Friday, November 21, 2014

Fly Like an Eagle Anthology

I just received my copies of Fly Like an Eagle today. I’m delighted, humbled and so impressed. Delighted that my article on “The First Snow” appears in it; humbled that mine is one of over twenty impressive real life stories of hope and inspiration from all over the world; and impressed with the stunning design, both inside and cover. Bravo, Gary!

The anthology was compiled by Gary Doi with splendid inspirational artwork by celebrated artist Roy Henry Vickers. Design and layout was impeccably attended to, with each piece showcased in a unique way, relevant to its topic.

“An eagle can reach great heights,” Doi shares in the preamble, “by soaring on thermals and then gliding long distances using the smallest amount of energy to rise above circumstances. To soar.”

Fly Like an Eagle is a collection of short stories—real life experiences—that are deeply personal, and spawn moments of reflection. “They probe the eternal question: what gives you hope?” says Doi. Stories express endurance, triumph, accomplishment and purpose. Stories span all walks of life and place. A sixty year old grandmother struggling with weight issues describes her first time competing in a grueling triathlon. A young teacher reflects on how a major surgery changed her perspective on life. A librarian describes how greater access to books is helping vulnerable children in Guatemala.

The inspirational stories offer something very precious in today’s world—a gift of hope.”—Kevin Van Tighem, biologist, author and former superintendent of Banff National Park

Book proceeds benefit SORCO, a rescue and rehab and release facility in the Okanagan for injured raptors such as eagles, hawks and owls. Each year this non-profit organization helps dozens of sick and injured raptors that were hit by vehicles, poisoned, or found starving.

Think: donating to a worthwhile cause. 
Think: sending a Christmas present of Hope and Inspiration. 
Think: purchasing a copy.
You can purchase copies of Fly Like an Eagle for $15.04 on or Fly Like an Eagle for £12.30 on

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.

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