Bibliography

Storytelling has always been my greatest passion. While I hold a deep appreciation for the visual medium, I’ve discovered the profound magic of the written word—the ability to transport readers into vividly imagined worlds. This love for storytelling led me to the realm of novel writing.
At the same time, I firmly believe that if you are successful, you owe the next generation a roadmap. It’s why I channel my writing skills into non-fiction books tailored to empower artists in their pursuit of success. In these books, I blend technical theory with practical wisdom and personal development insights, all vital to the journey of becoming a successful digital artist. Hence why I call myself a 360 Creative Coach.
Here, you’ll find a collection of my available books. Additionally, I offer you a glimpse into my works in progress. I hope you find something that resonates and if you enjoy my writing, please consider sharing my books with friends and on social media.

Available Now

Elan, Elan

Year: 2021

Genre: Coming-Of-Age (Fiction)

Synopsis: Erik plans on making this summer the best ever, mainly to soften the blow to his best friend Dani when he leaves for secondary school in the fall. But his noble plans are immediately compromised when Erik’s old crush Ivana returns to their rural Slovakian town. Seeing Ivana again brings Erik’s old feelings racing back to the surface, but she hasn’t come back alone—Ivana is now dating Erik’s most hated foe. Erik has dirt on the rival, but using it to break them up might mean losing Ivana forever. With Erik distracted, Dani faces a summer of brutal struggles and rough transitions on his own. With all these yearnings, secrets, and changes in the air, can Erik and Dani’s lifelong friendship survive the summer?

Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions

Year: 2022

Genre: Coursebook (Non fiction)

Synopsis: An artist’s life can be extremely volatile, with many highs and lows — it takes more than just industry skills and knowledge to make it. To be successful, you need to have the right mental fortitude to reach your dreams.

Master Mental Fortitude provides you with lessons to make this happen so that your legs don’t “buckle” along your journey. Geared towards any creative and based on Phil Svitek’s real-life experiences of thriving in the entertainment industry, this book not only jam packs 35 valuable lessons, but it also provides practical takeaways and exercises to put each lesson to use in your own life.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a: Writer, Actor, Director, Artist, Musician, Producer, Host or Podcaster — each lesson has something for you!

Works In Progress

In Search Of Sunrise

Expected Release: Late 2024

Genre: Sci-Fi (Fiction)

Synopsis: In this gripping novel, a young artist enters her father’s dreamweaving virtual reality machine with a mission: to dismantle it from within before he unleashes its potentially world-altering power. Drawing inspiration from literary giants such as Neal Stephenson, Philip K. Dick, and William Gibson, this narrative immerses readers in a world that unravels the possibilities and complexities of our own world.

Updates: To stay informed and ensure you don’t miss the release of this novel, I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter.

Proof-of-Concept Video: Initially conceived as a feature film, this story expanded beyond the limits of what I could bring to the screen. As a result, I made the creative decision to transform it into a novel. However, prior to making this transition, I created a proof-of-concept video to capture the essence of the narrative. You can view it here.

Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features

Expected Release: Late 2024

Genre: How-To & Memoir (Non-Fiction)

Synopsis: Embark on a captivating journey into the world of independent filmmaking. Explore the creation of the charming film The Love Market set in downtown Los Angeles, where passion and creativity triumph over budget constraints.

This book takes you behind the scenes, offering practical insights, techniques, and lessons learned from the making of The Love Market. Discover how to maximize creativity on a limited budget, navigate the filmmaking process, and bring compelling stories to life.

Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a lover of independent cinema, Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget invites you to uncover the magic of cinematic storytelling on an indie film level.

 Updates: To stay informed to make sure you don’t miss the release of this wonderful how-to guide, subscribe to my newsletter.

Watch The Film: As the synopsis suggests, this book offers an in-depth exploration of the making of The Love Market with the aim of providing valuable insights into the world of filmmaking. While watching the film isn’t mandatory, it can certainly enhance your understanding of the creative process. If you’re interested, you can view the film here.

EmilyKrempholtz

My Book Partner

While writing may appear to be a solitary endeavor, it’s far from it. I owe much of my writing improvements to the brilliant Emily Krempholtz, my editor and fellow November 10th birthday twin! Emily’s time is precious, and her client list selective, but if you’re looking for an editor, she’s truly fantastic. Discover Emily’s exceptional editing skills and experience firsthand by visiting her website: Emily Krempholtz – Editor.

Book Club

Due to our shared passion for books, my dear friend Marisa Serafini (@SerafiniTV) and I co-host a monthly book club. We invite you to become a part of our expanding community of book enthusiasts as we delve into the carefully chosen pages of a new book each month. We encourage you to read along with us and even suggest future book selections, nurturing a dynamic community bound together by our love for reading. Furthermore, we will also be sharing our personal reading recommendations and discoveries beyond our featured picks, creating a central hub for book lovers to discover and connect.

Welcome to our 27th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous which is the debut novel by Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore Treasure by Clive Cussler.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #oceanvuong

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠ 

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠ 

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠ 
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠ 
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠ 
Merchandise: 
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram: 
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠  

Facebook: 
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠ 

X/Twitter: 
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠ 

LinkedIn:
⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-svitek⁠

Threads:
⁠https://www.threads.net/@philsvitek⁠

TikTok:
⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@philsvitek⁠
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 27th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous which is the debut novel by Vietnamese-American poet Ocean Vuong.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore Treasure by Clive Cussler.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #oceanvuong

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠
Merchandise:
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram:
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠

Facebook:
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠

X/Twitter:
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠

LinkedIn:
⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-svitek⁠

Threads:
⁠https://www.threads.net/@philsvitek⁠

TikTok:
⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@philsvitek⁠

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Welcome to our 26th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It is a first-person narrative novel by Sherman Alexie, from the perspective of a Native American teenager, Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as "Junior," a 14-year-old promising cartoonist. The book is about Junior's life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision to go to a nearly all-white public high school away from the reservation. The graphic novel includes 65 comic illustrations that help further the plot.

Although critically acclaimed, The Absolutely True Diary has also been the subject of controversy and has consistently appeared on the annual list of frequently challenged books since 2008, becoming the most frequently challenged book from 2010 to 2019. Controversy stems from how the novel describes alcohol, poverty, bullying, violence, sexuality and bulimia. As a result, a small collective of schools have challenged it, and some schools have blocked the book from distribution in school libraries or inclusion in the curricula.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vaung.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #shermanalexie

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠ 

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠ 

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠ 
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠ 
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠ 
Merchandise: 
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram: 
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠  

Facebook: 
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠ 

X/Twitter: 
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠ 

LinkedIn:
⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-svitek⁠

Threads:
⁠https://www.threads.net/@philsvitek⁠

TikTok:
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The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 26th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It is a first-person narrative novel by Sherman Alexie, from the perspective of a Native American teenager, Arnold Spirit Jr., also known as "Junior," a 14-year-old promising cartoonist. The book is about Junior's life on the Spokane Indian Reservation and his decision to go to a nearly all-white public high school away from the reservation. The graphic novel includes 65 comic illustrations that help further the plot.

Although critically acclaimed, The Absolutely True Diary has also been the subject of controversy and has consistently appeared on the annual list of frequently challenged books since 2008, becoming the most frequently challenged book from 2010 to 2019. Controversy stems from how the novel describes alcohol, poverty, bullying, violence, sexuality and bulimia. As a result, a small collective of schools have challenged it, and some schools have blocked the book from distribution in school libraries or inclusion in the curricula.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vaung.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #shermanalexie

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠
Merchandise:
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram:
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠

Facebook:
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠

X/Twitter:
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠

LinkedIn:
⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-svitek⁠

Threads:
⁠https://www.threads.net/@philsvitek⁠

TikTok:
⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@philsvitek⁠

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Welcome to our 25th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones which grief brings Finley Sinclair to Ireland. Love will lead her home. Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen-year-old. She's witty, tough, talented, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to finish composing her audition piece.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexis.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #thisearthofmankind

