Question #1: What made you want to become an author?
I wanted to share my story with other entrepreneurs, leaders and most importantly – leaders.
Question #2: What genre of books do you write?
My most recent book is about family travel and the idea of taking a one year long sabbatical. But typically I wrote more about business and leadership.
Question #3: How long have you been writing books?
I just finished my first book, but it took me longer than a year to actually get the thing done!
Question #4: Are you self-published or traditionally published? And tell us why you chose either.
I chose a hybrid. I didn’t have an established name, so I couldn’t go with a traditional publisher. But I also wanted to ensure that I could write the book I wanted to.
Question #5: What’s the best tip you can give to a new author?
It’s probably sacrilegious to most writers, but when you’re thinking of your book, you should be considering your target market. You shouldn’t write a book, then figure out who might like your book. The idea is try to create something that is unique — and that can sell a lot of copies.
Question #6: What’s your writing routine like?
I have five small children, so I try to write whenever they’re not hounding me! I usually get a block in the mid morning and at times I can get a little creative late at night after I’ve had my last beer.
Question #7: What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
I hope that people are inspired to stop talking about things and start doing them. I also hope that families start to think of travel as something they can think about doing now (instead of in the future or in the past).
Bonus Question: Why should a reader want to read your book?
Everyone who reads my book says they’ve never actually experienced anything like it. It flows different from a typical book. It’s some storytelling. It’s some advice. But it’s taking you through a journey of self discovery. And I have a lot of people who tell me that while they know they won’t ever have the guts to do a trip around the world with their family, they felt like they had by reading my book (which is the next best thing). I have also had people start that last sentence and tell me they were convinced they should do it by the end of the book.
If you’ve dreamed about traveling, experiencing and sharing the world with your family, you should pick this book up.