Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. --Aristotle
Why would a mindfulness teacher who runs retreats write a book about murder at a mindfulness retreat? I’ve attended more than thirty retreats and led or co-led about twenty. Not one retreat has involved a murder or violence of any kind. In fact, the peace and restorative silence I’ve experienced at retreats have brought me tremendous benefit. Am I somehow trying to warn people away from retreats? No, definitely not.
Writers are told to write about what they know and I do know retreats. In my long involvement with mindfulness and mediation I’ve encountered many kind, sincere people, a few exploiters and at least one very scary person I wouldn’t want to encounter in a meditation room. So one day I just started writing and three years and countless submissions later Murder at Sleeping Tiger is published!