Friday, October 24, 2014

Guy S. Stanton III, Author of Agent with a History

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Today we are interviewing Guy S. Stanton III, author of the action adventure / romance thriller novel Agent with a History.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a quiet sort whose found my way to express emotion best in the stories that I write. Never did I think I would have shared so much of my inner thoughts with so broad an audience as I have in my writing. Truly if you want to know more about me the best way to go about doing it would be to read my books.

Is there an author that had a major influence on you while you were growing up?

I read a lot of books as a boy, but western books authored by Louis L’Amour really helped to form the backdrop for the sort of man that I have become.

How long have you been writing?

About four years. Longer if you count poems and short stories.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.

Agent with a History is a book that encapsulates both the mysteries of the past and the passions of today in an action packed sequence of events that is hard to put down. As a book it encapsulates all sorts of human relationships that span from those built on hate to those powered by an all consuming love. In short Agent with a History is a must read for the sheer sake of entertainment, but within it is contained the ability to learn how to cope with everyday life better long after the initial enjoyment of the reading the book is past.

Who do you think would most appreciate this book?

Just about everyone. It does have violence so I’d put a high school and upwards rating on it.

What inspirations contributed to this book?

I was just finishing my first series, The Warrior Kind, which was an epic fantasy series. I had the desire to write something more modern based and so I did. Secret agents have always been popular theme for me and so it was an easy transition. Ultimately though I give God all the credit for inspiring me to write everything that I have.

Your book has elements of action adventure, romance, and thriller. What made you want to write a book that transcends genres?

To me a book worth reading needs to contain elements of everything found within reality. It’s just a matter of reality to combine the genre’s that fit within what could happen in life all into one story.

Who was your favorite character to write?

I’d say the secondary character called Tyre was my favorite to write in the book. That character goes on to e the main character in book 2 of the series.

In Agents with a History, Lisa is torn between duty and love. Is this a theme you explore in your other works, or is it unique to this series?

There are elements of that emotional conflict throughout all my books. I’d say, A Warrior’s Legacy, especially so.

What is your favorite book and why?

A Warrior’s Legacy to date has been my favorite. To me it encapsulates all the key elements of a grand adventure as well as a coming of age story.

What genre do you read most frequently?

I tend toward the science fiction/ fantasy realm, but I stay grounded by trying to read some of the Bible every day.

How do you think you've evolved as a writer since when you first started?

I’ve improved a lot and yet with God’s help there is still more to be improved upon.

What was your favorite class in school, and why?

History has always been a favorite along with Geography. Reading in school was no fun due in large part to the list of truly pointless stuff they assign to be read. That’s one of the reasons that I write my own fiction.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?

I think it’s great. It certainly has been great for me as a self-published author.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

To keep writing and writing and writing...........................

What is the most impactful experience you have had with a fan?

I had one woman say early on that my book A Warrior’s Redemption was the best book that she had ever read other than the Bible. I still can’t believe someone could actually believe that, but that she obviously did has been in itself a huge confidence booster.

Have your family and friends been supportive of your writing?

No my family doesn’t read my books and in general they disapprove of my authorship of books in general. My wife on the other hand has been the best fan a man could ever ask for.

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like?

Editing. I hate it, but it’s got to be done and then redone, looked at again..........you get the picture.

Have you ever had writer's block? If yes, how'd you deal with it? If you have not had writer's block, why do you think you haven't?

Yes. My way of coping is to keep writing. Eventually it gets better, but I pray a lot to.

Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool?

I write my books out with pen and paper before transferring them over into the computer. I like the ability to scratch out a sentence vs hitting the delete button.

What do you have in mind for your next project?

I have one stand alone book, The Kingdom, to finish which I would classify as Epic Fantasy. After that I have a five book series planned that will fall into the realm of Scifi/Western. I’m very much looking forward to beginning that series.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?

