I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s. I have done some fiction writing but, to date, only for my personal enjoyment.
Because of my finely tuned skill of living frugally (I really have gotten pretty good at barely getting by) and my love of writing, friends and family encouraged me to write this book to help others.
I will always be a dreamer of sorts and will continue to channel my energy in positive ways, always reading, always learning, and continuing through the daily struggles of life with a smile. And, as always, I will embrace a frugal lifestyle.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have always enjoyed reading, especially non-fiction material. I like for my brain to be stimulated. Writing is a natural extension of that. Sometimes, when my thoughts are flowing, my hands are flying all over the keyboard and my thoughts are not yet connected. The reward often comes later during the proofreading part when I get to connect those thoughts and something cohesive comes out of that work. It's like taking a long journey. The first few steps are difficult, but once you reach the end, you can look back upon the journey with a feeling of satisfaction. Writing, to me, is like taking that journey.
What do your fans mean to you?
I only hope they like what I have shared. I hope they look back on reading this book and feel like they got something more from it than just the words on the page. I hope they can sense that I wrote this book in the spirit of caring about other people.
The author, while sharing parts of his personal story about the struggle of living on a less-than-poverty-level income, reveals the strategies he still uses that keep him from going hungry and being homeless. The book goes beyond the traditional advice about coupon-clipping and buying things on sale. It offers realistic and timely money-saving tips the reader can start using immediately.