Here at Tarcher we are proud to publish authors writing from all corners of the globe. This post is dedicated to the celebration of these international writers, and the incredible books they have brought us.
David C.M. Carter (@davidcmcarter) – United Kingdom
Currently residing in London, David C.M. Carter is the author of BREAKTHROUGH, where you can learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be. After mentoring numerous CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and philanthropists, Carter has distilled his knowledge and advice into this new title, which provides practical advice on how to become a more successful and happier you. With simple, easy-to-action tips in every chapter, BREAKTHROUGH helps you envision goals, achieve them, and ultimately realize your best self.
Derek Lin – Taiwan
Derek Lin was born in Taiwan, and uses his background of fluency in both Chinese and English to bring Eastern teachings to a Western audience. In THE TAO OF JOY EVERYDAY: 365 Days of Tao Living, Derek Lin provides a simple, manageable way to practice the teachings of the Tao on a daily basis. With a Taoist lesson on each page, The Tao of Joy Every Day makes it easy to open yourself to spiritual enlightenment.
Bikram Choudhury (@BikramC_LAHQ) – India
Bikram Choudhury is an Indian yoga guru, best known as the the founder of Bikram Yoga, a form of hot yoga performed in a series of 26 hatha yoga postures performed in an environment upwards of 105 degrees Fahrenheit. He is the author of BIKRAM’S BEGINNING YOGA CLASS, which contains suggestions for maintaining proper yoga practice, a section on the medical benefits of yoga, notes from Bikram’s students, and a good dose of Bikram humor and philosophy.
Barry Eaton – Australia
Most widely known as an Australian TV and radio personality, Barry Eaton discovered that the universe had different plans for him. While studying astrology, Eaton was led to develop his psychic and clairvoyant skills. In his new book, AFTERLIFE: Uncovering the Secrets of Life After Death Eaton discusses his own contact with the spirit world, his many interviews with people who have had Near Death Experiences (NDEs) as well as what he has learned through his experience as a medium.
Joseph Emet, heralding from Canada, is the author of BUDDHA’S BOOK OF SLEEP: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindful Meditation, recent recipient of the COVR Best Book of the Year award. This new title is the first book to treat sleep disorders from the perspective of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation has already proven effective for other psychological issues like stress, depression and anxiety–the very issues that cause sleep difficulties.
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Gary Lachman – United Kingdom
Gary Lachman of the United Kingdom is one of the most respected authors on occult themes and a founding member of the legendary rock group Blondie!). In Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings, Lachman assesses renowned Swiss psychologist Carl Jung’s life and work from the viewpoint of the Western esoteric tradition, classifying him with figures like Emmanuel Swedenborg and G.I. Gurdjieff, and examining his life-long fascination with the supernatural, otherworldly aspects of human experience.
Penelope Quest from the United Kingdom and is a highly respected Reiki author and trainer. She has published a multitude of books on the subject, most recently LIVING THE REIKI WAY: Step-by-Step Guide to Healing with Reiki teaches readers how to live with Reiki Principles in today’s chaotic society, and how these principles can help them on their personal journey to long-term happiness and contentment.
Dr. Norman Rosenthal (@DoctorNorman) – South Africa
Dr. Norman Rosenthal was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and went on to become one of America’s top psychiatrists and pioneered the study and treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. His New York Times best seller TRANSCENDENCE offers a definitive case for why Transcendental Meditation (TM) works, complete with a review of the recent scientific research showing its wide-ranging health benefits. His latest book, THE GIFT OF ADVERSITY: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections explores how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become better, bigger, and more resilient human beings.
@RMSmithAuthorRebecca Smith () – United Kingdom
Raised in rural Surrey, Rebecca Smith is the author of MISS JANE AUSTEN’S GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE’S DILEMMAS: Answers to Your Most Burning Questions About Life, Love, Happiness (and What to Wear) from the Great Novelist Herself, and also the great-great-great-great grand niece of Jane Austen herself. This collection of advice is derived with meticulous detail from Austen’s letters, novels, and unpublished writings, and covers a wide range of pressing concerns.
