Turning Inside Out Book Launch

It’s hottest ticket in town (But you don’t need a ticket as it’s free)
The Turning Inside Out Book Launch – August 13 @ 1.30 at Footprints Resort Preston Beach.
Come along and grab a signed copy of Turning Inside Out: What if everything we’ve been taught about life iswrong? Plus I’ll also have copies of Dying to Know and Being You is Enough available to purchase.
Plus Psychic medium Tammie Movliatti will be beamed in via skype to do a few readings. (Tammie and I ran some experiments for the book)
And you get to enjoy free Champagne (til it runs out, so be early!)

Book a table for lunch in the Bistro before hand or stay and make a night of it and get an awesome deal on a ‘Beach Shack’ apartment for only $150 a night (huge discount!) and that includes a free bottle of champagne. Just mention the book launch to get the offer.
Book at Footprints Resort Preston Beach

Phone: (08) 97391 111

Email: info@footprintsprestonbeach.com.au



Getting personal

Turning Inside Out -what if everything we’ve been taught about life is wrong? is coming out on August 1 and one thing you’ll notice when you read it, is how personal it is. I actually didn’t realise how deep it went until I was going through the editors remarks and I thought Gee, this is really personal! I talk about an event from my teens that nearly made me take my own life and I discuss critical moments where I had to question my sanity. I also don’t hide any aspect of who I am and what my life is about including my addiction to cheese.
Turning Inside Out is my personal journey to find the truth about life and death and I have to tell the truth in order to look for it. I mentioned at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival that I want to be as authentic as possible, to cut the bullshit and pretence and just lay bare to the world and this book helps me do that. I can’t write about anything that is made up or isn’t what I feel is true. That’s just how I am. Even the fiction book I’m writing is based on my own experiences and stuff that resonates deeply.
So if, after reading TurningInside Out you feel you know me, it’s because you do!
And if you haven’t read the book that started it all, Dying to Know – if there life after death yet, then here’s a good chance to get a signed copy from me and you can read it before you get Turning Inside Out. Just send me an email to josh@outsidecreative.com.au

Mini Documentary by ABC Open

I was lucky to be the feature of a mini documentary by ABC open about my search for evidence of the afterlife.

Josh Langley - Afterlife Investigator from ABC Open South West WA on Vimeo.

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Being part of the 2016 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival was an extraordinary experience and left me buzzing for days after. It felt so natural being on stage being interviewed by the talented Margo Edwards where she asked me to share stories about Dying to Know and also my writing process and where I find inspiration. She referenced my blog post ‘Taming the muse’ which we unpacked a bit with the audience so hopefully they could walk away a little inspired.
Being a little reclusive it was also great to come out and meet so many amazing and talented authors, including Sulari Gentill, SaraFoster, Loretta Hill, Louise Park, Andrew Daddo and Natasha Lester.

My life is so different than it was last year and I’m grateful for every moment.  
I dropped into Margaret River Books to say Hi and the owner, Pauline, insisted on a photo!

Carol Seeley the lady behind the popular Reading Writing and Riesling Blog mentioned on her Facebook page:
"Ghosts in the House" Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival one of the best author discussions I have been to in the last 3 years. Thanks Josh Langley Author and Margot Edwards chair person for a session that entertained and informed.

Being You is Enough sold out of the first day of the festival, moving 25 copies! These two young ladies were lucky enough to get a signed copy.

Even fellow author Sara Foster was in the audience and posted my talk on Instagram.   


Being You is Enough Margaret River Young Readers School Tour

14 schools
1,100 students
And hundreds of kilometres travelled.
The #beingyouisenoough school tour as part of the Margaret River Young Readers Festival was an incredible experience and it was a privilege to be able to inspire so many young people. I was joined on tour by amazing children’s author Louise Park (author of Harriet Clare and Boy Vs Beast series), Adventurer and reptile man Dr Brian Grieg and the very friendly Andrew Daddo.
Being You is Enough was well received by all teachers, saying that it matched exactly what they were teaching in the classroom. Next time I’ll be better prepared as I ran out of books towards the end!

Photos courtesy of Christa Walsh.

Making peace with yourself

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to have a quiet chat with you. I know we’ve all been busy, trying to get on with our lives and making the most of what we’ve got. That’s all anyone could ever ask.
I need to constantly remind myself that life is not a competition regardless of what anyone says. I often feel the weight of trying to constantly ‘improve myself’, be a better person, increase my facebook stats, get more likes, look at everyone else as a potential threat and constantly push, push and push... (whatever it is I’m pushing).
I’ve come to understand that’s not how it has to be, we don’t have to fight against anything, especially ourselves.
How often have felt at war with yourself? Reprimanding yourself for something you did (or didn’t do) and you replay self destructive messages over and over in your head, messages you’d picked up from your parents, teachers, TV  or any other major influence in your life.
It seems the last thing society wants (and that includes you) is to be at peace with yourself.
Businesses will fail, the economy will collapse, the government will fall and anarchy will reign if even one person starts to find inner peace and love themselves for who they are.
‘You are enough’ is a message that resonates deep in our soul, yet our outward existence relies on us feeling inadequate.  Feeling inadequate keeps the wheels of society turning.
But I think that is an illusion.
Will the world stop turning because you finally made peace with your upbringing? Forgave all the people in your life who you felt did you wrong or simply stopped whinging about the price of canned tomatoes?
Life goes on regardless, we can choose to flow with it or fight against it and cause ourselves and others even more pain. The world can only be a better place when we stop fighting.
And when we find we’re in the flow, we can create things, not from fear, but from our real creative centre.
A place of love.
Remind yourself - You are enough.