Russel Brownlee is a writer and life coach. He started out in journalism but soon began devoting time to following his dream of writing a novel.
After years of self-study and writing he embarked on a Creative Writing Master’s degree and completed a novel that was published. This novel – “Garden of the Plagues” – went on to win South Africa’s Olive Schreiner Award for debut fiction and was shortlisted for the country’s premier writing prize, the Sunday Times Literary Awards.
Russel then began following a second great passion – personal development and self-actualization – and wrote an inspirational non-fiction book, “The Discovery of Causeless Joy”. He realised it would be difficult finding a local publisher for the book so he set about learning how to self-publish on Amazon. It was a steep learning curve but he soon got it published as a Kindle e-book and as a paperback. The experience left him feeling empowered as an author and eager to impart self-publishing skills to other writers.
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