i got the news a few nights ago that Blue Skies Buddha had been named a finalist in two categories (the only two in which the book was submitted) in the USA Book News competition for best books of 2015.
The two categories are Biography and Spirituality: General.
Over 2,000 books were submitted by publishers from big mainstream to indies. The judges were also from a wide range of backgrounds.
As a writer, I am thrilled. My goal in writing was to create a book that everyone could read whether or not they had ever heard of Buddhism or Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz, My goal was to share the huge, peerless adventure that his students experienced, so that those who weren't there might partake of it. My goal was to share teachings that are perfectly targeted for 21st century people with careers and aspirations, so that readers might learn and gain.
Now these goals seem much closer. I look forward to the dialogue.