- What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers? I would hope that people would come away with the thought along the lines of what Amazon said in their review, “Overall the manuscript offers a highly entertaining read. This memoir is a testament to a life well lived, with experiences and lessons that are sure to inspire its readers. The writing is clear and fluid, just as intended.” I have also found that most people don't know what they are made of until they attempt the impossible and that is always the interesting story. It is my hope that readers would walk away saying that this was an ode to a dreamer who often took risks to sometimes test the impossible. And that at any age if you just hold on to your dreams anything is possible.
- What advice or words of wisdom do you have for writers? I am sure it is the same that any writer would give and that is never give up. Perseverance is the key to getting anything finished as it is so easy just to get inspired, get enthusiastic support from friends who say do it, start and get a couple of chapters in and then let it languish. Get an outline done---what should be the overall flow be and an outline will help, and it will help order your thoughts in some logical fashion. Once that is done you then can write around that. Ernest Hemingway said about writing, “The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next.” In my case I always stopped when I got bored and began to meander to other thoughts like “I forgot to clean the kitty litter” or something as profound. But be disciplined and set aside a couple of hours in the morning or whenever you are inspired---but don’t write for too long in a day!
- What are the trends in the book world? I am sure that I am not saying anything new or profound, but several of the things I see from my limited perspective I see:
- What great challenges did you have writing your book? Discipline and memory. Both slipping quickly from attributes I possess.
- If people can only buy one book this month, why yours? Because the financial side of what I have structured would allow me to get that house in the South of France.
-Chief of Staff for the Governor of Utah
-Director of Tourism Development for the City of San Francisco
-Owner of restaurant at Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah
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