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Peterson Francois Author Interview

Inspirations is an inspirational and motivational self-help book that shares your personal struggles and the process you underwent to achieve your success. Why was this an important book for you to write?

This book was vital for me to write because many hidden truths needed to be uncovered by the world. Unstill today, many individuals live in the dark because they are being blind by manipulators and abusers. Those individuals are unable to make informed decisions by themselves. I believe if they had the opportunity to read my book, they would be able to see clearly and lead their lives in a new direction, which would enable them to avoid being ambushed by conspirators.

What is one piece of advice you wish someone had given you when you were younger?

One piece of advice I wish someone had given me when I was younger is developing financial literacy.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

One thing I hope readers take away from my story is belief.

What is the next book you are working on, and when will it be available?

The next book that I am working on is the Second Edition of the Book Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality. It will be available in 2024.

Author Links: Facebook | Amazon

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality focuses on human interests and finding the balance that can change your life forever. Author Peterson Francois has compiled inspiring quotes and information that can instill confidence in anyone who is working hard for success. Information is power, and this handbook is designed to provide enough power to handle any situation you might encounter.

A collection of quotes that offer valuable lessons Francois has learned from his experiences in America, Inspirations is arranged by topic. From Sticking to Your Principles to Flexibility and Change Are Necessary for Growth, his goal is to see all people around the world live as happy and productive individuals.

Francois has provided a great deal of stirring, useful information designed to enable to everyone to make better lives for themselves and to better position themselves for success in todays society. His ultimate goal is to help people gain knowledge, achieve their goals, resolve their problems, and enable their success in todays fast-paced world.

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality fulfills Francoiss vision of enabling everyone to make their future success a reality.

Peterson Francois is a thoughtful individual whose many ideas will cause readers to reflect upon their lives in a way that could likely lead to a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Ralph Norcio, Lynn University

Peterson Francois is a highly motivated person who has been confident in his academic and professional abilities and determined toward achievement and further progress. He takes his responsibilities very seriously and tries his best to achieve the perfection. Paterson Francois is a very friendly person with a positive attitude and respect toward others.

Dr. Farideh Farazmand, Lynn University

My Personal Growth Path

Nate Thurgood Author Interview

REACH helps readers find their potential by focusing on five key areas to improve in order to live their best life. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I’ve learned through my own winding journey that your personal growth is capped unless you look outside yourself and help others to grow too. So I’m very focused as a part of my personal growth path to help others to become their best and live meaningful lives. But that’s not where REACH first started.

I came up with the concepts in REACH to help improve my own life during an unexpectedly difficult period. Initially, I thought I was alone in my struggles. But as I was more open about my difficulties and the success I was having with the concepts in REACH, I found that many people, maybe even most, faced similar struggles and were looking for help. Some other people started using the REACH framework with similarly positive success, so I decided to more formally write down the REACH concepts. It wasn’t until my REACH partners encouraged me to keep writing that the idea for a book emerged.

You include personal stories in this book, what was the hardest one for you to write about?

The story about my mom and reference to her in the acknowledgments section were the most emotionally difficult for me to write. My mom and I were very close and she was always there for me when I needed her. For most of my life, she struggled with debilitating health issues and wasn’t able to participate in life the way that she wanted. And I always admired her ability to endure her challenges and keep pushing to become better.

A few months before I started writing the book, my mom passed suddenly and unexpectedly due to a health issue. Her passing was devastating and I thought about her frequently during the writing process. I didn’t initially expect to include anything about my mom in the book, but as the manuscript evolved, I found that her story fit perfectly. Writing about her was difficult, but it meant a lot to me to be able to honor her in that way.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life?

I’ve been fortunate to have received fantastic advice from many people, including my dad. Ever since I was a kid, my dad has encouraged me to find ways to create optionality in my life. Options give you flexibility and that flexibility often has tremendous value. While there have been times throughout my life where I haven’t done a good job of creating optionality, having that mindset instilled in me from an early age has helped me on many occasions. I often fallback to this advice when I’m having difficulty, whether that be with a work or personal challenge.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have ideas for a few other books in the personal development and business genres. But right now, I’m focused on creating supplemental REACH content that I’m distributing through the REACH website ( and building a community around the concept. I believe there is so much opportunity for REACH to have a positive impact on the lives of many and I’m on a mission to help make that happen.

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Now is the time to recognize the massive, untapped potential within you, to discover what is possible in your life, and to take meaningful action to maximize your full potential. Now is the time to follow the pathway to become truly exceptional and begin living your best life.
REACH provides a holistic, customizable framework to maximize your personal growth and development across all areas of your life. Centered on five personal development focus areas and the formation of a tight-knit support group, REACH enables you to accelerate your growth beyond what you thought possible.
Using the step-by-step guidance offered in REACH, you develop a bold, aspirational view of what you want your life to be in the future and take action to harmonize your growth around what matters most to you. But, achieving your full potential is difficult to do on your own. This is where your group of trusted advisors comes in, as they regularly hold you accountable, provide support and encouragement, and advise you on your growth journey. You do the same in return and in the process develop meaningful and lasting friendships.
With personal insights from the author, REACH is a real-world, “been there, done that” take on self-help that’s designed to help you maximize your potential and live your best life.
You have so much to look forward to and your future is far brighter than you can see today. So prepare yourself, choose your traveling companions wisely, and REACH.


The first thing readers will notice about author Peterson Francois’s book, Inspirations, is his blunt truthfulness. The author holds nothing back. His narration style is interesting and enlightening.  From his stories, one is inspired to reach for goals as the author has. Francois aims to uplift people through his experiences.

The book starts with some background information about Peter Francois, where he was born, his family, his life in America, his education, and the odd jobs he has taken. The solidity, hope, and positivity displayed by the author are heartening. Francois extensively writes about life as an immigrant, his expectations, disappointments, and facing reality.

As a reader who enjoys self-help and motivational books, you will find this book captivating. The author’s view on life is fascinating. In addition, you will learn from the author’s personality that he extends kindness and grace in his actions and to the people he interacts with.

To help readers identify with his content, Francois further adds real-life situations that other people in his life have gone through. He also talks of issues affecting the world and how they can be tackled. Francois’s connection with God is something to be admired. He talks of his faith in God and how important religion is in his life.

This short book contains guidance that can last one a lifetime. There are plenty of life lessons you will get from this book. Each chapter has something valuable for the reader. Peter Francois’s words instantly affect you in that you feel inspired and ready to face any challenge you encounter, whether in your spiritual life, family life, or career-wise. Four key things that I took away from this book are being responsible, knowing your limits, being positive, and trusting God.

Inspirations: My Vivid Imagination Has Been Transformed into Reality is a thought-provoking book for readers who enjoy inspiring, fulfilling, and uplifting nonfiction. The author’s personal story is filled with advice and encouragement to help people succeed in making their dreams a reality.

Pages: 224 | ASIN : B0792WKKWX

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We Are All Perfectly Imperfect

Derek R. King Author Interview

Honey: Words to Heal & Mend is a captivating book filled with healing messages and images. What was the inspiration for creating this book?

That’s an interesting question. Julie shared with me the philosophy of Wabi Sabi along with the artform of Kintsugi and a number of her Instagram posts inspired by this. I was so taken by Julie’s love for those things I was inspired to write my poem, Kintsugi, which is published on Julie’s website.

The artwork that was chosen for this book is compelling and soothing. What was the process like choosing the images and lines that were included?

We always create based on our intuition, what feels right, and we knew we wanted gold to reflect the art of Kintsugi. However, Kintsugi is about fixing material things and we’ve taken that concept along with our inspirational quotes about healing and mending and applied Kintsugi to the human soul.

What is one thing you would like readers to take away from experiencing this book?

That we are whole, we are all perfectly imperfect.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

Amore: The Lighter Half Volume 2, releases May 5, 2022

The Enchanted Faerie Realm, releases June 9, 2022

Our Planets: Moons, Myths, and More, slated for this Summer.

