Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
My name is Laura Emily and I am 29.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from a small village in England.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I had a warm family life being one of 4 children. There was always someone to play outside with. We grew up in the country so I spent a lot of time outdoors but I was extremely girly so I would do this in pink dresses and hair bows. I went to an all girls private school which I loved as I had such beautiful friends throughout and very dedicated teachers. After this I went on to do a degree in Fashion which took over my life for 3 years but lead to me starting my own clothing brand at the time. This was so fun and I loved seeing my finished pieces in London. A year later everything changed and that was the birth of, ‘Embracing your Divinity.’
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I have recently released my first book and will soon be going on a tour around England to talk about the topics in it.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing a few years ago because I felt so inspired by what I had learned. I started by writing for other peoples websites and blogs and then created my own. This then lead to my book.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Only when my book was published and I had it in my hands.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I just wanted to share my knowledge with everyone. I realised that so many people felt powerless within their lives and I wanted to change that. I wanted to show people what they could really do.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
From a very special man in my life at the time. He actually came up with it and had it as his name on social media for a while. I soon claimed it as mine!
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
In my book I try to always say ‘we’ rather than ‘you’. I don’t want my readers to ever feel like I am talking at them. We are all in this together and if I am teaching it, it is because I have experienced it and learned from it. I want my readers to feel united with me. I also like to use my own stories in my writing and also in my coaching. I find it soothes people when they hear I have done it too. However, I do struggle to sometimes leave this aside. I understand that my a lot of my stories involve others and I try to respect those individuals privacy.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
They are mainly based on my own experiences but some are based on other peoples. I met some great people on my journey and I wanted them to tell their stories also.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, I did it all from my home but with the book out I would like to travel when doing my workshops and talks.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My publishing house– Pegasus.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
That they can do anything and that they are in total control of their own lives. No one can change it for them or live it for them. They are free.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
I have yet to find any new writers but I love Abraham Hicks. They make all this stuff seem so easy. I also enjoy Neale Donald Walsch. His book, ‘Conversations with God’ was profound. I would like to meet him one day for a hug.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
I was lucky to have a very special man in my life who supported me whole heartedly. The book is decided to him.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
There are many more books in me, yes.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Not that I can think of. I trust that the book is just how God wanted it to be.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Dedication. I am an Aries so I love new ideas and following my heart but spending a year writing this just showed me that I could commit to something and be successful.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Reese Witherspoon. She is so like me!
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
When you sit down to write, write knowing that this book will be on a bookshelf one day. I was told by so many people that I wouldn’t get published but I ignored that and carried on with the full intention of being published. My advice would be trust yourself.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
To only listen to themselves and the people who want to empower them. If they are told something that doesn’t feel good within them then that information is not for them and it’s okay to let it go. If something feels good, run with it because it’s yours.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Soul Shifts by Barbara De Angelis
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I believe it was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My family makes me laugh the most. We all know each other so well that we bounce off of each other so eloquently. I only cry when something really hits my soul but I cry a lot with joy because I get overwhelmed by how much love I have for life.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I’d have to meet Neale Donald Walsch for that hug but I would also like my meet my older self so I can be reminded of how far I have come but also just for a hug because went always kept climbing.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I love experimenting with food. I am a vegan and mainly plant based so I enjoy creating new recipes and letting my family try them. This is not always successful but we always have a laugh at the outcome.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I must admit I don’t watch a lot of TV but my current favourite show is the Netflix hit, ‘Grace and Frankie’. Graces character reminds me of the old me as she walks around in heels, her hair is always immaculate and she’s so direct but Frankie’s character reminds me of the new me as she swans around the house dripping in healing crystals with sage in her grasp.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I have always been a pink girl and I think that will always be part of me. My favourite foods vary depending on what mood I am in but at the moment I can’t get enough watermelon. I eat one a day! I will listen to whatever music touches my heart but I do love some country music.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I’d probably be talking. I have to help people in some way!
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With my family on a Californian beach with lots of exotic food, the ocean and laughs.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Absolutely. My website is beagoodsoul.com.
EMBRACING YOUR DIVINITY
Blurb Laura Emily teaches us to appreciate and notice our inner being. By taking the reader on a journey through her own experiences, Laura teaches us to listen to the universe and allow ourselves to follow the path the universe is trying to take us on. She tries to make us understand that even though we may not think the universe is on our side or that things are not meant to happen, something has not happened yet because we, as individuals, are not yet ready to receive this event. Once we accept the universe’s plan and allow things to happen, whether they are good or bad, only then can we truly reach our full potential.
Author bio Laura Emily, also known as The Happiness Coach, considers it her mission in life to help uplift the planet and encourage a shift in the consciousness that people have today. Laura currently does oneto-one coaching through her website, http://www.beagoodsoul.com, to help others achieve their goals, fulfill their dreams and awaken their connection to the Universe.
