Thursday, March 13, 2014

Interview with Gulten Dye, author of 'Semi-Coma: Evolution of My Intermittent Consciousness'

Gulten Dye was born and raised in a small town in Turkey and moved with her family to Istanbul as a small child.  It was there that she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and worked as a nurse at a local hospital before moving to the Philippines with her boyfriend.

After being there a little over a year, they got married and a short while after that moved to
Shreveport, Louisiana where she immediately began her studies to be able to work as a Registered Nurse. While studying for her boards, she was allowed to work as a scrub technician in an operating room at a nearby surgery center. She passed her boards and worked in an operating room for many years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada there she worked at a busy University Medical Trauma Center as a staff nurse for several years until she earned the position of Charge Nurse.

By 2001, she was divorced and living with her two young sons.  Her desire to make more money became her impetus to start her own business, which soon became her sole source of income as her success grew.  She has never looked back.

Gulten found her talent and passion in creating one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and sold them to well-known people, such as Celine Dion, Rachel Ray and Mary Higgins Clark.  She became an international success when her work showed on Entertainment Tonight and Insider and was for sale in the high-end casinos in
Las Vegas and on high-end cruise liners. She then created a jewelry line called Metamorphosis, a line of interchangeable jewelry that brought her even greater success.

Gulten is also an author and self- published her first book Semi Coma - Evolution of my Intermittent Consciousness in 2011, currently selling on all digital media as well as in hard copy.  Her second book “The Missing Link” is awaiting publication in 2013.

In 2013, she opened her new concept store where she not only sells her own designs, but includes many local artists of different medium, including a local authors section.  In turn for being able to sell their artwork in her store, all artists have agreed to teach others their medium for the future generation free thinkers.

Gulten lives and creates in
Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visit her website at

Can you tell us what your book is about? 

My book is about self-discovery and the journey that awakened me to the many facets of life. The road hasnt always been easy with its twists, turns and junctions. Its about my struggle to discover who I really am, what I believe in, and how Ive arrived at a place where I am able to appreciate myself and my surroundings.

Most of my life I lived in a state of arrested consciousness without being aware of it. Then one day out of nowhere, my eyes opened just enough for me to question my way of living and my state of mind. That was the day questions started to arrive. They were nothing like the questions I had before, and were as if they werent even questions, but were rather an unraveling string of realizations followed by overwhelming sorrow. How could I have lived my life as if I were in a semi coma and, in turn, had induced my own suffering?

The book is an evolution of my consciousness and learning that my happiness didn't have to be accidental or occasional, and that I can make more of it anytime I desire. 

Why did you write your book?

Writing is a short cut to seeing what really is in my subconscious so in itself was an exceptional aid in my awakening process.  As for deciding to publish, it was my desire to share what worked for me to have a happier life with others in the hope of helping in their search for happiness.

What kind of message is your book trying to tell your readers?

The message is love and hope, and that we are much more than the way we think and live. I thought that it would be helpful to show the reader the falseness of my thinking by opening a small window into my thoughts of the past, as well as my realizations along the way for them to see the falseness of my previous thinking and living, and ultimately my growth from my experiences.

Who influenced you to write your book?

No one influenced me to write; however, once I started sharing what I was writing, I definitely had a cheer leader - my good friend and amazing artist, Deborah Pittman.

Is it hard to publish a nonfiction book?

I self-published my book.  I suppose it would have made no real difference for me, but because it was my first book and since I truly was responsible myself for my writings, choosing a cover and its overall look, and finding an offshore printer to make the book cheaper to be affordable for my readers, it was a somewhat difficult process, but it has been a great teacher for me.

Which author(s) do you admire?

Every one of them regardless of their subjects. I know it takes total love and dedication to bring any book to fruition. 

Have you suffered from writers block and what do you do to get back on track?

I don't have one of those; I just sit down to write and it flows for me.  Sometimes, its a little slow at first, but as I continue writing, it gets better and better, and at times it flows so fast even my mind has a hard time comprehending.

What would you do with an extra hour today if you could do anything you wanted?

Do the same thing I am doing right now, write.

Which holiday is your favorite and why?

All of them, since the idea of Holiday seems to cheer people up.  I love them all!  Its amazing to be around people in the state of joy - it's contagious!

If we were to meet for lunch to talk books, where would we go?

My house. I would cook before you arrived, and we would sit on the couch with plate in hand with our legs stretched out.  We would get very comfortable and without any distraction we would talk for hours.

What do you like to do for fun?

Discover, play, create, dance, play board games with family and friends, travel, cook and write.

Can you tell us about your family?

My immediate family consists of my two sons whom I love and adore like nothing else in this universe. As for my mom and dad, as well as my three siblings, they all still live in Istanbul, Turkey where I am originally from.

What do you like the most about being an author?

By the way of showing and talking about it, my book itself becomes the vehicle to share the true nature of our happiness and the tools to its realization.

What kind of advice would you give other non-fiction authors?

Be your authentic self. Although there is nothing wrong having inspirations from other authors or leaders, there is nothing easier than writing about what you truly know.  

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