Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
The Crypto Novice is my first book. I am totally new to this and learning everything as I go. I think I’ve made every single mistake anyone could make. Yet I am excited about this new journey and look forward to publishing more books in the future.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Crypto Novice: The Handbook for the Cryptocurrency Beginner. It is a handbook to teach people how to get started investing in the cryptocurrency market. It is a very detailed book about what cryptocurrency is, what the blockchain is, and how to buy and secure the cryptocurrency.
When I discovered cryptocurrency and started researching in depth I found it to be an incredible opportunity. People who get involved early enough could profit greatly from this market.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure if it is unusual, but I write while watching cartoons with my five-year-old. Many people need to have a quiet place to write and collect their thoughts, for me, it is the opposite. Noise and constant interruptions make me focus more when I am writing. In fact, when I write at night after he is in bed I usually turn the tv on for the noise or I write with music on my headphones.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Timothy Ferriss, the 4 Hour Work Week was a life changer for me. The book is great and inspiring although a little out there on the practical application.
What are you working on now?
The Crypto Novice: A Deeper Dive into Cryptocurrency
As the title says it is a more in-depth view of the cryptocurrency market.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
In truth, I am learning as I go. I just discovered Awesome Gang, Indie Author News, and I am also using Amazon Marketing Services. I haven’t had any results yet to see which one is best. I can say that the setup for Awesome Gang is pretty user-friendly.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Think about marketing! I just wrote the book and thought I could put it on Amazon and it would sell. I am finding out now that I have to use resources such as Awesome Gang and other marketing websites to get my book seen and sold.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A goal without work is just a dream. I say that to my daughter often as she has very lofty goals for herself.
What are you reading now?
Lots of websites about how to sell your book…lol. I am trying to get my book to sell.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on a second book in the Crypto Novice series. I have ideas for other titles I will write in the future, but for now I am concentrating on my first and second book.
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?
Rich Dad Poor Dad, I could read that book again and again and never get tired of it. I would have to take an Encyclopedic Volume cause I love to learn about different things all the time.