N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration – Book Review and Author Interview + Giveaway!

I had the pleasure of reading N.N. Light’s new book N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration recently. You can read my thoughts on the book and see an interview with the authors below.

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N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration

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Blurb: “Spread the Light and inspire others to do the same.” — N. N. Light

In 2013, we wrote a mission statement and started the Princess of the Light (POTL) blog. We wanted to test a theory. Could one person (or in our case, one couple) use uplifting words to create change?

The answer is a resounding yes! People from all over the world responded to our short inspirational thoughts of the day, and our following grew. What started out as a few people promoting kindness and goodwill turned into a movement. In every city, there are Light-Bearers making a difference and we want you to join us.

Everyone needs inspiration. It doesn’t matter what spiritual belief you hold dear, you have the Light inside you. Kindness, compassion, empathy, encouragement are all attributes of the Light. In this book, you’ll find a ninety second inspirational thought for each day of the year. You’ll be inspiring people to spread the Light daily with our collection of inspirational thoughts. From giving of yourself to simply smiling, these are easy concepts for anyone to apply!

My Thoughts:

I already follow the authors’ blog Princess of the Light and enjoy the inspirational messages they have to share, so picking up this book to read was a no-brainer. I actually read this book along with another book I’m still reading titled, Think Forward to Thrive and it was a perfect combination. Both books are enlightening and have helped me realize that I have more work to do in my life. It’s far too easy to let the negative thoughts creep in and what I learned is that you are the one who’s in control of how things effect you. You don’t have to waste time with negative thoughts unless you choose to. You don’t have to accept what others say to you as truth. Choose to be happy and seek the truth. You can do anything you put your mind to! Also, why wait for Thanksgiving to have gratitude? Have it every single day! These are the positive messages I want to concentrate on in 2018.

This book essentially reminds me of an inspirational calendar I once had, but it’s so much more. Each daily quote is written along with an experience or story from the authors’ life journeys and I was astonished with how many of the stories applied to myself as if this was my own personal guide. Some of my favorite parts in the book referenced the author’s grandfather which prompted me to think of my own grandfather and the lessons he taught me in life. The inspirational quotes can be a tool to help all people live their best lives in 2018 and beyond. I plan to reread this throughout the year for daily inspiration myself.

Something I plan to do every morning when I wake up this year is to think of something I’m grateful for, whether it be the healthy food I have to eat or the hot shower I take for granite. There are so many things to be thankful for in life and I want to remind myself and my family of these everyday.

Overall, I loved it and I’d recommend it to anyone. Of course, we can all use a little inspiration!

5*****


Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Paperback: 546 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (October 31, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1973171589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1973171584

Author Interview with N.N. Light

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Q: Can you tell readers something interesting about yourself?

A: We’re a husband-wife writing team and we’re huge sports fans. We’ve been big NFL fans since 1985 and we cheer for rival teams. Mr. N roots for the Chicago Bears and Mrs. N is a huge Minnesota Vikings fan. Our teams face each other twice a year and we can get quite competitive. We’ve been known to place a few fun side bets on the game. No money exchanges hands but there’s stakes on the line. *wink*

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Q: Did you enjoy reading as a child? What are some of your childhood favorites?

A: Yes, we were voracious readers as children. While Mr. N was all about adventure, horror and war battles, Mrs. N devoured any fantasy book she could get her hands on. Growing up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, we read a lot in school and lived at the library. Books were an escape and still are.

Here are some of Mrs. N’s favorites:

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer

Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater

 

Q: Do you enjoy reading now? Who are some of your favorite authors?

A: Yes, books are a huge part of our lives and the focus of our business. We’re literary matchmaker; we couple up readers with outstanding books. We read a variety of genres and have a hard time picking our favorite authors.

 

Q: What have you written so far?

A: N.N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration is our fifth published work. We’ve written contemporary romance, young adult paranormal, paranormal romance and love poetry. We don’t write in just one genre but write stories that are meant to inspire and uplift.

 

Q: Do you have a day job in addition to being a writer?