For anyone interested in reading my books I’ve made it very simple to begin the process for free. The series starter books of my three series to date are free at Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Kobob, and Smashwords. I hope you’ll all take a moment to check out their reviews and give them a try. Happy Reading Everyone, Guy Stanton III

More Information

Buy Agent with a History on Amazon
Visit the Author's Website

An excerpt from Chapter 3 - Deep Water in Agent with a History:

There was a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door and the sight of it just didn’t sit well with me. It didn’t match with what I already knew of Philippe Valo.
He was the consummate playboy, devil-may-care thief. He was implicated in a dozen or more antiquity thefts and even a few bank jobs. There had never been enough evidence though to pin an indictment on him.
He may be flashy, but he was smart too. He liked money and he was good at getting it, by all accounts. He led an easy-going life.
He was the kind of guy that would proposition a cleaning lady, who accidentally walked in on him having sex, into joining along in the act. Hanging a "Do Not Disturb" sign on the door just wasn’t his style.
I glanced at Rafferty and I saw he was thinking the same thing. We both drew our guns.
I was about to knock on the door, when I heard a muffled cry of pain from within the room.
Probable Cause.
That was all I needed. I shot the key pad lock, disarming it in the process as it returned to its default setting and then I side-kicked the door, busting it open and tearing the security chain off with it.
Rafferty ducked past me into the room, and I swung in after him. In a split second of realization, I took in the grisly scene of the room.
Three tall black men were gathered around the only bed in the room, where they were systematically cutting up Philippe just as they must have done to Ahmed.
The words ‘Police! Freeze!’ stuck fast in my throat as the savage eyed men turned towards the door, nothing but deadly intent in their eyes as they lobbed bloody knives at us.
I ducked to the side as a knife slammed into the wall where I had just been and took aim at one of the men that was pulling a pistol clear of his waistband. I shot him in the shoulder, but with a grimace of pain he kept bringing the gun up and I shot him three times in the chest, killing him.
The man beside him was running straight for me and I aimed for his leg and missed. He slapped my gun away so hard it felt like my trigger finger was almost broken off, as the gun flew from my grasp.
I ducked, as his fist plowed into the drywall where my head had been. I continued on around him and helped his forward movement by shoving him hard into the wall. Before I could secure him against it, he jack knifed backwards into me sending an elbow into my ribs that had me sucking for air and back pedaling away fast.
I ducked a wild swing at my head only to find that it had been a set up for his other fist, which struck me hard on the cheek bone. I fell off to the side onto my knees, as stars flashed briefly in my head.
I saw his leg coming at my head in a sideways knockout kick. My rigorous training took over in place of my sluggish brain. I caught the foot and twisted the leg sharply.
The man cried out at the sudden pain and, with the momentum of his kick at me and my twisting of his leg, he turned over and fell onto his front. I leaped onto him, driving my knees into his back and knocking him back to the floor as he tried to rise.  
I quickly pinned his one arm with a knee, as I pulled his other arm up behind him, until I felt his shoulder about to pop. Rafferty dove onto his legs helping to further hold the man down with his weight. Rafferty apparently had dealt with the other guy at some point in this scuffle.
I reached for the hand cuffs behind my back with one hand. “You’re going to face a lot of tough questions pal! Not to mention a murder rap!” I said, breathing heavy.
He reared his head back and I was about to tweak his arm harder to further pacify him, when I heard him chomp down hard on his jaw. His body began to jerk and spasm beneath us and then he was still.
 I felt for a pulse, but there was none. I glanced at his face, turned out to the side, and saw the foaminess of his mouth.
He had chomped down on a poison capsule under a false tooth!
Who did that anymore?
That kind of stuff went out with the Cold War decades ago, hadn’t it? Who would kill themselves in order to avoid capture?
I heard a groan from the bed and I remembered the tortured man. I jumped up and went to the bed, noticing that the other man in the room was lying on the floor dead, with a hand near a fallen gun.
I looked down at Philippe’s bloody body not knowing where to start and grimly knew that there wasn’t anything that could be done anyway. He had but moments to live.
“Call an ambulance,” I said to Rafferty anyway.
 
Philippe seemed to be coming in and out of consciousness and I quickly took off his gag. His eyes focused on me.
“Philippe, this is very important. Can you tell me what you’ve gotten mixed up in? Who sent these men to do this?”
His words, though weak, were clear enough, “I’m not telling you anything, nigger!”
His blatant racism wasn’t anything new. I’d dealt with it in one form or another all my life from both sides, black and white.
I ignored the hatred in his eyes and said in an effort to get him to talk, “Well, if it makes any difference, I’m a half-breed, so maybe you could at least tell the half white side of me something?”
He shook his head resolutely and muttered out, “I should have listened to Flint. I shouldn’t have stayed. I shouldn’t have….”
He was fading fast. I leaned close and asked, “Who is Flint? Did he send these men?”
His eyes opened briefly in comprehension and he shook his head, no.
“Was he the man that met you at the warehouse?”
He nodded yes and then slumped dead on the bed, as he exhaled out his last breath. I leaned back up from the bed, as EMTs came rushing through the broken door. I moved away from the bed to stare out the window at the glittering lights of the city. 
At least now I had a name. That was something, right?
  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nefretiti A. Morant, Author of Perspectives

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Today we are interviewing Nefretiti A. Morant, author of the romance/drama series Perspectives.

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Author Nefretiti A. Morant
Tell us a bit about yourself. 
Let's see.  I'm a mother, a wife, and a big dreamer.  I have this big ole crazy dream of being a best selling author.  Two years ago I decided to chase that with my everything. 

Is there an author that had a major influence on you while you were growing up?

 I loved reading Toni Morrison as a teenager and young adult.  I'm also a big fan of Maya Angelou.

She's the one celebrity I wanted to meet.  At first reading their work didn't make me want to be a writer, I just loved the vivid pictures they painted with their words.  Once I started writing and fell in love with the art of crafting words I know that I wanted my footsteps to be right up their besides theirs in literary history. 

How long have you been writing?

 Consistently for the last two years, but before that since I was a teenager.  It all started with poetry. I love reading poetry, love writing it even more. It's my first literary love.

Describe your series, Perspectives, in a few sentences.
  

Perspectives is a story about seven dynamic characters who learn to appreciate life. 
You journey with them as they experience a myriad of  life lessons. 

Who do you think would most appreciate this series?

Anyone who'd love a story with realistic characters that grow through their struggles and pursuit for more of life.

Was there anything specific that inspired you to write this series?

Well the idea just came to me one day after I had started my poetry blog.  I wanted to tell the story of different people who cross paths but don't all necessary know each other.  I wanted to display that although we all have different stories were not really that much different.  Perspectives is a quilt layered with the experiences of very different people who all want the same thing from life;  acceptance, forgiveness and most of all love.  

Did your background with working in NYC’s Department of Social Services have any influence the series?
Yes very much so.  I'd have to say that the weaving together of the different characters was inspired by my experience as a case worker. 

Who was your favorite character to write?

I don't think I have a favorite character.  I love them all as if they were real people. Well maybe Ebony and Kenneth.  I think Perspectives II and V are my favorite.  I had a lot of fun writing Kenneth and Ebony's separate love stories.

How do you think you've evolved as a writer since when you first started?
Well I'm driven and inspired by my accomplishments.  When I started Perspectives I wasn't sure where it would go.  But now that I've completed the series I'm excited and inspired to keep writing.

What was your favorite class in school, and why?

English and history.  As a student I liked English because I loved reading mostly any type of story. 

History mostly because to me learning about different time periods was like giving me the pieces to imagine  a compelling  costume drama.  I would imagine what it would be like to be a normal person living in whatever era I was learning about.  I think the life of everyday people is just intriguing to me.  We make up the fabric of society but so often are left out of the history books.  I think my gift is bring these ordinary stories to life, of coarse with some added twist for entertainment purposes.
   
How do you feel about the increasing popularity of eBooks?
I'm excited about it actually.  Its a great time to be writer. I myself am an avid eBook reader.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

To continue writing and producing inspiring works of art.

What is the most impactful experience you have had with a fan?

Being told that my work inspired them.  I think that was the most meaningful feedback I've heard even to this day.  At the time I had only written the first part of Perspectives The Saga.  it  encouraged me to expend the characters and produce an in depth story for each of them.

Have your family and friends been supportive of your writing?

They have been, especially my husband and my parents.  It's so encouraging to to have that support.  Especially when its something your so passionate about.

Have you ever had writer's block? If yes, how'd you deal with it? If you have not had writer's block, why do you think you haven't?
No.  I don't and hopefully I'll never encounter that demon.   As long as I can get some quiet and solitude stories just seem to pour out of me.
 
What do you have in mind for your next project?
I'm working on a spin off with some characters from Perspectives who were not the main protagonist.  I'm also working on a historical drama. I'm really excited about both.

More Information
Read about the author on Amazon
Buy Perspectives on Amazon 
Buy Perspectives on Barnes and Noble

An excerpt from Perspectives:
It’s rainy out, cloudy and overcast. I love days like this. Wish I could stand out in the rain. Face tilted upward, as the purity of heaven sent drops baptize me from the outside in. Walking to my car I replay the events leading me to this junction. I’m pregnant, just got positive results from a home test and the father isn’t my husband.

My name is Ebony Hughes. I’m a personal assistant at JK Harris & Company, one of the top international tax resolution firms in New York City. I have an awesome salary, I drive a BMW and I’m currently working on my CPA. I’m ambitious, I’ve always been. I’ve worked my way from poverty to success. At seventeen years old I was a teenage unwed mother. By twenty
three I was a married college graduate raising a straight A student.  At age twenty six my husband and I brought our first home. Together we worked hard, really hardand reaped the benefits.

Currently my marriage is a shredded fabric frenzy.  A delicately torn destruction strewn across the span of a year. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve had an extra-marital affair with my boss Kenneth. I’m smart enough to know this destructive relationship and resulting pregnancy are my way of hurting my husband Calvin, as much as he’s hurt me. I’ve abandoned all thoughts of reconciliation with him.

In the beginning we had a pure timeless kind of love. The kind all young girls dream of. My son resulted from this naivety. I got pregnant the first time Calvin and I had sex. We used a condom, but it broke. Plenty of times I think back, and think maybe we used the condom incorrectly. Perhaps we didn’t know what we were doing. We were both virgins. Two kids playing with a loaded gun, unaware of the life altering potential and consequences of our actions. We set out to discover new lands and found a whole new beginning. New life, unexpected and awarded to two extremely young people just beginning to live life themselves. Kaliq is a beautiful gift. Everything we loved in each other we loved the minute we glanced down at that little face. I smile to myself. I love my child so. Could never have abandoned him, the way my mother abandoned me.

I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant with Kaliq. Terrified to tell my grandmother who raised me. My birth mother was eighteen the summer I was born. She graduated High School while pregnant. However because I was born in July she was able to go away to college on her full scholarship to Clark in Atlanta Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies in four years, and continued right after to Law school. She’s a successful Lawyer practicing in Atlanta. She’s practiced Law for about twenty five years, building a comfortable life for herself, and has never glanced back at me; her child. She would call, even visited but for whatever reason I never went to live with her. No one even told me she was my mother till I was 18 with a child of my own. I guess somewhere deep down I resented her once I was old enough to understand that the majority of children live with and are loved by their birth mothers. I believed my grandmother was my birth mother, until one night I overheard them talking on the phone. 
“Karen when are you going slow down your career, and take time to be a mother to your child”?
“She’s gonna put two and two together one day, how will you face her then”?
“She’s your child. I love her but you are missing out on her childhood”
“Ok baby, just think about it. When are you going to visit? You haven’t been home in about 5 years now”.
“OK baby I love you”.
“No I won’t say anything. I will let you tell her when you are ready”.
“Ok, Good night baby. I love you Karen”.

I stood at my bedroom door shocked. A giraffe could have walked down the hall, and I wouldn’t have been as flabbergasted as I was by, what I had just heard. Mama ain’t Mama. Cousin Karen my Momma. I crept back into bed.  I held that secret for almost a decade. It was the first one I remember having. It made me uneasy; knowing something I wasn’t supposed to know. Every time Mama called me, whether it was for dinner or to put up my clothes, I knew she was really calling because she knew that I knew. This information weighed on me. I might as well have been a charm school enrollee, walking around with a stack of books on my head.  Part of me was glad Mama raised me. I loved her and I didn’t really know Karen. Not to mention Mama was the sweetest woman. Everyone loved her. Everyone in our family, everyone in our neighborhood, everyone at our church.  Plenty of times I wondered if something was wrong with me to cause my birth mother to not want me? I spent many nights pondering that question.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bobbie Asad, Author of Tucker's Story

rescue, dog, adoption, german shepherd, story, home, children

Today we are interviewing Bobbie Asad, author of the children's book Tucker's Story.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Bobbie is an electrical designer, laid off from a consulting engineering firm, she embraced the change and became the owner of Mad Hatter. Bobbie opened Mad Hatter in its present location about a year ago in downtown Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, where the unique shop has been earning rave reviews. Bobbie's skills as an entrepreneur are apparent in the range of services and delights available in one shop from teas and tastings to hats for every occasion, along with locally produced and sourced lotions, sprays and soaps.

How long have you been writing?
I am a new writer, I started one book over a year ago, put it aside, and recently finished it.  It will be the next one to be published once the illustrations are complete.

First ebook published September 15th, 2014.  Mad Hatter Tea Society (short story).
Second book (paperback and ebook) published October 8, 2014.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.
Tucker, a handsome German Shepherd mix, has a great home, up until he finds himself homeless. This is his journey from homeless to a business logo. This story is fiction based on truth.

Who (age, gender, etc) do you think would most appreciate this book?
 Young children, kindergarten and above. Elementary and Middle School Children too.

What inspirations contributed to this book?
Tucker is a real dog, my rescue dog, and this is his story. While the book is fiction based on truth, a lot of the book did actually happen.  His former owners abandoned him, a rescue group found him, and I adopted him.  He is such a kind, gentle, laid-back dog, who was already trained by his former owners.  Dog Trotters is a real facility, and a drawing of him is used in their logo.

What genre do you read most frequently?
Mystery.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?
As an avid reader, who reads mostly ebooks now, I understand the convenience of being able to purchase ebooks.

Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool?
I use a computer – I can type faster than I can write on paper.

What do you have in mind for your next project?
 My next book is about Truman, another rescue dog, that was adopted from a local shelter when she was five weeks old.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
Tucker is real, so is Dog Trotters, and he really is a part of their logo.

More Information
Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tuckers-Story-Bobbie-Asad/dp/1500964409 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Peppi Hilton, Author of The Appointment

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Today we are interviewing Peppi Hilton, author of the ghost/horror novel The Appointment.


Tell us a bit about yourself.

Gender: Female. Place of residence: Large Edwardian country house on the fringes of Yorkshire bordering with Lancashire in the north of England, UK. I am the owner of a property company (offering lots of inspiration for ghost stories and horror stories or crime stories) and I am also an Author. I have a daughter and three grandchildren. I also have a wickedly intelligent cat and she is absolutely adorable. We share our home with a long-suffering partner of many years.

Is there an author that had a major influence on you while you were growing up?

Whilst there are too many to mention, I would say Evelyn Waugh whose book Brideshead Revisited was an inspiration. Also Emily Bronte who wrote Wuthering Heights and whose short life was spent walking on the wild Yorkshire moors. The Bronte family lived in Haworth in Yorkshire in the early 1800’s which is very close to where I live and on reading her poems you can almost sense her soul walking on the moors. The Parsonage in Haworth, where the Bronte family lived, is still open to the public and perhaps one day I may write a ghost story which takes place there!

How long have you been writing?

About thirty years on and off.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.

An unsuspecting female photographer, working for a local estate agent, keeps her appointment at The Grange, an abandoned mansion hidden deep in a forest across the wild Yorkshire moors, unware of a distant family connection to its long-forgotten gruesome past and latent mesmeric presence. And when an evil spirit, with an unimaginable power, returns from the dead to exact his revenge on all who cross his path, Kelly’s life will never be the same again, nor will her sanity. 

Who do you think would most appreciate this book?

All adults, male and female, and teenagers from the age of 14 years providing they like ‘scary’ stories.

What inspirations contributed to this book?

For years I was fascinated by a house which was shrouded by trees. Only the top of its ivy clad Italianate towers could be seen above the trees. Many years later it was offered for sale and all the trees were cut back so that the house could be seen. It immediately inspired me to write a ghost story and that is my latest title: The Appointment.

Who was your favorite character to write?

The evil spirit who returns from the dead.

Why did you decide to set your book in the Yorkshire moors?

Because I have always been drawn to the moors in that part of the world, they are wild and mysterious.

If you were Kelly, would you have kept your appointment at The Grange? Why or why not?
 

Definitely not, I would have been scared to death.

Did you listen to ghost stories growing up? If so, are there any that you still remember?

I always enjoyed Dickens’ story about SCROOGE. It wasn’t scary but there was an important moral to the story.

As a horror writer, do you have any exciting plans for Halloween? I know Stephen King had trick-or-treating at his house for a few Halloweens.

My daughter has now taken over that role, but I have often been asked to write short scary stories about witches and ghouls and ghosts etc., for their Halloween parties because she remembers all the ones we had when she was growing up.

What is your favorite book and why?

