Cleve is now home to another author, Cari Schuster, who will be launching her first book How to get your partner to listen to you next month.
Ms Schuster, who grew up in Wharminda, officially launched her career as a life coach, mentor and counsellor more than a year ago in September 2016, after she “felt a real pull towards providing a deeper service” through her career as a designer, dressmaker.
Prior to studying and becoming accredited, Ms Schuster felt she was often an unofficial life coach and counsellor during her more than 35-year dressmaking career and felt she wanted to give more.
I have been so blessed with these understandings and wanted to share the richness of that blessing with others.Cari Schuster
Ms Schuster was inspired by her own personal experiences and training to write a book.
“I have walked through many experiences, thinking ‘wow, is this really how relationships and life is? This isn’t working for me’,” she said.
“I have gleaned the learnings of my experiences and put them down in words so that others may have hope, highlight things in their own relationships and know my support in their journey.
“I have been so blessed with these understandings and wanted to share the richness of that blessing with others.”
Ms Schuster started writing her book at the beginning of August last year and completed it at the end of September.
She said she originally did not know if the book was worthy of being published but Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, said it was.
“I’ve been on such a momentum with this,” Ms Schuster said.
“I never imagined this would be my path."
Ms Schuster has not received her book yet but she expects to receive it in the next four weeks.
In the meantime, she is planning her book launches and signings.
“I am planning on doing a few book launches and signings on the Eyre Peninsula and beyond, my first one being here in Cleve, hopefully on Thursday, March 15, but will confirm details,” she said.
“I will also be launching at the Lightbox in Port Lincoln, hopefully on Thursday, March 22, and also at the Church Hall behind the Nautilus Theatre on April 26 as part of the SALT Festival, though details are yet to be confirmed.”
Ms Schuster said had been amazed and humbled at the response so far and she definitely had another book “brewing”.