A Seat at the Table or Part of the Meal (Author Interview)




A Seat at the Table or Part of the Meal, looks like a great business book.  Any plans to release similar books?   
Yes, I plan to write aworkbook on the same subject matter of diversity, equity and inclusion.


What will readers get out of your book?    
I’ve condensed data from national studies and included personal stories detailing my workplace experiences as well as others that I have interviewed for the book.  Readers will also get tips on what they can do to recruit diverse talent to their organizations at both the staff and board of director levels.


What inspired you when writing A Seat at the Table or Part of the Meal  
I was inspired to write this book after years of mentoring people of color and answering the same questions that so many people have – Why are there so few women and so few people of color in top management positions?


When did you decide to become a writer?
I have always love to read and I have been writing stories since I was a child.  I began my career as a newspaper journalist and published my first book in 2013, entitled “The Fourth Generation.”  It is a historical novel.

When writing A Seat at the Table or Part of the Meal, did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  
The challenge was to get people to be open and use this book as a platform to speak to the prejudicial issues that they have faced during their careers.  I found it liberating, but I certainly understand that from some it’s a risk, especially if they are working for the same company that they are speaking about.

Prepping For Success (Author Interview)




Prepping for Success looks like a great book self-help guide.  Any plans to release similar themed books?  
I really do not have any plans for another book just yet. Even this book was never planned. It just came out of my desire to help others better their lives but also out of frustration watching people go from book to book, seminar to seminar, constantly reading and learning but never improving their lives, never taking action


What will readers get out of your book?
Prepping for success is a guided journey that equips you with the principles you need in order to take advantage of your innate inner talents to achieve true success.
The 10 keys allow you to not just understand yourself, but they also teach you how to express your best self to others. This enables you to be the best version of yourself.
This book is an inspirational, light-hearted guide to help you put your plans into action. It offers an understandable and relatable step by step approach to discovering yourself and achieving your own personal true success.
In a world where there are so many choices and distractions, this book is dedicated to helping you find a balance through it all.

What inspired you when writing Prepping for Success?
This book was inspired by my own life. I was stuck in a constant loop like most people out there that go from book to book, seminar to seminar and get stuck in this contant learning cycle but never actually take any action on what they learn. People got addicted to self help and personal development, which gives them an impression that they are improving their lives but in reality they were not taking any concrete steps towards it but rather just reading another book or taking another seminar, This was false hope. So with this book my aim was to end every chapter with concrete steps and actions people should take before they move on to the next chapter which guarantees they are actually improving their lives.


How did you come up with the concepts and ideas in Prepping for Success?  
I made my name as a High paid consultant in the Trading and Investing Industry. I launched LiveTraders in 2015 which is now voted the #1 Trading Education Firm for three years in a row. I have coached and Trained over 1000+ Traders and Investors. Some of whom have now gone on to run their Own Hedge funds.
I am  considered the leading expert in the Trading Psychology space having helped thousands of traders all over the world dealing with Psychological and Behavioural issues that arise when high stakes on are on the line.  I bring a unique view on Success and show how the same concepts that I have used to Help Million dollar traders are applicable to our day to day lives, irrespective of the industry or career they are in. This is not a business book and this sure isn't a trading book. This book is about achieving Success in Each and EVERY area of your Life.
"With this book, I hope to bring to the readers the main key concept that's have helped me in my life and have made me a better and a more productive person; as I too Prep for Success. I am writing a book that I wish someone gave me 10 years ago, Would have made life so much easier"

Of Myriad Paths (Author Interview)




Of Myriad Paths looks like a fantastic collection of poems to help people through hard times. How long did it take you to write it?   

Thank you for your compliments. I wrote those poems over the past 3 years. It took me about 18 months to write those poems and another 12 months to edit them and finally about 6 months to shape them in a book format.
As a full-time doctor, I couldn’t do it faster even though I had wanted to.

What will readers get out of your book?   
There is enough in this book for everyone to relate to. The book touches upon a variety of human conditions that we as humans are at risk of or facing already. The challenges range from trauma, old age, addiction, accidents, isolation, human traffic, hate, poverty and racism. The book raises awareness and brings empathy in people to create a sense of shared destiny and common humanity. The characters are strong and one would think of late autumn leaves clinging to the rare branches in spite of all odds against their survival.

What inspired you when writing Of Myriad Paths?   
The poems are all based on real cases I have come across personally in my practice of medicine or my travels across the world. I have tried my best to give depth and dimension to the characters. My poems have been complemented by the beautiful illustrations by my illustrator. If you open the book, you will not let it down until you’ve seen the portraits of all these hard and resolute characters.

When did you decide to become a writer?
I have been writing poems from a very early age in Urdu/Hindi language since my mother was a poet and lyricist as well as a vocalist. I began experimenting in writing in the English language in my late teens and early 20s. I am most happy when I am writing so it was not a career decision for me. I am a doctor for my patients and that will never change. At the same time writing gives me a sense of deep satisfaction and opportunity to share that meaning with people.

When writing Of Myriad Paths did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

The biggest challenge was for me to capture the pace of drama in these poems. Poetry has rules that one needs to follow even though the field has evolved over time, it is challenging. The poetry in Urdu that I was accustomed to writing in, has several different sets of rules. Nonetheless, it came out beautifully in the end. The other challenge was to get the illustrations to depict the right emotions so they evoke expected feelings from the readers. I think my illustrator Antonija Marinic understood my directions well and did a fabulous job.


What do you like to do when not writing?

Like I said earlier, my work as a doctor is quite consuming for me and any time left between writing and doctoring is due to my daughters, my wife and my aging parents. My poem ‘headphones’ is based on the dementia symptoms of my mother.

Survive Then Live: The Patience Carter Story (Author Interview)



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Survive Then Live looks like an incredible personal story. How long did it take you to write it?   

It took me two years for me to write this book. There are deeply personal moments that took a long time to feel comfortable with sharing with the world.


What will readers get out of your book?    

This book isn’t your typical book about survival. Readers will receive key lessons I learned at the end of each chapter, as well as inspirational original poems, but my story is main focus. My journey to healing had ups and downs, the entire way through. Regardless of what I looked like on TV, my journey wasn’t pretty, or perfect. And the book is brutally honest, in order to teach readers that running away from their trauma will never heal it. I show readers that they have to face their challenges head on. Otherwise, it’ll keep resurfacing at the worst times.

What inspired you when writing Survive Then Live?    

My pain inspired me to write Survive Then Live. I was suffering, I was  screaming inside, but no one could hear me. I felt like I had to keep a smile on my face, in order to give hope to people experiencing similar challenges. But the truth is, I was hurting all the time. I wanted to tell my real story, not the one I thought people wanted to hear. As I was writing, I realized that my real story was way more powerful.

When did you decide to become a writer?

Writing was huge part of my survival growing up. I was a really sad kid. My mother wasn’t in my life, she disappeared when I was two years old. The feeling of abandonment hovered over me throughout my entire childhood. I was lucky to have a loving grandmother, but when she passed, I shuffled from one toxic environment to another. I was often silenced as a child, my pain didn’t matter to anyone. So writing was the only way I could speak my truth. Writing was the only was I could escape my surroundings. Writitng gave me a voice.

When writing Survive Then Live did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

The biggest challenge I faced when writing, Survive Then Live, was opening up. When you’re so used to putting on a fa├žade, and pretending to be perfect, you forget how to be real. Being truthful, and real, becomes terrifying. Because you’re afraid of what people will think or say. Nevertheless, I’m glad I pushed through.


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I’m not writing I like to sing. I create orginal songs a lot. Singing is also very therapeutic for me. I like to create songs that are inspiring, and when I sing them I encourage myself.

