Interview With Author Calvin Reed
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an established author and entrepreneur dedicated to the lifelong mission of enriching the lives of others. I am the author of Search Your Thoughts, This is War, and my newly published book, The Black and White Path to Prosperity.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book, which launched August 7, 2022, is The Black and White Path to Prosperity. I have a passion for finance and I have a passion for helping those who do not have the information to help them achieve their goals. When I was younger, my parents did not have the information or tools available to help me on this journey God has me on. I spent years diving into the world of finance and economics in order to break down concepts and reword them in a more digestable way for those who really need it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
First and foremost, I would not have written one word without the blessings from the Big Homie upstairs. I always begin any project with prayer. I also rarely write at a desk. You may find me typing at a local coffee shop, people watching on a park bench, or laying on the floor with my laptop in front of me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read all day, everyday. If I had to pick some books off the top of my head I would say Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, and The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn.
What are you working on now?
I am always researching and reading. I move when inspiration hits me. As stated previously, I study concepts in depth in order to tranlate them into common language. A project I am currently working on is raising funding for my wives fashion line.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I tend to do well on social media. My curren book has been receiving support on stories and reels.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep at it and don’t quit. You only fail if you quit. Be true to yourself. There are so many books already written, but none written by you.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“You can lose a lot of money chasing women, but you’ll never lose women chasing money.” LoL
What are you reading now?
I am reading a financial reporting and analysis textbook.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m not fully sure. I will just have to wait until it comes to me.
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?
This is a difficult question for me. I would bring Think and Grow Rich, Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, a textbook on investing that includes equations, problems, and answers in the appendix, and a commercial real estate book.
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