Serdar Özkan (@TheMissingRose) – Turkey
Turkist novelist Serdar Özkan brings the international bestseller THE MISSING ROSE, which has been translated into 44 languages in more than 65 countries. This book tells a profound modern-day parable about love, self-discovery, and the importance of following one’s dreams.
Born in France, Jacques Vallee is venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer. His book, WONDERS IN THE SKY: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Time, Vallee and co-author Chris Aubeck follow the stories of real-life encounters with alien life and weave together connections that can send shivers down the spines of die-hard alien fans.
In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide To Modern Life’s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels the great novelist herself to answer burning questions about life, love, and happiness.
While researching Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, you immersed yourself in Jane Austen’s books as well as her letters and early writings. What were some of the most surprising things you learned about Austen in the process?
I was actually quite surprised that I could answer every single dilemma with advice from Jane’s works and letters! Hundreds of dilemmas were suggested by family, friends and my students – there were too many to fit into the book – but, amazingly, all of them could be answered.
As far as Jane is concerned, I was struck by how determined she’d had to be to achieve what she did. The way she carried on writing and working so hard at her fiction for so many years before she was finally published is inspiring. She was deadly serious about her art, and yet also very quiet about it.
I was also struck anew by how important and sustaining Jane’s relationships with her sister, female friends, some of her brothers and her niece, Fanny Knight, were. Jane wrote romances, but in her life, these friendships were the most important to her.
Your book addresses several timeless challenges that can seemingly be resolved with help from modern-day technology. For example, Skype and email are valuable resources for long distance relationships. Do you think Jan Austen’s feelings about love and life would be different if she had these resources at her disposal?
Not really. Long distance relationships are, of course, easier nowadays, but they can still be very difficult. I don’t’ think the plot of Persuasion would have been very different if Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth had had iPhones! Jane loved to write letters; she must have written thousands. She wrote letters the way people now write emails. I think she would have enjoyed being able to communicate so easily with those she loved. Skype and email are no substitute for actual togetherness, though, and Jane and her heroines would have understood that. Technology can’t stop you from missing somebody, and there would still be issues about trust, commitment, being able to wait, and coping with feelings of loneliness.
If you could ask your great-great-great-great-great aunt one question, what would it be?
There is much that I would like to know but that she would think me very impertinent for asking! I would definitely ask her about her unfinished novel, Sanditon – what was going to happen next, how was it all going to end? I would love to know that.
FALLING IN LOVE WITH JOSEPH SMITH by Jane Barnes – Storyteller or visionary, fraud or messenger of God – this book describes one woman’s quest to untangle America’s homegrown prophet. Though many writers have explored Mormonism, Barnes describes a more personal journey into religious obsession. The result, Falling In Love with Joseph Smith, is a book that anyone with a spiritual bone will relate to.
MISS JANE AUSTEN’S GUIDE TO MODERN LIFE’S DILEMMAS by Rebecca Smith is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life. In this sly and funny book, novelist Rebecca Smith—who also happens to be Jane Austen’s great, great, great, great, great niece—draws on Austen’s novels to glean answers to some of our most burning questions about life, love, and what to wear.
REAL WOLFMEN: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda S. Godfrey is written for skeptics and believers alike, collecting and analyzing eyewitness accounts of so-called “manwolf” sightings across the United States. It traverses the fringes of American folklore, and shines an unwavering light on the questions gnawing at every reader: Who are these wolfmen? Where did they come from? What do they want from us?
GROSS AMERICA by Richard Faulk is a coast-to-coast catalog of the most grandly gross science experiments, beautifully bizarre art, and delightfully disgusting historical sites that America has to offer. Part travel atlas, part trivia guide, it presents these United States as you’ve never seen them before—weird, wonderful, and totally, utterly gross.
INSPIRED AND UNSTOPPABLE by Tama Kieves offers proof that the path to career success isn’t always linear. Stressing that nothing great ever happens overnight, it rejects the typical, simple, ‘8 Easy Steps’ formulas that populate so many career guides, and offers inspiration and guidance framed through Kieves’ own journey to empowerment, including ways that readers can combat the fears, doubts and bogeymen that will plague them along the way.