What inspired me to write the book? The book was partly based on true accounts. When I went to work on the cruise ship which sailed out of Miami, I met a woman called Drinda, when the ship sailed into San Fran she convince me to jump ship, I lived and worked, using my cabins mates Identification, the date was 1982 during the Falklands war with UK and Argentina. Drinda introduced me to her friend, his name was Peter, and for my book I changed his name to Pedro.A lot of things had happened then and I felt that I had to write about it.What books do you enjoy? I really enjoy reading books by the author Vince FlynnWhat is your next projects? Don’t have a next project of such as yet, too busy running restaurants but in my spare time I may write a follow up to The Assassins keeperWouldn’t it be nice to be rich? Not sure about that, I think I would spend all the money too quick, my son James and myself we love to travel business class, might be tempted to upgrade to first class.Would you ever write an autobiography? I would never write an autobiography, too many secretsWhat are your hobbies? When I get it I write, but because I am chef by trade, both my wife and myself enjoy the fine dinning restaurant experiencesFavourite places in the world? Would love to visit Argentina but can’t convince the family. Though Tokyo by far was my favouriteAs a chef what do you enjoy eating? Favourite food is French cuisine, but I really would eat anything, if it moves I would eat it. Am afraid thats the chefie attitude in me.What inspires me? After working in a busy hot kitchen for 14 hours a day, getting home late, relaxing, winding down. With me it’s like shaking a fizzy drink and once it settles you are ready to do it again. Most of the time I write at night which I can reflect on the past and think things through what I want to write about.What is the best advice you were ever given? Best advice I was given was write about what you know
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I have very little first-hand experience with physical book marketing. Hence, I have taken help from tons of other marketers and publicists to write about offline book marketing. I have worked on my strengths. I am an online marketer since 7 years. I will help you to promote your books online in the most effective way.
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There’s no definite answer to marketing.
Marketing itself means innovation. Each and every author will need to work his way up with some unique ideas of his or her own. There are specific triggers in our brain. Whenever we read a good book or listen to a podcast, these triggers are activated. We go through a phase called, “conceptual blending” where we mix the ideas of the author/speaker with our old ideas/techniques. We can then come up with a brand new idea that’s more refined and unique.
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