Penny Hodgson, Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

Our perceptions become our perspectives, and our perspectives can become so rigid that they create problems in our lives.

Perception, Perspective & Problems takes a look at the mind’s process of using the past as a reference in understanding what we are currently experiencing, and how that process interferes not only with the present, but the future as well.

Delve into the filing cabinets of your mind, and learn how the conclusions you formed at the end of each and every experience created expectations, and why those expectations are at the root of all your unhappiness.

Discover how to live the life you were meant to by reviewing, re-assessing and re-writing the files in the filing cabinets of your mind.

Learn the importance of reconnecting with God, however you choose to define Him/Her, and find out how the Holy Spirit communicates with you.

Uncover the importance of forgiveness and how forgiveness really does set you free.

Regain your personal power, learn to love unconditionally, and finally live the life you were meant to live!

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Penny Hodgson whose book Mind Files captivated me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love self-help books but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Penny, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Penny will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Penny.

Penny Hodgson was born in Weyburn, SK Canada in December 1965, given up for adoption, and adopted by a Regina, SK family in May 1966. By 1974, doctors discovered that Penny was born with severe bilateral hip dysplasia. This meant she would require multiple orthopedic surgeries over the course of her life to remain pain free and mobile.

Penny’s life challenges didn’t stop there. She was molested by a family member as a young child, raped at 13 yrs old by the drunken father of two children she had been babysitting, and bullied throughout her school years for the way she walked. She would face sexual harassment in the workplace, and eventually find herself working with police and a provincial prosecutor to bring a fraudster to justice.

Penny left behind a successful operational accounting career of over 20 years, went back to school and fulfilled her life’s purpose of teaching others how to leave behind the emotional baggage from their own life’s challenges, and enjoy life again.

Now, how wonderful does Penny sound?! Penny is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Penny ‘s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Penny, I hope that you enjoy Penny’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book? 

Mind Files describes the process I developed to help others learn how to heal the emotional scars left behind by traumatic life experiences.  I know how difficult it is to let go of the anger and resentment one collects as a result of painful experiences, and I wanted to share my experiences with others to show them that it is possible to heal emotional wounds and leave them behind once and for all!

What would your advice be for aspiring writers?

Don’t let other people’s ideas, criticisms, or doubts creep into your mind.  Write the book you want to write.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?

That depends on the type of book!  I read a lot of self-help books when I was on my healing path, and although I was inspired to get better, I always felt like there was something missing.  I didn’t learn exactly how to get better.

I think that when you finally do get better, you forget what it feels like to be lost, angry, frustrated and alone.  I wanted to write a book that described the entire process from beginning to end.

What is your writing process like?  

I don’t think I have a process!  I just write and then go back later and review and edit!

Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?  

I like to write in the morning.  I find that the words come easiest at that time of day!

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I am a book worm although, lately I haven’t had much time to enjoy reading!  In fiction, I love mysteries – my favorite is the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.  In non-fiction, I’m a huge fan of Carl Jung’s work, Joseph Campbell, as well as classic Greek philosophy.

Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you? 

I do have a plan for a follow up book – Inside the Mind Files – that will deal with specific conclusions in various files and how to work through them.

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Penny! If you have liked what you have read about Penny and are interested in learning more about Penny and reading Penny’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

Mind Files: Review by Aimee Ann – Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

Penny Hodgson: Website

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Thank you for your kind words Aimee Ann! I’m truly grateful that you reached out to me to find out a little more about me and what I’m trying to do with my Mind Files program. I hope your readers enjoy the book as much as you did! Take care of yourself!

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