New novel takes readers on a philosophical and psychological journey

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Margaret Hepworth announces the release of her new novel, ‘Clarity in Time’

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If your life story was re-told would you be able to piece together the meaning that had always been there?

Author and educator Margaret Hepworth releases her inaugural novel, “Clarity in Time: A Philosophical and Psychological Journey” (published by Balboa Press).

“If your life story was re-told would you be able to piece together the meaning that had always been there?” asks Hepworth.

Rosie O’Dea, 31, was born to make a difference. She knows it; she feels it. Yet now on a country road, her life hovers in an ethereal state between life and death.

Rosie is a young woman with an emerging psychic talent. As she views her own life in replay as it “flashes before her eyes”, something strange begins to happen. Suddenly she is privy to secret moments in the lives of others: Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, a Captain, a surgeon. And over and over she hears a voice, “If only they had listened.” Rosie will find herself having to make a decision she could never have predicted.

Underpinning this cleverly crafted novel, Hepworth is hard at work on core philosophies and values. In “Clarity in Time,” she asks:

  • In a search for self, how can I be true to myself when I feel I don’t know who I am?
  • What are we doing to develop our thinking? What are we doing to develop our social intelligence? What price human arrogance?
  • Can sex take you to a spiritual dimension?
  • Is there a divine being that is greater than us? Or is there a divine being that is Us?
  • What is the best thing you have done for a friend? Or for a stranger?
  • When we ‘make love’ are we actually making love?

“Clarity in Time” invites the reader to participate in a journey beyond the novel, a journey through their own lives as significant players in the shared story of the world. Hepworth urges readers to step out into the world with hope, clarity and purpose.

Hepworth’s dedication to teaching others about the connectedness of all things on this planet is made apparent by many successes, including being granted permission by the Nelson Mandela Foundation of South Africa to use Mandela as a fictional character, as well as permission from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to use controversial Captain Paul Watson as a fictional character. The de Bono Institute has allowed Hepworth to reference the theories of creative thinker, Edward de Bono.

Says Hepworth, “Right here and now, we have the ability to be the most cooperative of all the generations of humanity over time.” Her maxim: hope in action.

About the Author
Margaret Hepworth of Australia holds a Masters of Educational Studies and is a passionate educator of social justice. Two “nearly grown-up” children and a loving, grounded partner keep her busy and happy. An avid traveler, she gains experience and inspiration from all corners of the planet. This is her first novel.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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