Category Archives: Books

Who wants to join me for Na No Wri Mo Month?

Okay, all you closet writers, who wants to join me for National Novel Writing Month in November?

Na No Wri Mo is a fun-filled month of frantic writing if you are anything like me. Why is frantic? Glad you asked, it is because you agree to write 50,000 words in 30 days. For me and my wring process that’s a lot! There are many organized and informal writing events or opportunities that go on with Na No Wri Mo to help us along

I have participated twice in Na No Wri Mo, once formally in 2015. I went to the designated meeting spots (one was a Husky 24 hr. Restaurant) in Calgary where I met with a dozen or so crazy writers and we waited until exactly 12:00:01 am on November 1st before we started writing. It was a lot of fun, to be with a plethora of young enthusiastic writers.

I also participated in a second Na No Wri Mo in 2016, which saw me chained to my own computer. Which was just as successful. But not nearly as fun!


I’d love to have a group of us form an informal writing support group. I don’t know what this could look like. But I’d love to hear from you if this interests you! Drop me a line at neil@shindao.com

I Can’t believe I have a 7-Year-old!

It is true 7 years ago I released my first book in the A Warrior’s Heart Trilogy. A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening. OMG, where has the time gone? It just seemed like yesterday I was afraid to let people read it. Then I was afraid on release day no one was going to buy it. Now my baby is 7 years old! That is amazing.

Change your life – change the world

If you’re one of the millions of people that feels called to write a book, whether it’s to leave a legacy, share a message or program, or find greater purpose and fulfillment…

I’m excited to share with you a free Master Class from a 6x award winning and bestselling author, my friend and colleague Kathryn Kemp Guylay.

According to the groundbreaking research Kathryn has conducted with over 100 authors, there are four key elements that trip up aspiring authors on their publishing journey and process to achieve their full potential.

It has to do with the rapidly changing publishing industry—which has created confusion and complexity for authors, many of whom fall prey to faulty contracts or even industry “predators”.

Yikes. I know that sounds bad.  But Kathryn is dedicated to gently working with authors to guide them through the complexity and confusion so that they can navigate their publishing journey with confidence and competence.

I’m excited to announce that she’s offering a FREE masterclass in which she’s going to show you how to:

  1. Start your profitable publishing journey with the SMART first step (hint- it is NOT to “just start writing” OR “sign a contract”)
  2. Learn the industry players-and how they affect your profitability and happiness factor
  3. Avoid the Magnum Opus complex
  4. Think beyond the book

The masterclass is called: “The 4 Essential Elements for Navigating the Publishing Industry with Confidence and Achieving Your Financial Goals in Publishing.”

Sign up now for the free Master Class with Kathryn

If you’re committed to changing more lives with your expertise and content, I encourage you to sign up for Kathryn’s masterclass.

L. Neil Thrussell

P.S.  Kathryn is giving a special gift to those who attend the masterclass live.  Go here to register for free Masterclass .

A Warrior’s Heart: The Promise

 I started Writing A Warrior’s Heart:  The Promise just over 2 years ago.  I wrote about 5 pages and then  I stopped. With out any real  reason, I just couldn’t seem to find the words.  Every-time I sat down to write, nothing manifested itself on to the pages.

Though  “THE PROMISE” was never far from my heart.  It was just that the words didn’t want to come.  Well last weekend Calgary, Alberta, Canada got pounded with a snow storm and I was stuck inside the house for the whole weekend.  Oops that’s a lie, I did go outside and shovel snow at least three separate times.

But, there was creative magic in being stuck inside that weekend  because I could do nothing besides, shovel snow, watch Netflix and write.  Let me tell you write is what I did!

It felt awesome to be in the magical world of Graham and Master Akio once again!

Stay Tuned!

Two books on the bestseller list at the same time… still

A_warriors_heart_best_seller_400I think it is so cool that my first book “A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening” is trending on Amazon’s bestseller list right now @ #20 in Kindle Store

and my third book “A Warrior’s Heart: Convocation” is trending on Amazon Bestsellers Rank @
#26 in Kindle Store
#63 in Books

You can Get the KINDLE version of my first book for free until Friday Midnight..

I have two books on the bestseller list at the same time

A_warriors_heart_best_seller_400I think it is so cool that my first book “A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening” is trending on Amazon’s bestseller list right now @ #19 in Kindle Store

and my third book “A Warrior’s Heart: Convocation” is trending on Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
#12 in Kindle Store
#33 in Books

You can Get the KINDLE version of my first book for free until Friday Midnight..

Day 10 and I’m Still On The Best Seller List

I released A Warrior’s Heart: Convocation on Monday, November 23rd and here it is Wednesday,  December 10th and it is still on the best seller list.. Ya us!

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,247 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)