Where can readers learn more about you and your books?
Readers can follow me on Instagram @PaeCarter, and Twitter @Patience326_. They can also visit the book’s website at www.survivethenlive.com






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When The Good Go Blind: Heartbreak Poetry (Author Interview)




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When the Good Go Blind looks like a great collection of poetry.  Any plans to release more poetry books?  

Thank you very much.
 “When The Good Go Blind” is actually my fourth poetry book. It’s also my favorite. So the short answer is, yes. I will more than likely produce poetry every year I’m alive.
You can find more of my publications via Amazon, lulu, and BarnesandNoble

What will readers get out of your book?   
Truth. Readers will see the importance of transparency. I believe this culture is missing the truth in redemption. We are scared to admit our portion as the villain in our own life story. I also believe God has been viewed in such a “humdrum”. I wanna show readers the ugly parts of a human in relationship with others and with the creator.

When the Good Go Blind has an interesting concept. What inspired you when writing it?   

Pain. I went through a very difficult heartbreak... and because my heart never stopped breaking I decided to channel that into my creative side. It’s working! People are both shocked and inspired by my transparency


When did you decide to become a writer?

Oddly enough, I became a writer at 13. I wrote a short story in school that was so believable it almost got me in deep trouble. That’s when I knew this was my calling. That being confirmed in the ninth grade I won a poetry slam in NYC, and then went on to publish 9 titles as an adult. I guess I like it a little bit.

When writing When the Good Go Blind did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  

Great question. I have an affection for the political world to the point I plan to run for office one day. So the challenge is always how much does one reveal? My internal answer was air it all. Leaders are made from flaws and truth; not plastic and promotion. Someone needed my reality. So that in itself was a challenge.

No More Hashtags: Remembrance and Reflections






No More Hashtags looks like a great book on the reflection of hashtags of the past.  Any plans to release similar books with social and cultural themes?  
I do have a follow up in the works and just as I did with No More Hashtags, I’ve been performing select pieces at various open mic events in the tri state area to get  feedback which will be helpful in determining the direction of the project.

How did you come up with the hashtags to focus on in No More Hashtags?  
Hashtags indicate something that is trending, however it’s pretty much a short time span because a topic can be quickly trending for  24 hours and then just
as quickly as it appeared it is soon forgotten.  I think a person’s life is more valuable than a hashtag having their name followed with a rest in peace.  The persons I recognized in the book were people who were living and breathing but whose lives, dreams, hopes were cut short and whether we knew them personally or not their lives mattered   and at some point we should get tired of the injustice  and the lack of respect for the value of life to the point of saying no more.  I don’t want to be just a hashtag on timeline.  I’m more than that and so are those names mentioned in the book.

What will readers get out of your book?
What I want readers to walk away with is a sense of connectivity. There is a need for awareness and understanding of how  we are all connected to each other.  If you can see the pain in a community and just because it is not happening to you, can turn and walk away what does that say about humanity? What does it say about who we are as we live, work and go about the day? For some the reflections shared may serve as a reminder and for others some of the stories shared may be totally new.  We must ask ourselves these questions and in our answering determining how we are going to show up in the world.  Will I be the one who will stand in solidarity and support alongside a brother or sister regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation or will I just walk on by?

What inspired you when writing No More Hashtags?   
I was inspired by what I saw happening in the world and community around me.  I became fearful for even my own safety and of those I loved as a result of the amount of racially motivated tragedies.  It was like watching the fall of dominoes one after the other  a case or incident would be in the noose with mothers and family members crying for justice.  It was heart wrenching and painful.   I needed to deal with my own questions, pain and  grapple with the questions of why this level of hatred is still occurring in a nation that prides itself on being a melting pot, the land of the free and home of the brave.  In order to process everything I was seeing and hearing I needed to put pen to paper.

Bitcoin Money (Author Interview)




Bitcoin Money looks like a great cryptocurrency guide.  Any plans to release similar income generating books?   

