Terry W Parsons


Jennifer C. M. Parsons, Ed. D. is currently a professor of Sports Leadership and Administration at Ashland University (OH). Earning twelve varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and softball she is enshrined in the Wittenberg University (OH) Hall of Honor (2008). She holds a B.S. in Biology and Physical Education from Wittenberg, a M. S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University and the Ed.D. in Leadership and Educational Administration from Ashland University.

Terry W. Parsons, Ph. D. is retired following a thirty year career in university teaching, athletic coaching and
administration. Publisher of thirty manuscripts while engaged as department chair, assistant dean and wellness/recreation center director following a university coaching career, he holds a B. A. in Mathematics from Denison University (OH), a M. Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Bowling Green University (OH), and the Ph. D. in Physical Education and Teacher Education in Higher Education from The Ohio State University.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
A 30 year teaching and administrative career within both private and state universities--and as an observant and concerned 20 year retiree--forced me to conclude me that there are many (TOO many) floundering, flustrated though promising young people spinning and groping for answers as "they get ready to get ready". Thus the attempt by our college professor daughter Dr. Jennifer Parsons and yours truly to produce a 'lifeline" text for the 18-35 year old generation. Our goal was to enhance readability by formulating ten topic succinct chapters with ten points per topic. Once completed we find ourselves thinking a deeply concerned parent or grandparent may judge this book to be a valued gift for helping their favorite young adult successfully grapple with an ever more complex world.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
We simply are striving to find a means for mass contact with the countless young adults who are grasping for personal advice and career direction; if but ONE positive change results from reading "Life is Good, Once You know How" we are humbled and gratified.
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"Life is Good - Once You Know How." (Survival Tips for Young Adults)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,250. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Life begins with drama and proceeds with hope; however we all quickly discover…”Instructional manual not included.” This “quick read” seeks to reach out to the young adult struggling to determine “who I am and who I want to be”, to help them define core values, boost financial literacy, make a wise college decision, choose THE marriage partner, and balance work-family-play.

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