An Interview with Steve Wilson

The Everyday Student

The Everyday Student

Author Steve Wilson had formulated the basic building blocks, the “key ingredients” to dynamically obtain the success you desire. Inside his latest book: LIQUID ETHER PHYSICS, he analyses our responses and reactions to patience, vision and purpose.

Regardless of the situation you are in or the dilemma you desire to improve – patience, vision and purpose are the initial focal points for advancement to solution and success.

 

Steve Wilson: Champion Trainer, Mental Enthusiast and Expert Coach. Coming from Bristol,VA, He has over ten years of experience coaching people to new levels of wholeness in their life. Downtime for Steve consists of playing chess and reading. This Miami Hurricanes Football Fan prides himself on telling the untold story. The love of the unknown story led him to create this website.

  • Where are you from?

Bristol, VA

  • Why do you write?

To Help Others With Their Problems

  • What do you write about?

Mental Health, Business & Relationships

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

No

  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

Writer’s block, sitting down to translate what’s in your mind to bring it to light

  • What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

Phenomenal

  • How long have you been writing?

4 Years Seriously

  • When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

When I Wanted my relationship advice to be accessed in books

  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

Depends on the topic. Now writing a book could take up to a year

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Advice( Relationships)

  • How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non)

Up to 1 year

  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Constantly Researching & Learn to be creative

  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

Patience & The fear of someone not liking your content

  • What do you think makes a good story?

The person who is reading your message

  • What does your family think of your writing?

They are excited

  • Do you see writing as a career?

I see it as a investment

  • Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

I love my fans and constantly search for knowledge

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I first learned the English language

Do you have links that you’d like to share for others to read? 

https://www.loyaldetermined.com/shop/e-books/33-the-everyday-student.html

This is our latest ebook ` The Everyday Student ´

My Email: admin@loyaldetermined.com

Twitter: @ Loyal Determined

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An Interview with Dr. Yatin J. Patel

Photo Credit (Dr Kaushik Patel)

Dr. Yatin J. Patel Source: https://www.yatinjpatel.com/about/

Dr. Yatin J Patel, a board-certified pulmonologist, and sleep physician is a passionate advocate for his patients’ overall health. He has made it his mission to alleviate their suffering, and views each day as a new opportunity to promote a lifestyle founded on healthy and happy living. At his private practice, Sneeze & Snooze Clinic, Indiana, he oversees the care of the patients suffering from a variety of sleep disorders.

As a published author and public speaker, Dr. Patel strives to be a source of inspiration, sharing his message of good health globally. Whether it’s through his video series, or at a live speaking event, he is out to motivate not just his patients, but anybody in need of a physical, mental or spiritual awakening.

As the Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Studies at Goshen Hospital, Dr. Patel is held in high esteem as a selfless leader and a visionary in the field. His writing explores the intricacies of his chosen field and demonstrates his compassion for those he serves. In addition to an ongoing informational blog, Dr. Patel is a published author, and touts himself as “The World’s Only Sleep Doc with a Notre Dame MBA.”

Outside the office, Dr. Patel is either relaxing through the healing powers of meditation or taking in the world from the vantage point of his bicycle. As a humanitarian and philanthropist, he is also part of many social health initiatives, including campaigns on Safe Driving and empowerment through rural education.

CPAP is Sexy by Yatin J. Patel

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

This book, CPAP is Sexy, takes the fear of sleeping with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure machine) machine, and in fact makes it fun. CPAP is the most successful treatment for a potentially fatal disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, in which a person’s throat repeatedly shuts off during sleep robbing the person of deep sleep.

I wrote this book because I kept on hearing from my patients that they were scared of CPAP treatment. They had this preconceived notion that sleeping with CPAP is ugly, cumbersome, and uncomfortable. In this book, I have tried to convince them that it is sexy!

Have you always enjoyed writing? 

I hate writing the same way a mom hates labor pains! I do love the final product! I do love public speaking without any reservation. I love talking as if I am talking to my patient, but a book certainly can reach a wider audience. It can explain complex ideas in a graphic manner. I pray my ideas, written or spoken, help people live a long life full of energy, enthusiasm, and elation.

What motivates you to write?

Being a physician, I have this constant urge to help others and a book is the best way to help the widest possible audience for the longest period. This desire to help motivates me to write and keep writing.