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠ 

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠ 

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠ 
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠ 
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠ 
Merchandise: 
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram: 
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠  

Facebook: 
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠ 

X/Twitter: 
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠ 

LinkedIn:
⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-svitek⁠

Threads:
⁠https://www.threads.net/@philsvitek⁠

TikTok:
⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@philsvitek⁠
There You'll Find Me (Jenny B. Jones) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 25th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones which grief brings Finley Sinclair to Ireland. Love will lead her home. Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen-year-old. She's witty, tough, talented, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to finish composing her audition piece.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexis.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #thisearthofmankind

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠
Merchandise:
⁠https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3APhil+Svitek+Podcast&ref=bl_sl_s_ap_web_7141123011⁠

Instagram:
⁠http://instagram.com/philsvitek⁠

Facebook:
⁠http://facebook.com/philippsvitek⁠

X/Twitter:
⁠http://twitter.com/philsvitek⁠

LinkedIn:
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Welcome to our 23rd episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People where looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #anxiouspeople #fredrikbackman #novel

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠ 

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠ 

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠ 
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Anxious People (Fredrik Backman) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 23rd episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People where looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #anxiouspeople #fredrikbackman #novel

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠
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Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠
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Welcome to our 24th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer which is the first book in his epic quartet called Buru Quartet, first published by Hasta Mitra in 1980. The story is set at the end of the Dutch colonial rule and was written while Pramoedya was imprisoned on the political island prison of Buru in eastern Indonesia. The story was first narrated verbally to Pramoedya's fellow prisoners in 1973 because he did not get permission to write. The story spread through all the inmates until 1975 when Pramoedya was finally granted permission to write the detailed story.

The central character and the narrator of This Earth of Mankind is a Javanese boy, Minke, who is fortunate to attend an elite Dutch school because he is a descendant of Javanese royalty (the character is based on Tirto Adhi Soerjo). Minke faces a complex and dangerous world when he meets Nyai Ontosoroh, a njai or concubine of a Dutch man. Minke's life becomes more dangerous when he falls in love with Annelies, the beautiful Indo daughter of Nyai Ontosoroh. In This Earth of Mankind, Pramoedya portrayed the unjust life of the Indonesian people during the Dutch colonization period when social status was governed by the amount of European blood running through their veins. Pramoedya characterized Minke as an outspoken person, who refuses this hierarchical society by becoming a writer instead of a speech-maker, which bears a resemblance to Pramoedya's life who was jailed for two years after carrying anti-Dutch documents and then became a writer.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com. Also, it'd mean the world to me if you check out the crowdfund for my latest film project: http://bit.ly/FundArbiters.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #thisearthofmankind

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠ 

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠ 

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠ 
Substack:
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Patreon:
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This Earth Of Mankind (Pramoedya Ananta Toer) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 24th episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer which is the first book in his epic quartet called Buru Quartet, first published by Hasta Mitra in 1980. The story is set at the end of the Dutch colonial rule and was written while Pramoedya was imprisoned on the political island prison of Buru in eastern Indonesia. The story was first narrated verbally to Pramoedya's fellow prisoners in 1973 because he did not get permission to write. The story spread through all the inmates until 1975 when Pramoedya was finally granted permission to write the detailed story.

The central character and the narrator of This Earth of Mankind is a Javanese boy, Minke, who is fortunate to attend an elite Dutch school because he is a descendant of Javanese royalty (the character is based on Tirto Adhi Soerjo). Minke faces a complex and dangerous world when he meets Nyai Ontosoroh, a njai or concubine of a Dutch man. Minke's life becomes more dangerous when he falls in love with Annelies, the beautiful Indo daughter of Nyai Ontosoroh. In This Earth of Mankind, Pramoedya portrayed the unjust life of the Indonesian people during the Dutch colonization period when social status was governed by the amount of European blood running through their veins. Pramoedya characterized Minke as an outspoken person, who refuses this hierarchical society by becoming a writer instead of a speech-maker, which bears a resemblance to Pramoedya's life who was jailed for two years after carrying anti-Dutch documents and then became a writer.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com. Also, it'd mean the world to me if you check out the crowdfund for my latest film project: http://bit.ly/FundArbiters.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #thisearthofmankind

Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
⁠http://philsvitek.com⁠

Movies:
-The Love Market: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket⁠
-A Bogotá Trip: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip⁠
-The Arbiters: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters⁠

Books:
-Elan, Elan: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan⁠
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude⁠
-In Search Of Sunrise: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise⁠
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: ⁠http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams⁠

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. ⁠https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/⁠

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff⁠
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering ⁠http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond⁠
Substack:
⁠http://philsvitek.substack.com⁠
Patreon:
⁠http://patreon.com/philsvitek⁠
Merchandise:
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Welcome to our 22nd episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas, where it imagines a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #johngrisham #skippingchristmas #novel #christmaswiththekranks #timallen #christmas 

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
http://philsvitek.com

Movies:
-The Love Market: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket
-A Bogotá Trip: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip
-The Arbiters: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters

Books:
-Elan, Elan: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude
-In Search Of Sunrise: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond

Substack:
http://philsvitek.substack.com

Patreon:
http://patreon.com/philsvitek

Merchandise: 
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Skipping Christmas (John Grisham) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to our 22nd episode in the monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and myself, Phil Svitek. If books are your passion, you've come to the right place!

In this episode, we delve into John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas, where it imagines a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That’s just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they’ll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty, they won’t be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash, they aren’t even going to have a tree. They won’t need one, because come December 25 they’re setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences—and isn’t half as easy as they’d imagined.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, queries, and viewpoints in the comments or connect with Marisa (@serafinitv) and me on social media.

In our upcoming discussion, we'll explore Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

And be sure to catch Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more insightful resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we're eager to hear your thoughts on this captivating book!

#bookclub #bookreview #johngrisham #skippingchristmas #novel #christmaswiththekranks #timallen #christmas

Yours truly,
Phil Svitek
Filmmaker, author, podcaster & 360 Creative Coach
http://philsvitek.com

Movies:
-The Love Market: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#lovemarket
-A Bogotá Trip: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#bogotatrip
-The Arbiters: http://philsvitek.com/filmography/#thearbiters

Books:
-Elan, Elan: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#elanelan
-Master Mental Fortitude: A Guide To Achieving Your Creative Ambitions: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#mastermentalfortitude
-In Search Of Sunrise: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#insearchofsunrise
-Hollywood Dreams on a Shoestring Budget: The Indie Filmmaking Guide For Debut Features: http://philsvitek.com/bibliography/#hollywooddreams

Podcast:
A Phil Svitek Podcast: A 360-degree view of the digital artist’s path to success, blending technical theory, practical wisdom, and personal development. https://philsvitek.com/360-mastery/

Altruism:
-Financially Fit Foundation http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#fff
-Adopt Diamond The German Shepherd I’m Fostering http://philsvitek.com/altruism/#diamond

Substack:
http://philsvitek.substack.com

Patreon:
http://patreon.com/philsvitek

Merchandise:
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Facebook:
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X/Twitter:
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LinkedIn:
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Welcome to the 20th episode of our monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and yours truly, Phil Svitek. If you're a book lover, this is the place to be!

In this episode, we dive into Lois Duncan's captivating mystery, "Stranger With My Face." Ever had the feeling of being in two places at once? Laurie's life takes an eerie turn when her boyfriend swears he's seen her on the beach with another guy while her family insists they've seen her at home. But the catch is, Laurie has been miles away. Who - or what - is taking control of her life? We explore the chilling twists and turns of this gripping story.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, questions, and opinions down in the comment section or reach out to me on social media @PhilSvitek.

Next month we’ll be discussing Steven Pressfield’s The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Also, don't forget to check out Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

For more invaluable resources from your 360 creative coach, visit my website at http://philsvitek.com.

