Nathan P Mercer


Nate currently lives in Cranberry Twp, PA with his family, pet cat, and pet bird.

He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served with the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the USMC Reserves, 2nd MP Co out of Pittsburgh PA. During Desert Storm, he served in the largest prison camp in Marine Corps history and performed customs checks for Marines traveling home.

Nate returned to Indiana University of Pennsylvania after Desert Storm and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education. He returned to school almost 20 years later to earn his M.B.A. from Strayer University.

He has taught in public schools for seven years, managed auto dealerships for nine, spent a year as a mortgage broker, and is now a personal development trainer.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Unfortunately, I had a younger brother who had an accident and passed away in 2007. When we went to remove his things from his house (he was single), we found the first chapter of a book he had started to write. He also had written a beautiful poem when he was in eighth grade. I wanted my brother to be "published", so I thought if I could write a book that would do his poem justice, we could both be published together.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that my book is something that might be able to motivate someone to accomplish their goals is a great feeling. If I can contribute, even in some small way, to making one person's life a little better - this would be worth every second I have put into this book.
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Where to find Nathan P Mercer online

Where to buy in print


Tommy the Tortoise's Wish for Speed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Tommy the Tortoise always wanted to be fast like all of the other creatures in the forest. Wishing for it didn’t seem to be working. But then Tommy got the help of his Grandpa and some other forest friends. Tommy learned from them that taking action and having a plan can help those wishes become a reality. Join Tommy the Tortoise as he gets ready for his race against the hare!
How the Tortoise Became Fast: A Fable to Follow to Achieve Your Goals
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,340. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Everyone knows that tortoise beat the hare in the race. Very few people know how the tortoise prepared for that moment. Join Tommy the Tortoise on his journey that transformed him into the "fastest" creature in the forest. The same process that works for tortoises has been proven effective for humans as well. Like any journey, you cannot get to where you want to go until you start.

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