Why not write a book in retirement? Episode 58

John Grantham- why not write a book in retirement

John Grantham- why not write a book in retirement

Why not write a book in retirement?

In this episode, my guest was John Grantham. I usually conduct my interviews via Skype, but John and I did a face to face interview on a ship. I met John on a Celebrity Cruise that my husband and I enjoyed, where he was the cruise director.

John's an interesting guy…In the past, he was a stunt man appearing on shows such as Days of our lives, Get Shorty, and Will and Grace just to name a few.

Now,  on top of being a cruise director, he wrote a book called The World's Hardest Music Trivia. John was doing music trivia on his ship and he came up with the idea to write a book about it. The book is not just a trivia book, but has a lot of fun behind the scenes information on music from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

 No story is undeserving of being told…

This interview is full of information on how to write a book. We go over the following tips:

  1. Determine your story. Remember it is the story that sells not only factual information.
  2. What is your platform that is going to attract publishers and readers?
  3. Should you self-publish or go out and solicit a publisher?
  4. How to get an agent
  5. How to write the book it self!
  6. Be passionate and bring your love of your subject to the reader

All though actually getting a book published can be difficult, John says to be patient and be persistent. It takes time and you may get a lot of “No's” before you get one yes.

Where to buy John's Book:

Nautilus Publishing Company


Contact information: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theworldshardestmusictrivia/

Other links and sites we mention in our interview:

Bill Hancock- Riding with the Blue Moth

The writer’s market place

Celebrity Cruises

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