My library is stuffed with favourite books, but most of them are non-fiction. I like biographies of interesting people, many unknown ones, some writers, but never celebs. I love the letters which were written by many authors in the days that letters were the only form of communication and which have been salvaged and saved for the world to read; such as Charlotte Bronte, Patrick Bronte, and Jane Austen, but also William Wordsworth and many more. I have a particular interest in 19century social history.

Are there any aspects (e.g. character building, world building) of your writing that you've been practicing?

No, but I can offer lots of advice to others.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?

Wonderful, but I still love the real thing.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

To retire from full-time business into full-time writing.

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like?

Padding just to fill in the story, but I try to avoid that.

Have you ever had writer's block? If yes, how'd you deal with it? If you have not had writer's block, why do you think you haven't?

I am just the opposite, I have too many ideas and can’t keep up with them.

Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool? Computer and I write the story on to the computer straight from my head. I can’t live without them.

What do you have in mind for your next project?

I am already half-way through my next book called The House in Gallows Lane. This one is a typical ghost story as it takes place in a very haunted house.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?

The Appointment is a very scary book, but holds the reader in suspense all the way through so that they can’t put it down. It is easy to read and there are lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, so they can never work out the ending which leaves the story on a cliffhanger. It offers more than just the traditional ghost story, and if it is well received, there is a sequel. The book has had good reviews already.

An excerpt from The Appointment: 
She ran down one corridor after another, blindly fleeing in any direction not knowing where she was going. It was like being trapped in a maze. The fear was now in control and had numbed all her senses. She passed a back staircase as she fled through a myriad of darkened passages, until she finally arrived at another door. Her body slammed against it as she slowed to an abrupt halt. She turned the handle, but it wouldn’t open …
More Information
Buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/APPOINTMENT-chilling-ghost-story-malevolence-ebook/dp/B00KS9DC5I  
Contact the author: peppihilton at gmail dot com

Interview with Simon Wright

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Today we are interviewing Simon Wright, author of many books on organization and productivity.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Simon. I'm a father, husband, author and productivity enthusiast, with a passion for helping people achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. I have made it my life's work to study the habits and patterns of successful people, to distinguish what sets them apart from the majority, whose dreams have more often than not eluded them. Hard wired behavioural patterns are at the core when it comes to reaching one's potential, and it is my hope that the books I have written will remove negative mental conditioning and help a wide variety of people in attaining whatever it is they want in life.

My areas of expertise are organizational and cognitive psychology, self-help and motivational encouragement.

In my spare time I enjoy trips to the beach with my family, practising yoga and meditation, and enjoy every minute on this great planet, knowing I am helping people through my publications.

Here's to your increased success and happiness!

How long have you been writing?

I have been writing for 15 years.

Did you have a career before writing?

I am a psychologist and writer

What drives you to continue writing?

 The undying need to help people reach their potential through organisation psychology

Who (age, gender, etc) do you think would most appreciate your books?

The teachings in my books would help people from upper high school onwards

What inspired you to write about organization and discipline?

I am a psychologist so it is my main area of interest in both my profession, as well as being a personal passion of mine

You have a lot of great ideas, tips, bits of advice, etc in your books.How do you get these ideas? Is it through trial and error in your own life?

I have gained many insights throughout my career, so a lot of this is direct knowledge.

Has anything surprised you while writing your books?

Just how passionate I am about this subject matter!

How do you hope your books will impact people?
I hope they will help to initiate positive change in peoples' lives, so that they may reach their true potential in life.

Have you had any particularly memorable experiences with readers?
Not as of yet, just the positive reviews which encourage me to continue!

What do you have in mind for your next writing project?
I'm releasing a book about establishing a solid morning routine in your day to set you on the right path for daily productivity.

As a father and a husband, how has your enthusiasm for productivity shaped your day-to-day life?
It has allowed me to organise my time, to incorporate my work, writing and family life.

Were you always a productive person?
Yes I have always been a relatively productive person, but as of late my productivity has gone through the roof!

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
I would just like to wish them good luck in their lives, and I hope my range of books can help them in striving to reach their goals, whatever they may be!

Simon Wright's Books 
The Business Goal Setting Guide
The 1 Week Self-Organization Challenge
Organize Your Life In 1 Month 
Project Future Success 
The Daily Planner For Time Management 
Job Interview Confidence
The Work And Life Balance Guide 
Adversity To Achievement
The Habitual Success Ritual  
10 Strong Habits of Successful People