A: Mr. N is a retired chef and is a numismatist for one of the largest coin dealers in Canada. His primary duties include appraising and grading historical coins from around the world.

Mrs. N, after being in the book business for more than twenty years, switched careers and is a social media marketer by trade.

Together, we own and operate a very successful family-run PR firm specializing in books and authors.

 

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A: We love the freedom in expressing our thoughts and our characters’ personal stories in book form for anyone to read.

 

Q: How do you publish and market your books?

A: We self-publish and are proud to do so. It allows us to have complete artistic control, which is stressful sometimes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We hire professionals for editing, formatting and book cover design but we get the final say on what the end product becomes.

As for marketing, we do the same things we do for our clients. We create buzz and get our name out there. We have a solid reach and our followers love what we write.

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Q: Do you have any advice for others on publishing and marketing?

A: It’s tough being an author and publishing books. It takes a lot of hard work and patience. Yes, patience. Success doesn’t happen overnight, contrary to popular belief. It’s a marathon not a sprint.

Publishing Tip – Make sure the book you publish is as perfect as you can make it. It’s your one chance to grab a reader and if it’s riddled with mistakes and/or has a cheap-looking cover, they’ll never come back. Stake your reputation on everything you publish, and you’ll be fine.

Marketing Tip – Be consistent. Whether it’s on social media or your blog, keep at it. Studies show that a customer needs to see an advertisement eight times before it registers in their brain they need to have it. Why do you think there’s so many fast food commercials on television? They’ve embraced this idea and you should too. Remember, be creative in your advertisements and you’ll get noticed.

 

Q: How much research did you do for this book and how long did it take you to write it?

A: This book was four years in the making. Back in 2013, Mrs. N started writing inspirational thoughts. We never imagined how it would take off and last year, we decided to publish a year’s worth of motivation. So, we combed through all the thoughts and chose only the best ones for this book. The compiling itself took six months, the editing another three months and here it is.

 

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Q: If you could give your readers one piece of inspirational advice about life, what would it be?

A: Spread the Light. Each of us, no matter what we believe, have the Light inside us. We’re all bearers of the Light and have the potential to make a difference. Through kindness, love, understanding and exuding positivity, we can inspire others to do the same.

 

Q: How do you feel about e-books?

A: I used to hate them. I love the feel and even the smell of books, but I need e-books to run our business, so I’ve accepted them.

 

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?

…Writing is something that you can never do as well as it can be done. It is a perpetual challenge and it is more difficult than anything else that I have ever done—so I do it. And it makes me happy when I do it well.”
― Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway on Writing

Q: Where can readers find you?

Website: http://princessofthelight.com
Blog: https://princessofthelight.wordpress.com
Newsletter: http://ow.ly/jWec308TabL
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/nnlight
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/n-n-light
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nnlight
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/n_n_light/
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/n-n-light/90/1a7/902
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118060034268079734144/posts
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight
Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html

 

I’d like to thank N.N. Light for their time and generosity in completing this interview. Thank you!


 

Enter the giveaway to win 1 of 2 FREE e-copies of N.N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration by clicking the image below!

Starts at 12:00am January 12th 2018 and ends January 19th 2018

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Thanks for reading my book review and interview with the author’s. Please feel free to leave comments below. Have a wonderful day!

34 thoughts on “N. N. Light’s Book of Daily Inspiration – Book Review and Author Interview + Giveaway!

  1. Hi. I’m so glad to see this interview. Such a wonderful writing team. I truly enjoyed the book and I look forward to reading more from them.

    Your interview and feedback was fantastic. I always enjoy seeing your discussions with authors. Great job!

