Interview with Ava James, Author of How to Be an Inspirer Who Leads


Aug. 4, 2019

I was privileged to invite Ava James for an interview with BooKecCenTric to discuss her latest book and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy!


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Thank you @AvaJames for your time today. What’s your book How to Be an Inspirer Who Leads about, and what inspired you to write?
@AvaJames: Leading by example. Every leader has different styles but key skills are required to make a good leader. My dad and my own journey of learning to lead have inspired me.

Who is your target audience and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
@AvaJames: Leaders, aspiring leaders. Inspire those you lead. Lead with your own example and ability to motivate others.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
@AvaJames: Get inspired. If you always wanted to be better, then do something that will scare you that make you a person who inspires others.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
@AvaJames: Hoping my dad would like it. I find taking the hard parts and working on those first makes it easier.

As a writer is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
@AvaJames: A lot. That I can learn so much about how to lead with integrity and respect starting with what I do

For your own reading do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books and why?
@AvaJames: I prefer both. Sometimes eBooks are easy to navigate. Paperbacks offer the option to highlight and return to it.

What is your niche genre and if you were to write in a different genre what would it be?
@AvaJames: Inspirational self-help Christian inspiration; Fiction

What books and authors have most influenced you?
@AvaJames: Many, but a few key authors stand out. Nelson Mandela; Billy Graham; Ant Middleton; Stephen Covey; Amy Carmichael; Corrie Ten Boom. The list of books is endless - You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero; 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self by Annie F. Downs

Is there anything you’d like readers to know about you?
@AvaJames: I am positive and always try to view the best side to any situation and I push myself because I am the only person who knows where I want to go.

Do you have any more books in the works?
@AvaJames: Yes, working on one I hope to publish in September 2019. And one for the beginning of 2020.

Do you read your book reviews how do you deal with bad or good ones?
@AvaJames: I do. Not sure any are bad.

Preferred method of readers getting in touch
@AvaJames: Twitter @urbmermaid; Website www.inspiredbyhiswords.co.uk

Additional comments?
@AvaJames: Imagine your life with no learning and risk taking. Where would you be? Where would you go? How would you behave? Turn your life from just mediocre to a life that will reflect a masterpiece.
                   

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Ava James is an indie author and lifestyle blogger who finds any moment to write. When away from her writing she works full time as a legal professional. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and anything sporty.

Interview with Ben Schneider, Author of 'Chrome Mountain'

May 10, 2019

I was privileged to invite Ben Schneider for an interview with BooKecCenTric to discuss his latest book and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy!

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Thank you @BenSchneider for your time today. What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
@BenSchneider: My book is about lawless bikers and high-tech terrorists hunting an odd couple for different reasons. My fondness of adventure, suspense, and humor inspired me to write it.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
@BenSchneider: Any audience with a preference for thrills, suspense, clean humor, and an unorthodox love story will appreciate this novel because at least one of these four traits is offered on every page.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
@BenSchneider: Life is always better and easier when you treat others well.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
@BenSchneider: Avoiding the over-use of certain words.

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
@BenSchneider: The more I write, the more I want to write again.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?  
@BenSchneider: Paperbacks, because they do not require a battery.

What is your niche genre, and if you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
@BenSchneider: My niche genre is Action-Suspense. Another genre I would like to try is High Fantasy.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
@BenSchneider: Nothing Lasts Forever, 58 Minutes, Sword of Truth Series, Conan novels, and Rambo novels. Authors I like include Terry Goodkind, Roderick Thorp, Randal Frakes, and Ann Marston.

Is there anything you'd like readers to know about you?
@BenSchneider: I'm in the Air Force, which has been a positive influence on my writing.

Do you have any more books in the works?
@BenSchneider: The North Factor - a Sequel to Chrome Mountain. Realm Journey (genre: high adventure - will be published soon this year)

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
@BenSchneider: Yes. Reviews help me learn my strengths and weaknesses, so I don't mind reading good or bad reviews.

What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, Goodreads, etc.)?
@BenSchneider: Facebook

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Ben Schneider was born in Oklahoma. In 2003, he earned a B.A. in Graphic Design at Oklahoma University, married his fiancĂ©e, and joined the Air Force. Ben and his wife, Suzy, have been stationed in Italy, Okinawa, and Alaska. Aside from writing fiction, Ben’s other interests include drawing his Airman Artless comic strips. Chrome Mountain is his debut novel.
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Interview with E. C. Jackson, Author of 'The Certain Hope'


May 6, 2019

I was privileged to invite E. C. Jackson for an interview with BooKecCenTric to discuss her latest book and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy!

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Thank you @ECJackson for your time today. What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
@ECJackson: The Certain Hope is about rising above devastation to achieve a fruitful life. I wrote this book because too many people fall into despair when faced with unpreventable situations and heartbreak.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
@ECJackson: Life isn’t easy. So the target audience is any person who experiences the ups and downs of living in a fallen world. The goal is to inspire others to trust God in spite of sorrow. Regardless of circumstances, Jesus is always the answer. He who promised is faithful in every situation.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
@ECJackson: Scriptures say that against all hope, Abraham still believed God’s promise. We also should trust God and never give up.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
@ECJackson: To make the message in the book my own and live a lifestyle of hope and moving forward in victory.

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
@ECJackson: Sometimes I am moved by what I see, feel, and hear. Day by day I’m learning to have tunnel vision when making life decisions. Choosing correctly in every issue of life is my goal.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?  
@ECJackson: I prefer reading hardback and paperback books simply because I grew up reading them. However, I usually buy ebooks due to cost and availability.

What is your niche genre, and if you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
@ECJackson: Inspirational romance is my preference, but I also write YA books. If I branched out from the norm, I would write my favorite genre to read: regency romance.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
@ECJackson: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Miss Marple books by Agatha Christie.

Is there anything you'd like readers to know about you?
@ECJackson: I love penning stories, and I often wonder why I waited so long to pursue a lifelong dream.

Do you have any more books in the works?
@ECJackson: Book Four of the five-book standalone hope-themed series is due out this fall. After that, I plan to write companion books for my one YA book, Pajama Party: The Story. And then I’ll collaborate on a women’s fiction book with one of my editors.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
@ECJackson: I read each review that’s given. Growth is essential in every endeavor, including writing. Of course, I applaud every good review and accept positive feedback without a qualm. They validate months of sacrifice and hard work. However, the reason behind a bad review helps me decide the proper response. I move on if the book they describe doesn’t resemble the book I wrote, or when they admit to not liking the genre.

What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, Goodreads, etc.)?
@ECJackson: I have a social media presence via my website, as well as with an author page on Goodreads, Facebook, and Amazon. Also, I do tweet. Readers can choose their preference in contacting me.

Any additional comments you would like to add?
@ECJackson: “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.

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E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
Website link:
https://ecjacksonauthor.wordpress.com/ 

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