Thursday, March 25, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway - What They Want Us To Know: Messages of Hope, Unity and Meaning from the Animal Kingdom by Shawndra McWhorter

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for What They Want Us To Know: Messages of Hope, Unity and Meaning from the Animal Kingdom by Shawndra McWhorter. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: What They Want Us To Know: Messages of Hope, Unity and Meaning from the Animal Kingdom
Author: Shawndra McWhorter
Publication Date: February 2nd 2021
Print Length: 98 pages
Genres: Non-Fiction Inspirational, Animals
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Have you ever wondered what animals would tell us if they could? This book will give you that chance to find out! By being able to receive downloaded messages from wild and domestic animals, Shawndra translates their messages for us. These animals have shared powerful messages of unity, connection and purpose, and steps that each of us are able to take to deepen the connection, find more meaning in our lives, and become the humans that the animals know we can be. You'll hear messages from 12 different animals on what they want us to know in order to live a more profoundly amazing life. You'll be given the opportunity to learn ways to be more compassionate, tolerant and heart-centered, to the animals and to each other.

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EXCERPT:
NORMAN IS THE DOG WHO currently shares my life with me, and as you can see, he is adorable! In 2013, an EF5 tornado hit the vicinity of Moore, Oklahoma, causing two billion dollars of damage, including the major destruction of two schools and more than three hundred homes. It also killed twenty-four people. After the disaster, I volunteered with American Humane to help care for the animal survivors in an emergency shelter. I flew out there and was working with the feral cats and cats with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). A few days after I had arrived, they brought in the last of the “tornado dogs” from the Moore Animal Shelter and put them in a quarantine area. The other volunteers working with the dogs spent all day cleaning crates and walking the dogs. Since I certainly wasn’t taking the cats for walks and feral cats wanted nothing to do with any of us, I had extra time, so I offered to help care for these quarantined dogs.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shawndra McWhorter has been an animal communicator since 2000 and is also an Usui and KarunaⓇ Reiki Master, working with humans and animals. Shawndra has helped more than 500 animals and their humans with her communication and healing skills. 
 
Shawndra is a past president of Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART), and also serves on the Board of Directors with Kindred Souls Foundation, both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to helping animals.
 
Shawndra began her disaster animal rescue work in 2005, after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, where she deployed outside of New Orleans, LA to help rescue and care for the animals left behind. She has deployed to Chile, Peru, and to several states in the US volunteering helping animals recover from disasters. Shawndra also volunteered with Wolf Haven International in Tenino, WA for nearly eight years, and is still active in supporting their mission. She is the owner of Sanskrit Healing, using her skills to help humans, animals and the environment find balance.
 
Shawndra has spent most of her life helping others and won an Emmy for a documentary that she directed and edited on illegal aliens in Southern California. Her approach is to educate and help others make mindful, ethical choices based on facts and data. 
 
Shawndra currently lives in Washington State with her dog Norman, who survived the EF5 tornado that hit Moore, OK in 2013.

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GUEST POST:
- If I’d never heard of me, would I read my book?

If you want to learn more about your pets, creatures in your backyard, running wild in your community or out in the wild then YES! I F YOU’RE NEW TO ANIMAL communication, you may be wondering if it’s real. It is. It’s also something that any of us can do. It takes training and practice, but it’s most definitely real and possible. I’ll bet most of us have been talking to our pets for years, not really thinking of it as communication. The main difference with what I’m referring to as animal communication is the listening part. We’ve probably all heard the saying about having two ears and one mouth: listen more and talk less! That’s the perfect motto for animal communication. There’s also the saying about the longest journey we’ll travel is the twelve inches from our head to our hearts. Animal communication is about tuning into your heart and listening with your soul. Your brain is still active, of course, but your heart is now leading the way. Animals invite each of us to explore deeper, to expand our beliefs, to consider new paths in our lives. We all have free will, so What They Want Us To Know we get to choose what feels right to us and to our lives in any given moment. These messages from animals are sent without judgment or shame, and I encourage you to accept them with that intent. When you look at the picture of each animal I share with you, do so with an open mind. Let go of any assumptions or guesses prior to reading what they have to say.
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GIVEAWAY:
One randomly chosen winner via Rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

146 comments:

  1. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  2. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  3. David HollingsworthMarch 25, 2021 at 12:40 PM

    This looks like an intriguing read.

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  4. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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  5. This sounds like such a good book!

