Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Reincarnation of India travel memoir, Moonlight on the Ganga

Yesterday I posted the announcement about the new release of my latest book, Living A Radical Peace: Creating Life Anew (July 2006; PublishAmerica; $19.95).

Now here's double your pleasure good news --- My India travel memoir, Moonlight on the Ganga, has been "reincarnated" and is now back-in-print (thanks to The Author's Guild Back-In-Print program). It's available at online stores (; and directly through the re-release publisher, ). I'm pasting a copy of the news release below for you:

Moonlight on the Ganga: India Travel Memoir Reincarnates

Moonlight on the Ganga (ISBN: 0-595-39655-0; $11.95), Claire Krulikowski's back-in-print travel memoir, shares stories of her experiences and insights as she walked along the Ganges River in India.

The trip to India wasn't one she'd planned, says Krulikowski. In fact, she says, it wasn't on her Top 100 places to visit, because of her initial perception of India as being overcrowded and filled with diseases, poverty, and assorted indeciperable gods. Yet, she counts her experience as demonstrative of the power of saying 'yes' to opportunities offered, because she was able to "leave everything I knew behind" (all the shoulds, rules, and beliefs she'd incorporated into her life) and experience the greater depth and meanings of life experiences that were offered to her.

Originally published in 2001 by a small press, travel memoir Moonlight on the Ganga has "reincarnated" thanks to The Author's Guild Back-In-Print Program. The re-publication provides opportunities for new readers to enjoy the poetic prose and insights that have been praised by well-known author endorsers Jean Houston, Lynn Andrews, Sheila Bender, Geoffrey Fox, and others (see endorsements below) . When originally published Moonlight on the Ganga won 3rd Place for "Best Editing" by the Northwest Association of Book Publisher's Awards.

The summery from Moonlight's back cover explains that, " 'Hooks of fear' clawed at author Claire Krulikowski on her first morning's awakening in India, a land she'd never planned to visit. However, in Rishikesh she heard the call of Ma Ganga, the Sacred River, and accepted its enticing invitation to leave everything she knew behind. Diving into the river of life teeming around her, including meetings with lepers, wounded monkeys, swamis, stalkers, pilgrims, shopkeepers, holy cows, and more, Krulikowski stepped outside her beliefs of how things "should be," trusting life and everything in it! She came to know happiness and peace moment-by-moment. Enjoy the stories in her pleasurable memoir..."

This re-released edition of Moonlight on the Ganga is available online at and or directly through the publisher at . Check to ensure you are ordering the new iUniverse edition.

Endorsements for Moonlight on the Ganga

Jean Houston, Ph.D., author of Jump Time and A Passion for the Possible:
“This work flows with the wisdom and depth of the most sacred of all rivers.”

Lynn Andrews, best-selling author of the Medicine Woman series and Love and Power:
Moonlight on the Ganga brings the sacred flow of the Ganga into the illuminating current of spiritual power within each of us.”

Reverand Dr. Lauren Artress, author and creator of The Labyrinth Project:
Moonlight on the Ganga is lush in imagery, bold in articulating experience and allows the reader to reflect on the spiritual essence of his or her own life.”

Geoffrey Fox, author of Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics and the Constructing of Identity; and Welcome to My Contri:
“Like a Sufi poem in prose, Moonlight on the Ganga illuminates the murky recesses of the soul and surprises us by finding the extraordinary in the most mundane of events.”

Sheila Bender, author of Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experience for the Page; and A Year in the Life: Journaling for Self-Discovery:
In India, when the rich traditions of knowledge were first placed into written form, Krulikowski tells us, it was on palm leaves and tree bark displayed together and hung in cords. So, too, Ms. Krulikowski’s lyric, evocative essays about her life-changing trip to Rishikesh on the Ganges hang together, each one with sparkling gems of insight that enter the reader as easily as water.”

Sabrina Fox, author of Loved By Angels and Who Can Help Me Sleep:
Claire’s willingness to let us share her time on the Ganga, without leaving us out of the most intimate of journeys – self discovery – is a great honor and an inspiration. You can almost feel the crisp touch of the Ganga’s water on your feet as Claire opens up her soul for us to share in her exquisite journey."

Jo Dunning, teacher of The Expanded Heartworks:
This book is a delightful story of travel, insight, and personal expansion. It’s words flow smoothly, like the Ganga, creating a feeling of peaceful calm as each page unfolds its beauty and wisdom.”

Suzanne Piela, author of You Are So Beautiful Without Your Hair:
“At a time when our society is searching for deeper meaning, this book is certain to provide much food for thought.”


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New Book released, Living A Radical Peace

Book Promotes Living A Radical Peace

The newly released book by author Claire Krulikowski, Living A Radical Peace: Creating Life Anew (ISBN: 1-4241-2279-1; Publish America; August 2006), inspires and entertains readers as it explains that peace is our true reality and a potent energy assembled in a certain format. In Living A Radical Peace, Krulikowski weaves the potential of peace within us all. Using personal parables, illustrations from other texts, and also using Jesus as exemplary of one who defied the status quote and was not passive, Living A Radical Peace proposes that we are encoded as spirit before matter and capable of shaping physical substance and experience to create life anew.

In this book Krulikowski provides readers with five reasons people have come to fear peace, then questions the foundations of our beliefs and the illusions we create when we accept the standards of common authorities. It is, she states, when we each commit Allegiance to a "Higher Authority," rather than the common leaderships and beliefs ingrained within society, that we engage the full power of our soul's call.

A Much Endorsed Book
Living A Radical Peace has received advance endorsements from several well-known authors and media personalities, including the following:

John Randolph Price (author of The Superbeings, and The Abundance Book), finds Living A Radical Peace to be "...truly a book for our time. As a guide to a higher consciousness of peace, it is filled with special exercises to open the heart-mind to change behavioral patterns and to understand the coded imprints of our divine creation. In the process we discover peace within and without as a life-changing experience."

Soul Gardening author Terry Hershey states emphatically that "...Claire Krulikowski asks us to begin the more difficult journey for radical peace, a peace that must begin inside of each of us, and colors our relationships and the world around us. Living A Radical Peace is reflective, thought provoking, and challenging. Read it."

DavidPaul Doyle (The Journey That Never Was) says Krulikowski's book "...brings vision, passion, and understanding not only to the concept of peace but, most importantly, to living the peace of who you are in the world."

Cameron and Lucia Monette-Steele, Contact Radio hosts, are sure "Living A Radical Peace is a guide to help individuals understand what peace truly means and how to live life compassionately, which is the ultimate path to peace."

Radical Peace Book Availability
You can order copies of Living A Radical Peace: Creating Life Anew either from online bookstores and, or directly through publisher PublishAmerica (, or by special order through local bookstores. Cover price is $19.95 and several sites are presently offering new release discount offers.

About the Author
Claire Krulikowski has authored three books, including the recently re-released India travel memoir, Moonlight on the Ganga (new ISBN: 0-595-39655-0) , and a collection of mystic, poetry entitled Rapture. A freelance writer and editor since 1990, she is well respected among writers in the Northwest. Her workshops for writers are enjoyed and well-attended at writer conferences, including the Willamette Writer's Conference in Portand and the Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference in Seattle, Washington; and regional seminars are also scheduled. Her company, Ashootingstarz Production, provides editing, copy writing, research, and PR services beneficial to both writers and business owners.