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Sublime Surroundings - The Book Release Date January 9 th, 2017.

Updated on May 24, 2017

The Idea

I was sitting on the soft sand in the sunshine on a beautiful beach in Thailand. I stared out at the serene sea that surrounded this tropical island and my thoughts drifted to all the other people in the world working so hard in the city, wanting to be where I was. I could hear you, sense you, and I wanted you to know I that I was hearing you. So I began to write the story of my daily life so we could all savour the moments of life as it evolved into a dream!

Writing the Book

This was a labour of love, pushing forward into all those loving feelings made me feel like I was beside the beach. After creating the journals while I was living in Thailand, it took me three years to transform them into one story. Then, it needed a lighter touch. I yearned to work with the words every night during the years that followed as I sat with the laptop in front of me, perfecting the delivery as the white screen glowed with black text conveying the meaning that life loves you.

Over a decade of dedication to this work, we have arrived at the completion of this story. I hope you enjoy it!

The sea as warm as bath water

Soaking it in

Join me on my adventures walking alone through the jungle, meeting new people and trying new things. Eat som tom, pad thai and coconut shakes and open your mind to the tropical fruit that awaits you! Take a dip in serene seas and let nature nurture you while enveloping you in her loving embrace.

Jungle love

"Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation."

He got lost on a jungle trail just like mine!

Alone in the Jungle

In one part of my story on the island of Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, I ventured into a jungle trail alone. I didn't know where the path led but I thought I was meeting my friend on the other side. So I carried on hoping I was on the right path. It was eerie walking through the forest alone, especially after the cobra episode, but you'll have to read the book to find out what happens!

On the Back of the Book

"Take the journey of a lifetime. Join Cassandra in exotic Thailand as she discovers the mysteries and meanings of love and life. Walk with her through bustling cities, steaming jungles, and barefoot along pristine beaches as Life unveils its beauty, challenge and exaltation. But even in paradise, things are often not what they seem. Follow Cassandra’s search for inner peace and fulfillment as she wrestles with emotion, memory, and the weight of conventional expectations . . . and fall in love along the way."

About the Book

Over 12 Chapters and 254 pages, get to know Cassandra as she follows her heart's quest to solve some of the mysteries of life. Take time with her on beaches and explore yourself as you would a beautiful vacation destination. Live life on the beach, in a penthouse in Bangkok and on the Island of Phuket. See through the eyes of a foreign teacher while relaxing in the Thailand vibe.

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Buy the Book!

Now it is available through Amazon!

Also online at Indigo Chapters!

In store at Granville, Metrotown and Park Royal locations in Vancouver, Canada.


Contact Info

For more information, see us on Facebook at One Day Publications!

Or see our promotional tours on Facebook at Subline Surroundings group.

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