Is Wendell really John’s middle name?
Yes. When John’s mother was pregnant with him, she was thrown on to the street from a bus when the driver closed the door too quickly. At the hospital, she was visited by a newspaper reporter who wrote her story and published it in the newspaper. His name was Wendell Smith. John’s mother decided to name him after the reporter.
How did John become a writer?
John didn’t become a writer until later in life. He lost his father in 1990. It was very difficult on John. As a way of coping with his loss, he started writing about the experience. Over the years, he continued to write as a way of dealing with his emotions.
Where did John get his story ideas for the books?
John has worked in the corporate world all of his adult life. He has witnessed and personally experienced the highlights and the dark spots associated with corporate America. In addition, he has led highly-effective sales teams, managed an executive briefing center for senior leaders, and won numerous awards as a leader and as an individual contributor. Leading teams, hiring, firing, succession planning, revenue & profit generating, and strategic planning have all been part of his business acumen. In addition, he has provided his consulting and speaking services to several companies across the country. Finally, he is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction literature. As a result, he was able to draw from his vast experience and acquired knowledge for his novels.
What authors does John admire?
John is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. A few of his favorite authors are David Baldacci, Joseph Finder, John Grisham, Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, Randy Singer, D.L.Buffa, John Maxwell and Rick Warren.
What is John’s writing process? Does he write every day?
John’s days are all different. His day is a combination of writing, reading, planning, investigating, and holding business meetings. He is the king of multi-tasking. Some days he will allocate several hours to writing, especially when he encounters a story angle that he hadn’t previously considered. Other days he may only devote a short time to the writing process. However, his motto is “Make sure you write something every day, however long or short.” He has a habit of completing a draft, giving it to a community of people to read, and not looking at his work for an extended period of time.
Does John have any advice for aspiring writers?
First determine if writing, and the rigor associated with it, is something that intrigues you, calls you, and you love. Then, find a subject that is a strong interest, be committed to the process, find your unique writing style, and work to make it the best it can be. Also, pay close attention to details.
May I send John a book to be signed?
Yes… as soon as his books are released, John would be happy to sign any number of books you send him.
When does the website post updated appearance dates and locations?
This website will post all information regarding John’s appearances, book signings, and speaking engagements as soon as they are scheduled. Please continue to watch the website for updates, or follow John on Facebook to receive schedule notifications.
How can I contact John?
To contact John, fill out the simple form on the Contact page, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Does John read his email?
John takes great satisfaction in reading every email that comes to him. He is especially interested in the comments that come from all parties who view our website or request information.
How do I book John to speak at an event?
In order to book John for speaking engagements, book signings, or consulting engagements, fill out the simple form on the Contact page, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email him at email@example.com Someone will contact you promptly to discuss your request.
When will we see John’s next book?
John will likely publish his next book, "Ruthless" sometime in the summer of 2022.
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