Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a popular TV guest, author, speaker, and videographer. Recently, I converted one of my books to video and audio, INSPIRATION FOR TEENS, as a leadership and character development program for middle and high school students.
All based on the most famous Civil War battle, the Battle of Gettysburg.
He has already written 4 books, is an accomplished videographer, and has produced 3 audiobooks.
His email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
He earned a degree in philosophy, received the Bronze Star Medal and the Vietnamese Cross
of Gallantry while in the US Army,
and returned home for a life-long career in marketing
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
INSPIRATION FOR TEENS. Why did I use an historical event? Because I was frustrated with the way history was being taught to my sons. They were bored. I decided that history needed to be taught by using stories and what lessons can be learned from those stories. Stories connect to our emotions, and the way history is taught, there is no emotional connection to the “facts and stats” in the way history is taught. If you want students (and adults) to remember facts, tell a story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
No one in particular as far as history goes. For writing technique, I admire the historian, Joseph Ellis, the finest writer in America today.
What are you working on now?
Getting my book promoted!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Im just in the beginning stages of searching for those sites, and I like what your site has to offer. Which s why I;m paying a lot of attention to you.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Focus like a laser on what you want to write about, but ore importantly, be absolutely certain you love what you’re writing about.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
If you want to be in the top 5% of anything, find something you really enjoy, work at it so that you’re really good at it, and you’ll be in the top 5% of your profession.
What are you reading now?
Joseph Ells’s new book, American Dialogue.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Going on speaking tours to high schools about my book, with a laser focus on the 5% category of success I mentioned earlier.
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?
Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis
Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson
The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling