Rachel Thompson

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author Interview – John Hartnett

Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry? I have contacts in the entertainment and publishing industry but I have not actively solicited their help or guidance. I am beginning to think this may be a mistake and that you have to ask for things rather than expect them to be offered.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? At this stage of my life, a six to eight year coma might get me close to where I should be.  I haven’t slept for eight hours straight since the day I fell off the garage roof.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? For sure my wife, Jeanne and my parents.  Friends who encouraged me to write and publish my work, PJ, Karen, Julie are a few who immediately come to mind.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? At this stage, being a successful writer is getting the work down on paper and being proud of what you wrote. I view completing a manuscript as a major accomplishment.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? My marketing campaign is a bit scattershot, in all honest.  I find it’s very hard to find the time to write, make a living with your day job and also network and market your book and blog.  I use Twitter and Facebook and Linked In but most of that interaction (after the first initial wave) does not covert to book sales.

The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories is more than just a collection of thirty-seven short literary humor pieces and humorous jokes that will make you laugh. It provides a treasure trove of tips and invaluable advice to help you navigate safely through marriage and relationships, raising kids and to finally understand the more peculiar aspects of day to day living that up until now, had been tossed into a big heap as just another one of God’s mysteries.

For example, did you ever wonder why weather reporters continue to stand in the middle of raging hurricanes to tell us what hurricanes are like when everybody else already knows what hurricanes are like? Did you ever wonder why people stop their cars in the middle of the street to let geese walk past even though geese have been flying long before Cro- Magnon Man was in knee pants? Did you ever think that if aliens do exist on our planet, most of them work in customer service? They do!

All of that, and more is in the book, so what do you say? At $8.99, you’re guaranteed to receive at least $10.50 worth of terrific advice and life extending laughter, which as we know is the best medicine, and there’s never a co-pay with laughter so you’re up well over $20 already and this is only the back cover. Think of the possibilities to save when you read the whole thing.

Buy Now @ Amazon & Smashwords

Genre –  Humor

Rating – PG

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Connect with John Hartnett on Facebook & Twitter

Website http://monkeybellhop.com/


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