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

I grew up in a family of avid readers in a dusty little village in Gujarat. Our village library, well-stocked with over ten thousand books, and my grandpa’s voracious appetite for reading introduced me to the world of words. I owe everything I know to that humble but literate beginning. My success, first in the high school and then medical college, was the result of that relationship with words. My quest for advanced study brought me to the USA, where I became a pulmonary and sleep physician. Practising in a small town in the USA, I realized that people were living a sleep-deprived and hence a truncated, sleepy, and grumpy life. To help them live a life full of energy, enthusiasm, vigor, and vitality, I started writing.

How did you develop your writing?

I write as if I am talking to a patient in the examination room at my clinic. I write what is important to them. I write it in a way they can understand and implement it hoping that it will change their behavior and their life.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? 

Most people need seven hours to be alert all-day long. I need eight. My wife needs six and a half. It is also vital to realize that we need seven hours of sound sleep and that can occur only when we follow sleep hygiene religiously. Keep a regular sleep-wake schedule even on weekends. Avoid caffeine after 1 PM. Avoid alcohol within three hours of bedtime. Exercise daily for twenty to thirty minutes. Keep a cool, calm, comfortable, and a quiet bedroom. Disengage from social media thirty minutes before bedtime. Say a brief prayer before bedtime. These steps will ensure sound sleep.

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

I read when I am not writing. To relax, I do daily yoga, meditation, and walking. I enjoy listening to bhajans in the morning and ghazals in the evening.

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

This life is a rare blessing. My sincere hope is that the readers will take my words to the heart and change their behavior and as a result live a long and healthy life.

Author Interview: Rajeev Saxena

Media for author Rajeev Saxena

Rajeev Saxena Image Source: https://www.bloomsbury.com/author/rajeev-saxena

  • Where are you from?

It’s global world now. How do you decide where a person is from? I was born in a place about which I have no memories as moved out when I was six months old. My parents come from a place called Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh that I have visited only once in my life. I’ve spent my childhood in small towns of Uttar Pradesh such as Atrauli near Aligarh, Mainpuri and Orai. US has been my home too. I’ve been staying in US almost for one third of my age so far. I hope this gives you the idea.

  • Why do you write?

To express myself. I feel that you have the full control of the world when you have pen in your hand. It gives wings to my imagination.

  • What do you write about?

This is my first novel so it’s difficult to answer this question. I’ve got great feedback so far including from several celebrities that my book cannot be bound to a genre. This is a book about a scientist who wants to change the world through his inventions. The main theme is that I want to bring scientists to the mainstream, I want them to be the part of our daily lives the way we have politicians or film actors. So instead of working on pure science research which is difficult to understand by general public, my character solves day to day problems through innovation.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

I don’t want to be bound with any style. I’d choose a different style for different scenarios. For this novel, I’ve tried to write in simple English with a lot of humor inside so that the book reaches the general public.

  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?

The biggest issue was to find a publisher. As a new author, I had to wait almost for a year to get a publisher. Finally I was really lucky that Bloomsbury is publishing my book, the same guys who have published Harry Potter.

  • What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

Readers comments are coming in as the book was released just two weeks ago. ‘The book is simle and 90% of people will be able to relate to it,in a way.’

‘Pinto has an idea , can not be bound to a genre, that’s rare to come up with a book that is more like a life.’

I’m also honored to get great feedback from a few celebrities:

‘The moment I got the book, I could not resist finishing it in one go.
I hope the author writes a series based on Pinto.’
– SRIDEVI, Actress

A strong plot full of emotions, love, pragmatism and very importantly,
humour. The author has touched a genre which doesn’t exist in traditional
publishing in India. A must read, you shouldn’t miss it.’
– BONEY KAPOOR, Film Producer

‘Superb story. It brings you back to college days and soon takes you to your
professional journey. The humour is amazing.’
– MANU AGARWAL, CEO and Founder of Naaptol

‘Looks like the author is going to be a trendsetter.
It’s the first time I see romantic fiction raising social issues in a
highly entertaining and interesting fashion.’
– SANDEEP PANDEY, Social Activist and Magsaysay Award Winner

 

  • How long have you been writing?

It took almost two and a half years to complete the book. It’s not a simple story. It’s about innovative ideas which need a lot of thinking. Please also keep in mind that I was writing only during the week-ends as I am not a full time author.

