Rich Okun Announces Release of ‘The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya’

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New book helps readers find answers to complicated question through uncomplicated ways.

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It is taking storytelling to the next level.

Author Rich Okun has spent his life studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems. Each one has further motivated him with spirit to help more people and now to share, what he calls, “a very special being: Maya, his Shih Tzu puppy muse.” Okun’s new book, “The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya: a collection of little sayings about enormous things” (published by Balboa Press), is his way of helping the world understand enormous ideas though simple interpretations.

The book houses a collection of little sayings, made up of spiritual quotes aimed to inspire and short, lyrical interpretations. With each quote, a beautifully illustrated depiction of Maya, suggests what the reader is supposed to have gotten from the lyric. Both have been created in such a way as to engage and allow the reader to come to those conclusions and to stimulate imagination and conversation. “It is taking storytelling to the next level,” states the author.

Each lyric touches on a moral or spiritual issue related to love, compassion, spirit, infinity, friendship, gratitude, generosity, nature, and, as the author puts it, “so much more.” It is his hope that these lyrics “will be used to help discuss these important matters with children or to touch the child within the adult.”

An excerpt from” The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya”:

“‘And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom’ said Anais Nin. ‘I like it here, it's so nice and warm. I feel I could disappear, turn it into an art form. It’s only when, we feel the pull, overcome, the now and then, and stop the bull,’ replied Maya.”

“The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya”
By Rich Okun
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781452571690
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781452571706
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble –
Access to hi-res illustrations and audios is free with every purchase

About the Author
Rich Okun spent his professional life in various corporate positions. He was the youngest member of the Art Students’ League of New York, and after many years and diverse careers, he now devotes his focus to creative passions and spiritual expressions. He lives in Connecticut with his wonderful wife, four cats, lots of other animals and Maya. Though “The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya” is his first published book, Okun has had three stories published online. They can be found at, and More information can be found at

Balboa Press, a division of 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 of 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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