Today, we are interviewing James Ronan, an author. His book “The Secrets We Keep” debuts on Amazon on April 10th this year.
1. How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I've always wanted to be a writer but have never been determined enough to finish a book. My book debuts on Amazon on April 10th this year.
2. Wow, That's interesting. All the best for the launch. What inspired you to write the book?
My inspiration comes from my children, they are the reason I am writing now. I want to teach them to chase their dreams and be the people they are meant to be. I realized that it starts with me.
3. Please tell us about your book.
My book is called “The Secrets We Keep,” which takes place in a hospital for forensic psychiatry. The main character, Gabriel Colle, is a psychiatrist to 12 psychotic criminals who each have a history more sordid than the last.
4. Who are your role models?
My role model is my mom, she's smart and funny, independent beyond belief.
5. What's your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience was the birth of my two children.
6. Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
I do not use social media right now. Still, I'm working on building my author's presence and will have Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook soon. I don't use any platform in my personal life, so this is a new, slow process for me. You can find my author website at authorjamesronan.com, it is under construction, and I am currently working on content.
7. What's your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is giraffes. They're weird, their necks are too long, and I don't trust them.
8. Looking back, what's one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
I wish I understood marketing and presence more! My book comes out soon, and I am just now realizing how important social media is! Don't be me, don't wait till the final hour to start building your presence!
9. What keeps you going when things get tough?
My main coping skill for when times are tough is to repeat my stresses like Gordon Ramsey. I'll be thinking, “You can not write a good book, no one will read it. It's a flop!” Then I will say, “Hey Panini Face. You can write a bloody good book. People will read that shit. You couldn't flop if you were a dead fish!” It helps it makes me feel better, and I always laugh.
10. How can people connect with you?
Find me at my website authorjamesronan.com. There's a contact section, you can use it! My management team or I will get in touch.