My most recently published book is No Limits. It starts when I am a teenager doing all the things strong athletic teenagers who love girls tend to do.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was a fairly typical kid, as far as kids go who march to the beat of their own drummer. I grew up in Christian schools until I was kicked out for smoking weed as a junior in high school.
That was ok with me. I wanted to get a hot car and a motorcycle. I didn’t have time for school. I got a job as a hot tar roofer and soon got a hot Camaro and a beautiful motorcycle. The motorcycle is where my story begins. On my way to a rock concert on May 7 of 1980, everything changed. I never even saw the truck that ran a stop sign and that my bike slammed into. When I came out of my coma a month later, my left side was and still is paralyzed.
What inspired you to write this book?
Wanting to share the incredible power of having a resilient spirit that believes in possibilities.
How did you choose the title?
The best way to have a successful rehab journey is to believe there are No Limits.
What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?
I just did it. Once I did it, things worked out and I sold enough copies to pay for the publishing costs. If I hadn’t, I would have kept transferring the fee to 0% intro. rate cards. There’s always a way.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I’ve always loved writing, but I didn’t know I would be a writer until I had a story to tell.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Yes I do. My main writing ritual is living.
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
Reading and living.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?
In this age of computers and self publishing, anyone who’s taken some writing classes can do it.
If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?
I’d have ridden a Harley, so folks could hear me coming.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?
Sydney Sheldon in fiction. Maxwell Maltz and Norman Vincent Peale and Gerald Jampolsky in non fiction. As I’ve gotten older I tend to read less fiction because I’m wanting to make the best use of my time. The three non fiction authors I listed were a big part of me getting to a place where I could make the most my physical transformation.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
Yes, It will be called Achieving No Limits. It is the sequel to No Limits and will be focused on precise steps to reaching the place of believing in your own possibilities.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Just start. Do it. If your meant to write or if your not meant to write will become clear.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
Everyone would profit from reading No Limits, but the reader I had in mind was teenagers, young adults, people with a father or a mother, mothers or fathers with sons or daughters.