Unpacking God for the 21st Century (Author Interview)




Unpacking God for the 21st Century presents spiritual truth through storytelling.  Can you tell us a little about your writing process?  

Unpacking God for the 21st Century took more than twenty years to complete.

My writing process, you can say, began when I read the bible from cover to cover while making notes; doing research, drafting questions that I needed answered, and reflecting on all the different doctrines and dogmas. This process of reflecting and making notes became the foundation of “Pushing The Envelope To find God” published in 2001.   After the first book, it became clear that I wanted to focus more on the teachings and the life of Jesus.

As the social and political climate changed after September 2001, some of these events was recast in “Stories From The Sandbox of Life”.
After several years away from writing, I felt the urge to complete a prequel; tie up loose story lines and reboot the book of psalms. This became the foundation for “Unpacking God For The 21st Century.”

Most of the time I used pen and paper for the first draft; going over hand written notes; and using several dictionaries. Moving from pen and paper to a word processor was a much slower process to flesh out characters, but it made for faster rewrites. 

How did you come up with the concepts and stories in Unpacking God for the 21st Century

The concept of the book started with two questions: How do you take the book of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and make it relevant for the 21st century; while keeping all of the core teachings of Jesus? The second question was; How do you take the book of psalms and make it relevant for the 21st century?  Jesus often taught by using parables. I began using parables to highlight timeless spiritual truths, and began to search for what would bring us together rather than those ideology that divides us.

 What will readers get out of your book?

The readers will gain insight into what it takes to live the life of Jesus, in the 21st century, and the current challenges we face as a society.

What inspired you when writing Unpacking God for the 21st Century?   

I was inspired by the simplicity and straightforwardness of the timeless spiritual truths of the gospel message. 

When did you decide to become a writer?

My writing journey began in the 1980’s when I began writing short stories centered around current events. I found that writing gave voice to my thoughts and opinions. As my spiritual journey evolved; so did my writing style, leaning towards becoming a storyteller, rather than a novelist.

When writing Unpacking God for the 21st Century did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  

I found writing the prequel challenging as I had to keep track of the continuity between the characters and the plot lines, yet advance the story as current events changed. 

What do you like to do when not writing?

When not writing, I am spending time with family, and helping others connect to God in a meaningful way.  Nature and landscape photography plays an integral part of my life.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

The book is available on Amazon; while my podcasts are on YouTube.





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The Job Seeker & The Coach


"Probably the most disruptive job search formula in the market today"! 
Nicolas D. founder of RecVolt.com, and serial recruitment entrepreneur.

When Lisa loses her job, she only has four weeks to find work or leave the country. With her savings account empty and her VISA dependent on finding employment, her situation is dire. Can she revive her finances and escape the abyss in this challenging labor market?

After connecting with an enigmatic career coach, she discovers job search tools, methods, scripts, and techniques she has never heard of. As her job search progresses with every new discovery, little does she know that her work with the coach will also change the way she sees herself, the job market, and her career forever.

Inspired by a true story, Lisa’s journey is both a suspenseful tale, and a self-help guide that will help YOU fast-track your job search and stand out from the competition with a series of proven formulas and little-known “hacks.” What started as a series of job search coaching sessions turns out to be an eye opener into the hiring world and a step-by-step formula to truly stand out from the crowd.

Lisa's job search serves as a step-by-step guide and a classic case study on how to:    
  1. Generate more calls from employers with a 100% proven Resume Writing Formula    
  2. Secure more job interviews than the competition thanks to little-known Job Search Hacks
  3. Nail every job interview, (and tackle the most difficult questions) with the 3 S's method!
ALSO INCLUDED:
A powerful 3-step salary negotiation technique to boost your personal finances from day one!
Lisa is an American, conducting her job hunt in Dubai, a sunny, thriving trade hub which offers VISAs conditional on employment – and no unemployment allowance she can use as a parachute.
As Lisa's coaching sessions progress, she finds that the coach’s teachings about how to reach employers and impress them are universal, timeless, and perfectly apply to the American, European and Asian labor markets.
Discover the simple economics of how to market and sell yourself effectively with little-known tools & techniques, along with ready-made scripts and email templates for each step of your job search process.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author & Career Coach Hamza Zaouali has been an international recruiter since 2003, serving small & large organizations across multiple industries and job sectors.
After setting up his own recruitment firm in 2010, he became an employer, which helped him study the topic of job search from multiple angles. In 2014, he established Name Your Career (www.nameyourcareer.com), a training & coaching practice helping job seekers and professionals achieve their career goals.
His proven job search recipe has already helped thousands of job seekers worldwide (in over 150 countries) through his video programs and seminars. Today, Hamza continues to serve companies and professionals globally, as a recruiter, trainer, speaker and career coach.
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RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD (Author Interview)




Connect with your child in 90 seconds,
without any guess-work or tantrums
(CAUTION: May cause a life-long bond!)
How a little parrot makes his dream come true (and asked me that I dare you to go and do it too)


RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD looks like a fun and engaging book for kids.  What sets this one apart from other children’s books?
           
What I call the Bond With My Child Method (BMC method), a way to connect with your little one in less than 90 seconds, is the most striking difference that a parent, relative, educator or a children’s coach will discover in the book.
While there are twelve “traditional” layers of entertainment and learning intertwined in the story of the little parrot Roro – including the actual captivating adventure, all base colors, the numbers from one to eleven, countries, a lot of healthy activities and so on – all spelled out in the text, the last “bonus” layer is this: the way the story is written, so a grown-up can model it in their way of talking with the child.

I created and used a process (BMC method), which is derived from the titans of modern-day direct sales and marketing, to ensure a “buy-in” attitude from Roro, modeled for the benefit of both the child and the grown-up. It’s so much easier to learn and dare to try new things if we have a role-model, don’t you think?
Expanding your child’s comfort zone can prove very beneficial for their development, especially if turned into the BMC method routine I am offering you do try.
I use it daily with my son Max and it has taken him, as well as our communication and relationship, to a much higher level over the past few months.

How long did it take you to write RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD?

Four weeks to write the first draft.
Then we refined it a few times over three years, working on it and then leaving it “to age”.
The initial idea was to have each animal make their sound, as it is pronounced in their home country. For example, a dog would bark in Russia, saying “gav-gav”, where in Korea it would be more like “meong, meong”, and “bau, bau” in Italy. Then the story evolved way beyond that.
The book was also written all in rhyme at first. Then, with the introduction of the “Bond with my child method”, as well as the desire to have the work translated in the languages of the countries Roro visits, we opted to drop the rhyme for the benefit of practicality – so we could express the process and allow for a more exact translation, too.  


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD?

Probably what I found toughest was not the actual writing but having to drop the rhymes in the book, since I felt attached to them after working on it for so long. But looking back, I am happy we did it, because the value of the “Bond with my child” method outweighs the lost rhyme.
And who knows – maybe we can find an enthusiast who will combine passion and talent to turn this script into a poem so we can do a special edition!


What inspired you when writing RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD?   

The birth of my first son Max ignited the fire in me and the news about our second son Teddy gave me the fuel I needed to finish and deliver what I had started.
I also love the power a content-creator has and the potential to impact the lives of many by sharing my stories and practical experience. Imagine how something you create can improve the life of somebody else on the other end of the world or fifty years from now.
It is amazing, isn’t it?


Why did you decide to become a writer?

I have worked in the Sales and Marketing industries for the past seventeen years and I love this field. My longest “corporate” job was as a financial advisor at one of the top financial firms in the world.
I loved my job! I love working with people. Yet, I always had that void inside of me from not being able to scale – in all of my positions, I could only help one person at a time.
Then I became a property investor, but the way I was doing it wasn’t scalable either.
I could only be with one client; I could only work on one property at a time… Longing for scale is what lead me into this endeavor, I think.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in RORO GOES AROUND THE WORLD?

I wanted to be able to sell a lot of books, so that my stories can go viral and thus impact the greatest number of grown-ups and children.
So, my strategy was this:
1)    Find a way for my readers to relate to the story – I chose a trip around the world so that the people in each country can feel included.
2)    To select the countries, I made a list with two criteria:
a.    Countries with the highest population, like China, India, etc...
b.    Countries with the highest personal income (GDP per capita)
3)    To deliver value, I pulled studies on child development and looked at what is important for a child to learn in their earlier years. This is how I came up with the colors, animals, vehicles, activities, environments, and so on.
4)    I also found words that are important to include, like “Yes”, “No”, “Mommy”, “Daddy”…
5)    We worked closely with the illustrator, Momchil Nikolov, to ensure we cover a variety of environments, different times of the day (morning, night, afternoon), etc.
6)    There are sample questions for the grown-up in every chapter, too. Our main principle in unveiling the Bond With My Child Method and making sure it works for you is the two-way communication. So, we walk our talk, and provide questions to ask the child and practice. You practice asking, being genuinely interested, and listening.
7)    In 2018, I had left my corporate job some months before, and I was going through a tough spot in my life – maybe the hardest time I’ve had.
I was building a home for my family, while launching a business, helping raise our children, and managing some investment properties we had picked up with my best friend in Boston over the course of nine years.
Nothing was going well. I’d never been so down in my life – I was losing money left and right, and everything I started seemed to become over-complicated and problematic. The construction business did not feel the way I had imagined it, nor was it making the income I projected…
To top it off, my son Max started ignoring me and did not really want to spend time with me. I thought it was understandable, because I was getting up at 5:00 AM and getting home at 6:00 PM to just take a shower and go to work on our own house. I was dirty and tired all the time. And it dawned on me – no surprise Max wouldn’t want to have anything to do with me – he didn’t know me and I didn’t know him any more…
To make a long story short, that is when I started looking into the marketing of “Roro goes…” and came across Russell Brunson and his books “Dotcom Secrets” and “Expert Secrets”.
Let me open a one-minute parenthesis here:
In a nutshell, Russell’s company, ClickFunnels, takes any business and turns their product or service into an Offer, delivered to the end-customer through a tool, which they call a Sales Funnel. Here is the essence of what you need to know, so it can work for you, too:
Focus on one thing to solve your client’s (in our case child’s) most urgent problem (need/desire) – that’s the funnel in a nutshell.
Repeat and remember: HOOK – STORY – OFFER.
These are the three “building stone” components you need, so you can develop a productive tool:
·         The Hook, where you earn your customer’s attention (in my case my child – and I will tell you what I mean);
·         The Story, where you build the trust to lay the foundation of a possible “journey” together; and
·         The (irresistible) Offer is the win-win solution you present to make it a deal and go on to create lifetime memories together, instead of wild-guess selling…
Anyway, let’s close the parenthesis and go back to Max and I for a last thought.
In desperation, I started experimenting with Max and I in our short moments together, using the custom model I created.
I’d grab his attention, find out what he really wanted to do next and offer it to him, sprinkling in my own desires to make it a win-win for both of us and…
It was a miracle! You wouldn’t believe the quality of our conversations and activities after that simple tweak in my way of speaking with him.
This is when I decided to convert the format of the Roro storyline, so it matches and mimics the Hook-Story-Offer pattern, adding a few clarifications to adjust it to the situation.
It has been life-changing for us – and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

How did you do those lively illustrations?

That was a blessing in and of itself. Momchil Nikolov (www.MomchilNikolov.com), the illustrator of Roro goes…, is my friend from before – he is an artist, who does both paintings and sculpture, but he’d never done children’s books before… But he listened to my vision and really liked it – so we worked together very patiently for years now to bring this art-work to the world.
Momchil and his business partner also organize activities, that promote and bring art to our daily life, so I was very lucky, of sorts.
One of the events they created, which captured my attention many years ago, freely translated would be named “The great painting of the little artists” or something to that effect – I call it “Paint a Dream”.
Children of all ages line up along a 500-600 ft canvas (around 200 meters) and each gets a piece of the canvas to express their dream on. The events are usually conducted at a city square.

At the end of the day, you have, say, a hundred works of art on one really long canvas. You then cut up the individual paintings and they either go back with the child or get donated to a local hospital, school or other appropriate organization. It’s fascinating, isn’t it?

What do you like to do when not writing?

I love playing with Max, cuddling Teddy, and being spoiled by my wife, Mira.
I did my undergraduate degree in Finance, and my graduate school in Construction Management, so I am a real estate enthusiast of sorts. A house always seems to find its place on my desk or in my life – for better or worse.
I also love writing my ideas on paper and reading practical business and personal development books.
Special moments and holidays with friends are probably what I miss the most from my previous life – back when I lived in Bulgaria and Germany, it felt like I had a somewhat richer social life. I am not complaining, it is all by choice, but I’d love to find that proverbial balance between production and consumption, business and leisure.  

Where can readers find out more about your work?

“Roro goes around…” will be available,
starting December 10th, 2019, at:

·         www.RoroGoes.com
·         www.Amazon.com
·         As well as other retailers globally




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Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse (Author Interview)



https://www.amazon.com/dp/1688555765/

Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse has a great message for kids, can you tell us a little about it? 
The book is about a brother and sister duo who must work together in order to accomplish a dream of owning a treehouse come true with the help of mom, dad and the neighborhood and cupcakes.

What age group would you recommend for Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse?
The age group would be kindergarten to elementary school. A great book for parents and teachers to read to the kids. Even though its gaged to that age group its still a cute short story that anyone can read and get the meaning of what the book is about which is TEAMWORK.

You currently have another children’s book titled Party in the Sky, is it related at all to Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse? 
There is no relation to “Cupcakes”. They both however tells the story of communication and family.

What inspired you when writing Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse?
My inspiration was to tell a story of what can happen when you work together as a family, as a team and the reward which is accomplishing what you set out to conquer or achieve.

Did you write and illustrate Cupcakes and Teamwork Built Us a Treehouse?
I am the author of the book. “Cupcakes” was illustrated by Mudassir M.Abid whom I found on the Fiverr app (lol) after searching for illustrators.

What do you like to do when not writing?
When I am not writing I love to paint, like writing for me it’s a flow of words and creative thoughts that are then placed on paper, canvas, word, etc.

Where can readers find out more about your work?
I have a YouTube channel which I have dedicated to any work done as far as my writing is concerned. The channel is called SheroniaC and only features my 2 books to date and others to come which I would love to publish in the near future. My work is also available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Itunes and Audible. I also have a face book page dedicated to both books.


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Mosiro: The Three Forests (Author Interview)



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PBLHBNP

Mosiro has an interesting title can you tell us about it?
Mosiro is actually the joining of two names, Mosi and Siro, two siblings of the Guara tribe, grown up in the Amazon forest. While Mosi, 14, is still living in the village under the forest laws, her brother Siro, 12, who attends the regional school, knows the new technologies and is skilled in using them. They belong to different worlds, but their relationship is very strong when they need to right the wrong or to help someone against bullies. When they join forces to defend the threatened environment, they are... invincible. Their mother uses to call them with this name, Mosiro, well aware that they are somewhere in the forest, always together.





How long did it take you to write Mosiro?Five weeks. What to write, however, took many months.

Why did you decide to become a writer?I'm a journalist and when you cope with scientific issues, mainly if you write for children, the gap between a journalist and a writer can be very small.

How did you come up with the story and ideas in Mosiro?As a longtime scientific journalist, I've read thousands of news about the environment and environmental emergencies. The rule is always the same: reality overcomes fantasy. The scientific river of the ideas is never dry.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Mosiro?I have a question always in my mind. Is a middle-grade girl or boy ready to understand the complexity of the environmental issues facing our fragile Earth? Yes of course if you look at Greta, for instance.

Any plans to turn the book into a series?The forests are still endangered, and there are so many problems. Luckily, there is also a lot of people ready to commit to protect the environment. So yes, I plan to turn this book into a series. As I've told earlier: the river of ideas is never dry.
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Fallen Race: The Celestial Clock (Author Interview)




Fallen Race looks like it’s set to be a great mystery trilogy.  How far out is book three?  
I am working on Chapter Thirty-One of Book 3 right now. About 30,000 words. I have at least 60,000 word to the finish line.


How did you come up with the story in Fallen Race the Celestial Clock?  
I am a huge fan of conspiracy thrillers and get many of my ideas from writers like Dan Brown or James Patterson.       


Is Fallen Race: The Celestial Clock a standalone read or would you recommend Fallen Race: The Inheritance first?
I always recommend reading the first book before the second or third, because the first book sets the worldview and the foundation of the conspiracy or mystery. With that in mind, I write my novels as standalone stories.


What inspired you when writing Fallen Race: The Celestial Clock?   
I am intrigued by the scientific studies that are going on behind the scenes in the world. The Vatican is very involved in astronomy and science. They also participate with CERN which has become very controversial with conspiracy theorists. In reading these conspiracies, I began to wonder if the machine at CERN might have the capability to open portals all over the world, accidentally. That inspired this story. I’m also inspired by ancient ruins and archeology.


When did you decide to become a writer?
I’ve been writing for a while, but I became serious about writing fiction eight years ago. Before that, I wrote articles for a songwriter’s magazine and I wrote songs.


When writing Fallen Race: The Celestial Clock did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  
How might an underwater bio habitat could be set in place in the middle of the Caribbean? Thankfully, it is fiction. It would take a lot of money and time to do what I am writing about. Then again, money is what the Vatican has a lot of…


What do you like to do when not writing?
I hope to be a full-time writer eventually. When I am not writing I spend time working as an Executive Assistant at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Otherwise, I’m with my children and grandchildren.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

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The Feat of the Lord (Author Interview)


The Fear of the Lord looks like a great Christian self-help and growth book.  What will readers get out of your book?
In this book, you will learn that the fear of the Lord isn’t something to be scared of but how it brings you into the promise of a new life. It is within this life that the solutions to  life’s most difficult problems become known for both teens and adults. The book talks about:
  • ·         Understanding God and following Jesus – powerful tips for hearing God
  • ·         The importance of obeying God and being a God-fearing Christian
  • ·         How to overcome fear and live your life to the fullest
  • ·         Proven parenting skills reinforced by Scripture and living in God’s image
  • ·         The strength provided by Christian prayer and fasting
  • ·    Is the Bible true? Understanding common misinterpretations of the Bible and having confidence in the truth of Scripture, almost 2,000 years after the first Bible was written
  • ·       Defining sin and identifying evil – how to avoid them
  • ·       How to avoid the temptations of adultery and seduction – the pleasures of sin are fleeting, and God is all-knowing


How did you come up with the ideas in The Fear of the Lord?    
The book came about from various lessons and experiences in my life over the years, that not only did I want to pass onto my children to give them a head start on understanding but anyone and everyone, because we all ask ourselves a lot of the same questions. Repentance removes hindrance to walking in the power of God.
           

What inspired you when writing The Fear of the Lord?
I drew much of my inspiration from an inner witness, a knowing that the Fear of the Lord is the ABC of wisdom and it is the most essential thing to have and build upon.


When did you decide to become a writer?
 I have always wanted to put my thoughts into writing, but the real take-off was in 2004 when I started putting the ideas together. I am a teacher by career, and I love to understand things honestly, and I love it even more when I can pass that on my students having practised it, and they can go from a lack of understanding to an increase in knowing the truth, and that is the power of expressive thoughts. I wanted to be able to share that with a broader audience, and I have been significantly impacted by many different authors from across the globe many in which I have never met and may never meet. We all have the same privilege to share with others what has impacted us so that the body of Christ can be built.


When writing The Fear of the Lord did anything stand out as particularly challenging?  
Time was a challenge but I was really helped when writing the book.


What do you like to do when not writing?
I devote much of my spare time to reading, loving family, and people. I love to find myself in the company of people, what better pool of knowledge is there than from many people with different experiences cultures lessons, etc., all combined into one mind.  



Where can readers find out more about your work? 




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Stoically Yours (Author Interview)




Stoically Yours looks like a great romance novel.  Any plans to turn it into a series?

Thanks! That’s kind of you to say. I actually thought about building something around the secondary characters or maybe coming up with a short story or novella that functions like an epilogue for the main characters. A short story with a holiday theme might be nice since it’s that time of year, but I haven’t decided yet. I probably should get on that! Right now though, it’s a stand-alone novel, but I do have a 1st draft written of another story and one of the main characters works at the same university that Tabitha attends in Stoically Yours, so there’s a bit of a faint tie-in.

