Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am Ian Leaf, HFC Businessman and newly recognized author. Since the beginning of this year (2015), I was inspired to write my first book.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is, “Starting A HFC Business at Home.” Inspiration for the book came just simply from brainstorming on how work and business has changed in only 10 years. More people are working and starting a business from home than ever before!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure if it would be considered an unusual writing habit, but I typically do my best creative writing late at night when I should be sleeping.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Probably one of my biggest influences in writing has been Brandon Colker and his book, “How To Make Big Bucks from Big Blogs.” Blogging is a hobby you can pick up at anytime and your devotion to it is what turns it into a job or a business than can be worked from home.
What are you working on now?
What I’m working on now is thinking of how to get my new book in front of more eyes. I haven’t decided if I am writing another one. I possibly may!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
The best method I have found to promote my book has been simply blogging about it. Blogs and posts can reach countless people in a matter of seconds. Also, having the book on Amazon to be purchased no matter where you are is also highly convenient.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors and even myself is if you want to write about it, then write about it! Even if you think there is a book out there that talks about what you are writing about. You have a perspective that other people will relate to better than the existing book. Also, don’t wait for a publishing company. Publish it yourself.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I’ve ever heard is that there will never be a “right time.” Take action now! If not you then who? If not now, then when?
What are you reading now?
At the moment, I’m not reading anything.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The next thing for me as a writer would be to learn from other more experienced writers and to truly master my craft. I didn’t think I would like writing as much as I do and now that I’ve written my first book, I’m looking for more inspiration to begin another.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
John C. Maxwell — “How Successful People Think”
James Allen — “As A Man Thinketh”
Napoleon Hill — “Think and Grow Rich”