We can’t get enough of Suzie Newels newest book, The Path 365 Daily Direction for Ladies and Mothers; Witches and Others. We asked her to tell us more about this inspirational meets how-to book. Here’s what she had to say:
Q. If you could give your book to one celebrity, who would it be and why?
The Americana Singer/Songwriter Brandi Carlile. Her journey is such an inspiration.
Q. Can you tell us three fun facts about you?
My first degree was in political science. I love sci-fi and fantasy everything and always have. My daughter, Madeline Jaina, is a singer/songwriter.
Q. What’s one secret about you that you’ll share with the world?
I dream about retiring in Guatemala.
Q. What is the core message you want to deliver to the world through your writing/books/stories?
You can create your own path one damn day at a time!
Q If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
World peace with compassion (It’s a trick, because the compassion bit includes all the other stuff like hunger:) A complete overhaul of western medicine, particularly in the United States. Access to power without responsibility:)
Q Who/What is your biggest inspiration in your writing?
A toss up between Alice Walker and Barbara Kingslover. It’s funny because they didn’t write self help, but they wrote from the depths of their soul.
Q If you could give your book to one person in the entire world to read, who would it be and why?
Easy, the Dali Lama. I would like his honest opinion. That guy says a lot of really wise things.
Q How did you come up with your title?
That was my team. My original name was “A crone’s wisdom”. They very gently and firmly said, NO. So we tossed around ideas. Then the tagline came to me and everyone liked it.
Q What has been your favorite comment/review so far about your book?
I feel like I am having a chat with the author, like she is just talking to me. Authenticity.
Q What is something you learned while writing this book?
I am nobody without my team.
Rapid Fire Questions and Answers
Q. Morning person or night owl?
A. NIGHT OWL
Q. Reading or writing?
Q. Kittens or puppies?
A. Puppies.. although I recently have a grand kitty to whom I am very partial.
Q. Road trip or Cruise ship?
A. Road trip.
Q. The ability to fly or invisibility?
Q. Selfie or group photo?
Q. Love story or scary story?
A. Scary Story
Q. Bacon or Tofu?