So many people comment on my photos and ask about taking risks. They ask how I can take risks with snakes and tigers and getting lost out in the Jungle. But those are not the risks that scare me. This past three years have been a far greater kind of risk. Imagine working on something for HOURS every day - Every.Single.Day - for YEARS on end - with no guarantee whatsoever that the work you are doing will pay off, or be in any way successful. It's honestly terrifying. That's what writing is like - that’s what being an author is like.
I’ve been bursting at the seams this past week - absolutely over-boiling with excitement to share the news that MY SECOND BOOK IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED! The exploration in the Jungles of India that became this new book has taken me to places that have redefined my view of the world. In the coming months I’ll be taking you on that journey. For now I am full of thanks and relief and need to take a big breath before the plunge - over the next year I’ll be intensely editing (which might actually be harder than the writing!) and finishing the final touches so that in the fall of 2019 this book can be born.
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I’m so excited to hear this!! I am halfway through “Mother of God” and it may possibly be my favorite book I have read. The descriptions of the amazing things you experienced in the jungle and your passion for conservation and animals is absolutely inspiring! It makes me want to go and experience it all for myself....but I’m deathly afraid of snakes, probably not...😉 Thank you for all the work you do!
@paulrosolie -- I'm nearly done reading your book Mother of God and it's been quite an amazing experience and a book I'm sure has changed how I view the natural world for ever. The passion you have for the natural world is infectious and I am short of words to convey my appreciation for your work and your writing. I have a 3 month old daughter and I'm sure your book will have an impact on how we raise her. Can't wait for your next !
waiting for your book. 📖 love from india, kerala
@paulrosolie Documentation of experiences is a painstaking process. But I guess it’s worth doing that as it provides an opportunity to share them with the world! So try to keep up your pace! 👍 Also your circumstances reminded me of Newt Schamander (if you have seen the fantastic beasts movie!), who is a zoologist fascinated with the magical beasts in the world. He dedicates most of his time to study/research them and teach the world that most of these creatures (even those seen as deadly ones) are often just misunderstood by people. Nonetheless, he is scared of one thing in his life (like a terrible nightmare): to work for a desk job in an office!! 😅 Seems @officialjkrowling might have perceived of someone like you as an inspiration for that character!! 😆 #inspiration #irony #keepgoing 👍🏻
Best of luck,...but by the looks of things and your pics and posts you’ve already got this!!! Congrats!
Well done, you! Huge congratulations. Can't wait to read it 😊
@ivorpeterbrians best of luck! You are in the hardest part!
Congratulations! I admire your work! I hope my project (a "rainforest/sci-fi") will be edited sufficiently to attract an agent soon . . .
@cleestacy I did not know that - thanks!
@laurazphotos thank you so much -
@laurazphotos River of Doubt is SUCH a good book!!
@theamandafiles thanks so much Amanda! I’ll let you know ;)
Can't wait to read it!
I haven't read the first book, but I suspect it's really good, and so will this next one. You have a way with connecting with your audience, both in photos and your words....and you have these eyes that deep, intense, full of awe and passion so hot people can feel when they see you and your work.....anyway, all the best in the coming days of editing! And please stay safe 🙏🏼
Well done for having the courage of your convictions to follow through on your talent. Go boldly! Looking forward to the unfolding adventure. 😊👍
Taking risks takes courage. “Cour” comes from the Latin for “heart”. Taking risks takes heart. Love what you’re doing.
I’m reading your first right now and it makes me sad to be presented yet again with human ignorance of what sustains us as a species (apart from the constant lack of respect towards nature and its creatures), and happy at the same time to encounter people who not only care but do so with so much playfulness, passion and dedication. much love and respect!
Best wishes sir.if I have enough fund I will send to your extraordinary work...🙌🙌🙌
@surf_adict - Christmas present for you..
How’s Bangalore treating you?
You are B'lore... Awesome man..
After reading (well, listening to on Audible) Mother of God, I can’t wait for your next book! Right now I’m trying to get my fix by reading River of Doubt (Roosevelt’s incredible exploration in the Amazon)! Congratulations on this fantastic news. You sooo deserve it!👏👏👏👏
The artist is the subject. I love it!
Loved your first book 📚 Mother if God. Can’t wait for this one.
Got my hands on your book and I'll be reading it when I finish my current one in a week or two. Looking forward to it
All the congratulations in the world!! You summed up being a writer perfectly. So much of your time and energy and soul poured into something completely uncertain is the definition of scary. I’ll take cobras and angry elephants any day. If there’s anything I can do to support you during this process let me know! I’m pretty good at editing and beta reading, too :)
Oui il est incroyablement génial 👍j adore son travail..je ne suis pas assez riche pour l aider et m offrir une de ces magnifiques photos..mais je le suis de très prêt et je suis en admiration devant son grain de folie..absolument génial et ça fait du bien👍😍
@paulrosolie awesome thanks!!!! Did you go to college for anything or did you just start getting out there?
@1a_2a_tia so glad you like the print!!! 🐍💪😎 we will be headed back to the field soon!
@jaredhundley8 hey man - just get out there - work with people you aspire to emulate! Keep going!
Paul! Hi I'm super interested in your work and wondering how I can get started in a life like yours
That's excitement hard to put in words. Happy for you Paul! 🎉 I received my print today (black skinned parrot in your hands - my fave ♥️🐍) & it's incredibly beautiful! Very proud to help your field work continue. Looking forward to seeing more from you & Trevor!
Hey! Nice gallery you have 😊 I mean I liked it 👌
So true. Very eloquently stated.