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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Interview with author Scott Shoemaker



Taking Steps Toward Mental Illness 1 & 2 
Pattern Fitness- Your Body, Your Mind, Your Workout



1.      What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book? What really inspired me the most was that I was making progress with my mental health struggles by incorporating exercise into my daily regimen. 

2.       What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader? 
Pattern Fitness empowers people to take control of their mental health symptoms through a structured exercise routine.  This book is for anyone with anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, stress issues, and even bipolar struggles.  Since I have struggled with all of these and found ways to approach exercise in a new way that has helped, I believe anyone who struggles to get started and maintain and exercise routine is my target audience!

3.      What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down?
I hope that readers will remember that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can make progress and have more good days in their daily lives.  I think that what will remain with them is the fact that it’s not the end result they’re looking for, but instead that they are finally moving their body on a regular basis, resulting in a sense of accomplishment.
4.      What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?
I love this question as I have been asked many times.  I think with relation to mental health struggles is that people who wish to publish their personal stories about anxiety, depress, bipolar, etc. need to keep one thing in mind.  If they have never shared their problems with others and decide to publish it to the world, they may go through an emotional roller coaster as I did.  I really never shared all of my issues with anyone before I decided to publish it.  And after I put it out there, I almost immediately regretted as my personal experiences where now public and I would have to talk about it out loud with others.  It was very difficult and I didn’t realize what I was actually doing when I published my first book.
 
5.      What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
The trend I think I see the most is the advertisements from publishers, even on TV commercials offering to help writers put their books together.  I think things will keep getting easier to put words in print.

6.      What great challenges did you have in writing your book?
My greatest challenge was that this book wasn’t just about personal stories and experiences.  Instead, creating programs and expressing ideas based upon my own workouts.  It was much harder to write and describe what I had been doing and to do it in such a way as to convey to others how to do it too. 

7.      If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
People need to know that there are real solutions to help with their mental health struggles written by someone who actually gets it!   I think that has been the feedback I have received the most is from others thanking me for sharing my personal stories. 

Scott Shoemaker is an accomplished Business Development professional with a desire to help others make informed choices.  A long time sufferer of anxiety and depression, Scott decided to use his “Discovery Skills” on himself and started writing about his thoughts and experiences suffering from a lifetime of mental health issues.  After careful consideration, Scott decided that writing down his problems was just the beginning and decided to put them into book form with a desire to share his story.  For more info, please see: www.sharingmentalillness.org and

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