Be ...: A Coloring Journal Planner That Celebrates Living a Life of Purpose by Design (Author Interview)




Be… A Coloring Journal Planner That Celebrates Living a Life of Purpose by Design looks like a great journal planner.  What sets this one apart from others?  We incorporated a variety of elements into our Coloring Journal Planner to create something that we would absolutely LOVE to use. We have included inspiring quotes, anecdotes, beautiful coloring pages and journaling prompts to help people, “Celebrate living a life of purpose by design,” using our seven words; love, kindness, grateful, inspired, strong, genuine, and happy. Seven words that each of us can choose to BE every day.
  
What will readers get out of your book?    We hope to give readers a place where they can plan their schedules while recording and celebrating their accomplishments every day.  This planner is a workbook to help readers gain deeper insights into the things that make them come alive, things that they would love to have more of in their lives so that they too can live their happiest and most fulfilling lives full of purpose. And lastly, we want this journal to help others recognize the myriad of miracles that each day has to offer.

What inspired you when writing/creating Be… A Coloring Journal Planner That Celebrates Living a Life of Purpose by Design   My daughters and the children I love from around the world inspire me in everything I write and all that I do.  The world is inundated with bad news in a never ending 24/7 news cycle. It can oftentimes feel like we live in a terribly scary and hopeless world. While I know that ugly realities do exist, I also see so much goodness.  I believe that we all have the power to change the world and I want my books to be a reminder of that.  As Steve Jobs so beautifully stated, “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” 
  
When did you decide to become a writer?  I have always loved books and a few years ago I decided to write a book of advice for my daughters.  I wanted them to understand that we don’t always get to choose our circumstance or condition, but we do get to choose who we want to BE in the world.   I wanted them to always know that whoever they choose to "BE" in the world will come back to them; that everyone's life has challenges and being strong will help them persevere. I wanted them to understand the importance of being grateful for the life they have, to be inspired so that they can share their great passions with the world, and to realize that kindness and love are currencies more valuable than money. I wanted them to always know to be true to who they are and genuine about who that is in the world. And I wanted them to choose happiness, because it puts a special energy into the world that brings about even more joy as it spreads.  My greatest hope is to be able to inspire my daughters and others to “BE the change they wish to see.”
  
When writing/creating Be… A Coloring Journal Planner That Celebrates Living a Life of Purpose by Design did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   Creating this planner was a labor of love and inspiration for me.  I can’t think of one part of the process that was a challenge because it seemed truly effortless.  I love collaborating with Deborah Louise Brown, my co-creator, editor, and dear friend because we inspire one another, we both believe in the power of love and kindness and we both want to share our passions and experiences to help others live happy lives full of purpose and meaning.

Picking up the Pieces (Author Interview)




Picking up the Pieces looks like a great self-help guide.  Any plans to write additional books?
Yes, I’m glad that you mentioned that. God gave me this book title as a self-help guide to minister to people in 2017. I was sitting down putting a puzzle together and God spoke to me that he wanted to use this book as puzzle piece to help people to find healing, deliverance and renewal in their lives. I like to think of it as both a self-help book and as a religion book because its God bringing healing through the words on paper to others. There are so many people that have gone through pain in their relationships and have not fully understood the purpose of the people that they have connected with in the past. As I was writing the book, I also went through a healing process because I had experienced a lot of loss in my life and in my relationships. I do plan to write additional books as a sequel to Picking Up the Pieces in the future. The next book that I am currently working on is called, Accelerate. I have written three other books prior to Picking up the Pieces called, Hello My Name is MillennialA More Simple Life, and The Majestical Land of Twinville.

What will readers get out of your book?    

My goal for this book is for readers to experience the true power of healing and deliverance in their walk with Jesus and to experience healing and deliverance in their relationships with others. I hope that when people read this book that they have a better understanding and meaning of why they have the relationships in their lives that they have and how to properly reach the connectors in their lives. I also pray that when people finish reading this book that they are changed. Its an interactive book so I hope that people do not see it as being just a book to read and add to their shelf but as one that you have to really sit down and write out what happened in your relationships and use the puzzle pieces to properly connect with the results.
  
