Colin woke up, after 30 years of spiritual search and practices, on a seven day silent retreat in 1996. He started writing in 2000 and his books are based on the realization that occurred then and since. He has written many articles and poems, based on meditations, contemplations and answers to questions, then collated into books.
If the world of nondual spirituality ever seems muddy to you, take a swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Colin Drake. I love Colin's work. Jerry Katz owner of www.nonduality.com
I have now read Beyond the Separate Self and consider it to be significantly more important and useful than comparative books by Osho, Eckhart Tolle and other significant speakers and authors. Your book contains everything that one needs to know or not know as the case may be to enter pure awareness and enlightenment. - Chris Sullivan Addictions Counsellor and Author.
The order of writing is: Beyond-A Light-Awakening-Awareness-The Happiness-Freedom plus poems based on these.