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Author Interview, Beyond Embarrassment, reclaiming your life with neurogenic bladder and bowel, Part 2


Q. Do you have a mentor for writing publishing and speaking, and if so, how did you get that mentor?

A. I would have made so many mistakes without my mentors in the various steps with this book. My editors and book coaches have mentored me. Before I made a decision to find a publisher I joined the Palm Springs Writer’s Guild and I was paired with an author of multiple books, Jim Misko. He offered invaluable advice to keep me away from scammers in the publishing world. I also have a public speaking mentor for Toastmasters, Debbie O’Brian.

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 Q. What do you wish you knew before you started?

A. I wish I knew how expensive it is to get a book published.

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Q.How do you balance writing and home life and a social life?

A. I think being a writer is a different breed in itself. I am lucky because my family is patient with my sneaking off by myself to write. I know I am a thinker and I like to analyze things. I also like to carry a notepad around so when I think of things I can remember them by writing them down. Social life is not overly important to me.  I enjoy my friends and family but I also like to write.  I try to give each quality time.

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Q. How can I buy a book?

A.Before December 1, there will be an opportunity to pre-order the book at a discount. The book will cost $16.95 (Actual price) after December 1. You can pre-order the book for $16.95 no tax, free shipping before December 1 from my website www.trudytriumph.com I also have an author page, amazon.com/author/joannelake you can pre-order there too.

 

Afterwards the cost will be the normal price plus tax and shipping.

 

After December 1.  There will be an opportunity to buy from Amazon, my web page if you live in the USA or order from major on line book stores.

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 Q. How is the world a better place because of your book?

A. I had two major goals in writing this book. The first one was to put together a how-to manual. A guide to live easily with neurogenic bladder and bowel.  Often times sufferers are home-bound and find it difficult to venture out.  I wanted my book to act as a springboard for others to go out and live a great life.  The other goal was to get people to talk about bowel and bladder issues in general.  So often this is a taboo subject and because of this there are many that do not get the medical help they need before things get really out of hand.

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Q. How can we as fans help you get the word out?

A. When we are ready please write a short review on Amazon or another e-trailer site—good, not so good, or bad. Remember honesty is the best policy.

The book will be ready for preview in a few short months.  If you are interested in a preview copy please contact me at TrudyTriumph@gmail.com

Help spread the word about the book on your existing platform, especially during the week of December 1, 2015.  If you blog I have materials I can send you.

Share ideas with me and brainstorm additional ways we might further expose the message to an even greater audience.

Thank you,  JoAnne Lake aka Trudy

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