Recommended Reading

Fiction                                                                                                                                                       Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
The Venetian’s Wife by Nick Bantock
The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Hope for the Flowers by Tina Paulus
The Bell Jar by Sylivia Plath
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Ten Poems to Set You Free by Roger Housden
The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks with John Moyne
I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Haiku: This Other World by Richard Wright

The Christian Science Monitor
Light of Consciousness: A Journal of Spiritual Awakening
Parabola: Tradition, Myth, and the Search for Meaning
The Shambala Sun
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Self Promotion and Other Resource Books
The 2012 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market by Writer’s Digest Books 
Illustrating Children’s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication by Martin Salisbury
2012 Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market edited by Alice Pope, published by Writer’s Digest Books
2012 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market by Writer’s Digest Books
2012 Writer’s Market by Brewer
Writer’s Market Companion by the staff of Writer’s Digest Books
The Everything Creative Writing Book:  All You Need to Know to Write a Novel, Short Story, Screenplay, Poem, or Article by Carol Whitely
The Everything Guide to Writing Children’s Books by Lesley Bolton
You Can Write Children’s Books by Tracey E. Dils
Get Noticed: Self Promotion for Creative Professionals by Sheree Clark and Kristen Linnert
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines published by The Artists Guild
Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write by Elizabeth Lyon
Thinking Like Your Editor:  How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get it Published by Susan Rabiner
A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver
Writing Poetry from the Inside Out by Sandy Lyne
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

Metaphysical and Spiritual Studies
The Sorcerers’ Crossing: A Woman’s Journey by Taisha Abelar
Exodus 32 and Psalm 32 from the Bible (King James version)
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Casteneda
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead by R.O. Faulkner
Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy: The Teachings of
Don Miguel Ruiz
as recorded by Mary Carroll Nelson
Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within by Osho
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz
Zen Miracles: Finding Peace in an Insane World by Brenda Shoshanna
The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa
The Religion Book: The Encyclopedia of Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers by Jim Willis

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Memory and Dream by Charles De Lint
The Onion Girl by Charles De Lint
Someplace to be Flying by Charles De Lint
The Obsidian Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Graphic Novels
Kabuki: The Alchemy by David Mack
Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore

Young Adult Fiction/Children’s Books
Tibet: Through the Red Box by Peter Sis
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Specials by Scott Westerfeld
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood