When you read her biography, you’ll see why Victoria Klein is so fascinating to me:
Victoria Klein is a freelance writer, photographer, and creative dabbler. Along with a regular yoga practice & running regimen, you’ll find her reading, cooking, baking, bicycling, contemplating new tattoos, learning how to be a military wife, and looking for more ways to live sustainably. Victoria just released her first book, 27 Things to Know About Yoga in July 2010. Her 2nd book, 48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living, was released on October 28th. For even more info, click here.
Victoria graciously agreed to visit me on her blog tour for her new book, 48 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABLE LIVING. She’s going to tell us a bit about the book and answer some questions from me. Leave her some questions in the comments section of this blog, and she’ll answer you, too!
Take it away, Victoria!
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My 1st book is titled 27 Things to Know About Yoga & was released July 2010. The book is a simplified introduction to the diverse aspects of yoga, focusing more on the knowledge, concepts, and misconceptions of yoga, not only the postures. It’s perfect for newbies, experienced yogis, and everyone in between.
Why this book?
It’s the book I’ve wanted to write since I first started writing professionally 6 years ago. When the opportunity to write the book for Tuner Publishing turned up, I jumped on the chance.
Why did you want to write it?
The burgeoning impact of climate change has been making headlines for decades, but the topic becomes more pertinent each day. A now-vital aspect of human survival, there are still countless misconceptions & massive amounts of misinformation. With this book, I hope to help expel a few myths & introduce more people to just how important and easy it is to live a sustainable lifestyle.
How does it connect to Yoga?
It may seem a bit abstract, but yoga & sustainability are easily linked together. The practice of yoga, both physically & spiritually, encourages introspection; acknowledgment of how our actions after us and all those around us; and to proceed through life with conscious compassion. The planet would be a more joyous and sustainable place if these 3 themes were a part of everyone’s lives.
Is there food in it?
Yes, of course! Food and water are my two personal hot-button eco-topics. I used 8 pages to talk about terms like organic, local, seasonal, and fair trade. Additionally, I discuss sustainable factors for fish, vegetarians, and vegans. There is also a separate chapter all about gardening & growing your own food. In the final chapter, I share a number of wonderful books about sustainable gardening, food, cooking, and baking.
What kinds of photographs do you take?
I first started with nature photos (go figure), but have since found additional interest in macro (close-up), food, product, and still life photography. The last thing I enjoy photographing is people, mostly because I find it hard to get just the right lighting, but I’m working on quelling that discomfort so I can take more photos with family & friends.
Like reading, I find photos to be an important part of any writer’s toolbox. Photos can both express things words can’t say & inspire words we might never find elsewhere.
In what do you dabble?
Oh dear … do you have a few hours? I have dabbled in literally hundreds of hobbies, including knitting, sewing, fashion modeling, cooking, baking, website design, interior design, singing, dancing, stage acting, film acting, fitness instruction … the list goes on and on.
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View the books and buy the books here:
48 Things to Know About Sustainable Living
Available October 2010
Turner Publishing, $9.99
WRITING PROMPT: Write a paragraph about a character who has never thought about conserving anything, who suddenly has to think about doing something sustainably, thriftily, carefully.
p.s. I’m at Fatal Foodies today, writing about French toast.