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Besides helping many writers improve their manuscripts and publish independently, Fearless Literary develops a limited number of projects for direct representation to publishers. We currently specialize in the nonfiction fields of contemporary spirituality, human potential, health & fitness, memoir, and the arts, but have begun to develop some fiction projects. Following are some of the promising projects now in progress at various stages of development. Rights inquiries from established publishers are welcome. To keep up with all author news from Fearless Literary, join the Fearless Books mailing list.

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DR. ANNIE & JOHN CAMPBELL

MARY CLAYBON     KEVIN FISHER-PAULSON

DAVID KNOPFLER     JUSTIN PEGNATARO

GARY R. RENARD     WENDY SARKISSIAN     SANGEETHA SHINDE


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CURRENTLY IN REPRESENTATION: In December 2020, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that "2021 must be the year to reconcile humanity with nature." Ecotherapist Justin Pegnataro adds a crucial perspective to that reconciliation with his first book, RECLAIMING OUR NATURE: Practices for Reconnecting with the Earth and Each Other. With an academic background in biology and anthropology and a Masters degree and license in Mental Health Counseling, Justin worked as an environmental educator for the Yale School of Forestry and directed a wilderness school for ten years before founding his private ecotherapy practice. RECLAIMING is not a a simplistic "back to nature" or wilderness guide, but an articulate program of philosophy and specific practices for "following the pain of the earth" to a healing reconnection with our humanity-in-nature. For some specifics, see his "Living with a Wild Heart" vlog.

 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT: Dr. Annie & John Campbell of East Sussex in the UK are working with Fearless Literary to develop SoulSex at Any Age: The Drugfree Way to Sensual Intimacy & Ecstasy that will summarize their work as spiritual sex educators, described at their website "We Talk About Sex."Annie is an accomplished neuropsychologist with a PhD in neuroscience and three books on her resume, including the 1998 title Brain Sex. She also worked for the BBC in documentary production, subsequently forming her own independent film company Quality Time TV, founded and run with her late husband Bill Moir. John had a successful and sometimes notorious career as a merchant ship captain and oil industry entrepreneur before "retiring" to become a therapeutic counsellor, NLP practitioner, and hynotherapist. John & Annie met in 2013 and cite A Course in Miracles as the central inspiration of their teaching. They made a film with Erika Lust, the feminist erotic filmmaker, which drew worldwide press attention in 2019.

 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT: A Registered Nurse whose work incorporates a spiritual foundation, Mary Claybon of Cincinnati, OH has led study groups for A Course in Miracles since 2005. Her weekly summaries of these meetings are being developed for representation by Fearless Literary as a book entitled GROUP HUGS: Experiencing Miracles Together, the first book in the Course field to explore the experience of informal study groups, which number over 2000 worldwide. With a BA in Liberal Arts emphasizing philosophy, psychology, and spirituality and a M.Ed. in Health Education, Mary has worked in the specialty areas of Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Medical Surgical nursing. She also has an an interest in Integrative Healing and Alternative Medicine, and provides wellness and lifestyle consultations and coaching through her business Promoting Health: The Middle Way. She was a contributing author to The Pocket Book of Limericks and Discover Your Inner Strength.

 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT: Fearless Literary is pleased to announce signing native South Indian writer and feminist activist Sangeetha Shinde for the editorial development and representation of her novel THE THOUSAND LIGHTS OF CHENNAI, based on the true-life story of a slum-dweller who was bought and sold three times as a domestic slave. Previously Sangeetha was the founding editor of two national cultural magazines and contributing editor to a premier life-style magazine in the Middle East; Principal Correspondent with The Times Group in India; and a contributor to Reader's Digest, Femina and Savvy. She has also authored a book of short stories for the Kingdom of Jordan (Amman: Story) and served on the judging panel of a London-based international short story contest. Currently living in Greece with her husband, Sangeetha grew up in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu which inspired A Moral Murder, her successful second book of short stories. Read her stunning manifesto "I Am An Indian Woman" and connect with her on Facebook.

 

CURRENTLY IN REPRESENTATION: In 2016, Wendy Sarkissian PhD watched in horror as her beloved husband Karl drowned before her eyes in their car that had plunged into a river in Australia. Narrowly escaping with her own life, Wendy soon found both solace and wisdom in written communications with her lost husband, a story she tells with wit and wisdom in STAY CLOSE: How to Heal from Grief and Stay Connected to One Who Has Died. Utilizing the principles of radical philosopher and educator Rudolf Steiner from his book Staying Connected, Wendy tells a heart-rending yet ultimately inspiring story of the timelessness of an authentic intimate relationship. Wendy lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and has a professional background comprising 50 years experience in city & community planning and environmental ethics. Read excerpts and order the e-book here. Fearless Literary is also representing Wendy's memoir in progress, CREEKSONG: How the Forest Teaches a Woman about Courage, Nature, and Forgiveness.

 

Gary R. Renard, the best-selling author of The Disappearance of the Universe, Your Immortal Reality, Love Has Forgotten No One, and The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other, was born on the historic North Shore of Massachusetts. He became a successful professional guitar player, but during the harmonic convergence of 1987, he heard a calling and began to take his life in a different direction. At the beginning of the 1990s, he moved to Maine, where he underwent a powerful spiritual awakening. As instructed, he slowly and carefully wrote Disappearance over a period of nine years. Originally published by Fearless Books in 2003, the title was an immediate small-press phenomenon and was licensed to Hay House in 2005, going on to sell over 200,000 copies in world English and a number of foreign editions. Fearless Literary is pleased to welcome Gary "back home" by representing his fifth title, currently in progress, entitled The Awareness of Being God. Publisher inquiries are invited. Watch an interview with Gary and his wife Cindy Lora-Renard on a Fearless Hour "Extra".


CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT: Fearless Literary is working with veteran indie musician David Knopfler, founder of the 70s hit band Dire Straits, to develop a book of advice and memoir entitled HIGHER STRAITS: An Indie Musician's Advice for Keeping It Together and Getting Some Satisfaction. The book will offer David's experienced wisdom on the independent music biz for up-and-coming musicians, based on his early experience in Dire Straits and his subsequent pursuit of a self-produced musical career. "If you feel driven and compelled to make your work and to be fiercely original and have something unique to say, in a compelling way, then chances are the helpers will be there for you... the doors will open some, the ice will crack. You just have to be sufficiently driven not to give up, even when you’re feeling about as popular as Vincent Van Gogh did when the good people of Arles sent him packing." For more preview, read the Fearless "Higher Straits" interview with David here.


CURRENTLY IN REPRESENTATION:The author of the award-winning memoir A SONG FOR LOST ANGELS: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family (originally published by Fearless Books) Kevin Thaddeus Fisher-Paulson lives with his husband Brian, their two sons, and their four rescue dogs in San Francisco. When not writing, he serves as Chief Deputy of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. He earned a degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and subsequently studied writing with Dorothy Allison, Jessica Hagedorn and Steve Abbott. Kevin is a weekly columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, contributes irregularly to the National Public Radio Perspective Series, and blogs for Gays with Kids. Fearless Literary assisted in the independent launch of the first collection of Kevin's Chronicle columns, entitled How We Keep Spinning...! Fearless Literary is currently representing Kevin's guide to "creativity under pressure" entitled THROW IN THE ACCORDION!



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