Books are much more than just marketing tools for life coaches

An increasing number of life coaches, motivational speakers and healers are writing books. The process, though, is much more than a marketing tool. Writing is as much about honing your purpose and healing yourself as it is about attracting clients. Let’s first look at the practical marketing benefits coaches and others have when they publish […]

The Opportunities Behind the Fall of Those in Power

I was a journalist in London in the 1990s, when I felt the call to give it all up and follow my soul’s path to find my voice. I remember walking like a zombie around the Financial Times, where I worked as a sub-editor, asking myself, “What am I doing here? What does this job […]

FIRE Launches Monday, March 19th

My third novel, FIRE, follows protagonist Pearl Swinton as she travels Southeast Asia in search of self and purpose. Along the way she meets an array of characters, from a boat boy in the Philippines to a rickshaw driver in India. Without home or country, she struggles with identity. Who is she? Who does she […]

Creating Dynamic Characters

For those of you who have read my second novel, AIR, you may recognize this painting. After reading the second novel in the Elemental Journey Series, Massachusetts’ artist Gay Tracy (, felt compelled to paint Usui, the Jesuit missionary who becomes a friend and a mentor to Pearl, the protagonist. In this scene, the homeless […]

Writing and Diversity – The Hague

With clients from all areas of the globe, different nationalities, different ethnicities, both genders, all sexual preferences, and most socio-economic groups, Art of Storytelling’s founder Caroline Allen is proud to be co-presenting a literary event at The Hague in the Netherlands in March. Not only have we delved into the creativity of people from most […]

Monday FB Live Events on the Creative Process

Join us every Monday at 3 p.m. PST for Facebook Live events where we’ll explore the creative process — how to break through to become the artist/writer you know you are meant to be. We will focus on book writers, but the info is relevant for creatives of all types. Like and follow my page […]

Support Art and Win an Original Painting

RAW: Savor is hosting a major art event in Portland, November 15th. Three bands, filmmakers, performance artists and dozens of visual artists will converge on the Roseland Theatre. Every artist is tasked with selling 20 tickets at $22 each. To friends scattered around the world who cannot make the event, please consider purchasing a raffle […]