Are You An Ideal Candidate For Publicity? Let’s See What Marsha From “News & Experts” Thinks.

Authors and Writers are an extraordinary breed

We work feverishly at the craft of writing and when we chose to publish our works, unless you make the “Big Time” it is difficult to work our way into “Main Stream Media.” Of course, we want our books to be found by readers all over the world who may enjoy our “style” of writing, be it fiction, a memoir, or mystery suspense reads. That is where an amazing PR Firm can help. And luckily I have a friend in the BIZZ.

 ~ CEO of News & Experts PR Firm knows not all authors can afford a public relations company. So she is kind enough to share many tips and advice with us from her sites and why I enjoy having her as a guest frequently here on my book promotions blog. She has been doing what she does for over 28 years now, and is passionate and caring about what she does and about helping authors gain the spotlight. So here is a new Guest Article she has shared in hopes of you gaining some knowledge on how to make you and your books shine through media!




MSI Public Relations ~ Marsha Friedman

From the beginning, Marsha set out to make her company different. Today, Marsha is considered a national pioneer in pay for performance PR, a model other firms have since tried to replicate…

Author of ‘Celebritize Yourself’ ~ Now on

Celebritize Yourself



Guest Article ~ Ready For The Media?

Here’s a question you might have asked yourself as you decide whether to take the plunge and embark on a PR campaign: How do I know if I qualify for the media spotlight?

If you aren’t someone the media is already beating down the doors to interview, you can get them to look your way if you have the right qualities and characteristics that will give them the assurance that you’re someone worth their time.

But just what are those qualities and characteristics? Let me share a few that I think make someone the ideal candidate to have a successful publicity campaign:

  • A book. One of the best ways to build your authority is to write a book. This can give you a leg up on others in your field because not only can you talk about the same things as your competitors, but you literally wrote the book on the subject! Some people try to beg off this one, saying they struggle to write a short essay, so an entire book is out of the question. Relax. That’s where topnotch ghostwriters come into the picture and can do the job for you. Do you absolutely need a book to have a successful PR campaign? No, but it immediately communicates your authority which helps immeasurably with gaining entry to the media.
  • Credentials. When we choose to take on a client, what we look for is that your credentials are in line with your message. The media must be able to trust that you know your subject and credentials are the primary qualifiers they use. They will be skeptical of anyone who strays too far outside their area of expertise. For example, a medical doctor who wants to talk about heart disease is a good fit. A medical doctor who had success with his own investments, and writes an investment book is not such a good fit. Why would the media interview the doctor when they could find a highly credentialed financial professional?
  • Experience and knowledge. When you’ve personally undergone, encountered or lived through something, then yours is a voice the media is more likely to listen to. For example, if a teacher who spent 25 years in the classroom says he has ideas about how to improve student learning, that will carry more weight than if it comes from someone who hasn’t stepped inside a classroom since their high school graduation three decades ago. Your experience can give you anecdotal stories to share with the media, and your knowledge helps put that experience in perspective for the media.
  • Passion. We always try to tap into a client’s passion because we know that if we set up an interview with the media it is more likely to go well if our client is talking from where their heart is. While we can present you to the media as an authority, once the interview begins it’s your passion that will engage them and their audience.

So do you think you have what it takes? Do you have the credentials, experience, knowledge, and passion – and perhaps also a book? That makes you the ideal person to launch a great publicity campaign.

Remember, you don’t have to be a household name to get started. But with dedication, tenacity, persistence, and commitment to this business-growth journey, you might become one before it’s over.

Ideally yours,


P.S. If you’d like professional help getting coverage in the press, and being interviewed on radio and TV, give us a call. We’ve been providing this service to clients for 27 years. We also offer a comprehensive social media marketing program for select clients, where we do it all for you. If you’re interested in our help, please call us at 727-443-7115 Ext. 231. We’d love to hear from you! 



More Amazing Editorial Reviews For “Kim Carter Mysteries” and Her Novel Series.

NEW BOOK REVIEWS FOR “The Clara and Iris Mystery” By Brianna Remus Books!”

Award Winning Author Kim Carter

BOOK REVIEW ~ “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” ~ Book One ~ Author: Kim Carter
Title: Sweet Dreams Baby Belle
Genre(s): Literature and fiction; Historical; Mystery; Suspense
Stars: 4

Review: This novel starts out with an exciting scene that displays the cruelty of the villain, Dr. Grant Chatsworth. Although I much prefer for the mystery to be unveiled towards the end, I think the introduction alluded to how twisted the story would become. The beginning of the novel overall is quite simmering. It took about 100 pages for me to feel connected to Lizzie’s character because she came across as lacking in depth. However, as the story progressed readers are able to see a lot more of her inner strength that was repressed over the years she spent as Dr. Chatsworth’s young wife. Despite the main story following Lizzie and Dr. Chatsworth, my favorite characters in the novel are Clara and Iris.