  • When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

When I was eight-year-old, I wrote my first story. As there was no social media back then, the circulation of my work was very limited. Since then, it has been in the back of my mind that I have to write a book. God has been kind to me. Finally I got this opportunity, though after a couple of decades.

  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

For me writing should not follow any schedule. Mostly I used my week-end to write. At the same time, whenever a thought comes to my mind, I immediately note it down and expand it later on. It all depends on the mood and the topic. Sometimes in one hour I can write several pages but other times I hardly produce any output for the whole day if I get stuck on one para.

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I keep on thinking passively whenever I’m doing some other regular activity such as driving, taking shower or just watching TV. Whenever a thought comes to my mind, I’d immediately note down on my mobile phone and will eventually use in my writing at appropriate time.

  • How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non)

It depends on three things:

  1. What is the book about?
  2. Who is writing?
  3. What is the environment around the author?

Now, when I’m well-versed with the book writing process, I can probably write another one in one month. Ideally one can write a romantic novel where a lot of research is not needed, in six months. A book which I’ve written which is a novel as well as a little different novel i.e. talking about ideas and innovations, would take around one to one and half years.

  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

I think I’m too new to give this kind of suggestion. If my opinion really matters, I’d say the plot is extremely important in a story. It’s like the heart. Without the heart, the body does not have any meaning. Give enough time to conceptualize the plot.

  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

As a first time novelist, the biggest challenge is to avoid contaminating your characters from reality. A lot of things which happen around you make a space in your first book knowingly or unknowingly. When you write your second book, it doesn’t happen as you have already talked about it.

I’ve tried my best to make sure that my characters are 100% fictionalized. At the same time I’ve taken some liberty in using some of the locations and places which have been the part of my life. It’s my way of giving them respect.

  • What do you think makes a good story?

As I mentioned earlier, the plot is the most important. If you are a good author, you’d be able to craft characters and write dialogues. I have seen sometimes even very well-known authors have struggled with plots in some of their writings.

  • What does your family think of your writing?

They knew that I’ve been writing a little bit here and there. But I never produced anything significant which would put me in an official category of a writer. When my book was accepted by Bloomsbury, it came to them as a surprise. They are really proud of me.

  • Do you see writing as a career?

I’d be very frank. It’s not easy to decide writing as a career. Do I have willingness? Yes, of course. Readers will see more and more books from me. And If I get their blessings, yes, I’d love to switch to writing as a career.

  • Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers?

Good books are like your true friends. Keep reading. Keep motivating new authors. I’d love to get your feedback about my book. Happy reading.

 

Do you have links that you’d like to share for others to read? (if so please include in your mail.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5a0f0465e4b0e6450602ea33

http://www.thecrazymind.com/2017/11/pinto-has-idea-interview-with-author.html

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=cQr6YmlloT4

https://rollingstonepictureproduction.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/interview-with-rajeev-saxena-author-of-pinto-has-an-idea/

Please feel free to connect me at Rajeev@RajeevSaxena.com or iAmRajeevSaxena@gmail.com or

just join me on my social media at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRajeevSaxena/ or at

https://twitter.com/iamrajeevsaxena . I’ll try to respond to you to the best of my ability.

Book Purchase… http://amzn.in/3BQ7NpA

and my website http://www.iamrajeevsaxena.com/

Author Interview: Roxanne Burkey & Charles Breakfield

 

  • Where are you from? Breakfield is a Native Texan from Austin. Burkey moved to Texas from California and Breakfield bestowed the term ‘Naturalized Texas’ to her about 5 years ago, saying that she was more Texan than most Natives. It was a very moving ceremony of her touching the Texas flag and accepting citizenship in this state.
  • Why do you write? We write fictional stories because they are a lot more fun than stogie old technical documentation manuals. We simply like to convey a thoughtful and entertaining story.
  • What do you write about? With our over 25 years in the technology field we decided to focus on a combination of techno-thriller and science fiction. We take real technology and position it within relevant story lines to help spark the imagination of our readers.
  • Do you have a specific writing style? Storytelling for us is all about the personal interaction first, then the plot weaved in around the bad guys then the good guys. Taking today’s relevant technology and weaving the uses and misuses by the adversaries is our framework. From a co-authoring perspective, we rough out the direction of the story, not necessarily knowing where we actually expect it to end, and then rough out chapters. Chapters are reviewed by each of us to add elements we feel are needed or remove things deemed unnecessary upon review. It is a literary ping-pong match of sorts which in the end we assemble in to a story with one united voice. Polishing the chapters and the whole story is the writing exercise we feel is important to bring the best possible product to the literary market and our readers.
  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? As the phrase goes “Technology never sleeps”. Each of us have professional careers with separate companies. Breakfield is a renowned techno-geek who consistently works in the outer edges of technology for major companies. Burkey focuses on driving business value with optimizing technology and workflow practices to drive customer and workforce experience improvements. At times all that work and the demands of customers does cut into our writing time, but it provides great fodder for our stories.
  • What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work? There have been a comments and points of success we have really enjoyed. A review of our 1st book in the series, The Enigma Factor said in their review “Move over David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Clive Cussler. Burkey and Breakfield have created a storyline for the new millennium”; or winning the Texas Authors 2017 Best of Texas Books award for the entire series; or the ABR Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner for our second audible The Enigma Rising; or being on Good Morning Texas. We have so many more goals we want to achieve.
  • How long have you been writing? Counting today? Probably more years than we’re willing to admit. Burkey’s been writing since high school with poetry as a start, so a while at the least. Breakfield actually began in high school as editor and writer for what turned into an underground newspaper much to the high school faculty consternation. Apparently, he has always been Avant-guard when it comes to writing/publishing. Breakfield has been at it a bit less than Burkey.
  • When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer? Burkey was bit by the writing bug when she wrote technical white papers and suggested Breakfield do a few. They both wrote a couple of non-fiction technical documents which was the point where they decided that technical documentation was just not our best destiny. It was shortly after this that Burkey suggested writing for fun and Breakfield reluctantly agreed. Halfway through writing The Enigma Factor, Breakfield was totally hooked on the idea of fictional writing. The first clue was when he quoted Bette Davis “Hang on, it’s going to be bumpy night, or something like that.” Where else can you take apart people who have been negative in your life, personal or professional, and make them beg for mercy? It’s like a liberation and you simply change names to protect the innocent. After all, Technology is today’s weapon of choice!
  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing? We each write as time permits, outside of our professional work schedules. Sometimes early mornings or late evenings and the weekends. But always back and forth for that polishing effort.
  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Even our editor cannot tell who wrote what in the book. For us, it is the co-author thing and sounding like a single voice. We want to make certain we sound in the end the way the story was envisioned and then some.
  • How long does it take to write a book? (if you’ve written one -published or non) With 9 books in the series so far, we average two books a year. Recently we have worked a bit more on the marketing side so the latest released 8 months but we also won first place in Texas Authors with our short story
  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer? Writing like many other things, such as humor from Burkey, is a practiced item. The more time you spend at the craft, the better the results. We also find get early readers to review and make comments a great way to see if the stories are resonating. We are always looking for committed beta readers.
  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story? It is a combination of choosing relevant technology and how we want to present it. Frankly, the biggest problem is trying to focus since there is so much relevant info to work with. Each of our stories has a theme. Though it means more research to prove our points it is totally exhilarating to make a plausible tale that makes our readers think.
  • What do you think makes a good story? A good story is a mixture of many elements. For our focus it’s a balance of character interaction, technology and situations with dashes of humor, romance, travel, and intrigue patterned after real people.
  • What does your family think of your writing? We both have very supportive families for writing. Breakfield’s wife is our editor and the time she spends is awesome. We get a lot of encouragement but frankly some of them want to know if they are in the will.
  • Do you see writing as a career? At some point down the road have writing and speaking be the full time effort and career would be a dream come true. Some of the folks who have reviewed the stories have asked about them being made into television shows or movies which would also be a blast.
  • Do you have anything specific you’d like to tell the readers? We want reviews from our readers. Of course, the highest review possible would be awesome, but mostly a respectful reviews posted on outlets such as Amazon, Goodreads, or Audible Reviews are appreciated. Reviews help us do better writing as well as sharing with others.
  • When did you first consider yourself writers? Honestly when we started receiving checks for Technical White Papers and were asked to put together our first non-fictional technology book. The jump-in-with-both-feet happened when The Enigma Factor hit Amazon.

 You can follow the authors via the following social media links.

www.enigmaseries.com

https://twitter.com/EnigmaSeries

https://www.facebook.com/TheEnigmaSeries/

 

 

 

An Interview with Faturoti Kayode Fattkay

  1. Where are you from?

I am from the western part of Africa, Nigeria to be precise. In case you care to know, my country is the giant of Africa and we are among the top 15 countries in the world with most freelancers.

  1. Why do you write?

I write to impart. I write to transfer knowledge and make others learn from me. It’s a tough street out there, people are suffering due to lack of knowledge. It hurts me when I get complaints and I see how humans struggle in search of survival. And this is just my own little way of helping the small populace that’s ready to be helped.

  1. What do you write about?

Most of my books are all on making money online or building a good internet profile, which I believe is what we need in this age.

  1. Do you have a specific writing style?

Yes I do. I have my own way of putting words together which seems quite different from the norm. I believe in making contents not too serious and inserting comic reliefs in my books.

  1. What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

Not knowing how to start is the major problem. Once I overcome that, it’s always an easy ride from there.

  1. What are most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

My readers coming back with testimonials on how my guide has helped them make money online is always a form of positive energy for me.

  1. How long have you been writing?

Let’s say 5 years now.

  1. When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I think it all started when I started blogging. Writing random contents as a kid blogger and people would be like “damn! You can write”. Then I’d be like “Really? I can write”. Then I decided to put in more efforts.

  1. How long does it take to write a book?

It depends on how much information I decide to include and how dedicated i decide to be. My first book took a week. My last one too 2 months. So it’s really not predictable.

  1. Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

Yes. You keep writing and writing. With this, you get better by the day.

  1. Do you see writing as a career?

Lol. It’s already a career. I get paychecks from it. Check out my sales page.

Links: My blog is Hustle.ng and Eduregard.com.ng

The author can be contacted via:

Tel: 234-1-(0) 8149565292 (WhatsApp only)

E-mail: Hi@Fattkay.me

twitter: @Fattkay or @Fattbabakay

instagram: @Fattbabakay

An Interview with Gina Insinna Rice

Blurb of Finding Christ Through Chaos: A Mother’s Walk with Christ, Caring for Her Special Needs Son That Couldn’t

A JOURNEY AND TRIALS OF RAISING A SPECIAL NEEDS SON.

Over the years Gina has witnessed God’s hands in everything and some true miracles along the way. With her husband by her side they have walked a road many take for granted. A woman that has been blessed by her son but, still struggling to find balance of keeping her son alive.

 

Describe yourself in five words CARING, LOVING, SMART, SPIRITUAL, LOYAL

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? I AM A BLUE-EYED, BLONDE-HAIRED FULL BLOODED ITALIAN

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  I PRAY CONSTANTLY. I TALK WITH THE LORD ALL DAY LONG , NO EXAGGERATION 
What scares you the most? ME NOT BEING ABLE TO CARE FOR MY SON

What makes you happiest? SEEING MY SON LAUGH AND SMILE THROUGH HIS PAIN

Why do you write? I NEVER REALLY HAVE LOL. THIS WAS MY 1st BOOK INSPIRED BY A WOMAN AT MY CHURCH.

Have you always enjoyed writing?  TO BE HONEST NO….HAHA. BUT, I REALLY ENJOYED WRITING ABOUT THIS BOOK !!!
What motivates you to write? MY SON !!! HE IS TRULY THE STRONGEST HUMAN I HAVE EVER MET.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? MY MARRIAGE. WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. ALMOST HAVE OF OUR MARRIAGE I HAVE SPENT WITH CHRIS IN THE HOSPITAL 

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? THAT I RAISED A GOOD DISABLED CHILD

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. GREAT CHILDHOOD!!! MY DAD WAS TRANSFERRED WITH THE AIRLINES TO TEXAS…I MARRIED A TEXAN LOL!!!! I GAVE BIRTH TO A BLUE,STILLBORN BABY THAT I HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP ALIVE FOR 24yr.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? IT ALL CAME REALLY SIMPLE…I PRAYED OVER THIS FOR AWHILE AND I KNEW THE LORD WANTED ME TO SHARE OUR STORY TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES WALK WHERE WE HAVE WALKED. SO EVERYTHING JUST FELL INTO PLACE…HIS TIMING.

What marketing works for you? I DO ALOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IM A TALKER SO I BELIEVE WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BEST.

