Writing About Writing: Announcing My Forthcoming Book

I have an announcement to make.

I am writing a book. I’m writing a book about writing a book. (To which Paris, our marketing and communications coordinator, said: “That’s so meta…”)

This should be a cinch for me. I have been an editor for nearly twenty years, over which time I have worked with hundreds of writers. Most of them were professional journalists or feature writers, but in recent years in my role as publisher at LifeTree Media, I have worked almost exclusively with first-time authors.

Every day I  support people in writing... keep reading


Dr. Shefali Tsabary Applauds Generation Stressed

We are so excited to announce the support of Dr. Shefali Tsabary for Michele Kambolis’ forthcoming book Generation Stressed: Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety.

Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist specializing in family dynamics and personal development. She is also a keynote speaker, the founder of Global Inner Disarmament and a multi-award winning author. Her books, The Conscious Parent – Transformation Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and Out of Control – Why Disciplining Yo... keep reading


Mayim Bialik Praises Generation Stressed

We love to share positive feedback on LifeTree Media’s books, and we’re beyond excited that our first-ever release has attracted the support of actress, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles as Amy Farrah Fowler on the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory and Blossom Russo on the 1990s sitcom Blossom.

Mayim is the author of Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachmen... keep reading


How to drive your nonfiction book up the bestseller lists

Every author would love to plop the words “bestselling author” alongside his or her name. But what does this term really mean? The definitions of a “bestseller” are changing in the age of digital publishing.

The New York Times is the gold standard of bestseller lists in North America but recently, more authors are citi... keep reading


Twitter tips for non-fiction authors

Social media is a fantastic way for non-fiction authors to reach their readers, receive feedback, and spread the word about their books. In fact, these days it’s imperative. But it can feel overwhelming and forced if it’s not a natural part of your life, or if you’re uncomfortably aware that you’re there to promote yourself. Social networks that run 24/7 and the sheer amount of information available can make it seem impossible to get your voice heard and make authentic connections. However, with a few tricks from the pros, you too can make your social media networks ... keep reading


Focus on excellence and the success will follow

In a recent Fast Company article, Deepak Chopra stated that “wealth is nothing other than abundance consciousness.” In our lives, we are constantly bombarded with different ideas about what “success” is. Admittedly, the definition of success is different from person to person, but for many of us, this term is associated directly with financial gain. This means that we climb hard and we climb fast from the moment we step on to the botto... keep reading


January: a time for change – and divorce?

Recently Simone Paget at the Toronto Sun asked me to give my opinion as a therapist on why more divorces are initiated in January than in any other month of the year.

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. January is the time that people are looking to make positive changes in their lives; they want to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, and generally be happier. It’s a time of personal inventory; a time to come face to face with oneself and ma... keep reading


Five minutes with: Danielle Dzioba

Danielle Dzioba is a Communications Studies student at Vancouver’s Capilano University and recently joined the LifeTree Media team as our intern extraordinaire. We love her infectious enthusiasm, warm smile and can-do attitude. Watch for her on our Facebook page, Twitter account, and here on the LifeTree Media blog.

Hi Danielle, great to have you on

board! What’s the first thing we need to know about you?

I’m fascinated with culture and the community that shapes it. I believe everyone has a story that we can learn from, and am constantly on my own jou... keep reading