They are two best friends in the midst of retirement who get caught up in uncovering Dr. Chatsworth’s scheme. The best part about these women is how they balance one another out. Clara is sensible and intelligent, while Iris is sassy and adventurous. I think their teamwork added a lot to the novel and it made it very fun to read. Overall, the writing style is very fluid and easy to follow, the storyline was unique, and the characters were intriguing. I recommend this to anyone who likes a slow-burning mystery that also has humor.

Book Description: “Waitress Lizzie Headrick thought she had finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and their quick courtship ended with the four-carat diamond engagement ring of her dreams. Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, a renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. She finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie who runs the household. When Lizzie discovers that Cardiac Care Research, his drug development company, is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill.

Her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband, Leland, quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for. As the confines of her hideaway close in on her, she retreats to the small historical cemetery next door where the small, damaged tombstone of a child soon catches her eye and captures her heart. Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and eliminate her.
But, will the mystery of the small tombstone end Lizzie’s life first?




Title: Murder Among the Tombstones
Genre(s): Mystery; Thriller and suspense
Stars: 5

ReviewMurder Among the Tombstones begins similarly to Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle in that the opening scene provides readers with insight into the murder that leaves the remaining characters in search for the perpetrator. As I mentioned in my review for Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle I enjoyed Clara and Iris immensely and their likability definitely carried over into this novel. The elderly women decide to open their own private investigation business after they uncovered a Ponzi scheme in the previous novel.

A good portion of the beginning of the novel provides readers with a humorous start as Clara and Iris develop their new business into something worthy of the patrons. Readers also learn about the detectives working the murder case and how difficult their job is to find the perpetrator. As the story unfolds, Clara and Iris are called to help unveil the mystery. They add so much humor and realism to the novel; there were multiple times when I found myself laughing out loud at Clara and Iris’s banter. I think the development of the plot was engaging and enjoyable to follow. I’d say this novel would be excellent if you prefer to have a lighter read within the mystery/suspense genre. This won’t necessarily be a chilling read or the novel that keeps you up at night, but you will find yourself smiling and laughing throughout as a team of characters uncovers the truth about a terrible situation.

Book Description: “A Clara and Iris Mystery When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold. Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case. Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes. When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose? Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again. But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?”


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Award-winning author Kim Carter is a prolific writer of contemporary mystery, suspense, and edge-of-your-seat thriller reads. Book two of her new novel series has won a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award. A fan favorite among avid mystery readers, Kim has newly re-released When Dawn Never Comes, No Second Chances, and Deadly Odds in all new editions in January 2018. The Clara and Iris Mystery series includes Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle as book one of the series in June 2017. Book two, Murder Among The Tombstones, released August 2017, and the book award winner!

Kim has now released another new mystery titled And The Forecast Calls For Rain in January 2018. All her books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Smashwords. They are all published by Raven South Publishing of Atlanta, Georgia.

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base and she enjoys interacting and engaging with them all. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children. As empty nesters, they spend their time with their three retired greyhounds. She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology, and now has become a career writer and author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

Author, Kim Carter is always available for author appearances, book signings, and guest interviews. Interested book retailers can order her books by contacting: Raven South Publishing – Attn. Kelly Keylon Email:


Reviews Courtesy of Brianna Remus Books! and “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den”

New Release By Author, A. Gavazzoni – Book 3 of “Hidden Motives” Trilogy and Cold Coffee Press Author Interview.

Hello and Welcome Readers and Visitors,

“The wait is finally over for Book Three of “The Hidden Motives Trilogy” by amazing Brazillian writer and author A. Gavazzoni” … The Brilliant Game her new release is now Available On Amazon Kindle.


New Release – A Gavazoni

Spotlight Interview With Author A. Gavazzoni

A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She has won The Golden Book Award-Readers Choice, along with 5 other amazing awards and mentions for her first novel Behind The Door – Book One of her Hidden Motives Trilogy. 

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.

Adriana invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events.



What makes you proud to be a writer from Brazil? 
Brazil is a blend of cultures, religions, colors, and freedom that inspired me to write novels based on all kinds of subjects, from psychiatry to sex, with no bias and no judgments.

