Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Jim Gaven is a husband, father, singer-songwriter, publisher, author, educator, and long-distance athlete who owns his own music publishing company, Key of Awesome Music and has recently broke into the children’s book scene. His love of telling stories through song as well as word-play makes writing books fun and educational for all ages.
His series, ‘All About Alliterations’ is available via Amazon and other digital distributors through America StarBooks and Lulu at: www.allaboutalliterations.wordpress.com.
Married for 5 years, he and his wife, Katie, have a 2 year old, Kieran, as well.
Jim is currently the Director of Music Programming at Allies, Inc., a non-profit organization who serves and supports developmental and physical disabilities.
His passion and love of music by helping others is something he is blessed to be able to do on a daily basis.
Overall, I’ve written at least 15 books (counting children’s books) as well.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
‘The Before Life’ was inspired by what happens to every human life before we are born. There are so many books, thoughts/ideas about what happens to humans after we die that I was interested to take a stab at what occurs before we’re born.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not that I know of.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tim Ferriss, E.E. Cummings, and Eckhart Tolle.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently not working on another book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Posting a short blurb on various Facebook groups that link back to: www.allaboutalliterations.wordpress.com.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Dig deep into the topic(s) that interest you. You’ll never know what you might discover about that topic as well as what you might discover about yourself.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as you never stop.
What are you reading now?
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Getting more in to children’s books about alliterations.
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?
Tools of Titans
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Nothing is Impossible
The Power of Now
A Purpose Driven Life
Author Websites and Profiles
Jim Gaven Website