29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times best-selling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. 29 Life Lessons includes personal stories from Walker and members of the 29 Gifts global community, self-help prompts, and creative giving tips.
29 Life Lessons tells the story of the growth and evolution of a global goodwill movement. It is part memoir and personal essay, part self-help workbook. Some of the stories will have visuals to support them, such as photos, drawings or other art. Authors Cami Walker and Angel Stork artfully weave colorful giving stories from the 29 Gifts global community members to illustrate the transformative power of giving in all areas of our lives.
The following nine “Slices of Life” categories will be used as sections to help organize the content for the reader. In addition to moving “real life” giving stories, each book section will include prescriptive giving tips and creative "lessons" to help readers more fully open to the natural reciprocity of the universe. *Personal Growth and Self Love *Health and Well-being *Creativity and Self Expression *Calling and Career *Abundance and Wealth *Family and Friendship *Love and Romance *Spiritual Growth *Community Connections
Future books could be rolled out from each category, each with a collection of personal essays, netting a total of nine additional titles in a series.
Cami Walker founded the www.29Gifts.org movement in 2008. She lives in Denver, Colorado with Charlie, her 5-pound rescue dog. Her writing has appeared in O magazine, Oprah.com, Women’s World, Psychology Today and others. Walker was interviewed on the Today Show, NPR, and many podcasts.
For 29 Life Lessons, Walker will collaborate with co-writer Angel Stork, an original member and contributor to www.29gifts.org. Stork has been a spiritual teacher and coach for 30 years. She is a published author and blogger living in Northern California.
How to Submit: Sign up at www.29gifts.org and post your 2,000-word personal essay in the "Great Giving Stories for Inspiration" discussion category. Please also email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.