What or who inspired you to become a writer?
My legal career, the necessity to tell my clients’ stories for judges made me a storyteller but also my passion for books, I’m a voracious reader and I love a good story. I believe my love for books inspired me to write.

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage?
My upbringing was great, my parents always gave me a lot of freedom to do things my way, they were always very supportive of my decisions and that helps a lot when you decide to start a different career like writing. To have a supportive family allows me to fly.

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? 
Three years ago, but I have been writing since I was a kid.

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process?
To be able to do what I love most in life, tell stories.

What has been the most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? Publishing brought new and wonderful friends among writers and readers to my life, people from all corners of the world. That’s the best in my opinion, to have friends.

How many published books do you have? 
Three. A legal book published in Brazil and Two Novels.

Please list the titles of all your books: Included in my “Hidden Motives Trilogy is: Behind The Door (Book One) – Lara’s Journal Book Two) and now – The Brilliant Game (Book Three Finale).

Please tell us the genre of each of your books. 
All three are Sizzling Psychological Light Erotic Thriller/Suspense …

Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript? 
The first one I was in the middle when the name came to me and the second one I knew from the beginning. Now I just finished and released a new novel titled; The Brilliant Game!





Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre?
My genre is a blend of psychological and erotic thrillers with a “dash” of mystery and suspense. I’m a huge fan of mysteries and thrillers because I love to be surprised. I love the unpredictable, so thrillers are my genre. I wanted my novel to have all right ingredients like Passion, mystery, unpredictability, love, and drama that only psychological and erotic thrillers can have.

Which book title would you like featured in this interview?
Behind The Door – the first one of “Hidden Motives Series.” And a New Release Shout Out of my New Release:  The Brilliant Game.

What was your inspiration, spark or light bulb moment that inspired you to write the book (one book) that you are seeking promotion for?
I was traveling with my best friend Alisson and I we were talking about books and he told me: “we should write, we have lots of stories to tell.” And I told him: “Yes, let’s do it!” So that’s how Behind The Door’s idea start to sprout in my mind.

What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors?
If you want to be an author, start writing for yourself and don’t mind about pleasing people, think about writing for your own pleasure and you will have a masterpiece.

And Lastly, Who is your favorite author and why? 
So many marvelous writers inspired me…to start with, the classical ones, such as Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell…and modern ones, such as Morris West, Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Colleen McCullough…but I could list a hundred here…the poems of Alisson Matos—a Brazilian writer, and poetry from Baudelaire to Allan Poe.


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(Interview courtesy of  Cold Coffee Café
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New Book Review – Kim Carter Mysteries – Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle by Melissa J – Book Addicts Reviews!

Cat’s Book Review Blog Pick of The Week! And? She gave Author, Kim Carter a Rave Review of Book One of her New “Clara & Iris Mystery” titled “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle!” ~ Melissa J is my Blogger of The Week!

xoxo CAT



Cat Welcomes Author, A. Gavazzoni and Her New Soon Release of; “The Brilliant Game” Book Three of ‘The Hidden Motives Novel Series.’

About The Brilliant Game: Now On Pre-Order
Now On Amazon Kindle!


Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for.

A series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down.

Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.

Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer.
Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason.


Fasten your seat belts before you embark on this roller coaster, and prepare for the most unpredictable end!


Behind the Door: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives Book 1)  Lara's Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives Book 2)  The Brilliant Game (Hidden Motives Book 3)


A Gavazzoni

Award-Winning Author, A. Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author and has been a lawyer for twenty-seven years. She won an award for her first book; “Behind The Door”: The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; Honorable mention at Paris Book Festival 2017; Honorable Mention at Reader’s Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist of “The Independent Author Awards.

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law, and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.  She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, good food, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook. She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She resides in Brazil.


She invites readers to visit her Official Website & Blog anytime for updates on upcoming books and events. Come connect with her on Social Media too!


Official Author Facebook
And Instagram




Adriana Gavazzoni

“My name is Adriana Gavazzoni and I’m a lawyer and professor of law. When I’m not practicing I enjoy spending my time writing novels and legal books and I am a voracious reader. I’m a very active person and love to dance, exercise and travel. My favorite countries are France, Italy, and the USA. I speak four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and I am currently studying Chinese. I hope to master it someday but it’s been a challenge! I absolutely adore animals and have two dogs of my own. Don’t tell them, but my love for dogs extends to all the rest!”


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“Find The Seeker!” Book Reviews and High Praise For This Meaningful Read.

About The Book  Find The Seeker!: The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness 


Find the Seeker! with the subtitle “The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness,” based on the tried and tested the wisdom of a living Master and enlightened ones throughout the ages, accompanies us on a life-changing inner pilgrimage.

