Interview with Grant Victoro

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing the book was very theraputical and helped me to focus on my recovery.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are very important to me as many have suffered a stroke or know of someone who has suffered one. If my book can offer a glimmer of hope to anyone effected by stroke, I have done my job.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daily inspiation is to know that I have therapy or gym, all are there to help me improve on this life long battle to recover.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
when I am not writing, I am working on bettering myself. Recovery is a 24/7/365 day job.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Searching using keywords.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is to me a very important feature of the book. It has to catch the readers eye, be simple but yet informative. most importantly it has to be captivating.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I personally use a kindle. I find it light and easy to operate with one hand.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Writing is something I never really thought I would do. After suffering my stroke I went through hell. I tried looking for books to understand why I was going through this and how to handle the situation. The only books I found were happy books where the family and friends stuck around. Nobody wrote about the hard times and being left alone. At no stage did I ever give up, if this book can help to inspire someone else going through a similar situation as me I will be the happiest man on earth. I did not survive to go through such hell, helping others is what I want to do.
When did you first start writing?
I started making notes after my stroke. It was a year later that I started to write the book. Before that I was to severally elected by the stroke, cognitively that is. I had to learn to type again. I had to re-learn the layout of the keyboard.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My recovery and the uphill battle I had to face. I was confronted with numerous obstacles along the way. The book takes you through them, one at a time.
Are you going to write another book?
my plan is to write another book in a few years time. I hope to inspire others to realise that recovery is never over. My next book will take the reader to my current position at the time and what I was able to achieve.
Published 2015-10-09.
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Books by This Author

Returning from the Blink of an Eye
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 99,940. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Surviving a deadly stroke came with a very high price tag. Paralysed down the left side of his body, the author, was told that he would never walk again. Destined to spend the balance of his now unnatural life in a wheelchair . With the odds stacked against him, he was determined to prove them all wrong. This is his inspirational story of how he won back his independence.