Radhaa Nilia, a former model known for her glamour and curves, is now known for her creativity and best-selling Awakening Starseeds book series. As the founder of Radhaa Publishing House, Radhaa is busy curating collaborative books with international authors. We had an intimate Q&A with her to see how she went from modeling in LA to curating books in the Appalachians.
Q: Radhaa, you are a multi-talented author and publisher, best known for your book series, Awakening Starseeds. What would you say motivates you and inspires you to be the best in your profession?
A: I took a memoir writing class in college, not because I had a memoir to write. I was only in my teens but was always drawn to these crone women who were wise and had lived so much life. My class was filled with these incredible women, and I looked forward to hearing their stories every week. Much more interesting than the kids my age, I’ve always loved hearing stories, especially people who’ve been through a lot and lived to tell their stories. I was also taking a filmmaking class and did a documentary called “Women In Love!” We did a screening of it at the theatre, and it was an incredible experience to watch these women’s stories on screen. This film is about love stories, and looking back at it all fascinated me. Everyone cried in the theatre as women told their raw, real love stories. Some were fairy tales, and others were horror stories, but it all wove together, and I am very proud of that film. So, my interest was always about storytelling in any medium, whether in films or books. As long as the story brings truth, transformation, healing, I want to hear it.
Q: Tell us more about the Awakening Starseeds series. I understand that it’s an ongoing series. How did it come about, and what was your inspiration for it? What’s the next series title called, and how many are you going to do?
A: The Awakening Starseeds series is near and dear to my heart. Radhaa Publishing is curating eleven books on the Awakening Starseed series. We have done two volumes and are on the third one now. We just started putting the call out to authors who’d like to be a part of the third series called Awakening Starseeds: Dreaming into the future, Volume 3. We are calling forth visionaries, innovators, healers, inventors who are creating new ways to live. We need visionaries now more than ever. People who can contribute to our future are valuable assets to humanity. There are so many young kids and innovators creating inventions that are here to help move us forward. Forward thinkers are what we need. The old ways are crumbling, and that’s pretty crystal clear. So we’re calling forth anyone that has something important to share. We offer voices that haven’t been given the platform to shine.
Q: Your Awakening Starseeds books have been bestsellers, and the authors have all walked away as best sellers. Why do you think that is, and what motivates you to work so hard on these series?
A. Doing these series is truly a labor of love. It takes a tremendous amount of time, energy and we’ve onboarded an entirely new team to help us handle the collaborative books. I found it to be a rather expensive undertaking, so I wouldn’t say money motivates me. I do these books because I am guided to do them, and I believe in offering a platform in a very censored world for people’s voices who need to be heard.
And yes, our Awakening Starseed series have been best sellers. That’s because we have become this incredible collective. So much of this work is just about sharing. Part of our process in this series is to help authors reclaim their voices, shine, and share their messages! And that takes courage, generosity, and the audacity to shine! I invite everyone to be a part of the process, given the opportunity to get excited in sharing and promoting, so by word of mouth, stories get read by many.
What motivates me is not a competition but coordinated cooperation in this particular time we live in. I have a great urgency in the work we are doing. We live in a time of great changes. Some call it the Great Awakening. I think we can all agree that it’s an unusual time, but one that wisdom keepers of the past have spoken about. And I just got this absolute download to create a book series at this time that pertains to some of these changes, to the awakening process, and in bringing more communities together from around the world into the information age. Information can come from real-life stories, not just fake news. It is the power when an individual finds the courage to speak the truth. We’ve been so blessed to create such an incredible collective of authors that bring their unique voices, experiences, and stories into these book series. And we are so excited to share their voices with the world.
Q: Besides being the founder of Radha Publishing House and the author of the books Memoirs of a Galactic Goddess and Quan Yin Goddess Activations workbook, you run Goddess Code Academy; A mystical school for the divine feminine. Would you please share more on what you offer here?
A: I’ve been mentoring women for over a decade with my modality, Goddess Activations™. My whole goal with my clients and students is empowerment. I love to offer tools that they can take and use in their own lives to heal themselves and others. I offer both personal coaching and healing programs and practitioner courses at Goddess Code Academy. I’ve had the joy of working with women all over the world. And this has led me to travel extensively to meet with my clients and do in-person intensives. It’s been such a great experience. With the current state of the world, I am not traveling as much and offering sessions and mentorship on zoom.
Click to watch more on Goddess Code Academy: https://youtu.be/igH-vzYDjYg
Q: Do you have any new or recently finished projects that you can share with us?
A: Yes! Our Awakening Starseeds, Vol. 2, just came out last month It’s available at Target, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell Books, to name a few.
Barnes and Noble: https://bit.ly/3wVz4VC
Powell Books: https://bit.ly/3tlbaTr
Awakening Starseeds, Vol. 2 back cover description:
“Wisdom keepers spoke of prophecies of how life on our planet would be unrecognizable in the future. That time is now. We realized that the clarion call has come for us to journey into this historical time. The portals and Stargates are opening, and light codes are flooding in. Starseeds are here to capture those light codes towards transformation into new Earth. Join nineteen Starseeds as they share their experiences, awakenings and transformation. The Awakening Starseeds book series is the first of its kind in the world. It is a mystical book that embodies Activations, storytelling, and healing.”
Q: Thanks so much Radhaa! Where can people find you?
A: You can find me @ www.radhaanilia.net 🙂
Photographer: David Walden