Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a highly optimistic person who enjoys life and recovery to the max. I have been given a voice to speak with and a pencil to write with so may you find what you need to help yourself or others on the pages of my book. For every movement of our life has a purpose, and the circumstances of each day carve out our actions no matter how small, dull routine they may be; our life has meaning, value and worth. One of the greatest joys in my life is helping those who are suffering from addiction and enhancing the recovery of those who need it. As I stand on this ground for my fellow men and women believe that they have suffered enough from addiction and have thoughts like myself, and in their actions, one will hear, one will seek, one will take, one will heal as one does not have to ask the one who gives. There is such clearness as I move forward in my life with an appreciation of this arduous journey I have been on that my only wish is to share this with others like you, my friend. Always know that I am with you in heart and spirit in your journey.
Addiction to Recovery / Unlocking your Potential is my first book published April 8, 2016 I am currently working on forthcoming book, Recovery: What Cost so Little is Worth so Much. This book will provide a new optimistic outlook as a guide for the unwary who have failed at recovery in the past and those coming into recovery for the first time.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Addiction to Recovery / Unlocking your Potential My writing comes out of the need for new Outlook on the recovery process, one that fosters longevity with new strength, much like a mighty oak tree flexes and survives nature’s wrath. What inspired me most was to address healing from the inside out as the current rate of relapse is much too high with philosophies that are antiquated and archaic. Recovery is a doorway that leeds an open mind to a higher more integrated way of living. It needs to be interpreted as much more than just abstinence. Recovery must be inspired by a direct inner experience of the truth in one’s life. Our answers lie in discovering of our inner freedom. It must become self-evident that the reflection you see in the mirror as a result of your inner power that moves you through your daily life.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My best time for writing is at 4 AM and I enjoy listening to music at the same time. The music that charges my batteries is rock and alternative rock. For some reason music takes away all of the distractions and I am in clear thought for writing. I am also a big notetaker all day long whether it’s a sentence or a word or something I see in my travels and I have a vision I will make a small note. Sometimes it is the little details in life that inspire us and brings out our creativity so I must capture the moment.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are too many to list I read over 300+ books when writing Addiction to Recovery/ Unlocking your Potential everything from Aristotle to current psychology, world religions, everything I could find on mind, body, soul and spirit. Even novels which I will read for fun to clear my mind and take me to another place inspire my writing as I see such creativity in their writing.
What are you working on now?
Currently working on forthcoming book; Recovery: What Cost so Little is Worth so Much
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media has been my best method to date, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumbler,Instagram and YouTube. Also speaking at international conventions, symposiums, community centers, schools, churches and corporate centers etc.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It is important to have a target audience that will buy your book. It is a great accomplishment to write a book and have it published however there must be a market for what you’re selling. Also understand and I speak for myself the easy part is writing the book the hard part is getting it out there and into the hands of the readers.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If there is a book you have not read, Write it.
What are you reading now?
Currently right now I am working on forthcoming book so I am reading and researching through all my notes.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My goal as a writer is to semi-retire and just continue writing more books and no longer have to depend on a secondary job to support myself.
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?
Of course my own and probably some great novels preferably ones with many pages.
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