Sunday, April 28, 2024

Interview With Author Eugene Christopher



1.     What inspired you to write this book? After some reflection on my life experiences and how I was raised, I felt the need to communicate my life lessons and share their meaning in light of my parent’s examples. I wanted to share their story and weed through the distortion of reality to find a message of truth in all of us.


2.     What exactly is it about and who is it written for? The book is essentially about challenging everyone to put things in perspective and revitalize the value of morality in our society. It is written for the lost and the found… but especially for those in between… those struggling with relationships, and their faith.


3.     What do you hope readers will get out of reading your book? A new perspective on their own lives and a renewal of purpose. I want readers to challenge themselves to make reality a reflection of the truth.


4.     How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? The title is most descriptive and the term nutshell was quite honestly due to the length of the book. It did however segue nicely into the design and message of the book. Not unlike the mustard seed which we all need to have our own measure of in order to find faith.


5.     What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!? Let your spirit move you. If it is something you want to share, share it. Your story is vital to our existence as a culture. Do not expect great returns, however… let your reflection of the truth and all you are, be the extent of the greatness you desire.


6.     What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?  I am not in tune to the publishing world enough to address this question. It has been my observation, however, that books seem to be taking a back seat to more “immediate” entertainment. Patience is a virtue that is dwindling very quickly in our society. That said, nothing can ever replace the time spent in reflection after embracing and sharing a good story. As long as there are hearts to share, stories (literature) will always have a place.


7.     Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?  The entire book is about my experiences and my search for meaning in my life. My life has been a twisted maze of wrong turns, right paths and questionable variations of the truth. They come with all of the rewards, false promises, blessings and cherished moments that always seem to show us the way home… as long as we take the time to pay attention and seek understanding.


8.     How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to? Narrative / Inspirational. There is no one that I would have compared myself to but if I had to pick someone, I guess it would be along the lines of someone like Matthew Kelly.  


9.     What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book? The biggest challenge for me was making sure the message I wanted to send was the message worth sending. Some of the details in previous versions were borderline TMI. By sticking to the truth of the message and making it about that, and not me, allowed me to stay focused on the best way to convey and relate that message to others.


10. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? We read books for a wide variety of reasons and they each have their place. Books open our minds to creativity, exploration, entertainment, humor, love, and even controversy. The books that seem to make the biggest impact, however, are those that allow us to see a better version of ourselves and inspire us to become better people. The books that allow us to challenge ourselves and grow into a more meaningful person are the books that carry the most weight. My book was written with that purpose in mind. What I have to say is not nearly as important as what the reader has to add to their own story after reading my offering. Taking ownership of who we are and who we want to become is what reflection is all about. My book allows for reflection… it challenges us to live a life of purpose.


About The Author: I come from a large family and grew up in Southeast Ohio where I still reside. I am active with my church, various choirs and have worked for the past 20 years at a Children’s hospital as a medical technologist. Prior to that, I worked for 25 years in an adult hospital with the same function. I have worn many hats throughout the years and have enjoyed each of them. My experiences have been varied and vital to my life. Everything from teaching to singing, parenting to supervising, and poetry to song writing and literature. I played a lot of sports in my youth and I enjoy taking walks and reflecting on the wonder of God’s creation… both human and divine. Please for more info:


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