Featured Author: Denise Culley

Denise Culley: Love Educator, Coach and Author

Denise Culley is the author of SoulMate Map and Dating Isn’t Scary When You Know These Secrets. She is the founder of Soulmateplan.com, a relationship site dedicated to educating women about love. Her mission is to empower women to see their own worth, raise their standards for how to be loved, and teach them how to “Pick” better partners.

Denise has years of experience as a love educator and coach. She and her husband Emmett started Relationships 123, the parent company to SoulMate Plan. Leading “Inspired Relationships” programs, she helped many couples achieve the relationships of their dreams, reconciling marriages on the verge of divorce and helping other couples take their marriage to new levels of happiness.

“Ten years ago, I had a history of dating disappointments and disasters,” Culley said. “Once my eyes were opened, I felt compelled to share these insights with my friends. After they were marveled by these new insights and success with men and relationships, they were compelled to share with their friends.”

“Suddenly I was hosting courses in my home,” Culley said. “This grew very quickly to being invited to lead workshops in six cities across the country using our special approach to teaching.”

“I help women discover old, ‘bankrupt’ patterns and replace them with new ones that bring immediate change. I believe women’s enlightened understanding about men and their role as a partner is the key to significantly reduce the divorce rate and unhappy unions.” Continue reading “Featured Author: Denise Culley”

Is it Love or Lust?

"Lovers with Flowers" by Oleg Zhivetin

“Blessed is the influence of one, true loving human soul on another.” – George Elliott

Human beings have always been in love with love, or at least the idea of it. It is an emotion that is difficult to define – prone to clichés and lusty panting in Red Rooms. The softer side of love, its true soul, is more challenging for a writer to communicate to their readers. Why is this so?

Perhaps, this is because humans are prone to negativity, fear, anxiety and all the adjectives and adverbs that present themselves so easily to describe these emotions. Our natural tendencies seem to go in the direction of chaos and upheaval. Many people like to read about these subjects, so the writers who can create these novels provide what their fan base wants: dark, turbulent stories of murder and mayhem. We are entertainers, after all, and there is nothing wrong with filling this need. Continue reading “Is it Love or Lust?”

Ed’s Casual Friday: On Hero Worship

Super HeroesBy the title, you might think that this is going to be a post about heroic characters in books, particularly as I myself write mainly in the Epic (or at least, really long) Fantasy genre. But that is not what this is.

Instead, these are my ruminations on a question that’s been rolling around in my head over the last eleven months or so, in the time since I first uploaded a book to KDP and discovered I had become something called an “Indie.” The question presented itself after wandering around threads in various places with names like “How to avoid Indie books,” and in the wake of the unabashed joy some expressed on the Kindle Forums when all “spamming” writers were herded off to the “Meet Our Authors” enclosure (smallpox-laced blankets now available). The question, basically, goes something like this: Continue reading “Ed’s Casual Friday: On Hero Worship”