Question #1: What made you want to become an author?
Actually, as a young teen, I used to listen to radion show called mystery theatre. I like the show so much, it inspired me to write short stories to submit to the radio station. Later in life, pursued other ventures and left the writing behind for some year. It picked back up later in life based on some events in my life. After experiencing divorce, I discovered that there weren’t really that many books on divorce recovery for men. And so, I became inspired again to write a book to help other men emotionally by writing and publishing my first book titled, False Roads To Manhood; What Women Need To Know; What Men Need To Understand.
Question #2: What genre of books do you write?
I write non-fiction books. Writing Non-fiction books, especially of a religious nature allows me to go deepers into the who, what when, where and why. I like to challenge the status quo by presenting information about subjects that most people don’t study or have never thought about. I think people tend to believe what they are told without challenging the information. My writing often puts people on edge becuase I ask questions and present facts based on history and scholastic evidence. You know it was once believed that the earth was flat and it took a scientist to proove the that the earth was round. Now at the time this truth was considered sacrilege.
Question #3: How long have you been writing books?
Well, if you count my first book and my recent book, I would say sixteen years with all the writing and research involved. Not only that, I’ve written several published artticles along the way.
Question #4: Are you self-published or traditionally published? And tell us why you chose either.
I started out wanting to be a traditional publisher. However, that world is dog eat dog. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to get my book out to book agents and got rejected numerous times. So after reading lots of articles about self-publishing, I went in that direction and never looked backed. I choose self-publishing for two reasons, one so I could learn about publishing and two, it was easier to self-publish.
Question #5: What’s the best tip you can give to a new author?
Based on the many mistatkes I made publishing my first book, I would say finding a good editor is not as simple as it seems. There are a lot of people and self-publishing companies on the web that hang out shingles about their editing prowess, but you better be like an investigative reporter when looking for an editor. Nowadays, you don’t have to go broke trying to publishing a book, as long as you know that it will take a lot of time if you decide to do things yourself.
Question #6: What’s your writing routine like?
My writing routine has always been up and down. I tend to write when I am pricked about something that’s happening in my life. I don’t write everyday becuase I don’t have tons of projects that I’m working on.
Question #7: What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?
I guess I would say that I want readers to take away from my second book, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway that my book is well researched and filled with empirical evidence. For Kleptomaniac, readers will walk away saying, wow, amazing, unbelievable, shocking. I suspect readers will come away feeling they have been well educated and informed in a way that was never done in another book of the same topic.
Bonus Question: Why should a reader want to read your book?
If money is important, then readers will want to read Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway? Especially, religious readers who have a desire to want to know more about a biblical practice that’s been going on for centuries. My book uncovers the untwisted truth about the centuries old tithes and offering deception. Most readers should read this book because it is in their best financial interest to do so when it comes the practice of monetary tithing. The idea that ten percent of a person’s paycheck is a biblical mandate by God is what my book questions, and it also provides answers about the so-called tithe that many have never realized. My book is like a lamp that lights the way to truth about tithing. Readers will know all about the mis-information and properganda campaign that snows them into coughing up ten pecent when in reality the Bible never requires a tenth of income.