Book Launch: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy


NOW AVAILABLE! LORETTA’S FIFTH BOOK IN PAPERBACK PRINT ON-DEMAND:
The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time 
Published July 16, 2018
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Synopsis: What is joy? Joy is a multifaceted, precious gem of infinite worth and Divine origin, attainable and sustainable by everyone. This is both premise and promise of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy.

Whether one considers this a volume of poetry, a philosophical work, or a primer for living our truth—as that is the foundation of joy—these 16 insightful pieces of wisdom speak to the masses of the sanctity of a life worth living. This is a guidebook for our time to living our work in progress, to progress in this life of magnificent abundance.

Joy is the celebration of the begotten.

50 pages. For readers age 12+.


FROM THE AUTHOR:
On writing The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

“Joy is a topic that I have been ruminating on for some time now. In my last book and memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey, I reflected on joy as the outcome of living my true nature, and that by doing so, I AM Joy. Going forward, that experience of introspection affected me deeply, particularly as a writer. To BE Joy, I needed to write not just from the heart, as I always have, but to also write with an open authenticity of absolute fearlessness, one of the 16 topics in my latest work, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy. This courage opened myself up for a gift, a writer’s prompt that I share in the preface of my new book.

“Society has changed as of late, bringing about an amplification of this inner dialogue on the subject of Joy as not just something we can aspire to as a quality to become and maintain, but a lens to observe all things through, to embrace as our Divine right. With the escalation of troubled times and equally troubled souls, things fell into place for a self-help book to emerge, an inspirational work that unlocks the hidden treasure of joy as not just a lasting state of being, but a primary reason for our existence, despite the suffering of mind, body and/or spirit. As are all my writing endeavors, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time was a lesson to ponder and apply for myself, first and foremost.

“I wish readers joy on their journey, and joy everlasting.”  —Loretta Boyer McClellan


American Author, Artist and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry;conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas” for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time, The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Loretta creates from the heart.

Text and cover art © 2018 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.

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Coming Soon: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy


 

COMING SOON: The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

Synopsis:

What is joy? Joy is a multifaceted, precious gem of infinite worth and Divine origin, attainable and sustainable by everyone. This is both premise and promise of The Little Book of Everlasting Joy.

Whether one considers this a volume of poetry, a philosophical work, or a primer for living our truth—as that is the foundation of joy—these 16 insightful pieces of wisdom speak to the masses of the sanctity of a life worth living. This is a guidebook for our time to living our work in progress, to progress in this life of magnificent abundance.

Joy is the celebration of the begotten.


FROM THE AUTHOR:
On writing The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time

“Joy is a topic that I have been ruminating on for some time now. In my last book and memoir, The Nature of Being: A Healing Journey, I reflected on joy as the outcome of living my true nature, and that by doing so, I AM Joy. Going forward, that experience of introspection affected me deeply, particularly as a writer. To BE Joy, I needed to write not just from the heart, as I always have, but to also write with an open authenticity of absolute fearlessness, one of the 16 topics in my latest work, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy. This courage opened myself up for a gift, a writer’s prompt that I share in the preface of my new book.

“Society has changed as of late, bringing about an amplification of this inner dialogue on the subject of Joy as not just something we can aspire to as a quality to become and maintain, but a lens to observe all things through, to embrace as our Divine right. With the escalation of troubled times and equally troubled souls, things fell into place for a self-help book to emerge, an inspirational work that unlocks the hidden treasure of joy as not just a lasting state of being, but a primary reason for our existence, despite the suffering of mind, body and/or spirit. As are all my writing endeavors, The Little Book of Everlasting Joy: 16 Pieces of Wisdom for Our Time was a lesson to ponder and apply for myself, first and foremost.

“I wish readers joy on their journey, and joy everlasting.”  —Loretta Boyer McClellan


American Author, Artist and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan, sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry;conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Loretta creates from the heart.

Text and cover art © 2018 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.

MEDITATION 2.0

Off to a hurried start for the New Year? Take a moment to breathe, listen inwardly and experience living in the moment. Mindfulness and meditation can certainly help. First published in 2015 and written in a meditative space, here’s a primer for Meditation:

 

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“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” was composed by the author during morning meditation.
“M-E-D-I-T-A-T-I-O-N” text, photo, and design ©2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.


American Author, Artist, and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connection to the Infinite.