I am thrilled to announce that Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, my first book on exile and the search for belonging, just won the prestigious 2017 Gold Nautilus Award!
Previous winning authors include Naomi Wolf, Amy Goodman, Deepak Chopra, M.D., Barbara Kingsolver, Angeles Arrien, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, and many other prominent writers, speakers and thinkers. Nautilus Book Awards are carefully selected in a three-tier judging process presided over by an assembly of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, book store owners, and leaders in the publishing industry.
Honourees are selected for their exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change as well as creativity. In recognition for its contribution to the genre of personal growth, Belonging was awarded the gold medal!
I share this award with a small, super-powered council of beloveds who scaled this mountain with me for the five years it took to make this book a thing; especially Terri Kempton, my champion and editor, and my brilliant man, Craig Paterson. And the truth is, every day I am awarded over and over by the responses I get from you, my dear readers, who are climbing your own mountains to weave belonging back into the world. This is a win for us all. (www.belongingbook.com)