The 21st Century Guide to Bachelorhood: Lessons Learned Over the Past 20 Years is a humorous look at a guy’s views on dating, relationships and sex. It focuses on some of the things guys do subconsciously and consciously trying to get away with certain things. Guys and girls will both find this book very funny, but also very useful.
Tell us something about yourself.
I am originally from Woodmere on Long Island. After spending 22 years on Wall Street, I left to pursue a couple of startup companies. The first, Lock Your Docs (https://www.lockyourdocs.com), is a virtual lockbox or filing cabinet that people are using to securely store copies of their critical documents (insurance, tax, legal, medical). The second service is ScheduleSMITH.com (https://www.schedulesmith.com) which is a FREE site that team captains use to ensure player attendance for sports games and leagues (softball, volleyball, golf, soccer, etc)
I am also finishing up my next two books. One is called Down, But Not Out: The Rise and Fall of a Boxing Champion. It is the story of former world champion Iran Barkley. The other one is a sci-fi thriller yet to be finished.
What inspired you to write this book?
I have seen so many guys do the wrong things when it comes to meeting and keeping girls. They would all come to me for advice. I made mental notes about all of the funny things I saw. I then decided that it would make for a funny book.
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?
It is tough to just shut everything down and concentrate on writing that day. With emails, texts, phone calls, and my other work, it is tough to find the time.
How do you do research for your books?
Through interviews with many guys, both formal and informal, and through personal experience and observation.
Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?
That most guys are actually pretty clueless as to what it takes to get a girlfriend.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
Down, But Not Out: The Rise and Fall of a Boxing Champion. It is the sad story of how Iran Barkley was rescued from brutal street gangs and rose to fame after beating Tommy Hearns to be a world champion. But bad management, investing, advice and promoters combined to wean him of all of his money.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Put together an outstanding pitch and proposal. Research which agents cover your genre. Be persistent.
What are you doing to promote your latest book?
I have been on television many times and speak at conferences featuring speakers about single life. I am also on Authonomy.com where my book is currently Number 1 after 4 days.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?