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    1. N. N. Light

      Thank you for the compliment, James! You make us blush with all your kind words, even MR N. We had such fun with the interview and are chuffed by the review. It makes it all worthwhile. 🙂

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  2. Great review and fantastic author interview, Mischenko ❤ I love your questions – very insightful and on-point! This book sounds so inspirational and spiritual to me – I adore how you reflect your thoughts in your review, brilliant as always, Mischenko! 😉

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    1. Noriko, thank you! I appreciate you so much! ❤ Your kind words are always so uplifting. This is such an amazing book and I hope you get to read it. I do think you would enjoy it. Take care and chat soon. ❤ 😀

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      1. You’re welcome, Mischenko! That’s my honest feelings! Your words are always coated with emotions and I could tell how you felt! You are an amazing writer yourself! As you know, reading outside my comfort zone is one of my bookish resolutions for this year, I will definitely check that out!

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    2. N. N. Light

      Thank you, Noriko! Much appreciated and I hope you’ll check out the book. You can find more inspirational thoughts on our blog. We post every weekday morning between 8 – 9 am EST. 🙂

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      1. Thank you for commenting 🙂 I will check out your book! I think such inspirational posts are a great reminder that prompts us to reflect on ourselves and make the most of what we have in our lives. Thank you!

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  3. N. N. Light

    Many, many thanks for the amazing review and interview, Jenn! We’re so honored you read our thoughts, got inspiration from them and will reread the book. You’re right when you say it’s a part of our life there on paper. My grandfather is a huge inspiration to me. From a farm boy to a teacher to owning his own company, his life lessons steer me in everyday life. It’s great that my grandfather’s wise words inspire you, too. *hugs*

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    1. N. N. Light

      Aww thank you for your kind words. I’ve passed them along to MR N and says thanks. 🙂 Don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

      I had no idea what a numismatist was until MR N changed careers. It’s a lovely position for him because he has a Masters in history and loves research. The coin industry is fascinating, especially historical world coins and tokens.

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  4. Thank you both for taking the time to do the interview and for sharing your work with me! I appreciate it so much and will read the book throughout the year. It’s just what I needed and I hope many more people will get inspiration from it.

    Your grandfather reminds me so much of mine and I loved that! The words are dear to me. It was as if he was speaking to me through the pages. It’s so amazing, on my birthday, you reference your grandfather with a quote that mine shared with me multiple times throughout my childhood and young adulthood. It was so touching and how ironic that it’s on my birthday, September 27th.

    Thanks again and have a wonderful 2018! ❤

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    1. N. N. Light

      That is so neat about your birthday’s post and the quote. James said that his birthday’s post touched him as well. I love it when things like that occur. We’re all connected, no matter where we come from or which country we call home.

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  5. David R. Dowdy

    I like the idea of this book!

    My own advice is, when you wake up in the morning, don’t make any major decisions until you’re fully awake. It may sound like a no-brainer, but many times I’ve had to force myself to step back from irrationality because I wasn’t entirely conscious.

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    1. I agree with you, David. 😀 I think it’s important to ‘sleep’ on decisions too at times and reevaluate in the morning. I’ve been told that a time or two. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! ❤

      The giveaway starts at midnight! 🙂

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    2. N. N. Light

      Excellent advice and one we agree with wholeheartedly. In this day and age of instant rants and people going off on social media, it’s important to step back and think about things before making any kind of decision. It’s especially true for authors. We want to fight back when someone doesn’t like our books or writing but in the long run, it’s much better to just let things go.

      My rule of thumb: have a full breakfast and a few glasses of hot beverage before answering emails and notifications. 🙂

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  6. Nel

    Ooooh! Husband and wife team that’s so awesome and writing about love to boot! Reminds me of my favorite paranormal fantasy hub/wife team. Really great interview as well. The advice is spot on and will be very useful to all the aspiring writers out there. Thank you so a wonderful review Mischenko and to the Lights for giving us a small glimpse into their world. 😁

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  7. starjustin

    I thought I had left a comment on this post when I read it but it must have gotten lost. Well I’ll try again. I think all of the answers in this author Q & A show inspiration in each one. I really like the one about ‘inspirational advice’, “Spread the Light. Each of us, no matter what we believe, have the Light inside us. We’re all bearers of the Light and have the potential to make a difference. Through kindness, love, understanding and exuding positivity, we can inspire others to do the same.” Wouldn’t it make the world a much better living space if we could, each and every human being, could do this. Great post!

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