Browsing Tag

Vancouver

Authors

Eddy Baller

May 28, 2015
Eddy Baller

In his younger years, Eddy Baller would frequently hear second-hand stories about raucous parties that he wasn’t invited to. He would learn of get-togethers held by “friends” only after the fact, as they’d somehow failed to inform him beforehand. He suffered from depression and social anxiety, and his shyness prevented him from striking up conversations withe the girls that he had crushes on. After a handful of failed relationships in his twenties, Eddy realized that the one constant in his struggles was himself, and that if he wanted to change his circumstances, he would need to undergo a transformation.

After 15 years of personal development, and over a thousand dates, Eddy learned what it takes to attract women, make great friends, and feel good every day in spite of outside circumstances. He took control over his emotions and what he did with his life. And nowadays, he is a personal development and dating coach who shares his experience and knowledge with other men who want to improve their lives, date great women, find relationships, and learn what it truly means to feel confident. READ MORE

Authors

Zan Perrion

January 23, 2015
zan perrion

In the New York Times bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, the book that exposed millions to the burgeoning seduction community, author Neil Strauss devoted an entire chapter to Zan Perrion, calling him “the undisputed heavyweight of the genre” and noting that “in four years, he never once asked for advice, he only gave it.” Seduction icon David DeAngelo has called Zan “an example of a true natural,” and Mystery, of VH-1’s The Pickup Artist, has stated, “I want to be like Zan.”

Zan, though, maintains that he is not a pickup artist. Instead, he is a romance artist, one who views women as the highest form of art and has dedicated his life to the pursuit of beauty in all its forms. As the founder of the Ars Amorata philosophy — a celebration of the art of seduction and the rebirth of romance — and a co-founder of the Amorati network of men, Zan is one of the most original and insightful voices on relationships and seduction in the world today. After ten years of writing, Zan released his first book, The Alabaster Girl, in December of 2013. Within its pages, Zan recounts his life, philosophies and insights into the world of romance. READ MORE

Authors

Kilayla Pilon

September 1, 2014

In August of 2014, Vancouver-born author Kilayla Pilon released her debut novel, The Prophet’s Daughter. A tale of deceit, redemption and the strength of the human spirit, The Prophet’s Daughter tells the story of Arin Lovelock, a sixteen-year-old girl forced to fight for her own survival in a post-apocalyptic world after her parents are brutally murdered.

Kilayla started writing when she was a child and, after learning about Jim Jones and the People’s Temple in a Human Behaviors class, began crafting the story that would eventually become her debut novel.

Learn more about Kilayla and The Prophet’s Daughter at kilaylapilon.wix.com/books.

What was your upbringing like, and how did it shape who you are today?

I was brought up in a rough neighbourhood surrounded by children and people of all cultures. We were not very well off, but I found the place more of a home and far more welcoming than I did when in homes of people who were not struggling in the financial part of life. READ MORE

Authors

Shoshaku Jushaku

July 10, 2014

The Buddist term “shoshaku jushaku”  describes life as “one continuous mistake.”

Taking this phrase extremely literally is the author who writes under the pen name of Shoshaku Jushaku, whose first book, The Cheese Stealer’s Handbook, catalogues his mistakes in excruciating detail. From his troubles with women and roommates to his own inner demons — all of which he mercilessly attempts to drown out with copious amounts of drugs and alcohol — Jushaku’s book is a witty, poignant and honest memoir of an individual struggling to find his way in the world.

What was your upbringing like, and how has it shaped who you are today?

I don’t think my upbringing really mattered one way or another. I’ve mostly been shaped by extremely poor decisions on my part. At least bad decisions make for good stories. READ MORE