It is official! Thank you to my hard working literary agent Dede Cummings, the embracing welcome of my new editor Abigail Gehring and the visionary uber-talented Skyhorse publisher, Tony Lyons for signing me to a two book deal with one of the fast growing, contemporary minded publishers in the world today – SkyHorse Publishers, Inc!
We will take “Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease – Body, Mind & Spirit” into a new release, with an updated ‘Nuts & Bolts’ treatment guide, prevention, epilogue and forward by one of America’s most prominent Lyme disease specialist physicians. It is most exciting as “Out of the Woods” will go into foreign translations, to reach our Lyme weary friends in Europe and Asia.
My followup book “Mending: The Auto-Immune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide” is a spectacular book conveying the cross over misdiagnosis so many millions of people struggle with. When is Lyme is misunderstood and instead diagnosed as an auto-immune illness the suffering and drug dependency is overwhelming. I choose to help unveil this snarled mess.
What is special about “Mending” is that I share my deep and powerful metaphysical understandings and healing tools for all these illnesses with color illustrations, succinct explanations and proven self-empowering methods (i.e. learning to access willpower, set a healing affirmation, unlock your vision-keeper), alongside specific herbals and homeopathics, “Mending” is a book designed to help a sick individual reclaim their wellness, ignite their inborn self healing tools neglected in modern society and recalibrate to just how much inner resource we have, but need guidance in how to access.
As someone who was scoured by misdiagnosed Lyme, I personally know the suffering and how to resurrect myself from the abyss, when doctors’ have limited resources to offer. “Mending” would have been a life-boat to me, when wrecked, offering viable tools and insights into true healing. How promising these venture are! I aim to help those struggling and, what a whirlwind trip on 12/12/13 Dede Cummings and I shared to visit my new colleagues at Skyhorse in NYC!
We dashed down the highway from Vermont on an icy, windy day, breezing into Manhattan brimming with its endless crowds, traffic and enthralling festive holiday buntings. A native to this area, it felt great to be back in the pulse of momentum, high achieving success, the bantering flirtatiousness of construction workers and the looping speed of the subway maze. Roasting chestnuts wafted the air, triggering my childhood memories of Christmas shopping with my dashing, elegant father.
Skyhorse was abuzz with work. Abigail and I attuned our scheduled deadlines and work ahead. I met with managing editor, Sarah, Publisher Tony Lyons, and a very thorough marketing and sales plan with Sales Manager, Bill Wolfstahl. After much inquiry, I got the ‘good word’ from him, that we will all push hard to make these books best sellers, working on many levels, each of us, to reach the many millions in need. With my ‘multi-plex’ personality, Bill feels we’ve got the ‘right stuff’ to perform well. Wow! A real publicity team to help support all my missionary work and grassroots speaking venues!! This felt great.
Dede and I navigated rush hour subways, the street musicians bringing fantastic energy to the underground! Times Square thronged. Dinner at a charming upper East side Mexican Restaurant. .
I met my treasured childhood friend, Robin, for tea at the eternally stately Plaza Hotel, a bastion of my childhood memories – tea, post theater drinks, celebration dinners. If felt important to touch my roots, in more way than one. Thank you Robin Langsdorf Photography for capturing my portrait in a place of repose. This one is a keeper.
Some window shopping on Fifth Avenue; Tiffany, Bergdorf’s, Bulgari glittering in opulence, frosted the trip with magic only a NYC pre-Christmas spirit can induce. Salvation Army bells cascading as the hansom cabbies and horses trotted by.
Back on the highway northwards our hearts were soaring, spirits ignited with creativity and my future laid out before me in clarity. I need to buckle down and write with devotion – my deadlines are very tight! But, this is all for the good of creating great works.
I am blessed. I am guided. I am protected. I am grateful. I am honored. I will bring my best work forward to the world. Thank you SkyHorse Publishing for this fabulous opportunity to amend suffering for all too many. May we be graced in our relationships together.
Happy Holidays to all,
Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH