Former pro athlete-turned-radio host – interview with Edward M. Smith
If you’re a book lover or have book lovers on your shopping list, you’ll want to be with us THIS coming Saturday, Dec. 6th, as the inaugural Holiday Author Event takes place at The Pressroom (441 W. Madison Street, Phoenix 85003). More than 60 local authors will come together in one place for a fantastic book signing/meet-and-greet event that promises to delight every sort of book lover. Genres range from all manner of fiction to spiritual works, children’s books, business books, personal development books, and everything in between. Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll have giveaways from the authors on the half-hour!
Today, we are very pleased to share with you an interview with one of the HAE’s participating authors. Retired pro athlete EDWARD SMITH is the author of EZ Does It: The Journey of a Lifetime. If you’re in the Phoenix area, please be sure to come by on Saturday to meet Edward, chat with him up close and personal, and pick up his book for yourself or the sports lover in your life!
How did you get your start as an author?
For a few years, after retiring from the world of sports, I heard the phrase “you should write a book” when people listened to my story. After hearing it enough, I finally took the advice and sat down to pen my autobiography.
Who are your role models and/or mentors?
My mother and father have been my role models. This fact is evident in my writing – I would be nowhere without them. Through the good and bad times in life, we’ve stuck together as a family and they have ALWAYS been my biggest supporters.
What do you wish your fans knew about you?
I take great pride in the fact that I accomplished a great deal as a professional athlete, but that portion of my life does not define me. I get more gratification when family and friends describe me as a good son, father, friend, and genuinely nice person.
What bit of advice would you offer an aspiring author?
Have a plan when you sit down to write. From the beginning, outline your thoughts and the direction you want your story to go. In my opinion, once you have this put together, the process of writing can become much easier. There is nothing worse than sitting down to write and drawing a complete blank with brain freeze – let your outline be your guide to writing success.
What can attendees look forward to when the meet you at the Holiday Author Event?
I love to share stories about my journey. My 15 years as a professional athlete were amazing, learning life lessons that have carried me all the way to the present day. I love interacting with people from every walk of life. I look forward to meeting you in person on Saturday!
Edward M. Smith is the author of EZ Does It: The Journey of a Lifetime
Learn more about Edward M. Smith at his website:
EZ Sports Talk
We look forward to seeing you SATURDAY!
PHOENIX-AREA BOOK LOVERS: Come out to meet me and 60+ other local authors for this one-of-a-kind book lovers’ event. Several first-time authors, award-winning authors, and authors of a wide variety of genres will be on hand to sell and sign books. Genres of all sorts – from fiction to spirituality to leadership to personal finance. The first 200 attendees to register will receive goody bags! Book giveaways on the half-hour! Learn more and get your complimentary ticket at HolidayAuthorEvent.com.
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