kind of thing happens quite often.
It’s very touching to see that loved ones meet again and again, and they may feel the same, no matter how much time went by.
Absolutely. Time is not so important from the soul’s perspective.
Could you achieve some improvement? By meditation or other way?
Very good question. Yes, I did! I managed to turn the memories connected to him positive in the latest months. To achieve this I had to travel to Germany – and there I’ve heard something that helped me to heal it. It was a talk from a man named Gunagriha. He is a disciple of Sri Chimnoy who was a famous guru. So, he said that instead of mourning what was ruined and what went dead, we shall be happy that we were given time to be together, happy that we got moments to share. This caught me. I instantly knew: this will be it, this is the word I was looking for so long. Suddenly as I thought at Nic I was able to feel differently, I saw this relationship in a whole new light. I am able to feel thankful for the days when we could be together, when we could give and accept love to and from the other – no matter how the relationship ended. This is just wonderful! Since this Eureka moment I feel much better.
How his memory influences your private life?
It’s not easy to live with it. Anytime I had a relationship, or a possibility of it, I always felt that this is just not it… But I learned to shift it aside.
You keep making comparisons?
Sometimes, yes. I do my best to ignore this feeling, because I don’t want to be the victim of our common past. And as long as he can’t remember anything, I can’t do much. It takes two to solve this.
What would you say if you met him?
Hello, long time no see… Well, I don’t know. It depends how we meet again. It would depend on how much he knows. Also it would depend on the place, on the day, on the weather, on the actual magnetic field of the Earth, pff, and dozens of other things. I can’t tell, really. Hopefully it’d go well.
What happened before this Lisabeta episode?
I had a short life in England, in the nineteenth century. I lived in a rather miserable environment and I died after I gave birth to a girl. I was no more than 18-19.
Where in England? In London?
I don’t know, it was a big city. Maybe Birmingham or London, I can’t tell.
You know, this symbol looks close to Radiohead’s sign. At least this was my first impression! I really like them. It looks very like it. Weren’t you inspired by that?
No. Actually I’ve sent them some poems many years before, including this sign. It was back in the middle of the nineties, around 1997. They were drawn on small postcards, I decorated them with this sign.
Wow, they might have used it, then! What did you think when you saw theirs? You certainly noticed the resemblance!
Of course. From my part, it’s fine if they used it, and it’s fine if they didn’t. It’s okay. I use this ancient sign as a signature long ago because it sums up my goal of writing, presenting anything. In case they had been inspired by it, that’s great.We are in this world to inspire each-other.
Would you tell me more about the Byzantine prince? In the book you did not go into detail, you only mentioned him on the margin.
Exactly. I don’t think it is wise to go into details just now, and it may not be too important. Before presenting it I want to see how people receive posthumous memoirs in general. Also, it might not even be safe to publish it. I’ll see. Firstly I’d like to sell the movie script, more like.
Any other thing you’d like to mention?
Yes. We plan to bring together a Meetup event in December. It will take place in London, and hopefully in Brighton. For more info, come to the Meetup Event and also visit www.greenismycolour.com or Twitter.
New author interview at Reading and Writing Blog by DGT Book Promotions. The interview was tweeted and posted to Facebook as well. This time we talked about the two incarnation episodes, the Almost, and the Lisabeta. Here I had a chance to say more about the characters in them, and about other things, like my symbol owl.
In June I announced boldly an upcoming meetup, a so-called Debut Event to introduce my book. Sadly, I had to cancel that for multiple reasons. But, here I am again, thinking about making it happen – in December. There are plenty of questions still waiting to be answered: the location, the other organizers, the presentation, and so on. No promises just now. Anyway, I hope we can make it this time!!! 🙂
Interview at All that Buzz site:
– You had male and female lives?
Yes, mostly male lives. I have female incarnations since about the fifteenth century. Before that I had male lives for thousands of years.
– You say you’ve collected more than seventy incarnation episodes. Are there more? Unwritten ones?
Absolutely. Many, I guess.
– Could you tell me how these memories emerged?
The first two incarnation stories had been revealed during the hypnosis seating. Then the story of the prince followed them a year or two later. But, these memories had been present all my life, only I didn’t know they belong to past incarnations! I mean, I wrote a lot of poems and looking at them afterwards I can pick parts that relate to certain past experiences. This might be the case with several writers, singers, movie makers, too. Old motifs keep surfacing, knowing or not.
– Tell me more about the Protector trilogy.
It is the collection of the past incarnations that I collected after a particularly upsetting regressive hypnosis session. They are my posthumous memoirs if you like. (smile) I sorted them into three volumes. The first covers the oldest incarnations, the second is one episode with plenty of details. The third contains the incarnations that followed the second volume’s episode up to my actual life.
– What is it like to live together with so many memories?
Strange. Honestly, part of me is grateful, or at least I learned to feel grateful. (laugh) Really, sometimes it is challenging. It happens that I miss the people and the places I knew… Losing the loved ones, I mean the knowledge you have lost them comes with the feeling of mourning, inevitably. Fortunately I have enough to-dos and I don’t have much time to dwell on such things. And I know we are tied anyway.
– Are you doing past life reading?
Sometimes, for friends or relations, yes. But only when I’m asked.
– How these memories influence your days?
Um, normally I don’t mind them as I have to focus on my daily work. But, they are always present in the back of my mind. It’s like having tons of plus life experience. Often they give me inspiration, or motivation.
– You have a kind of project connected to the book, right?
Yes. I am learning data science and I just had the idea that it would be great to visualize the connections I discovered. The project is about to summarize and analyze the stories of the trilogy, like a sort of case study. Fortunately, I have a few helpers and we apply data visualization technologies and interactive charts to display the results. A map and a graph is already available on my site, but there are many more on the way.
– We read that you have left your body during that liver transplantation operation. Would you tell us a few words about it? What your near death experience was like?
Yes, I had an out-of-body experience, you know, the classical NDE. I saw myself from above and later I saw the building and the nearby streets. It was deep night, and with the lights on the sight was quite beautiful. I don’t remember meeting God or any angels but I remember that all-pervading happiness and lightness. I never felt anything like it before.
– What are your goals now?
To sell the movie script and become a millionaire…. No, really, I’d like to work for the animals or for the people who need my help. Also, I’d like to progress with learning more about statistics and meditation, I’d like to go and visit my friends in Japan, and mostly, to repay my parents’ debt, and to build a shelter for unwanted turtles. I have a lot of plans, you see? There is a lot left to do. Living idly is not for me, I like to feel being useful, you know.