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Nori J. Muster


Writing and publishing books, including e-books.

Experience in the area

I have been writing for publication since 1981, including years as a staff writer, associate editor, editorial writer, and freelance reporter. At this time, I have eight Kindle books for sale at


Lakes of Tempe Authors, Tempe, Arizona


Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement
Dreaming Peace: Your Thoughts Can Change the World
Cult Recovery Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life
Child of the Cult
Learning to Flow with the Tao: The 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching
Positive Quotations: Wisdom from the Master Mind
Collected Writings: Five Books by Nori Muster
Noriland Art Gallery: Secrets from the Vault
Spiritual Summer and Other Short Stories


UCLA Extension Writer's Program, 1988 - 1994
Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Oregon University, 1991

Awards and Honors

USA Today, Los Angeles Times, BBC World Services Focus on Faith, BBC Sunday Programme,, Glamour Magazine, Portland Mercury News, W-Five TV (Toronto), Publisher's Weekly, Boston Phoenix, San Francisco Chronicle, ABC TV News - 20/20, ABC radio, Associated Press, The Age (Melbourne),, The New York Times, Religious News Service, Dallas Morning News, Columbia Journalism School, Whole Life Times (Los Angeles), Toronto Sun, the John Dayle Show (KFYI AM, Phoenix), the Eliot Stein Show (syndicated radio and Internet broadcast), Discovery with Josh Wagner (KKUP, 91.5 FM, Santa Clara, California), KOGO (News Radio 600, San Diego), Jupiterís Girl syndicated radio show, Lakes Log.

Book Reviews:
Publisherís Weekly, Feminist Bookstore News, Yoga Journal, New York Post, Choice Magazine, Boston Herald, Nexus (Colorado), Gentle Strength Times, Coastlines (UCSB alumni), Theology Digest, Nova Religio, Rapport, India West,,

Book Signings:
Prescott College reunion; Gentle Strength Co-op, Tempe; Different Drummer Bookshop, Laguna Beach; L.A. Times Toastmasters; Biltmore Plaza Border's Books, Phoenix; Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Los Angeles; Health & Life Enrichment Expo, Pasadena; Sacramento Reads book festival, and others.

ISKCON World Review, Van Dhal Publications, Gentle Strength Times, Arizona Woman, Lakes Log, ICSA Today, Cultic Studies Review, University of Illinois Press, Kindle,,, Apple Books, and others.

What do you like about this subject?

Sharing my experience with other writers.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am currently working on a new book, which I will publish at Kindle by the end of the year.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Everyone who has children needs to write a memoir for their descendants. You never know when a little genealogist will be born into your line, and how much your memoir will help them.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Unknown, first-time authors are doing great if they can sell a thousand to five thousand books.

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Recent Answers from Nori J. Muster

2016-05-02 fiction based on real people:

Jim - sounds like a good premise for a story. You might want to do a literature review, which means dig up every other thing written on the subject. Also read up on movies that had complications, and there

2016-05-01 fiction based on real people:

Hi Jim - thank you for your question. You can of course parody a real event.   You can consider using the real names, but whatever you do, beware that if you present scandalous or libelous material, it

2015-11-20 Website Advertising:

Dear William,  Congratulations! That's great.  My only suggestion is to post it also on Amazon Kindle.  Amazon Kindle has 80% of the e-book market, and they will pay you at a lower threshold. I think they'll

2015-11-03 marketing ebook plan:

Dear Demetrius,  Thank you for your question.  You can do that if you want. The main thing you need to sell books is a readership, an audience.  If you think your readers would like to read the book in

2015-05-04 Plagiarism:

Hi again William -     Good questions. Here's my two cents worth.    -- I typed in my written name here and there in my articles and blogs (although, I am well aware how I placed is not always grammatically


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