Q/A – Quizzing the Author: Angela Kolias

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Angela Kolias will be visiting Owl's Nest on Sunday, October 23, starting at 3pm.

On Sunday, October 23rd, (starting at 3pm) we welcome Angela Kolias, who is launching her new book Alpha, Omega, Yoga.

Yoga in the West has gone from being esoteric and on the fringe to now being mainstream as a physical workout.  The physical practice of yoga is merely a means to the end. What is yoga really all about?  What do all the centuries of prace and insight reveal?

Here’s a little more about Angela:

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
- writing is definitely a yoga practise for me – breathing, becoming empty so that the words may flow through me

Check out Angela Kolias's new book Alpha, Omega, Yoga.

What are you currently reading?
– because I do not watch TV I have several choices of reading on the go (surfing?). Currently that includes The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel (I love well researched historical novels), The Inner Journey: Myth, Psyche, and Spirit ed. by Martha Heyneman, Parabola Anthology Series and always plenty of periodicals especially British!

Do you have a pet?  If so, why did you pick the name you did?
– my little heaven sent angel pet is “Rumour Has It” (she came named from our breeder) is an exquisite little 5 pound toy spaniel also knownas a “phalene”. She is so full of love, so well mannered, such beautiful company that I feel truly blessed to have her.

What is your favourite colour and why?
– orange is my favorite color because it packs a punch of fun! it makes me smile! it makes me feel warm!

What was your favourite childhood book?
– Dr. Seuss was fun and my brother and I really took to Green Eggs and Ham because his name is Sam.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
– I really love being right here! – but come winter Hawaii is the other place I really love!!

The inevitable desert island question: what book would you take with you?
– talk about a hard one. I guess The Outline of History by HG Wells. The rest of the time I would be watching the sky and the water – always fascinating!

Join us is celebrating the launch of Alpha, Omega, Yoga with Angela on Sunday, October 23rd starting at 3pm.

Q/A – Quizzing the Author: Jean Hudson

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How to Make Poeple Listen
Join us to celebrate the launch tonight at 7:00pm

Tonight is the long anticipated launch of local author, motivational speaker, and life coach Jean Hudson’s book, How to Make People Listen Without Being Pushy.  Join us tonight at 7:00pm to celebrate, meet Jean and hear more about her work and book.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I love to write in the early morning, when I wake up at 3:30 or 4:00 am full of ideas.

What are you currently reading?

I am a voracious reader, usually 3 or more books/week. At this moment, I am re-reading and laughing through Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein. It’s more a study of human folly (mine, too!) than it is science fiction. Usually I read personal development books and general fiction.

Do you have a pet? If so, why did you pick the name you did?

Not unless 2 goldfish count!? My grandson named them Stub and Stubette cause they’re short and fat.

What is your favourite colour and why?

Blue-green like my book. It speaks of peace and growth.

What was your favourite childhood book?

Oh, golly, I’m dating myself. Heidi.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I have been many places, and now I just want to be where family is.

The inevitable desert island question: what book would you take with you?

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso and Hudson. Whenever I get off track, I reread and see something new about myself that I needed to learn.

You can read more about Jean at her website:

Wine and Literary Pairings with the members of

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A good glass of wine and a great book, what could be better? 

With the members of and the staff of Britannia Wine Merchants, Owl’s Nest is pleased to present a series of evenings featuring wine and literary pairings.

On Thursday, 18 February 2010 we will host:

Helena Kalivoda, author of Awaken
Expressive, eye opening, compelling, balanced, powerful, victorious.

Fred Elford, author of Sometimes, I Fly
Contemplative, thoughtful, warm, questioning.

S. Roger Joyeux, author of The Story of Light
Full-Bodied, divine, light.

Beth Castle, author of Oxygen Mask
Deep and bold with a sweet finish.

On Tuesday, 23 February, we will host:

Jeane Waiter, author of Life’s Song and A Song of the Heart
Light/refreshing, rich undertones, charming/sweet, nuances of flavour, sparkling, pleasing aftertaste.

Suzanne Alexander-Heaton, author of The ABC Field Guide to Faeries
Earthy, enchanting, humorous, mystical, playful.

Heather Good, author of Conscious Mindful Leadership
Refreshing, brilliant powerful clarity.

Tina Thrussel, author of Believe in Yourself, You Are Awesome: Journaling With Intention
Clean, balanced, brilliant and charming.

Please join us on the 18th, the 23rd or on both nights for some great wines and to meet these authors and hear their inspiring stories.