The Accidental Wizard

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Acclaimed author Simon Ludgate has worked in the media for two decades. First as a news journalist, then a tv director and now as an author and screenwriter. Simon's first book The Accidental Wizard was an intensely personal account of his life journey starting with the traumatising death of his mother, through ten years of documentary-making in the post-apocalyptic world of every major tsunami and earthquake around the globe starting in 2004 with the Indonesian tsunami and culminating (for the time being) in Japan in 2011. Simon's own spiritual awakening into who we are, rather than the more traditional route of finding Jesus, ran in parallel. Separating the real experience from prolonged post traumatic stress disorder provides the spine of the narrative of his book, The Accidental Wizard.

With his second book, Gabriel's Lyre, Simon has moved into thriller territory interwoven with controversial, dramatic themes he has been given access to in his professional life working as a documentary-maker. His prodigious appetite for information and travel has given Simon a unique insight into global issues and the human condition.

Following in his mother's footsteps, Simon is a qualified Reiki Healer.

Based in his hometown of London, England, Simon travels extensively. He has visited California on more than twenty occasions and has visited every State in the US at least once, some many more. He is married with two children and two dogs.

The Accidental Wizard

Simon Ludgate

Authored by Simon Ludgate

How British tv documentary director and writer Simon Ludgate woke up to his true self as he documented earthquakes and tsunami around the world. The Accidental Wizard is his intensely personal and honest journey which contains a compelling message about who we are. The Accidental Wizard is his first book - watch out for the release of his new novel chiller Gabriel's Lyre.

Publication Date:
Jul 13 2011
1463637721 / 9781463637729
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers

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