Hi, I'm Emma.
An Author, Columnist, self-confessed geek, and Mother.
Coffee is one of my gods. I am spiritual. An ex-back packer. Have a jarring sarcastic dry-wit, and like to write about anything self-discovery.
I have been lucky enough to work with the Simon and Schuster Publishing, New York team on two non-fiction books. And am now trying my hand at Indie Publishing fiction books. You know, because the world's a bit of a dick right now and everyone could use some book escapism. Me included.
Some personal stuff people find interesting about me...
I am a born and breed New Zealander. I'm adopted. My mother died when I was age 15 of Cancer which changed the course of my life. I studied Creative Writing and International Business in Toronto, Canada. I've traveled most of the globe while back-packing. I'm a no BS, women-of-my-word, get-shit-done kinda gal aka a write-a-holic. Hence, the coffee.
PRAISE FOR EMMA
"O.M.G. Emma's new book on modern, life-affirming spirituality makes me want to fake tattoo my arms in gold feathers and run off to elope with God. Her offering is a hilarious and sexy primer for anyone interested in getting started on the spiritual path.
With humor and rawness, Emma is like a goddessy-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru."
(Katie Silcox, NY Times bestselling author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy)
“The essential tour guide for any aspiring soul searcher, Emma Mildon is an absolute guru at playfully expanding the consciousness of her readers while offering invaluable been-there-got-the-T-shirt spiritual guidance. Charming, witty, and undeniably wise, Emma’s ode to modern-day soul searching is the perfect way to discover nourishing New Age practices and open your mind to heartfelt spiritual illumination.”
(Cassandra Lane, editor of Happiness + Wellbeing Magazine)
“...Emma journeys through the world of spirituality, past lives and the power of dreams. With quotes from famous minds and a wisdom beyond the author’s years, this book is a gentle, loving guide that peers into the world of mysticism, wellness and mindfulness."
(Sharad P. Paul, author of Skin, A Biography and Dermocracy)
“A warm, whacky, practical guide to everything body-mind-soul.
Emma’s humorous approach to holistic living is both entertaining, informative and inspiring.”
(Phillip Mills, CEO of Les Mills International)
"Now there’s an antidote for those with incurable cases of wanderlust.
On your life journey, make sure you pack the soul searchers handbook. it will help you find your way."
(Jeff Krasno, founder Wanderlust Festival)
"Don’t even think about beginning your spiritual journey without this book! Emma went ahead of you on the path, took notes, and came back to tell you what’s out there. Her sharing will save you time, energy, and possibly embarrassment as you embark on the journey that is your lifetime."
(Krysta Gibson, New Spirit Journal publisher and author of Anything is Possible)
"Splitting her pants mid-yoga class so you don’t have to, Emma Mildon’s outrageously honest advice takes the fear out of stepping onto a spiritual path, soothing any anxieties over the odd ‘epic fail’ and arming readers with a wealth of grounded wisdom. Encompassing lashings of inspiration and first-hand experiences, heaps of humour and a whacking great dollop of wit, her light-hearted read reminds us that you don't have to lose your sense of humour on your quest to enlightenment—and had me giggling from start to finish."
(Rianna Fry, editor Soul & Spirit Magazine)
"World traveler and columnist Mildon has put together a compact, easy-to-read “everything you wanted to know” New Age spirituality book. She delves into aromatherapy, astrology, numerology, meditation, chakras, spiritual healing, and more for curious readers who wish to engage in holistic practices. Mildon explores universal wisdom and investigates what it would mean if people had the ability to heal and communicate through energy levels, crystals, and so forth. Suggestions, diagrams, and ten-point “woo-woo” scales work together to render a compelling read. VERDICT: One of the best New Age texts without being preachy."
(Reviewer: DEBORAH BIGELOW Library Journal)
"Mildon...puts her extensive search experiences to work in her compendium of new age spiritual growth techniques. Divided into sections addressing body, mind, and spirit, Mildon shares her personal efforts to employ such new age staples as crystals, aromatherapy, decoding dreams, numerology, and past life regression. Alongside in-depth descriptions of each practice, Mildon includes personal commentary on its usefulness, as well as a “woowoo” factor—a way she describes how far along the New Age spectrum the practice seems to be. Text boxes within sections urge the reader to “explore this” by suggesting specific resources to find and practices to try. The introduction is a useful guide to discovering what kind of soul searcher the reader might be, or might wish to become. Those wanting a dose of humor alongside their path will find in Mildon a kindred spirit and a companion for the search."