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Don Lubov is the talented author of An End to Stress - A Guru's Guide to Inner Peace. Today I share my exclusive author interview with Don. Lubov shares how he began his writing journey and his goals for the future- enjoy!
Don has been happily married since 1976. He was an artist for 34 years and exhibited his artwork at 3 New York City Art Galleries and the Heckscher Art Museum. He spent 8 years teaching Art & Design at East Carolina University, McNeese State University, Suffolk County Community College.
He was a guest lecturer at Stony Brook University on “Hyperspace—A Visual Introduction to the 4thDimension”. In 1985, he received a grant from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation for his work combining art & mathematics, with his “Quantum Pictures”.
He has written about spirituality and stress relief since 1971. He is the author of 9 books. 10 years successfully teaching his “Six-Step Path” at College of Central Florida Sr. Center, MTP College, and The Lifelong Learning College in The Villages, FL. He has taught his unique brand of meditation to over 2,000 people, who subsequently achieved a level of inner peace.He has taught his "Six-Step Path" for stress reduction for the past 12 years, at Del Webb and 3 local colleges.
Don has written for Yahoo Voices, Beliefnet.com, and Kinja.com. His writings have been published in various magazines and books. He has written the following 6 books--
An End to Stress – spirituality and self-help
The Plague – sci-fi cautionary tale
The Side Job – a novel of a female assassin
The Writers Bloc Club – an anthology of prose & poetry
Near Death in the Gila National Forest – a memoir
Frosty the Soulman – an illustrated children’s book
“The Grassroots Manifesto”,
He created and developed “Pyramoids” – an energy-efficient building system, and taught this system at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.One of his “Pyramoid” designs was accepted and juried in The World Trade Center Memorial Competition.
Articles and Poems — Beliefnet.com, Kinja.com, Yahoo Voices, Florida Writers Magazine,
Journal of Creative Writers Notebook, The Daily Sun, The Stress Blog on Deeper Meditation,
Horizon Magazine, Mark Miller’s One, What is love – Diane Sikel, Fifty is the New Fifty – Steve Winston, The Speaker Anthology – Shields & Gustavson, The Florida Writer, The Boomer Cafe
After 34 years as a full-time artist and 6 years teaching art & design at the university level, I stopped all that and began to write. That was 2005. I’ve been writing ever since (10 books).
It was 9 years writing, 2 writing groups, 9 books on how to write, 2 writing workbooks, articles for 3 websites, and more, before I felt ready to self-publish, in June 2018.
My biggest challenge has been: to find literary agent and a traditional publisher.
My biggest reward has been: to see my work in print, and to receive positive feedback from readers of my books.
Most of my writing time is now spent: requesting book reviews. I also teach classes on the Six-Step Path I teach in my book “An End to Stress”.
Advice: Follow your heart; your passion. If it is to write, then write.
I’m most grateful for: my health, my family, my friends, my satisfying life.
Advice to my 18-year old self: Be patient. Give more attention to details.
My favorite thing about being a writer is: like my art (34 years), it is a positive outlet for my creativity and something to share with others.
My least favorite thing about being a writer is: the struggle to gain entry to the traditional world of writing.
My goals for the future: to keep writing, teaching, and living a healthy life.
I love living a creative life because: it feels right for me, always has.
The last book I read was: “How to be your own Literary Agent”.
My favorite book ever is: “The Dao of Now” by Josh Baran .
Outside of writing, my favorite hobby is: camping with my wife, Linda.
The most important thing to do if you want to achieve your goals is: perseverance and hard work.
My 6 books currently in print can be found on Amazon…paperbacks and Kindles. Also, on my website: http://donlubov.com. They cover the following genres: sci-fi, spirituality, memoir, crime/thriller, children’s picture book, an anthology of short prose & poetry.
Readers can find me at my website: http://donlubov.comand I regularly write comments on Quora.
To add: 2 quotes
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
“Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Confucius
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