Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi, I’m George
One day, after losing everything, I sat there alone, staring at the empty pages of my notebook. I took a deep breath and found the courage to let my heart bleed. Suddenly my wounds turned to wisdom as the world morphed in front of my eyes. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen. I let my heart speak to me in the shape of poems and stories that bridged that gap between my inner and outer worlds. Everything I do today goes beyond who I am as a man because I believe my words create a safe space for others to find their voice and claim their unlimited potential.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
After joining the Marine Corps George lost his best friend in the Iraq war. The battle to find out who he was as a man spiraled out of control with addictive behaviors he ignored until he came face to face with death and learned a truth that runs deeper than time – there is nowhere to go, no place to be.
The powerful metaphor is a reminder that the past doesn’t just walk away from you, and time doesn’t heal all wounds. It will follow you everywhere you go until you find the courage to stop running. With hidden prompts for self-reflection, George shows you how to fully accept yourself and rewrite the way you show up to the world.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I meditate first then sit down to write in a journal, post-it notes all over the wall, then put it together.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Steven Pressfield, Brene Brown, IN-Q, Mark Manson
What are you working on now?
A soul quest in Death Valley to find out who I am as a man
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’ve been hitting up a podcast tour.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just start writing now.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Words are things, so choose what you say to yourself wisely.
What are you reading now?
The Name Of The Wind
What’s next for you as a writer?
Letting the book gods decide and building my coaching practice.
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?
Ryan Holiday’s series
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