Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Nurse, Life Skills Expert, Speaker and Author living in Southwest
Florida. Owner of Medical Matters, LLC, a legal nurse consulting
firm and Open Pages Publishing, LLC, a self-publishing company. Authored books
include Useful Information for Everyday Living and The 4-1-1 on Life Skills.
New book coming in December 2011, The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting.
Describe your book ‘The 4-1-1 on Life Skills’ in 30 words or less.
A reference guide for
basic life skills utilized by adults of all ages. Life skills: Cleaning;
Cooking Basics; Laundry; Food Spoilage; Home/Car buying tips; Finance; and much
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing the book is making sure not to leave out any life changing information. The research is sometimes the most difficult aspect..
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
The books that have had the greatest influence on
me are The Secret, The Power and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your
For marketing I use different outlets of
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc). I am a member of several
LinkedIn groups; BookBuzzr; and local clubs/oganizations to get exposure. I
have ran ads in RTIR (Radio Television and Interview Report); ForeWord
Magazine; and other local media outlets. I do a lot of radio and blog talk
interviews. Entering book contests and blog review contests has been very big
for my books.
How do you spend your time when you are not
spending time with family and most of all my grandson when I’m not writing. I
love being out in the sun, fishing, biking and reading.
What are you working on next?
My next book, The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting is being
released December 2011 and then I will be working on my next book The 4-1-1 on