Thank you very much!  Yes definitely!  Bitcoin Money: The Top 20 Ways To Make Income With Cryptocurrencies (https://amzn.to/30ahkpy) is only my very first book in a planned series! 

I also plan to create other books on other related topics such as:

Monetary Wisdom
Fundamental Analysis
Understanding Market Cycles
Technical Analysis
Trading
Best Use Cases for Blockchain Technology
Disruptive Technologies

What will readers get out of your guide?    

After reading my book, people will know how to make cryptocurrency instantly!  They will be able to recover the $2.99 USD cost of the E-book in a few minutes. 

In this book readers will learn the following about cryptocurrencies:


- Awareness of
- Perceived Usage
- Growth Potential
- Active Income Generation Methods
- Passive Income Generation Methods
- How To Avoid Common Scams
- How To Secure Your Crypto Assets
- And much more!


What inspired you when writing Bitcoin Money?    
Well when I started my MBA back in 2017, Bitcoin and Blockchain related technologies was really being hyped up.  I decided to learn how to day trade cryptocurrencies and mine them too.  Furthermore, I devoted my master’s dissertation on the subject of cryptocurrencies.

When did you decide to become a writer?
In all honesty, I was getting tired of the regular 9 am to 6 pm job as a senior level manager for a venture capital firm.  I wanted a more flexibly work schedule and the ability to work on the projects that I wanted, when I wanted to work on them too.  Writing affords you with this flexible type of lifestyle.

When writing Bitcoin Money did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   
Well I had research a ton of information so I had to filter out only the very best and most lucrative opportuntities.  This was a very meticulous process that took many weeks to accomplish.


How did you come up with the concepts and ideas in Bitcoin Money?   
As I was interviewing experts in various fields related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology during my research, I became aware of many active and passive ways to make income with cryptocurrencies.  I decided to include these income generation methods into my master’s dissertation and eventually into my first published books too.

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The Setup (Author Interview)




The Setup looks like a great self-help book.  Can you tell us a little about the upcoming book signing?  

The Setup Novel to be sold at 2019 Essence Festival Bookstore #essencefestivalbookstore engaging with fans through on-site book signing on July 5 & 6 11-3pm. The Essence Festival Bookstore Booth 4210  will be open in Ernest N. Moral Convention Center everyday between the hours of 11am-5pm. In partnership with New Orleans Garden District Bookshop. See you in Nola! We're celebrating the Essence Festival 25th anniversary four days of entertainment, empowerment and community.

What will readers get out of your book?    

The Setup Book is a mixture of romance and suspense dealing with death and murder in a world where teens, adolescents and women are facing bullying, domestic violence, and depression.  The call for women empowerment and a call for ending domestic violence and sex trafficking continues to echoes. The Setup Novel will help lend a hand to its voice.  It is a must read for adolescents and adults alike. 

What inspired you when writing The Setup   

I am inspired on positive conscious energies within the human experience who successfully acquired the state of stillness and tranquillity.  These individuals possess the courage to continue to seek knowledge and determination to find wisdom and happiness wholeheartedly. I am motivated by others who find creative ways to research and apply their found discoveries in their daily lives. In my opinion, it is the true meaning of quintessential living.  I was inspired to document my process of discoveries through walking down memory lane in a unorthodox series of events which took place some based on inspired actual events and majority imaginatively.

When did you decide to become a writer?

I knew I was interested in writing as a teen.  I had a love to vividly paint stories through words by poetry.  I received positive support from peers and family to continue capturing my writing through journaling which spilled over into college and into my young adult life.  I was sought after to assist in many capacity in contributing in the development of Tillie Hogans, God's miracles in my life book project while in college as a junior in college at Florida A&M University. This experience cultivated the desire to write someday in the future.

When writing The Setup did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

The Setup story plot was particularly challenging due to deciding on the inclusion of my rants and collection of poems throughout the book. 

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.