The other nine winners are Eve Makis (The Spice Box Letters), Steve Tasane (Nobody Saw No One), Daphne Kapsali (100 Days of Solitude), Diana Morgan-Hill (Love & Justice), Janet Denny (The Man on the Mantelpiece), Andrew Symeou (Extradited), Amanda Epe (A Fly Girl), Nicola Mortimer (Adventures to Have Before…) and Andrew Lowe (The Ghost).
As well as being an author, Tom is a speaker, author’s mentor and meditation expert. He created the world’s first time management system based on mindfulness and hosts a successful podcast called The Zone Show.
Tom said, “The event was a great success, and it was a pleasure to launch my book alongside such talented and exciting authors.
“New Magic for a New Era is a departure from the themes explored in my other books because it is the first in which I tell my story.
“I’ve lived a relatively charmed life, and it was suggested to me that I explore the reasons behind my good fortune. The book explains how to bring more luck into your life, and how struggling is not obligatory. It also explains how to bring more wealth, health and happiness into your everyday life.”
So how did the book New Magic for a New Era come about?
Tom Evans was born and raised in Moss Side, Manchester, one of seven children. After attending grammar school, he went on to get a degree in Electronic Engineering at Birmingham University and work at BBC Manchester, Oxford Road. In 1983, Tom moved to London and built his own broadcasting service and equipment manufacturing company, which he sold in his mid-thirties before building a successful ecommerce business. He has been living in the Surrey Hills for 20 years where he writes and runs his business mentoring and assisting other authors.
What’s so remarkable about the One Big Book Launch is that it’s in exactly the same building that Tom launched his broadcast manufacturing company in over 30 years ago, after leaving the BBC. Read more in this blog.
In his mid-forties, he became stressed and a friend suggested that he started meditating. At first he thought it would be a waste of time, but he persevered. After meditating daily for a few weeks, Tom found that his vitality, creativity and productivity had increased several-fold, and at the same time his stress was reduced. Tom wrote his first book while on holiday, which led him into a new career that he hadn’t planned. The book was published and he gave the unexpected proceeds of the book’s sales to charity.
Tom started to be approached by people looking for help writing and publishing books. He found that by teaching them simple meditative techniques he could help improve their creativity and eliminate writer’s block at the same time. His next two books were on these topics: how to get over creative blocks and how to tap into light bulb moments on demand.
He also discovered that when he wrote in a light meditative state, time seemed to take on a different quality and slow down. Getting into this special ’zone’ became the subject of his next books and became the inspiration behind his Zone Show podcast. It also led to the development of mindful time management programme Living Timefully and several other creative self-study online courses.
In the space of ten years, Tom has made the transition from hi-tech entrepreneur to full-time author, author’s mentor and internet broadcaster.
New Magic for a New Era was conceived when it was suggested to Tom by his business mentor that he’d never told the story of this life transition.
Links: www.tomevans.co http://www.livingtimefully.com/ http://www.thezoneshow.com/