“The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding”! is an insightful work of non-fiction from author Lindon J. King. This work is designed to provoke thought as well as educate the reader about the aftermath of slavery in America and the West Indies. Set out as a tribute to the forefathers who had been able to survive the brutal Middle Passage only to be sold as slaves in America and the West Indies. Slavery not only physically affected the lives of those who were captured but also mentally affected them for generations to come.
Hi Lindon, Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Q: Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
Lindon: My observation and analysis of the way in which we treat each other and address the issues and concerns that life throws our way, catapulted me into our past. Our forefathers laid the foundation for us to build upon, and they certainly would not be pleased if their labor goes in vain. The very thought of their courage and accomplishments inspired me and I came up with the idea to write this book.
Q: Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time?
Lindon: No, this was not a light bulb moment. I thought about this for a longtime and often wonder about the impact the book will have on our lives.
Q: How did you come up with the title?
Lindon: I came up with the title by associating the struggles of our forefathers with our present concerns and the avenues we take to address them.
Q: How did you find an agent and publisher?
Lindon: I do not have an agent so I hand to work on my own. I went online and found information on a number of publishers. I did some research on the ones I selected then eliminated the ones I was not impressed with. My manuscript was accepted by a few publishers but I decided to go with Rosedog Publishing because their agent was very persistent, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
Q: Who reads you work in progress?
Lindon: My wife my children along with other family members and friends have been very supportive to this end, and in many other areas of the publication.
Q: Who made a difference in the book’s quality?
Lindon: My publisher Rosedog Publishing, did an excellent job with the cover design. This plays a very important part in the book’s quality.
Q: How long did it take you to complete the first draft?
Lindon: It took me approximately two months to complete the first draft
Q: How long did it take from start to publication?
Lindon: It took nine months to complete the book, three months of writing and six months with the publisher.
Q: Do you have any advice for new authors?
Lindon: Yes, I do. My advice to new authors is; Believe in yourself ad never doubt not even for a minute. When there is no one around to encourage you, you have to learn how to encourage yourself. Do not quit and never give up.
Thank you, Lindon for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
Thank you very much for having me. God bless.
About the Book:
“The Wounds Have Healed…The Scars Are Bleeding!” is a compelling work that blends history with social commentary. Given its timely message, Lindon J. King’s work may appeal to a wide variety of readers. Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; its immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life.
Lindon King’s THE WOUNDS HAVE HEALED…THE SCARS ARE BLEEDING virtual book tour will officially begin on March 1 and end on April 30. You can visit Lindon’s blog stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com during the month of February to find out more about this great book and talented author!
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