Find the Seeker! is a powerful, straight-talking wake-up call to people of all faiths and confessions, holding up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego. Immensely uplifting and rewarding, the book serves as a traveling companion and guide, enticing readers with a vision of what we really are -which can only be directly experienced – by helping us unfold our true nature and reboot our spiritual search so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way, seekers become finders, and we can enjoy the bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours.


Find the Seeker! has garnered extensive praise from spiritual teachers: 

“A unique, extraordinary and extremely valuable work.” – Ihaleakala Lew Pen 
“Disarming and worth experiencing.” -John Tarrant
“Refreshing as a clear stream.” -Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum
“The book…touches your heart.” -Hue Feng







“The best advice as a reader I have received was, “never judge a book by its cover.” Personally, I can say this is true about, “Find The Seeker!: The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness.”

Find The Seeker!, written by Author’s Clifford Stevens and Master Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi, who is, by the way, one of the few living Zen Masters of our generation, have poured their wisdom and souls into this book. Simply well written, you will take a path of freedom, deep inner peace, and a journey of inspiration and enlightenment while reading this book. It doesn’t read as a traditional new age, or Zen type read, it truly will uplift you no matter who or what you believe to be a “power greater than oneself.”
I will note, I maintain life in recovery from addiction. This book can also serve as a type of “life workbook” for those who want to live a full deep meaningful live while maintaining recovery.

It can be read as a guide with the advice and unique techniques shared inside as part of our recovery work and look “within oneself” in changing those thinking errors and character defects. That is why my favorite chapters I got the most from was “The Ego and Non- Thinking.” Both author’s knowledge of knowing there are plenty of books out there about meditation and “how to’s” is why this book was exceptionally written and much different than those books.

This read inspires and motivates one to go out in the world and enjoy living life now and be present, be it travel, exploring, or through life adventures. It will guide you to a fulfilling and happy destination and well-balanced living for a lifetime. It can be adapted to any faith or as we recovery people say, to whomever our “Higher Power” happens to be.

That is just some of what I have learned reading this fantastic book and much more!

I highly suggest it for everyone, and it deserves my 5-star rating.



New Review By ~ Red Headed Book Lover Blog

Find The Seeker!: The Pathless Path to Fulfilment and Happiness is one of the most moving, enchanting and informative self-help guides that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The description of this book intrigued me thanks to the sentence ‘a powerful, straight-talking wake-up call to people of all faiths and confessions.’ When I read this sentence, I was intrigued and wanted to learn more and so I knew that I had to read this book as well as review it for all of you lovely readers. Now that I have finished reading Find The Seeker, I can happily write that this self-help/spiritual guide is one of the most incredible books I have ever read from the genre so please book lovers, do read this book as you won’t regret it!

Find The Seeker is written by Genro Xuan Lou Laoshi, a Zen master and his pupil, Clifford Stevens. Throughout their enchanting book, they will enlighten their readers on many subjects; topics such as mind, body and spirit and personal growth as well as how to attain happiness. The authors of this stunning piece of nonfiction focus on the spiritual dimension… a dimension that everybody shares. They will blissfully take their readers on a journey on how they can live a fulfilling life, attain happiness and how to grow to who you want to be. The journey the reader is taken on is a beautiful one and will enlighten many readers.

The journey the reader is taken on throughout this book is incredible and they are taken on this journey in a flawless way, thanks to the two talented authors of this book. Both authors are well accomplished in the topics explored in this book and so they are more than qualified to share their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on how to live a more fulfilling life. The reader won’t be able to help but fully invest themselves in their teachings as they both have an excellent way of captivating the reader and compelling them to read from beginning to end.

Not only is Genro Xuan Lou Laoshi and Clifford Stevens men who have incredible teachings to share, they are also talented authors as their words are stunning and will grip the reader’s attention from very early on. As I read this book I was hooked and this is thanks to their easy to read, with unique intriguing literature that reads beautifully throughout.

As Find The Seeker is an incredible, motivational, and inspiring book that has the potential to help people and change their lives for the better, I have no choice but to award this book a dazzling five stars. If you are a reader who is looking to improve your life and fulfill it or are interested in Zen and Buddhism and helping your self then this beautiful, gripping book is most certainly for you…







Praise for Find the Seeker!

Find the Seeker! is fresh as spring grass and refreshing as a clear stream. The teachings in this book refuse to be confined to a spiritual checklist or manual of meditative techniques. Instead, the authors, again and again, challenge readers to return to the vibrant truth of original nature. Going beyond optimistic self-help and nihilistic despair, Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and Clifford Stevens remind us of how wonderful it is to let go of grasping and taste the vividness of direct experience.”

–Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, neuropsychologist and psychotherapist, Zen and Qi Gong teacher, author of Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching, and Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy.




You can purchase this book on Amazon Books & Kindle online  and on Barnes and Noble too…

Cat Welcomes Authors, Clifford Stevens & Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and a New Release; “Find The Seeker!: The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness.

“Cat and Lyon Media and Literary Promotions “Welcomes” Authors, Clifford Stevens and Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi to “Cat Lyons Reading and Writing Den.”

It is not every day I get the Honor and Privilege to work with one of the few living Zen Masters of our time, Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and is why their New Book Release; “Find The Seeker!: The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness” is so special to share and to be working with both authors! Here is more about them and about their new book …





Find the Seeker! with the subtitle “The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness”, based on the tried and tested wisdom of a living Master and enlightened ones throughout the ages, accompanies us on a life-changing inner pilgrimage.

Find the Seeker! is a powerful, straight-talking wake-up call to people of all faiths and confessions, holding up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego. Immensely uplifting and rewarding, the book serves as a traveling companion and guide, enticing readers with a vision of what we really are -which can only be directly experienced – by helping us unfold our true nature and reboot our spiritual search so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way, seekers become finders, and we can enjoy the bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours.


Find the Seeker! has garnered extensive praise from spiritual teachers: 

“A unique, extraordinary and extremely valuable work.” – Ihaleakala Lew Pen
“Disarming and worth experiencing.” -John Tarrant
“Refreshing as a clear stream.” -Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum
“The book…touches your heart.” -Hue Feng






Gert Beirer, who was born in Austria in 1945, studied Zen, meditation, Kung-Fu, Qi Gong, and acupuncture in Asia. He was given the name Genro (“Origin of Joy”) Xuan Lou, Laoshi (Laoshi = “Spiritual Master”) by Zen Master Tetsuo Kiichi Nagaya Roshi. Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi was named Zen (Chan) Master by the Abbot and Grand Master Kun Kong at the Lingyin Temple (Shakyamuni Buddhism) in Hangzhou, with whom he studied 11 years, by Abbot and Zen Master Shi Chan Ming in Wuhan, Province Hubei, China, and was also named Shifu or “Spiritual Teacher” in 2009 by Shi Xue Feng, Abbot of the Ding Shan Temple in Germany.

After returning to Europe, Genro spent decades as a therapist and business consultant and has been heading the Qi Gong Master School in Austria for many years, practicing in accordance with the Wuhan-Yangsheng style.

Genro Laoshi has lectured at universities, appeared on TV, held seminars on a variety of spiritual and self-help topics, taught Qi Gong courses and published articles and books on meditation, Zen, motivation and communication, storytelling, body-reading, sexual Kung-Fu, autohypnosis and many more topics.


Clifford Stevens (Ki-ichi) was born in the United States. His career included stints as a teacher, journalist, PR manager, and translator. He has studied Qi Gong, Zen and meditation with Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi for many years.

His meditation-imparted experiences and the Dharma transmission from Genro have qualified him to be a teacher of Zen. He humbly reveals his deep insights and awareness of the spiritual cosmos as he wanders along the pathless path with his Zen Master.



WHY Readers Will Enjoy This Book:


Find the Seeker! – based on first-hand experience as well as the tried and tested
the wisdom of a modern-day Master and enlightened ones throughout the ages,
serves as a traveling companion and guide, taking readers on an inner pilgrimage
to reboot their spiritual search and renew their limiting, thought-driven and
ego-dominated lives.

• The strength of the book is its focus on the spiritual dimension underlying Existence
which all people share, and its picking people up where they are in a compassionate
and understandable manner. At the same time, it is not a wishy-washy
quick fix or esoteric porridge pandering to those who want a spiritual baby rattle.
• The book is in stark contrast to the majority of books which indulge in superficial
descriptions or sayings and provide seemingly “precise” instructions, lists of goals
or steps to take which entrap people into continuing their dependency on intermediaries
and religious institutions, or prolonging the self-delusion of being less
than they really are. It does not slowly work its way to a conclusion but continually
repeats key messages to hammer away at our conventional beliefs.
• The authors aim to act as facilitators, hoping it will fall on fertile ground. Speaking
with authority and a sense of urgency, and continuously hammering away at our
conventional belief systems, they hope to transform the seemingly complicated
path of so many seekers into the realization that we already are what we are
looking for.



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