Former NYPD Detective and Acclaimed Author Andrew G. Nelson on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

On Monday, November 26 at 5 PM Eastern, I welcome former NYPD Detective and Acclaimed Author Andrew G. Nelson on Your Book Your Brand Your Business. Please tune in for an insightful interview, where Andrew will share his reasons for choosing a career in law enforcement, how his real-life experience influences his work, and why he opted for indie publishing.

Andrew G. Nelson is a twenty-two year law enforcement veteran and a graduate of the State University of New York. He served twenty years with the New York City Police Department during which time he served as a detective in the elite Intelligence Division providing protection to visiting dignitaries. He retired in 2005 with the rank of rank of sergeant.

He is the author of the James Maguire and Alex Taylor book series’, as well as several non-fiction works: Uncommon Valor & Uncommon Valor II, which chronicle the insignia of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit.

For more about Andrew G. Nelson, visit his website www.andrewgnelson.org.

Follow him on Twitter @Andrew_G_Nelson

Like him on Facebook

Check out his Author Page on Amazon

We look forward to taking your questions in the live chat. To stream the show, visit www.w4cy.com and click on the LISTEN LIVE button on the right sidebar. It will also be archived on my iHeart Radio page.

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Author Chris Roy on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please join me at 5 PM Eastern tonight with author Chris Roy on Your Book Your Brand Your Business. This inspiring, multi-talented author of Shocking Circumstances, Sharp as a Razor, and Her Name Is Mercie is also a published tattoo artist (Rise Tattoo Magazine, ATC Tattoo Books app) and the illustrator of two children’s books. Raised in South Mississippi, he lived comfortably with the criminal ventures of his youth until a fistfight in 1999 ended tragically. Since January, 2000, he’s been serving a life sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Nowadays he lives his life of crime vicariously, through the edgy, fast-paced stories he pens, hoping to entertain readers. When he isn’t writing, he’s reading, tattooing or looking for prospects to train in boxing.

I’m excited to get Chris’ take on the writing process, getting published, overcoming writer’s block and now he identifies with his characters. We’ll work in your thoughtful questions from the chat room and look forward to seeing you at 5 PM Eastern. Visit www.w4cyradio.com, then click on the LISTEN LIVE button to stream. The episode will also be archived on iHeart Radio this week.

Follow him on Twitter @AuthorChrisRoy.

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For more on the author’s real-life story, visit www.theunjustelement.com.

Well, that was quite an experience, interviewing someone from prison! If you missed it live, click below.

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Author Roy “Griff” Griffis on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

I’m thrilled to welcome my friend and acclaimed author Roy “Griff” Griffis to Your Book Your Brand Your Business at 5 PM Eastern. If you’ve listened to my former show on Writestream Radio Network, you’ll remember Griff’s segment, Right Wing Riot with Kia Heavey and Jamie Wilson. He joins me tonight to discuss his impressive writing career, future books, and advice for aspiring authors.

In his own words:

I was born in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist. Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation, such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.

When I was ten, I was sent to my grandparent’s house in Tucson, Arizona because things were tough at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me, I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine Paperback. Because my father had already taught me the guy who created “Tarzan” was the self-same ERB, I spent my RC Cola money on the first book of the series, “A Princess of Mars.”

I think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic: they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives who I didn’t know and other relatives pretended not to know me to another dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid colors on the cover, I decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

Since then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories (twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays (winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical Playwriting Award), screenplays, and novels. I’m a member of the WGAw, with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television. I also had a moment or two of internet notoriety as co-creator of the web-comic “Truesbury.” Right before Trump’s election, I somehow was selected as a “Conservative Novelist” to be interviewed by a Swiss newspaper, which was pretty funny by itself since they found me by doing an internet search for Conservative Novelists and for some reason, I was about number three on the list. “We had a hard time finding conservative novelists.” No shit, I thought.

Along the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor, a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was also the 61st Aviation Rescue Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted). I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it.

Currently, I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and former EMT. I live in a small town in Texas with my lovely wife (a college professor) where we are renovating a 130 year-old historic home for us, three rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. My friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,”and my college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.

You can listen live via my iHeart Radio page or  w4cy.com.

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