Social media links YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8dNkk7itir3eSAqsRxIsZA/videos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauraemilythehappinesscoach/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/beagoodsou l Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_beagoodsoul_
Book trailer Book trailer on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFWWundlbIE
Excerpt “I enjoyed every day and was grateful for every morning, every afternoon and every evening. I surrounded myself with people I loved and people who made me feel great. As the months rolled on I started visualising my life to come surrounded by great friends and a wonderful man. I did not visualise this to bring it to me, I visualised it only because it made me feel wonderful. Looking back I can see how aligned I was to the Universe because I spent everyday happy. I would drive to work and say in my mind, ‘I have the most amazing husband, friends and family.’ Eventually, this image of a handsome stranger became a familiar image in my mind. I saw a checked shirt and an impressive physique with thick hair that I could run my hands through and a sense of humour that always kept my cheeks rosy. Many times in my visions he would stop by for a cup of tea and ask for ‘a real cup of tea made by a real English lady,’ as he was not English himself. Sometimes I would imagine him busy at work in his office, sometimes I would imagine him relaxed and playing his guitar to me and sometimes we just danced in the rain in Central Park. One of my most popular visions was him and I walking through the park, dancing, talking, laughing and sometimes he would stop me in my tracks and sing to me. He adored me and his spirit made me fly. To me, he was real. He was so real that anytime I felt down I would go to him in my mind. I remember a particular time that I was feeling incredibly sad and I was crying in my car on my way home. I relaxed myself and went within and poured my words out to myself. I spoke out all my feelings and frustrations, but I did it as if I was with him and telling him about my day. After I had done this I naturally visualised his response. He was so gentle with me, he was kind, he spoke to me with love and comforted me. To be honest, I did not even realise I was doing this because it just all came so naturally. Like I said, he was real to me and after he comforted me I felt a lot happier.
“Then, one day, after having an inspiring conversation with my older brother, I decided to book a trip to New York City. It was a place I had been to a couple of times and have always wanted to eventually live once I found a way of doing so. After hanging up the phone with my brother I walked into my job that day and told my boss I would be leaving. Many people laughed at me, some told me I was irresponsible but I was making decisions with my heart now, not my head, and in that month my life changed once and for all.
“On August 8, 2015, two weeks before I was due to fly, a message popped through on a social media website from a handsome gentleman in the United States. When I say handsome, I mean the most handsome man I had ever seen with the kindest blue eyes, the biggest smile and the most intoxicating laugh I had ever heard. After a brief chat, he wished me well and left the conversation. I was desperate to talk more. I did not know his name or where he was from but I wanted to. I wanted to know everything about him. It was not just how I felt about him, it was how he had made me feel through a few words we had shared back and forth. He had so much energy it was infectious.
“The next day he reached out to me again. I was over the moon. The more he shared his life with me the more I realised how wonderful he was. He was kind, generous, ambitious, funny and he loved the Universe like I did. His name was Bobby. He was a business man doing extremely well in his field. He had toured in a band for many years previously and he still liked to play guitar and sing now and then when he had the time. He had written many beautiful songs and sang many to me. His voice was unique and totally perfect and I could barely listen to a song without feeling a rush of emotions.
“When he asked me what was going on in my life I told him I was traveling to New York City for a month. He was so excited about the idea and keen to hear about my adventures. Within a couple of days he had asked me if he could fly over from where he was in San Diego and take me out because he thought it would be a shame if we never got to have lunch together. I was thrilled. We made immediate plans and within two days he had his flight and hotel booked and time off from his hectic job.
“A week later there I was in an apartment on the Upper West Side, which was perfect and everything I had visualised. Three days after I landed he knocked on my door. I ran down to let him in and finally got to see those blue eyes in front of me. His trembling lips kissed me and it has been magic ever since. He spent five days with me before he flew back home and I was grateful for every minute. We explored the entire city on foot. We shared tasty food over storytelling and the driest wines we could find. One of my more memorable evenings was sitting at a beautiful restaurant enjoying Italian food and wine. After the meal was over he leaned in and asked if I wanted to walk with him to Central Park for a dance. I was beaming from ear to ear as we walked up one block to where the park was located. Here, we shared our first dance and as we did, it began to rain. There I was, dancing in the rain in Central Park just as I had visualised. It only rained for about three minutes. To me, it felt like the heavens had opened to allow me the moment I had once visualised where he and I were dancing in the rain under a tree in Central Park. I thank God for that moment still.
“The very next day we were walking alongside the park again and he turned to me and asked if I liked the idea of getting married in Central Park. I was lost for words. This was something I had always wanted but never expressed to him. It was like a moment of perfect fate had brought us together, like he could read my thoughts, like I was stepping into my own self created future. Later that day he walked me to a spot in the park that he said would be great for a wedding. It was a busy area but we managed to find a spot to stand and enjoy the view. As we did this I heard some music playing in the background but not just any music. It was a piece of classical music that I used to play and visualise walking down the aisle to many years prior. Where was it coming from? I looked around to see a man playing the cello and playing this exact piece of music perfectly. All I can say is that I was absolutely stunned. Not only that, after pointing out how beautiful this music was to Bobby he then turned to me and said, ‘I have always wanted this song played at my wedding. It would be perfect for you to walk down the aisle to.’
“To this day he still asks for his cup of tea from a real English lady and I always say yes. Everything about him is what I visualised and nothing has been left out. This for me was my biggest moment of realisation that we can create exactly what we want and as long as we always go with thoughts of love we will always receive.
“I believe that if I had not followed my instincts to leave my job and get on that plane then we may not have met. Our instincts are our inner being guiding us and our inner being never gets it wrong. One thing I have learned these last few years is to only make decisions out of love. Do not make haste. Do not make decisions out of fear or revenge or anger because sadly, they will not end well. Living in alignment will always bring you what you want.”