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  6. the book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  7. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  8. Nice cover. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Any book on animals interests me...this is now on my TBR list!

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  10. i often feel like my pets are trying to tell me something

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  11. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  12. i LOVE MY PETS more than people. Good work,

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  13. If I had the life of my cat it would be pretty amazing.

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  14. I enjoyed your guest post.

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  15. Non-Fiction Inspirational, Animals - I love this!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  16. It's time for me to try a new author.
    I like some variety.

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  17. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  18. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. Beautiful day in MN - sunny with high of 66!

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  20. do you have a favorite book you have written or read?

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  21. HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND!

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  22. What is your favorite part of the book writing process?

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  23. Thank you for sharing the review for this great read!

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  24. Shared on Twitter

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  25. How long does it usually take you to write a book?

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  26. Shared on Facebook

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  27. Shared on my Facebook page today.

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  29. Hope your book sells like crazy.

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  30. I like the cover and the excerpt.

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  31. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  32. Do you take weekends off from writing?

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  33. I like stories that have dogs as characters.

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  34. Shared on Pinterest today.

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  35. Are some topics easier for you to write than others?

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  36. I think that the cover of your book is very attractive.

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  37. About how long does it take you to write a book?

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  38. Tweeted about this -
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  39. This book has such an amazing cover!

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  40. TO YOU, WHICH ARE WORSE, SINS OF COMMISSION OR SINS OF OMISSION?

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  41. Do you garden - either flowers or veggies?

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  42. Do you have a favorite genre/topic you enjoy writing about?

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  43. I admire your ability to write.
    It's a special gift.

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  44. Hope your book sells like hotcakes!

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  45. Tweeted about this -
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  46. Shared this on Facebook -
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  47. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  48. Hope you are having better weather than we are.
    Cloudy & stormy.

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  49. I think that the cover of your book is very attractive.

    Nancy
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  50. what is your favorite genre to read and then to write?

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  51. David HollingsworthApril 27, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    What inspired you to write this book?

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  52. Shared this on Facebook -
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  53. I always enjoy hearing about new books.
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  54. The cover of your book is very eye catching.

    Nancy
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  55. what is your favorite genre as a reader?

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  56. I tried several times to write.
    Apparently I do not have the needed talent!

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  57. It's Saturday and a beautiful sunny day!

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  58. The design of your book cover really draws the eye.

    Nancy
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  59. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  60. I enjoyed reading the review.
    Thank you for a great read!

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  61. Do you think paper books are better then ebooks?

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  62. Shared this on Twitter -
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  63. Hope you are having a great day!

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  64. Do you garden?
    Getting excited about planting ours!

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  65. How long have you been writing for?

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  66. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  67. I really like the cover of your book makes me want to read it, I have a dog and 2 guinea pigs I love all animals and I really like this book

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  68. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  69. What's your plan to change the world?

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  70. What's your favourite love song?

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  71. What's your all time favorite book?

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  72. Are you a walker?
    I am enjoying the warmer weather for outdoor exercise.

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  73. How do you relax after a long day?

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  74. I always read when I go to bed.
    It helps me fall asleep.

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  75. Where is your favorite place to write at?

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  76. Tweeted about this -
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  77. I hope your weather is better than ours - rainy.
    Guess we are needing it though.

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  78. I am making rhubarb coffee cake today - yum!

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  79. I enjoy reading all book reviews.
    It helps me to find ones I would enjoy.

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  80. Do you know what your next book will be about?

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  81. I love coming across a review and being like I so need this and discovering a great new author!

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  82. I think I am getting in a rut reading the same authors.
    Time to expand.

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  83. I admire your skills in writing.
    I have difficulty writing just about anything.

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  84. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  85. Do you ever go camping or fishing?

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  86. Do you know if you get Audible, do they download to my Kindle app?

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  87. Love the true story and topic.

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  88. sounds like a fun one

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  89. Dogs know how to do unconditional love.

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  90. Love my dogs....pure sweet love in return

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  91. What is your favorite genre to write?

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  92. This sounds like an interesting subject matter. I would love to know what my cats are thinking !

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  93. This book sounds like it would be fun to read.

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  94. Looking forward to reading this

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  95. I love any books about pets can’t wait to read this.

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  96. What steps did you take to become an animal communicator? Very interesting!
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  98. This is very interesting! I would love to know what my cats are always thinking.

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  99. This sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover.

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  100. This sounds like an interesting book to read.

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  101. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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