Friday, April 22, 2022

Interview With Author Shaun Rawls



1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into a book? I realized that most people hate change because it's usually not their idea.  Worse, too many people make big decisions in their life by giving up and giving into change by saying, "F-it!"  so, I thought, what if the "F" word wasn't a "bad" word?  What if it meant something more...something better and proactive and purposeful...something that would allow people to proactively make changes that help them live the life they want to live, rather than simply adapting to and accepting the one they've got?

2. What is it about and who is it for? This book is about living your best life.  It offers valuable and proven mindsets and strategies for reframing and repurposing your life.  It's for anyone who feels like they want something more but aren't sure where to begin and aren't sure how to prioritize and prepare for significant change in their life.

3. What do you hope the reader will be left with after reading it? A sense of confidence about who they are and what they want because they will be more equipped than ever to have clarity and resilience around moving in the direction of the life they truly want to live, an "F-It-less" life.


4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?  I think writing, like many things is life, requires us to be true to who we are, authentic.  Trust your creative gift of imagination and communication.

5. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?  As a new author, I’m not sure where the industry is heading.  Clearly online bookselling and audio books are growing their audience by the day.


6. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? Not knowing what i didn't know was certainly a challenge.  Writing is one thing, publishing, marketing, publicity is another.  


7. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?  Most self-help books are from self-help authors and speakers.  I have a successful business background that focused on and proved that people can live better lives and have better businesses at the same time.  I have coached, taught and consulted some of the most successful people in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, and f-it-less is a clearly written book, with easy to absorb and implement ideas and strategies.  Besides, everyone needs some new "F" words in their arsenal!


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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: 

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