Do you find it hard to share your work? NO,I TALKED TO EVERYONE ABOUT OUR LIFE WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends I support you? I HAVE THE BEST FAMILY AND THE BEST LIFELONG GIRLFRIENDS ANYONE COULD ASK FOR.

What else do you do, other than write? I TAKE OF MY SON!!! HE IS A FULL TIME JOB,WHEELCHAIR BOUND. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO FISH !!!

What other jobs have you had in your life? I AM A LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST AND WORKED IN SALONS FOR 8YRS PRIOR TO. HRIS BEING BORN.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I WOULD LIVE BY THE OCEAN. WATER IS SO HEALING.

Tell us about your family? I COME FROM A HUGE, LOUD MOUTH ITALIAN FAMILY LOL.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? .OMG… I LOVE SLEEP !!!!! MY BRAIN WILL FUNCTION ON 8 HRS BUT, IM REALLY ON MY GAME WITH 10. BUT, I AM LIGHT SLEEPER AS CHRIS HAS SEIZURES.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? MY HUSBAND!!! HE HAS MADE MY DREAM OME TRUE BY BELIEVING IN ME ENOUGH TO SHARE OUR STORY.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? A SUCCESSFUL WRITER IN MY EYES IS ONE THAT SHARES PASSION IN REAL LIFE EVENTS.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? I HAVE A GREAT AUDIENCE . I TARGETED THEM AND SELL ME NOT ONLY MY BOOK.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  I WROTE THIS STORY ABOUT MY SON SO PEOPLE IN OUR SAME SHOES CAN HAVE HOPE THAT YOU CAN MAKE IT. YOU CAN KEEP A HUMAN ALIVE AND LIVE A NICE LIFE.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? DOLLY PARTON..LOL. SHE IS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? I FISH AND PRAY ON MY DOCK.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? WITH GOD THINGS REALLY ARE POSSIBLE!!! I WANT THE BROKEN TO HAVE HOPE.

 

To learn more about Gina, visit her website and Amazon page

http://christthroughchaos.com/

http://amzn.to/2wyLSSx

An Interview with Thomas Lowrie

Author Bio:

You just never know what you can do once you set your mind to something. Ray has been picking at my brain for years and I finally did something about it. My first thoughts were to write comedy but someone said I was too warped for that.
Ray was as real a person as I am and to this day I don’t quite understand how he and I became the same person. Book two is getting close to going to edit so please watch for it.
I don’t always write, I try to do other thing too. If I can fish it, fly it or fix it I will be doing that as well.
I want to take this time to thank all the English teachers from George West Texas and Boulder City Nevada who fought with me and never gave up, it was all of you that got me to this point.

 

Describe yourself in five words. Loyal to those who care.

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? My wife says I’m a big teddy bear.

How do you work through self-doubts and fear? Railroad through them and pick up the pieces later.

What scares you the most? Not being loved.

What makes you happiest? Simplifying my life.

Why do you write? At first it was Ray telling me to but now I write to share the things I have learned with others.

Have you always enjoyed writing? No, I was in my upper forties before I even thought about it. I didn’t think I could do it.

What motivates you to write? Thoughts get stuck in my head and won’t go away until I write them down.

What writing are you most proud of? All of them. The finished and the ones yet to come.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? I have some good people around me.

What books did you love growing up? Tom Sawyer, western or sports books.

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? Not a thing.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I grew up in south TX and now live in Southern NV.

How did you develop your writing? It is still slowly developing.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Marketing.

What marketing works for you? Will let you know on that one.

Do you find it hard to share your work? Sometimes.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My wife is very supportive. Others are happy for me.

What else do you do, other than write? I love 2 things and do them whenever possible. BBQing and fishing.

What other jobs have you had in your life? Aircraft mechanic, RV tech, various other things.

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

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Not sure but it will be right here in the USA.

Tell us about your family? They are a widely varied bunch.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? All of them but it all gets to the desktop in the end.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? I can’t remember.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? Yes, My partner in silliness, Tina Lowrie

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? If you can persevere and make it happen, you have succeeded.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? I am actually learning from others as to how to market.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  Out of time is the second in the Ray Lafayette series. There is much more to write about him.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? All the great loved ones I have lost in my life.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? Movie night at home.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? The feeling that they were part of another time. Maybe another part of the world. Maybe anything their imagination wants to be.

Check out Lowrie’s work at:

www.thomaslowrie.com

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