How long did it take you to write Stoically Yours?

It really didn’t take that long at all – about two months to get the whole story up and out, so to speak. But it took much longer to edit, revise, add to the plot, and then pare it down again.

How did you come up with the story in Stoically Yours?

Well I completed an internship in psychology, and I’d always thought it might be interesting to anecdotally write about what happens in those programs because there seems to be some mystique about it. I thought people might be curious about the “behind the scenes” aspect. Also, in terms of the characters themselves, I liked the contrast of Tabitha as this therapist who’s emotionally guarded and has her own stuff to work on while still being able to help others open themselves up and work towards their best selves. She’s trying to figure out her family and relationship issues while going through this program and while dating two guys who she never thought she would entertain.

Why did you decide to become a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed reading books and writing stories, ever since I was young. Now in my “day job”, I write stiff, clinical documents, so it’s fun for me to do something different like writing romance novels, which is obviously a completely different style than I’m used to writing day in and day out. Also, sometimes I’m in the mood to read a certain type of thing and it may not be available, so I like to write stories that are interesting to me and that I’d like to read later.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Stoically Yours?

My character makes some poor choices in the book, and I struggled with that a bit because I didn’t want readers to dislike her. But I wanted to show a complex character who has strengths as well as some growth edges, like we all do, right? Ultimately, I decided it was more important and authentic to show all those sides of the protagonist because it was more realistic to do so. Fingers crossed that people don’t hate her! She might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but she’s definitely real.

What do you like to do when not writing?
I like to spend time with my family, travel, read, craft, watch the Masked Singer or an Amazon series. I just started watching Fleabag so I’m kind of behind the curve ball with that show but it’s funny and disturbing at the same time. 😊

Where can readers find out more about your work?
I’m constantly updating my website and technology is not my strong suit but it’s www.reneeshelbey.com. I’m also not that social media savvy (I gotta work on that, I know!), but I’m periodically posting to facebook.com/reneeshelbey.1 and twitter.com/renee_shelbey about what’s going on with me. Thanks for helping me get the word out about my book and about me.
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Memoirs of the Senator's Wife




Memoirs Of The Senator's Wife is the international best selling saga of a dark romance involving a handsome politician, a forbidden love affair between the politician's wife with a sensuous Secret Service agent, and the magic that influenced history. Set during the '50s to the present-day; their romance spans decades of the most turbulent times in America.  
     Xavier Cyrus meets and marries the impoverished Estella in college during a tumultuous courtship. Being a member of a wealthy prominent political family, Xavier runs for Congress and easily wins. Thrusting his new family into the exciting DC social scene and an Ancient Secret Society. However, Xavier's abuse and indiscretions with celebrities quickly destroy their marriage. Due to the responsibilities of motherhood and duty Estella remains in her unhappy marriage but finds love with her kind and gentle protector, Michael. Will Estella abandon her responsibilities to live happily ever after with Michael or will she remain in the glamorous and powerful world of a Senator's wife?
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Adventures of the Happy Schnauzer Klaus (Author Interview)




Adventures of the Happy Schnauzer Klaus looks like an exciting and fun children’s book. What age group are you aiming for?
3-8 Age group and Schnauzer owners.


The watercolor illustrations are beautiful, what made you pick that style of art?
I had several versions to review and Asari’s brought the characters to life and Klaus will be able to live again in the hearts of children. I miss his doggy kisses.


What will young readers get out of your book?
Be like Klaus: play at the park, chase balls and be a best friend. Also how to care for a pet, your best friend.


What inspired you when writing Adventures of the Happy Schnauzer Klaus?
I have always wanted to write a children’s book and this allowed me to keep Klaus alive in my heart.


When did you decide to become a writer?
I decided to become a writer in 2016 when I first wrote the story of my best friend, Klaus.


When writing Adventures of the Happy Schnauzer Klaus did anything stand out as particularly challenging?
My fear of writing and sentence structure.


