Terry Kohl – Author Interview

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

Lost Your Job? Now What! The Possibilities Are Endlessis all about teaching you to utilize the most powerful tool in your job search toolbox…your mind.

To successfully find that new job, one must re-direct their energy, and this book provides a step-by-step approach on how to do just that. Practical and sage advice along with take-action-tools is woven throughout. If you are looking for the ultimate guide on how to attain the perfect job, new career, or greater joy in life and fulfillment of your desires, look no further, every page will inspire you and lead you to your desired destination.

It is a wise, witty and delightful guidebook that includes “recipes for success.” We all have to eat and ending what might be a disappointing job search day with a great meal, is both physically and emotionally important.

Tell us something about yourself.

Terry Kohl was born in Thurmont, MD. She is a published writer, poet, publicist and marketing and career coach. She is president of Media Management Marketing, a highly respected PR firm in the automotive industry. Kohl is a student of the mind and offers “Playshops” on how to use your mind to overcome any life challenge. She currently lives and plays in Wild Rose, Wisconsin.

What inspired you to write this book?

This book was not intended for everyone. Once I realized that my goal was to reach those who were tired of their own “victim mindset” I knew who my audience was. As a life-long student of the mind I have overcome many challenges and diversities using the very mode of thinking that my book explains. In a nutshell, the joy I have found inspired me to help others.

Why did you decide to self-publish?

I chose to self-publish my book on purpose. With all the help available on the Internet to do that, there was no reason not to. As a PR specialist I knew I had the skills to promote my own book. I also wanted to get it out there as soon as possible. I began with an e-book version and later, a hard copy.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I began writing poems and journaling as a teenager in the 60’s. I always knew that someday I would write a book—the Great American Novel, of course. The surprise was that at age 59 the book turned out to be non-fiction and all about helping others.

What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

I sincerely believe that for most people the most difficult part is knowing that they have something to say.

How do you do research for your books?

Lost Your Job? Now What! The Possibilities Are Endless is 90% based on my own life experiences and lessons.

Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?

I learned that I truly care about the dreams of others and that I could help those dreams come true. I learned that I have something valuable to offer—we all do—and that in helping one another we always find our true purpose in life.

What are you reading now?

Gene Keys by Richard Rudd

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?

I rarely read fiction anymore. I am most interested in other pioneers of the mind experience. I also study holistic healing modalities, Shamanism, and books based on the Law of Attraction. Authors include: Albert Einstein, Richard Rudd, and Napoleon Hill, to name a few.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

There is another book percolating inside of me but as yet I am not ready to begin.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Write for you. There is nothing more powerful than words written from the heart and soul of you. In doing that, you will always find an audience.

What are you doing to promote your latest book?

I have been interviewed on numerous radio programs, which I seek out; I put on Playshops that help those out of work in my community and I am currently offering through facebook, twitter and networking in the automotive community, free one-hour consultations to those who are out of work. I also write articles on how to market yourself.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?