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Motivational Press Announces the Launch of Is That So? A Modern Fable of Awakening by Thomas D. Craig

Motivational Press Announces the Launch of Is That So? A Modern Fable of Awakening by Thomas D. Craig

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Thomas D. Craig, and publisher Motivational Press, are proud to announce the release of Is That So? A Modern Fable of Awakening. The story is a modern adaption of the Zen story of the same name and inspired by the author’s first book A Cup of Buddha. In this story, a young man by the name of Riley Porter flees in the middle of the night with his mother after years of abuse from his father only to find alienation, anger and lies hiding out in a small town. It is here that Riley finds himself and walks a path of truth, of integrity, of love with the guidance of his new mentor and friend Willy. Riley chooses peace and love amidst the chaos around him, and ultimately life becomes a choice in every moment. This story tells of this awakening available to all of us.


In the words of best-selling author Lynn Andrews, “Craig takes us on a journey in finding truth, in choosing life no matter your circumstances in life. A must read that will awaken your soul.”


Thomas D. Craig was inspired to tell a story of someone with the courage to walk the path. Riley means valiance and Porter means carrying so the hero in this story is someone carrying valiance in the face of no agreement from the world around him.


Author Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) said, “Sometimes a well-told story paints a clearer picture of a spiritual path than talking about the path. This is such a story and a perfect sequel and companion to Thomas Craig’s earlier A Cup of Buddha. Like its hero, may we all learn to whine less and enjoy what we already have.”
To schedule an interview with Thomas D. Craig, contact Janet Carson at 760-208-4990 or

About The Author: 
Thomas D. Craig, a business executive, competitive martial artist, father, seeker, avid hiker and mountain climber, is author of A Cup of Buddha and Is that so? A Modern Fable of Awakening. Thomas has been studying eastern philosophy and meditating for over 25 years and is committed to igniting a revolution of love, an army of Zen warriors promoting peace and connection throughout the world.

In 2008 Thomas lost the superficial world around him, his business, his belongings, his marriage. It was at this low point, in the space of nothing that Thomas found everything. He found his purpose, his voice, his passion. It was here that he began to write and fight for a bigger purpose than himself. It was here that he found his connection to love. Thomas is committed to building a Zen army, an army where each and every human being shines their divine light. This is the journey, a journey of peace, a journey of love. Thomas walks this path, the path of a Zen warrior.

About Motivational Press:
Motivational Press is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Motivational Press is a broad-based publisher with strengths in business books, self-help books, health, wellness, sports, narrative nonfiction, reference, pop culture, design, and religious and spiritual books. Motivational Press is consistently at the forefront of innovation, using digital technology to create unique reading experiences and expand the reach of its authors.  Its divisions include Motivational Press Adult Publishing, Motivational Press Children’s Publishing, Motivational Press Audio, Motivational Press Digital and international companies in Australia, Canada, Germany, Brazil and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

Written by Justin