(For those of you who are long time followers of my work or maybe indeed are just landing on this journal entry for the first time you will know that I made the decision during the writing process of Priestess: Ancient Spiritual Wisdom for Modern Sacred Women to no longer publish my book with Hay House Australia. These are the reasons why which years later I stand by. It felt important to me however for this journal entry to remain here. It is a part of my life and publishing journey. And also a part of my soul, sacred rage and justice journey too as a white woman living on colonised lands and working in a white centric industry. May we be and be part of the change we long to see.)

I could be coy and make you wait to share my wonderful news with you, building suspense as we go, however I think my title in this post today has given it all away.  Who needs click bait in their life right?  Right!

I’m so excited to share with you that I am going to be a Hay House Author and publish a book with them about the modern Priestess.

It is a dream come true.

This amazing opportunity has come about as a result of me winning the 2017 Writers Workshop here in Australia, something that in truth I only went to at the very last moment.  Having been travelling in Europe with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy I was only home for four days before making the decision to fly to Sydney to attend the workshop.  In most circumstances I would have spent my first weekend at home after such a big trip, but something compelled me to go and now I am so glad that I did.

There is a part of me that for the sake of a good story wishes I could tell you that the process of writing my book proposal for the competition was torturous and dramatic.  That I laboured deep into many cold nights typing until my fingers were worn or I wrote it at the very last minute in a fantastical flourish.  Neither of those things, (or anything even remotely as drama filled), happened, especially coming from someone who is most often in bed by 9pm and absolutely FREAKS at things being done last minute. So not my style.

Instead what I found when writing the proposal was that my desire to bring this book to life – whether Hay House was going to publish it or not – flowed with true ease and joy.  At times it felt unreal for me to be even suggesting that a publishing company write a book about the power of the ancient Priestess and her influence on us as modern women today, the blood mysteries, spiritual activism, sacred women’s circles, feminine leadership and so much more.  It was in truth the book that I most wanted to read when I first started my Priestess path.  A divine feminine tomb of wisdom and encouragement as my heart was opening to a new form of spiritual leadership that I knew was going to change my life forever.

I was so supremely happy and content when I submitted it, feeling into a deep knowing that if I was not to be the winner of the publishing contract that another publisher may pick it up – or I would simply commit to self-publish.  I let it go with a big wish and prayer and then got on with my life knowing that if it was to be me I would be contacted in early March 2018.

And nothing can quite prepare you for a phone call from the CEO of a publishing house – in this case Leon Nacson of Hay House Australia – to inform you that you have won an international publishing contract.  It is as heart clutching, wondrous and exciting as you might imagine and I am still days later on a high at being chosen from over 260 entries.

And now the real work begins in bringing this book to life.

It’s more than a book to me really.

It’s an ode to women.

Spiritual, awakening, alight, beautiful, giving women, who are either intrigued, called, or already deeply living as an embodied Priestess in the modern world.

It is an honour to write this book for the Priestess within you.  And within me too.

May we meet at a bookstore when she finally arrives on shelves.