What do you like to do when not writing?
Agility training with Rocket Riely, walking and spending time with my dogs and painting.


Where can readers find out more about your work?
Facebook@Klausadventures. Also on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImPEG5_OppU&t=1s Klaus the Happy Schnauzer or the animated version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBE51C0eX7Y
Coming soon is a comic and game called Klaus Adventures to find out more go to facebook.

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Nursing (Author Interview)




Nursing looks like a great book on what it takes to be a nurse. Who is your target market for this book?  

I wrote the book with one thing in mind – I wanted to share my understanding and perspective on the intricacies of being a nurse, so, Whether you’re giving serious thought to changing careers, or you’re just curious about what being a nurse is really like, there’s nothing like immersing yourself in their world.

The nursing world is an entirely different world on its own, you are not expected to think, react, or behave like everyone else, you are always required to be that Nurse that the world needs. So my book speaks to anyone interested in learning about the nursing profession, anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the shoes of a Nurse.

Can you tell us a little bit about your experiences?

I have always wanted to be a nurse, the profession has always been a source of fascination even right from when I was a child. When I started nursing school, I had a rude awakening. It wasn’t as glamours as I thought, a lot of things changed, and so did I, when I finally became a nurse people were just downright rude and mean, everybody seemed to want what they wanted without giving a nickel about you or your feelings, of course, all these things came with the profession, but nobody had really prepared me for what was to come. I felt a little shell shocked, and it took me a moment to adjust and push past it.

I moved up in the ranks, and now as a Nurse Manager, I often see so many new graduates with the same dear in headlight look I used to have; nobody prepared them for this. Of course, I made it, and so can they, but not everyone can efficiently manage mental and emotional stress, some people might break down along the line. The goal of this book is to provide an eyeopening experience to help students navigate these rough waters, a kind of way to prepare new nursing students of what the books will never teach you.                                      

What will readers get out of your book? 

The readers will practically get an all-expense-paid tour into what Nursing entails; they will have access to what requirements (emotional, mental, and intellectual) need to be met as a nurse, they will know what to expect. The book provides valuable information that has, over the years have proven to be a vital aspect of success in the Nursing profession.

As a reader you will be educated and well informed of the dos and don ts, you might be a new student, or you might be contemplating on changing your career, this book will give you a second opinion, The expectations are high, and it requires more than just focus to succeed in this profession. 


What inspired you when writing Nursing?   

As a Nurse Manager, I see a lot of new nurses who get inducted into the nursing professions, they always appear to be unprepared and shocked at what the real nursing world is, most of them sometimes breakdown into tears, some just drop out, and others just become cold and devastated. I am honestly affected by this repetitive occurrence, and therefore I decided to help prepare the future nurses for what is to come by writing this book; they deserve to know what they are up against. I want to paint an accurate picture of the Nursing world while also encouraging and providing moral support for the new nurses who find their way into the profession.

It is truly a new Journey, one that they might need a manual for.


When did you decide to become a writer? 

I decided to become a writer because writing is one of the most effective ways of actively communicating one's experiences, ideas, thoughts, and perspectives to a broader audience. I have a story to tell, I have a message to pass, so I pick up my pen and write. I enjoy reading, sometimes I wish that I was exposed to more resources, tutoring, and lessons as a student… So I thought that I would become a resource for other people now that I have experience.

When writing,  Nursing did anything stand out as particularly challenging

It was difficult for me at first to write about the dark areas of the nursing profession. I had to try and find a balance so that my book wouldn’t be a source of discouragement for people who were interested in the profession. I was writing about things that not a lot of people know, things that some people wouldn’t even talk about, secrets, shortcomings, and hidden troubles that come along with the profession. I was also bothered that the book might contain too much information and details; at the same time, I didn’t want my book to scare off aspirants and recruits; it was challenging.
So, it was hard for me to find that balance, but thankfully I created an honest and truthful masterpiece about the nursing profession. I love my profession, but the book is just an honest expression of what the nursing profession truly is.

What do you like to do when not writing?

When I am not writing, I enjoy reading books, binging out on movies, and roller skating. I am always looking for a way to connect with people.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can find more about my work at www.SmileyPublications.com
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