A Jobain

Biography

A Jobain has written fiction and nonfiction for over several decades with articles appearing in academic and business publications like Campaign, Communicate!, MarketingSherpa, Arabian Business and AMEInfo. His views on advertising in Arabia are included in Wally Snyder's Ethics in Advertising: Making the Case for Doing the Right Thing; and he authored Control: A Children’s Guide to Money, Power & Sex as well as An Anthology of Boems & Ferses. He has worked on 3 continents over the past thirty years, first employed by a horse stable, a gaming arcade, a video cassette rental shop (yes, he’s that old) and several nightclubs; and, once adequately educated, by global ad agencies and real estate developers before succumbing to fatherhood. Since marrying his muse, he's tried to raise 4 @#$%^&!* gentlemen, which has made managing companies feel like a cakewalk.

A Jobain’s ebooks are available on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Depends on the subject. If it's non-fiction, I tend to be more structured, pre-planning each chapter or section, followed by doing the research necessary to support the arguments I'll make, then writing. When writing fiction, however, I'll pen down broad milestones, make notes on characters and story-line, then just let the muse take over, followed by an excruciating amount of editing.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the one that impacted me the most: Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. I read and re-read repeatedly. It brought me into a magical world where animals spoke, cooperated and outfoxed people. His style, tone and plot choice was always mesmerizing; and I wanted to be able to get lost his worlds over and over again. It was among the stories that encouraged me to create my own written escapes.
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Where to find A Jobain online


Books

An Anthology of Boems & Ferses
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
Boems and Ferses is a collection of poetry about life, love, labor, politics, civilization, and the quest for existential freedom. They touch on the human experience from a variety of perspectives.
Control: A Children's Guide to Money, Power & Sex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Teens, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mentoring & coaching
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
This guide gives dozens of short, to-the-point suggestions on how growing teens can ultimately be comfortable in their own skins well into adulthood. It's a useful reference on self-control, being managed and directing others. Full disclosure: The author is no psychologist, therapist or certified coach; but he's successfully led teams, guided staff and earned praise for his management style.

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