Note From Author Timothy Sawyer: Treat your opponent as you would want to be treated, and above all else treat YOURSELF as you want to be treated!
Through my writings, it is my goal and sincere wish to tell people that they are not alone in their suffering. Depression is so widespread, especially in these times; there are people that don’t even know that they are suffering from it. If one life can be changed for the better from my books, then my goal has been fulfilled.
I am not a mental health professional. I am not an ordained minister, nor do I have any degrees in theology. My background is in Information Technology. In essence, I am just a man who wants to share part of his story with the rest of the world in hopes that through my book we can form some sort of connection, and if necessary seek help because of that connection.
A life saved or a life changed for the better because of my writings is worth so much more than a royalty payment.
Birth Place: San Jose, CA USA
Accomplishments: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Managing Director of MBD Consulting. Member of Loyal Order of Moose and the Professional Bowler’s Association (PBA).
I am also is a member of the Professional Bowlers Association, an avid chess player. I live with my wife, stepdaughter and four dogs.
What, or who, inspired you to become a writer? My college English professor inspired the writer in me. Before these classes, I was writing, but mainly for work. It was Dr. DiSabato who ignited the passion.
When did you begin writing with the intention of being published? A couple of years ago, I began writing my first book while I was in a severe depression. I really didn’t intend on getting it published until on a whim, I submitted it for publication.
Do you come up with your title(s) before or after you write the manuscript(s)? I came up with the titles before I write the manuscript, and somehow fit the book into the title and its theme.
Why do you write in the genre(s) that you’ve chosen? I wrote in self-help because mainly, I wanted to write about my own experiences with depression. The point of view, in my opinion is unique because I am not a mental health professional, but a mere layperson.
In fiction, I wanted to try and write a novel just because I could say that I did.
What has been your most rewarding experience while in the writing process? My most rewarding experience with writing has been the process of getting thoughts on paper in a way that make sense not only to myself, but to other people.
What has been your most negative experience while in the writing process? I wouldn’t say this is negative, but all the re-writes and edits that have to be done before the book actually gets to the publisher. It’s a time consuming process, and I am by nature an impatient person.
What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? My most rewarding experience has been for people to post reviews saying how much they enjoyed my work, and with regard to my self-help books, it is very rewarding to have people tell me how much my experience helped them.
What has been your most negative experience in your publishing journey? It’s just the waiting period between the time the manuscript is submitted and it actually goes out to print. While there are a lot of things to do between those two times, it is a ‘limbo’ period, and can be somewhat frustrating.
What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? Chase your dreams. There will be a lot of rejection letters, but keep the faith. Also, don’t give up on self-publishing.
Please tell us the title(s) of your current book(s)? The most current book available to the public is my novel “Respot the Pin”. I have since pulled back my self-help books, because I am planning on combining them into a single book, where the name and the content is still being developed. I’m hoping to have something published in late 2015.
What format(s) are your books in: Print Only – E-Book Only – or Both? Respot the Pin is available in print as well as e-Book format. If you would like an autographed copy, please contact me directly for pricing and details.
What special projects are you working on now and what books do we have to look forward to in the future? At the present time, I am currently working on finishing my B.S. In Computer Information Technology at Southern New Hampshire University, so that, as well as a full-time job is keeping me busy. I plan to work on the sequel to ‘Respot the Pin’, titled ‘Victor’s Gambit’ in the fall of this year, and hope to have it published by 2015.
Featured Selection: Respot The Pin – by Timothy Sawyer
The notorious Nikitin drug cartel has ruined the lives of many people, and has left a trail of death in its wake. Jan ‘Jesse’ Schild is one of these people. When his wife and young daughter are killed in an explosion of one of Nikitin’s drug labs, his life is turned upside down. In the process of rebuilding his life, he is attracted to another young woman whose life is also threatened by Nikitin. Jesse vows that Nikitin will never take another innocent life. With allies and villains everywhere you turn, will the Nikitin cartel finally meet its end?
Sequel: Victor’s Gambit Coming In 2015.
Genre: Fiction, Drama
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