Jaggy Little Babies, slated for this Fall.

Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Website


Honey: Words to Heal & Mend by Derek R. King & Julie L. Kusma is more than a book; it’s an experience. “Honey words” refers to inspirational, healing words that soothe and heal the soul. It’s a literary journey where the author brings you along through a clear motivational path of cognitive thoughts and worries, letting go of the negative and embracing ideas of joy and peace along the way.

As you turn each page of the book, you’ll find extraordinary artwork and visuals accompanying uplifting phrases and thoughts. Instead of leafing through each page or section of the book, you’ll find yourself dwelling on one, maybe two inspiring quotes or poetic prose at a time. It’s a beautifully illustrated coffee-table book that draws a sense of wonder and self-reflection in a more positive, engaging way.

One of the most motivational aspects of Derek R. King & Julie L. Kusma’s book is the overall theme, which is centered around the poem by Derek R. King, entitled “Kintsugi.” A portion of this poem is included in this inspiring book. Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with gold, highlights and celebrates imperfection as a form of beauty. The power of this theme is in how we embrace and accept personal flaws and find the strength in these characteristics instead of viewing them as weaknesses.

This collection of stunning images and thought-provoking prose is the ideal gift. It’s a beautiful flow of motivational and healing words to create a sense of peace through meditation. Honey: Words to Heal & Mend allows you to slow down and absorb words and phrases of love and inspiration, which is an excellent way to hold onto the moment, relax, and reflect.

Honey: Words to Heal & Mend is a well-curated collection of striking images, art, and poetic prose to soothe your mind, soul, and body. This unique, beautifully arranged book proves the power of words and their inspiration can provide healing to those in need.

Pages: 84 | ASIN: B09L56G5MT

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A Simple Concept – Yet So Powerful!

Xavier Hernandez Author Interview

On The Turning Away: The Real Life Hide & Seek shares with readers your process for finding the things that matter in life, and how to achieve your goals. Why was this an important book for you to write?

It was particularly important for me to write this book for two main reasons. First, it was therapeutic for me. Gathering my thoughts, putting order into the seemingly chaotic lives most of us live, and returning to the basics that both what we yearn for and run away from is found within us. Secondly, I wanted readers to feel as though I were speaking directly to each of them directly and individually. To accomplish that, I used stories, humor, and anecdotes. Real life experiences dealing with new life, childhood years, losing loved ones, and family deterioration are among topics I covered to carry my points across.

Where did the idea of modeling your book after a children’s game, Hide and Seek come from?

As a little boy, one of my favorite games was hide and seek. I especially enjoyed playing a night time. I remember the added challenge that the cover of darkness brought. I vividly remember the lightning bugs flying around in the New Jersey air. It was pure joy. Nothing else mattered during those fun times. The obvious fun of hiding, the incredible job to seek – all under the cover of darkness – with a few lightning bugs to light the way – inspired me to use it as the basis to model my book around. After that realization, the ideas freely flowed. Everything fell into place nicely.

What is one piece of advice someone gave you that changed your life?

My father, Oscar, was my greatest advisor, mentor, and provider. He gave me many pieces of advice. I would point out that his “living” was the best example to me for a sound, well grounded family life. However, to answer your question, if I had to pick one? It would have to do with the topic of worrying about things. He would tell me that worrying is futile. If a tough situation in life has a solution, do not worry. Simply go thru the process of solving it. If a tough situation in life has no solution, do not worry. Worrying about something that is beyond control is counter productive, even unhealthy. Like examples in my book, a simple concept – yet so powerful!

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

That you are not alone. That those intrusive thoughts, horrible ideas, past actions, and temptations are not the things that define you. Other people have the very same and even more extreme situations & challenges. It is a part of the human condition. Trust the “person in the mirror” and aim to please that person. Pleasing that person is not meant to be selfish, but instead, should be random acts of kindness. Care for your entire being, both physical and emotional. Visit the lonely. Comfort the sick. You cannot help but feel good about yourself when you do something good for others. It is a part of our spiritual DNA. Lastly, a big take away from my book? Always remember: animals make us human. Want to learn about true unconditional love? Get a cat or a dog!

