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I have completed the first in a series of Ojai "writing yoga" memoirs.
I have completed the first in a series of Ojai "writing yoga" memoirs.
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I want to self publish my first yoga memoir, Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir, and sell it on Amazon.com, where it will be listed with my yoga books. My manuscript is complete except for the Afterword and one more round of editing. The funds will be used to create a front and back cover, formatting, and other expenses associated with publishing. Any additional funds will go for a new computer -- I am working on a slow, ancient laptop with a sticky keyboard.

 Project Summary Fishing on Facebook: A Writing Yoga Memoir.

 Like millions of other men and women, renowned author and yoga teacher Suza Francina is a Facebook user. One evening she received a friend request from an Adam Johnson. Having known him years before, she accepted. And so began a roller-coaster journey of romance and intrigue.

Fishing on Facebook is the revealing recounting of that journey, drawn from Francina's practice of daily journal writing. “When I write, I feel freedom coming. The circumstances of my life have not changed, but the doors of perception open. In this way, writing and yoga are tools for ‘peeling the onion.’ Both practices hold the potential to reveal a core of truth often hidden deep inside us. And although keeping a journal might not keep us from falling over the edge, it can help us land in a more honest place.”

Based on Adam's impressive Facebook persona and their many common interests, the Facebook friendship with Adam evolved quickly into dating. Francina discovered that it doesn't matter how old you are, or whether you are a yoga teacher or a pole dancer -- the illusion of love is universal and ageless. “Dating when you are sixty,” she declares, is virtually identical to dating when you’re sixteen.”

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 I want to direct people to Suza Francina's engaging, honest story about a dating saga many women can relate to. With class and seriousness, but humor too, Suza exposes the experiences of dating at mid life and older, and the mistakes a woman makes when presented with charm that appears and disappears. One aim is to help women hold men accountable. --Nancy Gross, editor, publisher, The Bubble.

 I think its great that you are going public with this, to warn other women but also so he can see what he looks like. No sense of bitterness or vengeance seeps into the story, so it does have this “objective” view to it. --Richard Laubly, Paris, France

All fourteen chapters are posted on my blog: http://suzaji.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/writing-yoga-fishing-on-facebook/

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