Author Spotlight on Mey Espinol

Author Spotlight on Mey Espinol

Welcome to our Author Spotlight, where we shine a light on writers, authors, and literary wonders worldwide.

Today our spotlight is shining on Mey Espinol, non-fiction and children's book author, helping people work through their limiting financial beliefs. 

1. First, tell us a little about your book/project?

I am currently working on a nonfiction series that relates how we can choose both riches and spirituality rather than one over the other as most of us were programmed to believe. I realized many of us get stumped on getting further in our life in terms of finances. We have this subconscious thought that riches will turn us into these villainous characters instead of the generous giver that we can be. Here are the titles:

Book 1: Riches for God: How to Break the Negative Mindset about Money and Use It God's Way. (available on Amazon as ebook and paperback)

Book 2: The Missing Link to Generous Giving: How to Practice True Cheerful Giving (coming soon)

Book 3: Fulfilling the Law: How to Practice Loving God and Others through Financial Discipline

Book 4: Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity: How to Prepare the Heart for Generous Giving + a companion journal

Besides this, I also came up with a counterpart fiction series for children. I have discovered that the limiting beliefs I had about riches were developed early in my childhood. It is imperative that we give them the right perspective early on. Currently, I am coming up with the 3rd book for this which is God Blesses Obedience. The first two titles are God Owned Us Twice and God Expects Obedience.

2. What kind of research did you do and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I realized that most of my negative beliefs surrounding money and riches came from my religious upbringing. Even if I had been a wide reader of self-help, motivational, and personal finance books, I seem to get stuck on the idea that I will end up miserable should I achieve financial success. It took me more than a decade of studying what is the main textbook of many religious people in the world--the Bible. I have made notes and read this resource several times over to reframe these old, limiting beliefs that I held for more than half of my life.

3. If you could tell your younger writing self one thing, what would it be?

I would usually beat myself up for not measuring up to what I set for myself. So, I would tell my younger self that it is okay, trust the process and enjoy the ride.

4. Can you tell us a bit about your writing space? Is there something you need to have when writing a book?

I just have a small desk and a laptop. I am comfortable with just pouring out my thoughts and words directly on my laptop. I don't have any specific object that I require when writing a book but being a mom of five kids with ages ranging from 3 years old to 15 years old, I usually write when the young ones are taking their afternoon nap or when everyone is already asleep.

5. If you could be a character from any book for 24hours, who would you be?

I'd like to be Daniel of the Bible. His prayer life was so inspiring and powerful enough to stop the lions from making a meal out of him.

You can read more about Mey's books here and follow her on Instagram

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