What inspired you when writing Picking up the Pieces   

God inspired me when I was writing Picking up the Pieces, he told me that it would touch a lot of lives and bring change to many people. He told me that even though this is a popular title it will not be as other self-help books, but it will be one that ministers to the hearts of people and evokes true change and deliverance in their lives.

How to Ace a Job Interview (Author Interview)





How to Ace a Job Interview looks like a great guide.  Any plans to release similar career related books?   

Yes, I plan to release several business books.  As a Business Professor, I see where the need is for our college students and plan to provide several more along those lines.

What will readers get out of your guide?    

Readers will learn the three types of interviews: face-to-face, telephone and video.  They will learn what to do before, during and after the interview.  They will also learn the 12 most common job interview questions and how to best answer them and 10 common job interview mistakes and how to avoid them.

What inspired you when writing How to Ace a Job Interview   

My college students inspired me to write this book.  They come with challenges and struggles they need extra help on and that has inspired me to write books or guides to help them along the way.

When did you decide to become a writer?

It has been something I have wanted to do for a while now. 

When writing How to Ace a Job Interview did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

How to make it a quick read so that I can provide a lot of information in a short amount of time.  I wanted it to be short, but impactful to the reader.

The Nigerian Brides Academy (Author Interview)




The Nigerian Brides Academy looks like a great guide for marriage.  Any plans to make this part of a series or release similar books?   
Yes, the book is actually a fore runner of a bootcamp “Finishing School For Brides” where brides can come in for two days and be transformed into virtuous women.  

The Nigerian Brides Academy – workbook when ready will be a Do-it yourself manual on how to make all round maximum impact in their marriage and relationships in 50days

What will readers get out of your guide?    
How to transform their marriage and relationships into a warm house, warm food and warm bed

What inspired you when writing The Nigerian Brides Academy   
A desire to see more ladies happily married. My husband and l have been involved with counselling and mentoring young adults especially marital counselling for over 10years.  We had discussed the possibility of starting a “Finishing School for Brides” as we perceived that there was a gap that needed to be filled.

l discussed the idea with some friends and the idea of writing the book “Nigerian Brides Academy” came up as a fore runner to a bootcamp for Brides and Brides to-be, so l wrote the framework and the topics to be covered in the book

When did you decide to become a writer?
 About 10 years ago but this is my first book on relationships and marriage

One Action (Author Interview)




One Action looks like a great book on gender inequality.  Any plans to release similar themed books?   

Yes, this book aims to encourage women towards their dreams and ambitions, and it talks about gender inequality in the country. There is no plan to release a similar themed book. In fact, I would prefer other women to take 'One Action' and write a book on gender inequality in India from their perspectives. No matter how much one tries, one book cannot cover all aspects of gender inequality in the country, we need more such book from more women.

What will readers get out of your book?    

Readers would understand various aspects of unspoken messages heard by women in India that eventually discourage them from dreaming big, being ambitious and working towards their goals. They would also learn about various tools women can use to shatter the gender barriers around them in low-risk ways and how they can come together in the form of Lean In Circle and make a change together. 


What inspired you when writing One Action?    

After getting through the 5th Semester of Master of Computer Science and being able to bag a good placement offer, I started reflecting on the last 2.5 years of my college life. How small decisions that I took made big differences in my life. How I was able to accomplish everything I dreamt about and even more. How my self-confidence grew tenfold, the people I met in the last years and how I started believing again in the goodness of the world. Having experienced the feelings of worthlessness and hatred for self for a very long period of my life and up till now, I understand how hopeless it can make one feel about life. Through all my efforts, my aim has always been to make sure that no woman ever feels the same way about herself. I dream of a world where men and women are treated equally. All women love themselves for exactly who they are and people are not judged based on their gender. This though inspired me to write the book 'One Action'

When did you decide to become a writer? 

I never took the decision to become a writer. I took the decision to write about what I learned being a part of the Lean In Community. My idea was never to "become an author" but to do whatever I can to spread the message. 

