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Interview with Brent A. Anders, Ph.D, Author of The Army Learning Concept, Army Learning Model: A Guide to Understanding and Implementation

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Brent A. Anders, Ph.D, Author of The Army Learning Concept, Army Learning Model: A Guide to Understanding and Implementation.

Please enjoy!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
My author name is Brent A. Anders, Ph.D. I was living in Kansas but am now living in Yerevan, Armenia for a while, working with the U.S. Embassy for the time being.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
My newest book is called The Army Learning Concept, Army Learning Model: A Guide to Understanding and Implementation. It is a non-fiction information book.
3) What is the book about?
This book presents interesting and applicable insights into how the Army views education and the process of learning. It is written in an easy to follow manner and explains different educational concepts and techniques for anyone to use to enhance the instructional and learning process. Its four main concepts revolve around Motivation, Interaction, Critical Thinking, and Experiential Learning. In addition to detailed explanations, first-hand accounts/stories, and visuals, usable implementation guides are provided to help readers harness the Army Learning Concept, Army Learning Model to enhance their educational endeavors to improve learning, the educational experience, and long-term retention.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I currently serve in the U.S. Army and wanted to create a document that would help Army instructors, facilitators as well as civilian professors and corporate trainers improve their instructional capabilities and improve the overall educational experience for both teachers and the students.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
I’ve been actively taking notes and slowly putting together this book for the past 5 years. It is a culmination of my years as a certified Army instructor and Senior Noncommissioned officer across multiple deployments all over the world.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Yes, I believe that anyone can learn something if they take the time to write it down. We learn a lot through researching for a project as well as through reflection and understanding of our own thoughts and feelings. I used a multiple of stories to help illustrate different thoughts and ideas throughout this book; that required a lot of self-reflection and contemplative thought.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog?
I have an author website that also serves as an educational blog. Viewers can learn about me, read my educational articles, and find out more information about my other books at http://sovorelpublishing.com
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
First, create an outline/table of contents to serve as a road map for your writing overall. Other than that, my main success tip would be to treat the book writing project as a scheduled part of your day. From this certain time to this certain time should be your writing/research time. This way, slowly but surely, you will get closer and closer to your end goal. I designed and illustrated my own books and my beautiful, highly educated, and attention-to-detail wife works as my editor.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I mainly read books dealing with education, critical thinking, and presentation skills. Yes, I would be open to reading new authors and reviewing their work.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
That’s a tough question. I have read and enjoyed many books so it is hard to pinpoint a favorite. I don’t think I can fully narrow it down. I learned a lot from “Motivational Design for Learning and Performance: The ARCS Model Approach” by John M. Keller, as well as from the Holy Bible and its different techniques of presenting information such as through direct instruction, allegory, storytelling, etc. I also really enjoyed the fictional work “Ready Player One,” by Ernest Cline. It made a lot of references to the ’80s and ’90s which were a major part of my childhood.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
No pets for me.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
I have a Kindle Fire HD and I very much enjoy it. The screen is very clear and easy to read. I would recommend it to everyone.
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Interview with Mike Yarbro, Author of Children Alone

Hello,

Today’s interview is with Mike Yarbro, author of Children Alone.

Please enjoy!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Mike Yarbro—-Mississippi during winter—-North Carolina mountains during summer.
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
Children Alone—-Non fiction
3) What is the book about?
A brother and sister at ten & eleven years old who were kicked out of the family house and farm by an evil stepmother on a bitter Tennessee Winter in the 1880s and never allowed to return the rest of their lives. They raised themselves in the forest and became sucessful and pillars of the community.
4) Where did you come up with the idea? It was told to me first hand by the characters themselves who were my grandfather and his sister when I was young and a teenager. I knew the facts of the story like the back of my hand.
5) How long did it take you to write it?
One year.
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
Yes. Times and situations change, but people never change. There isn’t much difference from the way people acted 2,000 years ago and today.
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog? How about a book video?
This book was just made into an Audible audiobook and was released last month. I have Amazon author central and Smashwords bio pages.
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
Get in a quite remote area to do your work. Write and rewrite as many times as necessary your rough draft. Then write and rewrite your story. Try to make your cover stand out and depict a part of the story if possible. Steven Walker is one of the best editors out there. My cover artist lives in Brazil.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I like non fiction and occasionnaly fiction. Yes I will review other authors work and leave reviews.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The bible. It is the only operators manual of how we should live our lives.
11) Fun Question: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
No pets now, but use to own hundreds of horses and a few dogs.
12) Fun Question 2: Do you own an electronic reading device? If so, what kind and how do you like it?
Yes. A Kindle. It is wonderful and seems to be the way of the future. Plus, it brings the book costs down.

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Beating the Workplace Bully by Lynne Curry

They used to steal your lunch money and throw spit wads at you on the bus. Now they roam around from the boardroom to the break room looking to manipulate, intimidate, and humiliate–and eventually ruin your career!Beating the Workplace Bully is your ammunition for fighting back. Whether the bully is a boss or a coworker, this empowering guide will help you recognize what has been causing you to become a victim, then reveals how to:

• Avoid typical bully traps• Remain aware and in charge• Move past your fear• Calm yourself in any confrontation• Keep your dignity intact• Handle sneak attacks• Combat cyberbullying• And moreComplete with exercises, assessments, and real-life examples, this personal coaching program will help you reclaim your power and defeat the office bully once and for all!

 

 

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Find That Perfect Gift by Lia Manea

Your Roadmap to Success and Great Relationships

“Find That Perfect Gift!” is a practical and fun to read guide to finding remarkable gifts for any occasion. Written for busy people, it describes the exact steps to be followed for coming up with an awesome gift idea for your girlfriend, your wife or husband, parents, friends, neighbors or even that person who has everything.

The book explains the reasoning and psychology behind an unforgettable gift. You’ll find the Why, the How and the What of great gift-giving. No more aimless trips to the shops or mediocre gifts.

Change your mindset and perspective when it comes to gifts, ask yourself the right questions and you will surprise everyone on your list.

Save time and money and be admired for your great gift-giving skills!

This step-by step guide teaches your how to find perfectly customized gifts for everyone in your life:
* Wife or girlfriend
* Husband or boyfriend
* Parents
* Sister, brother
* Best friends
* Co-workers, neighbors
* Kids, babies and teens

Find out from this 1 hour read:
* how to actually spend less on gifts, with the help of a few preemptive habits
* why regifting is ok
* what not to do and how to avoid bad gifts
* the proven 3-steps method for offering a truly remarkable gift
* how to avoid the Christmas Craze and tackle Secret Santa
* about my bulletproof list of gifts that you cannot go wrong with

By improving your gift-giving skills you’ll be able to:
* surprise everyone with well-chosen gifts
* make your loved ones happy
* be appreciated and admired for your creativity and insights
* improve your relationships by showing people that you understand them
* build connection and trust. Don’t we all like people who understand us at a deep level?

* become more empathetic and attuned to the feelings of others
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