Author, Content Creator, and Multi-Media Expert Chris Gibson will speak in July at FAPACon 2021, the Florida Authors & Publishers Annual Conference. His YouTube channel blasted past 30,000 subscribers recently.
Tell me about your background. Where you grew up, where you live now, education, work experience? Share some interesting things about yourself that we should know about.
Born in Dallas Texas, my early background was an Executive Vice President of Marketing for several Fortune 100 companies. I decided to follow my passion and became an internationally known and respected holistic health and lifestyle expert with four bestselling books on effective alternative healing: One book, “Acne Free in 3 Days,” sold over 1 million copies and landed me on several best sell lists as well as national TV and Radio shows.
What inspired you to write your book? What is the story behind the story?
I have a passion in self -directed health and wellness. I write to help others find alternative lifestyle changes that positively impact their lives and health,
What has been your biggest challenge or obstacle?
With my books it was being taken seriously as a self-published author in the beginning. However, I was relentless and in things for the long game.
What has been your biggest “aha” moment or success?
Appearing on my first TV show I understood the power of visibility and credibility on a books path to success.
What authors do you like to read? What books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?
Too many across genres to list – but my favorites are self help, law of attraction, books by self-made people.
Do you write every single day? Any writing rituals?
Because I script my YouTube videos and have an active blog – I do write every day.
What are your interests outside of writing? My YouTube channel, travel, and creating media.
Share some tips for other Authors or Aspiring Authors: What would you do differently? What would you do the same? Please share anything you think would be beneficial to those reading this.
My best advice is to be on top of and in the game with your book and its promotion. Have a budget before launching it so you are able to get it visible and treat your book as a business. Network with other authors and develop a presence on social media.
Renee Garrison is the award-winning author of Anchored Together and President-Elect of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.