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As children, we all played hide & seek. The object of the game was to hide so well, we would never be found. Here, we take that very idea of hiding and apply it to real life – from start to finish. Hiding, sometimes where we cannot be found. Also, turning away from those we did find but kept searching. A true reflection of life, regardless of who you are, where you live or how old you are, this book is an eye-opener on things you may have already known but chose to turn away from. All written in simple language, without the use of any organized religion dogma or beliefs. A common sense, philosophical, bitter-sweet view of life – your life!

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Where Does My Self-Love Fall?

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, Where Does My Self-Love Fall?: A Success Guide to Replace Toxicity with Love takes you on a journey of reflection. How are you living your life? Are you able to achieve your goals within the set time frame? How do you interact with others? Do you love and take care of yourself as you should? Is the environment you are in toxic? These and more questions are answered throughout the book. Nina Norstrom is here to tell the reader to love self, take life gently and make memories. This book has potent affirming power. When feeling low, the author knows which words to use to raise one’s spirits.

I appreciate Nina Norstrom for laying her life bare. The author talks deeply about her personal life and even invites the reader to walk the journey with her. By looking at life through Nina’s eyes, we get to see how beautiful the world is and how much disservice we are doing ourselves by not taking advantage of the good that the universe offers. This book is more than a self-help book. Nina Norstrom will help you grow into a well-rounded individual that will benefit society in many ways. One of the highlights of reading this book was connecting with the author when she narrated some of her experiences.

Certain chapters in the book made me connect deeper with the author. The chapters on toxicity in the work place, living healthy, relationships, emotional wellness, and toxic emotion were my favorites. In these chapters, the author is raw, and candid. The content in these chapters is eye opening and can be uncomfortable for some. By reading the text, I got to think of the toxic situations I was in, and how I probably enabled parties involved to be toxic. Nina Norstrom makes you feel like you matter. Your voice should be heard and your feelings are valid.

The author’s integrity and straightforwardness are a plus. Nina speaks her mind and does not mind. She is also objective in her writing and knows how to deliver a message gently. The author is charming and gives one time to process one piece of information before going to the next. There are multiple lessons in this book but the major lesson is about love. The author extensively writes about love for self, love for family, friends, and the people we interact with on a daily basis. This book will help readers love themselves more.

Pages: 89 | ASIN: B07BFGGM2N

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On The Turning Away

Author Xavier Hernandez takes readers through the different stages of life, explaining the changes that people undergo and discussing why transition is important. In his thought-provoking book, he uses the analogy of the children’s game Hide and Seek to discuss the complexities of life and the nature of human beings. Hernandez’s writing style is engaging and gives the reader a sense of belonging. The author talks not only about his experiences but also about his observations and hypothetical situations. Reading this intriguing book will get readers thinking about everything they have to appreciate in life and make them more aware of what they are seeking in their hearts.

The author lets readers into his world as he talks about family, work, culture, and other personal things. He is open to the readers as he shares the knowledge, wisdom, and insight he has gained over the last forty years. In On The Turning Away: The Real Life Hide & Seek, readers are shown some of the realities that impact life and inhibit growth at times. The author then inspires readers to reach for greater heights and to fulfill the dreams they have kept hidden away inside themselves. Hernandez wants to help readers develop a positive view of life. The author discusses what ails human beings and the activities one can take to become a better version of themselves.

The writing style used is straightforward and conversational. The author’s tone is considerate and he is thoughtful in his writing and encourages readers to embrace the changes needed to achieve their own goals.

On The Turning Away: The Real Life Hide & Seek is an inspirational book that will resonate with readers in all stages of life and from all demographics. This is an excellent reference if you are a student aiming for the corporate world, married, planning on starting a family, advancing your career, or going through a transition in your life.

Pages: 119 | ASIN : B09Q6BW941

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