Mother and Son Explore Meaning of Life: Spiritual Self Discovery Book Welcome Home to Yourself Wins Multiple Book Awards in New York

Mother and Son Explore Meaning of Life: Spiritual Self Discovery Book Welcome Home to Yourself Wins Multiple Book Awards in New York

Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 7, 2009

In a spectacular and unexpected sweep, the book Welcome Home to Yourself, authored by Suzanne Kyra with photographs by her son Nathan Derksen, won numerous awards in New York City at the 2009 American Book Exposition, the largest book exposition event in North America.

Awards Received:

2009 Benjamin Franklin Gold in New Age, Metaphysics, Spirituality;

2009 Nautilus Silver in Art, Specialty and Gift;

2009 Independent Book Publishers Bronze in Inspiration and Spirituality;

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The book has received raving reviews. Kirkus Discoveries raved “Kyra’s advice and experiences are complemented by Derksen’s highly chromatic, eyeball-achingly sharp photographs, which ground the reader and suggest the transformative power of nature. More simply, they’re beautiful. Steve Harrison, publisher of the RADIO-TV INTERVIEW REPORT, adds “Give yourself or a friend the gift of beauty, peace, and wisdom. Give them this book!”

In Welcome Home to Yourself, Suzanne Kyra and son Nathan Derksen weave words and images that illuminate the most profound and basic elements of the human experience. Their book combines compassionate and provocative narrative with rich, poetic photographs of nature, deepening the reader’s curiosity and joy for life. “This book is an inspirational photo journal on how to live successfully-no matter what life brings you,” states Kyra. “The book’s message is that we can always call on our connection with nature to help discover the abundance of joy in each one of us.”

Kyra wrote this book as the first in a trilogy. This book shares her message with the world: “My life’s work is supporting people to empower themselves to become bigger, better and more beautiful than they ever imagined.” Given that a picture is worth a thousand words, Kyra adds that “I felt the addition of my son’s extraordinary photography talent would be an excellent tool in illuminating the beauty experienced in nature and in ourselves. It was a beautiful experience working together that brought our relationship closer.” Kyra’s other younger son is now hoping to have his turn to work with Mom on the next book.

Welcome Home to Yourself is distributed through Morgan James Publishing and Ingram Books. It is available to order through, Chapters and other major booksellers. More information on ordering or arranging for an appearance can be found at

For more information or to book an interview, please contact:

Suzanne Kyra

Relationships Matter Publishing Inc.

201-3041 Anson Ave., Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 2H6 Canada Telephone 604-942-7134

Welcome Home to Yourself

Written by Suzanne Kyra and Photography by Nathan Derksen

ISBN 978-0-9809013-0-6 128 pp.

Launch Date: Sept. 2009

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