When writing One Action did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

It was emotionally very difficult for me to write about sensitive issues like female foeticide and dowry. The statistics in India are never good and always disheartened me. It was more difficult to write about Sexual Harassment in India. I remember when I started writing about the Nirbhaya case and started collecting stories of women, I was filled with tears and it difficult for me to gather the courage to gather more information about the same. 

Always Welcome: Nine Decades of Great Friends, Great Times and (mostly) Great Deals.


By any measure, Welcome Wilson, Sr., chairman of the GSL Welcome Group―a privately held real estate development firm headquartered in Houston--has led a big life. He’s made friends in the highest places, developed communities that continue to prosper, survived some major set backs, and made hundreds of successful real-estate deals. He married his college sweetheart, and they have five happy and productive children. Growing up in South Texas during the Depression, Wilson learned the art of the Wilson deal, an uncanny ability to pitch deals that favor the Wilsons, from his father and his many uncles. He honed this skill in partnership with his brother, Jack. Combining the Wilson touch with hard work and determination, he found continuing success: at the University of Houston, in the Navy, in civic and Federal service, and again and again in real estate. It often took some fast-talking, some scrambling, and lots of hard work, but Wilson has always had great confidence that he could figure out a way to get a job done. Named a legend by the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Wilson has received numerous other awards for his many accomplishments. His memoir provides insight on his relationships with Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ and other notable leaders, shows the many ways he supports the university and the city that have provided him so much opportunity, and explains the inner workings of his most notable deals, including the founding of The Jamaica Corporation and the development of the Astrodome. Colorful, lively and opinionated, Welcome Wilson finds real delight in bringing people together and making big things happen. His candid and entertaining anecdotes will engage readers and inspire anyone who wants to find more success in life to aim high and have confidence.
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  • Narrator: AJ Hoffman
  • Length: 6 hours, 31 minutes
  • Format: MP3: Immediate Download

Freight Broker with Care (Author Interview)




Freight Broker with Care looks like a great freight brokerage guide.  Any plans to release similar themed books?  

I appreciate that, thank you.  Yes, absolutely!  I am currently working on the second volume of Freight Broker with Care.  I want to continue creating books that can assist and welcome new and upcoming brokers into this billion dollar industry.  My ultimate goal is to provide critical skills and information that most will only receive after some real-world experience.

 In addition, I want to eliminate the idea that the process of trial and error is king; which is the very reason why most upcoming businesses fail.  They do not have the financial cushion to withstand some of the challenges presented to them in the beginning.  There are a variety of different topics and scenarios that may occur within freight brokerages, and I’m interested in providing a heads up – or shall I say, ‘shed some light’ – to those who are interested.  Based on years of experience, understanding the culture of this industry has already been of great help to others, and I’d like to keep this process going.

What will readers get out of your guide?    

Readers will not only gain a deeper understanding of the steps and resources required to start a freight brokerage company from home successfully, but they will also begin to learn about some of the ins and outs of maintaining and growing their business with ease.  Understanding how to negotiate rates and how to dispatch, along with effective cold call techniques, are important factors when stepping into this competitive industry. Most beginning Freight Brokers struggle with getting their first shipment covered, and this is where Freight Broker with Care comes in handy for those who can use some guidance in this area as well.



What inspired you when writing Freight Broker with Care   

My inspiration stemmed from the admiration that I’ve received from others in terms of how I handle my own business. Those who started in this industry began asking me for advice, and as time persisted, it became a demand. From there, I decided to start a blog, and then the thoughts of writing a book began to creep into my mind. I wanted to share my knowledge on a broader platform because I felt it would help to benefit a larger audience.

When did you decide to become a writer?

An Empath in a Polyamorous Relationship




An Empath in a Polyamorous Relationship looks like a great story.  Is it all based on your life or are some parts fictitious? 
As much as I'd like to tell, you. I'll be keeping it to myself for the safety and privacy of the persons involved. However, the message of this book should be the real thing here.

