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Author Interview Series: Author Donald T. Hardison II



 

Welcome to my Next Journey Books (NJB) Blog. Today’s guest author is Donald T. Hardison II. In his recently published memoir, One Man’s Journey, he reveals valuable life lessons, his religion and belief system, and other insights learned along the way.

 

Biography

 

Hi, I’m Donnie. I'm happily married to my wonderful wife who is also an author, and I’m the proud father of four adventurous children who are full of life. I have a passion to reach the hearts and lives of people and a strong desire to reach those in need. I’ve been given a servant's heart to serve in any capacity and hope to change the world by sharing my life, legacy, and heritage.

 

I have lived outside the norm of what society deems responsible living. And while many don’t understand it, my mission is to help bring clarity about life and its events. My personal journey is surrounded by tragic events, trials and tribulations, and miraculous events. In my story I also speak about a battle of good versus evil, and the courage and strength given to me to overcome!

 



 

Book Blurb

This memoir is my untold story, a secret hidden behind the walls of society. In it, I talk about the lessons I’ve learned about life, love, and faith that have rocked me to my core and completely changed the journey of my life. I invite you to walk with me as I share my passion with you, knowing that what God has done for me, He wants to do for each and every one of you. It’s truly miraculous and cannot be explained in any other way.

 

 

The Questions:

1. What do you find is the most difficult part of your artistic process?

 

What I find hard about my artistic process is putting thoughts to words on paper. I find it so much easier to communicate with people by talking directly with them, so I often struggle to find the best way to write while maintaining the same passionate message I am easily able to speak aloud. Because of that challenge, I tend to doubt my abilities as a writer. Instead, I call myself ‘a writer of sorts’ even though I have been writing in various forms for many years. I also desire to be precise in my wording, wanting to get my thoughts across accurately in a way that flows together without causing the reader too many questions.

 

My solution to these difficulties is to constantly proofread, checking for flow, tone, and word choice. My thoughts move much faster than my fingers, so by going over my material multiple times, I’m able to find areas to improve with each pass. It is also helpful to read aloud, because then I can see if my written words match the message I am portraying.


2. How many unpublished and half-finished books/ stories do you have?


Currently, I have nothing written down. However, I have many ideas for future novels. In my spare time, I write several LinkedIn posts each week, which I hope to one day turn into a book of daily inspirational messages.

 

3. What is the concept of your book?

 

The main message is what God has done for me and what He wants to do for you. I share my ultimate truth, which empowered me to overcome some of life’s greatest trials and tribulations through prayers, dreams, visions, and miraculous intervention. The heart of my story is that from a drug-attempted suicide where I was haunted by a demon and within mere seconds of my life, Jesus revealed himself. This was only the beginning of what He had in store for me, as he gave me His passion to serve others by any means necessary while being filled with love, compassion, grace and mercy.

 

4. What is one piece of advice would you bestow upon new writers?

 

My advice would be to never give up! Your story has purpose and it matters. If you have a story, share it. Your words have the power to change lives.

 

5. How long did it take you to write your novel?

 

I wrote my memoir in 45 days. It took 47 years to live it out but only 53 days to write, edit, and self-publish. Yet another miraculous event!

 

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Book Links:

Amazon : Paperback: https://a.co/d/5pHdvhl

IngramSpark: Paperback: https://bit.ly/3VTFpkH

Google Play eBook: https://bit.ly/4aRotzg

Apple Books eBook: https://apple.co/3Q3OMKz

 

 

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