Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A "Blog Hop" or a "Treasure Hunt"? You decide...

Welcome to my FIRST "Blog Hop"

For those who aren’t familiar with a blog hop, to me it’s kind of like a treasure hunt –

Once you find something on one blog you hop on over to the next blog link for more treasure. In this case, the treasure is a wealth of new and exciting books. Some are still being written, some are just being released, and some have been out for a little while. Either way, for book lovers . . .  It’s a treasure hunt and I’d like to thank Dr. Barbara Lavi for tagging me to participate.

Dr. Lavi is the author of The Wake Up And Dream Challenge, How to transform your life & change the world. There are 21 versions of the book, since it is more than a self help book. Each version is the same, but 1/2 of the profits from each book sold go to a different charity. The charities help people reach their dreams

To get more information on Dr. Lavi, "Hop" on over to her Blog here:

In this particular hop I answer 10 questions . . . you get to learn about my current book (Another Second Chance) and some of the “behind the book” Q&A.

When it’s all said & done . . . comments and questions are always welcome.



1. What is the working title of your book?
My book is called Another Second Chance. The sub-title is …God’s Story

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
Through my experiences of tribulation, suffering, near death, and ultimately.. Victory! God created this AMAZING story through my life and the lives of everyone involved! This modern day bible story (of God’s awesome sovereignty) will bring Hope and encouragement to others going through their own struggles in life. This story is proof that God is always in control, He is still creating Miracles today, Power of prayer works, and that blessings can come when you least expect them… Even in the most bleak situations.

I know, because I am living proof.

3. What genre does your book fall under?
Non-Fiction - Memoir - Christian Living - Inspirational

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Oh WOW! Lets have some fun with this one! lol
My wife would definitly be played by Jennie Garth. Since she has always been told "that's who she looks like"

Me? Oh I don't know.. Maybe Matt Damon or Brad Pitt? lol

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

How a stranger’s kidney saved my life… And my brother’s too!

6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Another Second Chance is self published through a Non-Traditional Publishing company called “Writing Career Coach Press”.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I started writing in February of 2011. Started and stopped a number of times… But once it was in full motion and the writing was consistently being crafted, the first draft was completed in two months. The final draft was completed by October of 2011.

I held the book in my hands for the first time on December 7, 2011

8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I have been told that it has the same feel to “90 Minutes in Heaven” and others of that style.

9. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
He has many names... Elohim, Yahweh, I am, Jesus, Jehovah, Hope, Love, The Sovereign Creator of the Universe.. The one who gave it all for me, so that I could live. I call Him God!

Imagine yourself for a moment.. You have battled for your life. Your exhausted and tired of fighting... It seemed as though the odds were always stacked against you..  Things looked absolutely hopeless as you lay in intensive care.. waiting on the inevitable...

Then 48 hours later, the "Giver of Life" reaches down and hands you a second chance at life in the most dramatic way! And with it... A Story that only He could of created!...

What would you have done?!

I decided to write this book!!

10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

The fact that it is not just my story, but is every ones story! Because it's God's Story! A story that He creates in all of our lives through the trials and sufferings that we are chosen to endure. Through these trials come God's 2nd greatest gift... Our testimony!

This book will be a resource of inspiration and encouragement to read over and over again..

I would like to thank Dr. Lavi once again for inviting me to this "Blog Hop"

Be sure to check out these great Authors coming up next week!! Visit all of their Blogs and see what they have to offer!!

Vanessa Hancock - Author of Friday Lunch 

Jeannie Pallett - Author of Beckoned by the King

Kristi Burchfiel

Doreen McGettigan

Lynn West

Carol Murphy Natoli