What do you think makes a great relationship book?
Any relationship book should be able to speak from the heart. It should thrill our emotions and spook our human part. We should be able to relate with it in the deepest of our emotions. I have encountered books that made me cry, laugh, and think deeper. I think all that matters are one's readiness to be sucked into the new reality.

What inspired you when writing An Empath in a Polyamorous Relationship?
Well, like the message said, it's to make the next person know what they are stepping into. Remember, this is not just any polyamorous relationship. This is one that is of a narcissistic relationship. An empath can survive any relationship but this one seems intriguing to me because it's spoken of something that is eating into the core of some relationships.
A lot of us find ourselves in relationships with people that are after all what we can give to them and not what they can give. They feel jealous if we show care to others and not them. Our relationships with people are becoming more of the selfish thing. I'm sure many of us would have seen that side of us in the story.
But we all are in the victim's mentality. Although this time, we could see how Rebecca had to go through pain for those that wouldn't do anything for them.  I want empath out there to know who they are. And people, in general, should be aware of relationships that they are having with narcissistic.

Code 4: A Civilian's Guide to Safe Encounters With the Police (Author Interview)





Code 4 looks like a great guide for people in police encounters.  Any plans to release similarly themed books?
My immediate plan is to ensure that Code 4 is significantly marketed so that it has a positive impact on the maximum number of lives.  Once I am comfortable with the number of young people being exposed to the information in the book, I will use customer feedback to determine the next course of action.

What will readers get out of your guide?    
The primary lesson that I hope readers will learn is that law enforcement officers never respond to our intentions.  Rather, they respond to their perceptions of our actions.  In one well-publicized case that is covered in Code 4,  a motorist with a concealed carry permit told a police officer that he had a gun – but didn’t mention the fact that he could legally carry a firearm.  The “I have a gun” statement put the officer on high alert and within 40 seconds of the statement, that innocent young man was fatally shot.

How did you come up with the concepts and ideas in Code 4?   
The NFL players kneeling protests inspired me to write Code 4.   As a proud U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, I love our country and respect our flag.  I was raised in the inner city and starting at age 14, dozens of my friends were beaten or killed by police during various encounters.  So, I clearly understood the statement that NFL players from similar backgrounds were trying to make.   Since the players chose to protest during the National Anthem, I also understood why a lot of people with different life-experiences were offended.

When did you decide to become a writer?
I have wanted to write books since I left the Military.  However, raising a family and running a small business never allowed me enough free time to focus on writing.

When writing Code 4, did anything stand out as particularly challenging
The most challenging part of writing this book was ensuring it would be true to the issues without being perceived as gratuitously negative against Law Enforcement.  Since many young people do not enjoy reading books as much as previous generations, I also felt the need to minimize the number of pages in the guide while making sure the most critical information was covered.

The Ultimate Guide for Successful Stock Investor (Author Interview)




The Ultimate Guide for Successful Stock Investor looks like a great guide.  Any plans to release similar investing books?  

Yes, as stock investing is a passion, I am continually trying to improve the methodology. I think this book contains the essential of the experience I’ve capitalized since 12 years. Perhaps
I am going to improve this book by adding some other methods and by explaining even better some parts like company valuation.

What will readers get out of your guide?    

The book has been designed as a practical guide in order enable them to be effective at once. That's why I avoided going too far on theoretical notions to focus on practice. This is one of the major differences with other more academic books.

What inspired you when writing The Ultimate Guide for Successful Stock Investor   

In writing this book, I tried to share my investor thinking as directly as possible. Of course, readers must make up their own mind, but I have tried to draw their attention to the essential, the most important things to remember to be a good stock market investor.

When did you decide to become a writer?

It's recent since the end of 2018. I wanted to leave a testimonial, something that could be useful to my son when he will be an adult.

When writing The Ultimate Guide for Successful Stock Investor did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

I really wanted to create something unique, retranscribing what I think is the ideal solution to master a fairly complex discipline. In this sense, it was not that complicated to realize because it was nice to write. Now I hope my message will be understood.