An interview with Author Quinton Douglas Crawford

Mr. Quinton Douglas Crawford has been a happy but struggling educator that was born in Southern California. He was blessed with opportunities to teach in two private schools (one for wealthy families in Vallejo, California as a 5/6 combo grade class; another in Fairfield as a moderate-severe special education 6/7 combo classroom teacher; before they financially collapsed. Before serving as a Teacher-Trainer in the Teacher Training College called Watico in Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western Region of The Republic of Ghana. A few years after his return to California an offer to teach English in Shenzhen, China was extended. There was some miscommunication on his arrival time, but luckily a staff member of the organization was nearby and able to be reached by the designated hotel to respite from my long uncomfortable flight. Between these times and beyond he has done guaranteed work as a substitute teacher for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District in virtually all roles. He has been praised by most of the students he has taught, their parents, many school staff and administrators.

His education consists of several certifications, Associates Degrees, a Bachelors Degree, several Masters degree units and in pursuit of a Masters Degree and Credentialing through Alliant International University. Delay’s in reaching his goal of attaining his higher level degree of a Masters or possibly a Doctorate were positioned against him in several different years via college closures, a discrimination issue, and a nearly fatal traumatic hemorrhagic cranial stroke which forced me into having to endure a 2-week Coma, also during a critical time in my Masters of Education study time. He attributes his strong and medically noted quick recovery to several factors including prayers by friends and family of multiple cultures and faiths, reception of over 100 get-well cards from the 6th grade classes and a 3rd grade class of David Weir Academy in 2018. Having the vision of my deceased father at the border of heaven “ordering me to Go-Back” while I was in the Coma, and seeing what appeared to be a fading angel as I awoke one day could of all done nothing for me but help.

Describe yourself in five words

– Intelligent, Spiritual, Caring, Engaging, and Foreward-thinking.

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? 

– I have a strong romantic side.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  

– I embrace music with lyrics that speak the opposite terms.

What scares you the most? 

– The possibility of a major earthquake while driving across the center of a large bridge.

What makes you happiest?  

– I love teaching an engaging subject with smart interested students.

Why do you write? 

– I want to leave some type of legacy behind and always know I may be teaching someone.

Have you always enjoyed writing?  

– No, I began enjoying it after I began teaching it.

What motivates you to write? 

– I want the one I fell in love with to know I’m still alive.

What writing are you most proud of?

– I’m most proud of my book “The Global Situation” in part because I accomplished writing in the science genre.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? 

– I’m most proud that I have never given up trying to get my masters degree.

 What do you hope your obituary will say about you? 

– Mr. Quinton Douglas Crawford directly influenced thousands of students with real life wisdom to pass to others in California, Ghana, China, and millions of others via the timeless knowledge expressed in the literature he had produced in his books and organization works.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? 

– I grew up mainly on U.S. Air Force Bases in southern California, Spain, England, and Travis AFB.

How did you develop your writing?

– My first book came from a collection of my bachelors programs essays. That provided the biggest template for my other published writings.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? 

– The most challenging thing for me has been the writing, as it required a lot of backup research.

What marketing works for you? 

– Radio marketing and blog posts seem to work well for me.

Do you find it hard to share your work? 

– No

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? 

– Yes, each seems to support me.

What else do you do, other than write? 

– I am a teacher, Masters degree student of Alliant International University, and multiple health trauma survivor.

What other jobs have you had in your life? 

– I used to be a custodian for Solano County, a Library Assistant for Solano Community College, and a fast food worker for McDonalds.

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? 

– Astrophysics

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 

– Philippines and Ghana

Tell us about your family? 

– Everyone has worked for a government agency.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? 

– I use all of the above.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? 

– I like to get 9-10 hours of sleep but can do well with 6-7 hours for work.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? 

– Professor Manu Ampim

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  

– My newest book to be published in November is my Autobiography. I wrote in inspiration by my favorite Author Relations Officer. Told me that my life story might help others.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? 

– My dad, Tupac Shakur, Bob Marley, Guru, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Prof. Manu Ampim, Prof. X,  Brother J, KRS-1, Stokely Carmichael, Kwai Chang Caine, Leonard Nimoy, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Kevin Hart

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? 

– Listening to music for inspiration and stories

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?

 – I hope people will gain dynamic answers to the problems and issues I attempt to address in each of the books.

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