Monday, September 16, 2013
Please Welcome Author Warren Cassell Jr
Warren Cassell Jr. is the living proof that anyone with dedication, focus and determination can achieve great success. Warren could have said when he grew up he would lead a company but for him time is of the essence. At the age of eight, he started his first business venture and by the age of thirteen he has served clients from regions all over the planet. Warren lives by the quote, if you light a lamp for someone it will also light your path and hopes that his books will ignite a flame of wisdom in you.
Please tell me about your book. Who or what was your inspiration behind it?
Every day I get out of bed with a goal to inspire someone. This is why I do what I do as a teen. I live by the quote if you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your path. For several months I questioned myself constantly as I tried to find out what else I could do that would reach people on a wider scale and the thought came to write a book of life lessons in a way everyone will remember - fiction.
When you sit down to write, do you do it the old-fashioned way with pen and paper or do you use a computer? Do you prefer one way or the other?
I love this question! My writing process starts with me lying in bed for about fifteen to twenty minutes thinking how I would start the piece. When I am confident my initial planning is good I actually write with a pen and as I get closer to finishing the piece, I re-write what I have already written and finish up the ending on the computer. I do prefer to write with a writing instrument but the computer makes editing so much easier.
What do you do when you are not writing? Do you pick up some from you to be read pile?
I am a full time student in high school; so when I'm not writing I am probably in class or doing schoolwork. I also run a business so I am normally in and out of meetings with clients.
What do you look for in a book when you sit down to read for fun?
All the books that I pick up must teach a lesson or lessons in the end. When I choose books, whether non-fiction or fiction, I make sure that they will leave me with words of wisdom that I can use to make myself a better person.
What has been your favorite part of being an author? What has been your least favorite?
My favorite part of being an author is knowing that I'm putting something out into the world that would engage and inspire others. There is no doubt that being an indie author is a lot of work but to be honest I'm enjoying everything about it. It's very hard to say what my least favorite is.
Besides writing and reading, what is your most favorite thing to do?
Networking! I love meeting new people and hearing life stories. I am always looking to come across new people and learning about the talents they have. I have met many people by way of the Internet and I must say that it is a very rewarding experience to network online.
Who was your current book dedicated to?
My book, The Farm of Wisdom, is dedicated to everyone on the planet. From the time I started to write I knew that I would be dedicating my book to the world. I hope that I am able to inspire others to live a life of their dreams and that the book ignites flames of wisdom in others. In addition, for every copy of my book sold a tree will be planted in a third world country.
What are you currently reading?
I'm managing to squeeze in some time to read "Three Feet from Gold" by Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite childhood author is Beverly Cleary. I read and enjoyed all of her books as a child and once a year I re-read one of her books. Nicolas Sparks is my favorite novelist and Mark Fisher, who writes parables, is my all-time favorite author.
What 7 words would you use to describe yourself.
A teen who sees the world differently.
The Farm of Wisdom by Warren Cassell Jr
Publisher: FastPencil, Inc
Kindle (52 pages)
Purchase the book: Amazon
Can one turn to nature for answers in today's world where so many are losing hope? Teenage serial entrepreneur, Warren Cassell, is confident that listening to the sounds of nature can solve many of today's problems. In The Farm of Wisdom, Warren shares twenty-five life lessons that will ignite in you a flame of wisdom. With the help of a fictional farm and whimsical farm animals, Warren teaches that pigs, cows and even ants can teach us lessons. Through these unforgettable tales, we learn that despite formal schooling, life's critical lessons can be learnt within our own space. You will never think of a farm in the same manner again.