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!


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

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.

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.