Author & Speaker
I am an author, TV host, and national spokesperson for community college success.
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Day to Day
Reaching out to an assistant to interview someone, getting on the phone to do a recorded interview for my next book, then sitting down for a few hours to work on a rough draft, then maybe edit a piece from another day, then posting a blog perhaps. It's a lot of solo-work but the interviews are always a thrill and all the writing that follows is challenging and invigorating.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Reach out to an author who has written a book similar to the one you want to write and ask them for advice. Read their book first, tell them what you loved about it, and ask for just a 10 min call or to answer one question via email. Be specific in your question and in your praise. If there is nothing that you truly admire in the book, find another author.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: