Award-winning Australian writer of the The Weekly Tipping Point blog, Andrew Hood, has released his breakout novel The Man Who Corrupted Heaven to rave reviews. The book follows the death of a man, Isaac McGlynn, who gets to see his life flash before his eyes as he crosses over from this life to the next. This gives him a new perspective on the successes and failures of his life and shows him the true nature of those that he cared for. He sees that the lives of those he loved are falling apart without his guidance and he needs to make the ultimate deal with Heaven to save them. It all started for me when I was driving home and someone on the radio said, 'When you die, you can't take anything with you' and it left me asking 'why not' and 'what if I could? And what would I want to take with me? says author, Andrew Hood. I pulled over the car and wrote these two lines - 'They say when you die, you can't take anything with you. One man, Isaac McGlynn, was determined to prove them wrong.' These were the first lines of the book and at that point, I had no idea what the story would be about . When asked what the book was fundamentally about, he replied Perspective. It is all about perspective. I invite my readers to consider the perspective they have in their own lives and question if they are seeing everything the way they should. Do they consider themselves a victim in life, or are they lucky with the opportunities they have? Sometimes it is all a matter of perspective . When asked what sparked the move from Blogger to Author, Hood replied I wanted to tell bigger stories and help more people. With a book, I can do that on a much bigger scale than just telling small anecdotal stories about my battles with work, family life and mental health. I can take on the big issues of life, through the stories of my characters, without mining so much of my own life in the process . His blog The Weekly Tipping Point was voted No.39 in the Top 101 Best and Most Inspiring Personal Development Blogs of 2016 before he made the switch to novels. Andrew Lives in Sydney with his family.
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