Friday, February 22, 2013

Interview with Wayne Hatford, Author of Going for Excelsior

Wayne Hatford, B.A. in French and Spanish, M.A. in International Administration, is a teacher, writer, editor and author dedicated to bridging the gap between the physical and non-physical worlds. To that end, he channeled a friend, Janice Horn ~ “Letters from Janice: Correspondence with the Astral Plane” and, more recently, the spirit essence of Rudolph Valentino ~ “Valentino Speaks: The Wisdom of Rudolph Valentino” and “Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood,” all of which are available via Each of these works explores the “Other Side” while offering insight and practical suggestions on how best to make the most of this one.
A life-long student of metaphysics and transformation, Wayne has both taught in public school and been a personal property appraiser. Wayne Hatford now resides in Santa Rosa, California where he and the Valentino essence continue their collaboration.

His latest book is Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood.


Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

In the wake of having channeled the soul essence of Rudolph Valentino for a number of years, I have become an Italophile, through and through! Food, language, culture, I love them all! And, because of my interest in the mysteries of life, I have also increased my knowledge and skills over the years, as a writer, and metaphysician. It’s been a fun journey that continues!

Where did you grow up?

Gary, Indiana, the ‘steel’ city!

When did you begin writing?

In 1984, when I first realized that I was able to channel, communicate with those on the Other Side, and then decided that what was being imparted to me needed to be shared with a wider audience.

Do you write during the day, at night or whenever you can sneak a few moments?

I always channel late at night, when there is less electricity and other types of interference in the air. I review, edit or jot down ideas at any time.

What is this book about?

Going for Excelsior: Thriving in Seniorhood is a practical self-help/personal growth tool for seniors, a blueprint for active living ~ how to embrace where you’re at in your life, find hidden gems, turn up the voltage!

What inspired you to write it?

I wrote it because I am a senior myself and wanted to explore my own territory, delve into its psyche. Also because I felt strongly that seniors, that age bracket and its conditions, needed to be addressed through a different lens.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My colleague on the Other Side, Rudolph Valentino

Was the road to publication smooth sailing or a bumpy ride?

Very smooth because I decided to self-publish and had been through the process once before. I hired Shelley Schadowsky of to design the cover and format the interior. We used a Valentino photo I owned, a candid taken by a Cleveland reporter in 1925, for the cover design. It was her idea to create the double image, symbolic of the cross-dimensional nature of the book.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?


Do you have a video trailer to promote your book? If yes, where can readers find it?

I have a short video trailer on the website.

What is the best investment you have made in promoting your book?

Hiring Pump Up Your Book!

What is up next for you?

The Valentino essence and I have started to work on another book project, this one focusing on his life and films, as viewed from his current vantage point. I plan to publish it in 2014.

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