Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you to write?
No I am afraid not, I started to write books because I needed a platform to show people that their life doesn't have to be the way it is. It doesn't matter where you go in this world; the majority of people never seem to be happy with their life.
Who is your favorite author? Why?
The author whose writing I like a lot is Herman Hesse. He has the ability to write something that is so easy to read that it is difficult to put the book down. Yet on the other hand he also has the skill to write a book that is so complicated it can leave you in no doubt that he is a very knowledgeable and clever author.
What was your first sale as an author?
I put a few copies of my first book into a local bookshop and popped back a couple of week later to see the owner and to see whether he had sold any copies. The book store owner said there was some interest but no sales yet. While we were talking, a lady came into the shop to look around and she found my book and said to the store owner that she would like to buy it. The bookshop owner said to her "you are in luck this gentleman here is the author". So I chatted to her for a while and signed the book for her, she went away a happy customer and I was so excited to have sold my first book.
When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I write mostly in the afternoon for around three hours almost every day.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The part of the book I found hardest to write was the chapter about the abolition of money. I realise that money is the most sort after medium in the world and to take it away probably wouldn't go down very well. I found it difficult to make it sound credible to the reader that, when money is taken out of their life they would actually become richer.
Raymond Floodgate is a certified Reiki master and teacher, a qualified practitioner of energy healing, and an energy healing teacher. He was a practitioner and instructor of Shotokan karate for twelve years but now focuses on preventing illness. To this end, he has studied Tai Chi, Qigong, and meditation.