Thank you for tuning in, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts on this intriguing book!

#strangerwithmyface #bookclub #bookreview #iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer #youngadult #reading #readingvlog 

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-A Bogotá Trip Film: https://philsvitek.com/a-bogota-trip/
Stranger With My Face (Lois Duncan) In-Depth Book Discussion

Welcome to the 20th episode of our monthly book discussion series hosted by Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and yours truly, Phil Svitek. If you're a book lover, this is the place to be!

In this episode, we dive into Lois Duncan's captivating mystery, "Stranger With My Face." Ever had the feeling of being in two places at once? Laurie's life takes an eerie turn when her boyfriend swears he's seen her on the beach with another guy while her family insists they've seen her at home. But the catch is, Laurie has been miles away. Who - or what - is taking control of her life? We explore the chilling twists and turns of this gripping story.

Join the conversation! Share your thoughts, questions, and opinions down in the comment section or reach out to me on social media @PhilSvitek.

Next month we’ll be discussing Steven Pressfield’s The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Also, don't forget to check out Marisa's new podcast, "Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini," available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509.

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Thank you for tuning in, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts on this intriguing book!

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Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and I are book lovers and we've decided to do a monthly in-depth book discussion. Our 19th book is Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel, written by AW Jantha, and next month we'll be chatting about Lois Duncan's Stranger With My Face.

What's Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel about? 

"Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.

Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.

Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest vile scheme."

Thanks for tuning in. As mentioned in the episode, check out our movie discussion of Hocus Pocus from years ago along with Sara Stretton— https://youtu.be/yGuHGCxAOdQ?si=yPOrFuW_DwuadsHs. Also, feel free to ask questions or offer opinions of your own, whether down in the comment section or by hitting me up on social media @PhilSvitek. Plus, check out Marisa's new podcast (Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini) at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509. Lastly, for more free resources from your 360 creative coach, check out my website at http://philsvitek.com. 

#bookclub #bookreview #hocuspocus #sandersonsisters #salem #freeform #witches #witchcraft #halloween 

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Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel (AW Jantha) In-Depth Book Discussion

Marisa Serafini (@serafinitv) and I are book lovers and we've decided to do a monthly in-depth book discussion. Our 19th book is Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel, written by AW Jantha, and next month we'll be chatting about Lois Duncan's Stranger With My Face.

What's Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel about?

"Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.

Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.

Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest vile scheme."

Thanks for tuning in. As mentioned in the episode, check out our movie discussion of Hocus Pocus from years ago along with Sara Stretton— https://youtu.be/yGuHGCxAOdQ?si=yPOrFuW_DwuadsHs. Also, feel free to ask questions or offer opinions of your own, whether down in the comment section or by hitting me up on social media @PhilSvitek. Plus, check out Marisa's new podcast (Friends & Favorites w/Marisa Serafini) at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-and-favorites-w-marisa-serafini/id1693327509. Lastly, for more free resources from your 360 creative coach, check out my website at http://philsvitek.com.

#bookclub #bookreview #hocuspocus #sandersonsisters #salem #freeform #witches #witchcraft #halloween

RESOURCES/LINKS:
-Coach or Consultant Services: https://philsvitek.com/lets-work-together/
-Podcast Services: http://philsvitek.com/podcastservices
-Love Market Film (available now): https://www.amazon.com/Love-Market-Amy-Cassandra-Martinez/dp/B09DFS3FTZ/ref=sr_1_14
-Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/philsvitek
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-Facebook: http://facebook.com/philippsvitek
-Twitter: http://twitter.com/philsvitek
-Financially Fit Foundation: http://financiallyfitfoundation.org
-Master Mental Fortitude Book: http://mastermentalfortitude.com
-Elan, Elan Book: http://philsvitek.com/elan-elan
-In Search of Sunrise Book: http://philsvitek.com/in-search-of-sunrise
-A Bogotá Trip Film: https://philsvitek.com/a-bogota-trip/

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