Book Tour! Katja Rusanen and “If I Love Me”

Book Tour! Katja Rusanen and “If I Love Me”

Author Katja Rusanen is launching her latest book, “If I Love Me”, on Tuesday, and I’m happy to be hosting a stop on her pre-launch tour.

First, a little about the author…

Katja Rusanen is a Finnish writer who has been living in Barcelona since 2004. Her debut novel “And You Must Love Me” was published in 2011, and its stand-alone sequel “But He Loves Me” came out in 2013. They are part of a transformational trilogy where she projected her own experiences and feelings onto writing. The final part of the trilogy ”If I Love Me is coming out on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. 
Katja is a Spiritual Life Coach and writes a blog about how you can turn your wounds into wisdom and be the star of your life. She also coaches writers to maintain their motivation and to make their dream of completing their own book come true!
 Katja is also involved in charity work, she has a soft spot in her heart for the Amani Children’s Home which has her ongoing support.

If you would like to find out more about Katja, check out her website;

And here’s the book!
Cuban cigars, Dom Pérignon and designer handbags. Renate has found a fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds. When she runs across her old party friend Madeleine, the re-encounter stirs memories that she had buried deep in her mind. Renate realizes that she can’t escape the consequences of her actions forever; it’s time to start making amends. 
In desperation she reaches out to Madeleine who surprises her in many ways, not least by introducing her to a mystical old man who claims he can decipher her soul’s plan. Renate starts a journey into the unknown, although at first her family doesn’t agree with her drastic plans, especially when Renate’s big sister reveals a secret. ”If I Love Me” is a question that keeps confronting Renate as she starts to make some life-changing choices, and discovers the power of forgiveness and love.
The book will be out on Tuesday, and you can pre-order it right now!
I’ve also got a great interview with Katja…

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
I adore Mama Karima. She is an amazing woman, who is like a fountain of wisdom. She has also a lot of character…

What book are you reading now?

I’m reading “Gyulu – The True Nature of Phenomena” by Tulku Lobsang.

What do you think makes a good story?
I like stories with many layers and a meaningful message.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?

I’m a mixture of those. I have a rough outline and then I sit down at the computer waiting to be surprised…

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
Past might be past but it’s never too late to apologize as I think it’s possible to apologize to spirits too. I’m sincerely sorry for all the hurt I might have caused in the past, I hope I have learnt my lessons and can live in more harmonious way from now on. If I need to choose someone, I think I would choose myself as I caused myself a lot of suffering by holding on to the past and sabotaging my life. Luckily I found a way out of the darkness and now I light the way the path to others through my spiritual life coaching as I now know the way.

What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read?

If I need to select one, I’d say “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. This book introduced me to the Law of Attraction, and so many good things have happened to me after reading that.

Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a writer?
My dear editor Francesca Hector! She has believed in me from the first meeting when my first novel seemed to be only a distant dream. She has helped me to grow as a writer through her constructive feedback and encouragement. It’s amazing to have such a diamond in my team.

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