Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I finished my undergrad studies at App State in Boone, NC three years ago and my interests include reading and writing books, lifting weights, playing videogames, fencing, real estate investing, playing electric guitar, Dragon Ball, and Game of Thrones. I self-published my first book “A Lord’s Treasure” this past January, yet I am currently contemplating republishing it with Inkitt Publishing or another publisher for marketing purposes.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “A Lord’s Treasure,” which is a Medieval Fantasy book that is also a very useful personal finance book. The book was inspired by me reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series and the fact that I had previously contemplated writing a personal finance book several months to a year beforehand. I didn’t know whether or not I wanted to write a Medieval Fantasy book or a Personal Finance book, so I meshed the ideas together and have created my own self-help series to help enrich the lives of the readers who actually apply the wisdom within.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, for my first book was written as a hybrid between some writing styles I heard called “architect” and “gardening” since I meticulously planned the messages I wanted to convey and simply went with the flow when creating an appealing story. Fun Fact: I had envisioned the original cover of the book (brownish castle under a purple sky) before imagining anything about the chapter I based it on.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My influences for “A Lord’s Treasure” include George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire (ASOIAF) series, Tony Robbins, MJ DeMarco’s “The Millionaire Fastlane,” and George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man In Babylon.” The biggest competition out of the three is “The Richest Man In Babylon” since it’s a similar concept, yet the style the book was written with is more like an ASOIAF book but much shorter and more informative.
What are you working on now?
I’ve had a lot on my plate for a while now, so I haven’t been writing anything at all but doing extensive studying instead. I started a project roughly called “The Optimal Christian Paradigm,” but soon after got bored with it and haven’t done any progress with it since. I think the next book I’ll most likely write will be the second A King’s Wisdom book, which I will do my best to insure it’s much better and longer than the first book “A Lord’s Treasure.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still trying to learn about effective book marketing tactics and strategy even though my first book’s been available since January 2018 and I have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with one of my majors being Marketing and I was the Marketing Director for a realty for nine months. Book marketing is a totally different creature compared to real estate marketing. I highly recommend getting a marketing mentor to help walk you towards successful marketing and/or try your best to get the book published through a publisher instead of self-publishing so they can do the heavy lifting for you.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do your best, and try to get the book published through a publisher if you can. Self-publishing is a headache for me thus far.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I don’t recall the best advice I’ve ever heard, but I can give some great advice right now. Self-educate whatever you want to learn and most definitely read the Holy Bible and get the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into your life. Both the Holy Bible and whatever you want to know is practically at your fingertips, and my A King’s Wisdom series does the heavy lifting for the reader.
What are you reading now?
The King James Version of the Holy Bible. The Protestant version, which doesn’t include The Apocrypha of the Catholic version. The last Bible book I read was Esther.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Planning to write more books, of course. I can have multiple successful careers at once, right?
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?
If I were stranded on an island the books I would want to have with me are the KJV Holy Bible, “Awaken The Giant Within” by Tony Robbins, “A Dance With Dragons” by George R.R. Martin since it’s the only A Song Of Ice And Fire book I haven’t read yet even though my favorite is “A Clash Of Kings,” and my own book “A Lord’s Treasure” since I firmly believe the messages I purposefully convey in that book.
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