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I've wanted to be a writer since crafting my first work of fiction in second grade. Titled "Susie and the Bunnies" it was a direct rip-off of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" that I had seen the previous Summer. But, even though "inspired" by the work of others, it showed me the great power of how you could create people, places and events by doing little more than just imagining them and writing them down. It took 35 years from that first short story to the publication of my first book.
My first novel, "Chasing the Light" at its most basic level is intended to be a fun, adventurous "beach" or "airplane" book; the historical mystery/treasure hunt genre of which I've always been fond. But, on another level, I hope it strikes a chord of the importance of faith and hope and the belief that the universe unfolds as it does for a reason; and that everything will be ok. As it says in the book, "sometimes , all any of us need is just to feel that everything will be ok."
I have spent the majority of my adult career in workplace learning and performance (more commonly known as corporate training and development) specializing in learning technologies. My experience includes managing training projects for businesses ranging from small start-ups to large international corporations. My experience writing and publishing my novel caused me think about how the eBook format (and eReader devices) could be used in organizations for publishing training content. This led to my second book, "eBook Publication for Training".
I reside in Columbus, OH with my partner of sixteen years. I'm currently working on a second novel that will continue the treasure hunting adventures of Gabriel Patrick.
My website is http://www.purplepalmmedia.com
on June 08, 2011 :
I have been in the training world for more than 30 years, and I think this book has done an excellent job of distilling the 'techy" jargon into an understandable process. The design lets you decide if you need to read the whole book or just get the information you need to get started--you can do either.
I highly recommend this book for those thinking about modernizing their approach to presenting materials to their employees. It won't be long before everything will be done this way. Nice job, I enjoyed it and am using it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)