Monday, September 12, 2016

Interview with Lindon King, author of 'What's In Your Barn?'



Lindon J. King was born in Jamaica West Indies and migrated to Toronto Canada in 1992. Lindon is a former student of Fair Prospect Primary and Secondary Schools and Prospect College in Jamaica and a former student of Ryerson University in Toronto Canada. Lindon is the author of "The Wounds Have Healed. ...The Scars Are Bleeding" which was published in 2009.
Lindon’s latest book is What’s In Your Barn?

About the Book:

Title: What’s In Your Barn?
Author: Lindon King
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 44
Genre: Essay

What’s in your barn… reminds us of who we are as created beings and inspires a purpose filled way of life. We are not deserving of the gift of life or of the benefits it brings but instead we should count ourselves privileged and blessed for God’s unmerited favour. The decisions we make create our path and influence a way of life for others. We should therefore be reminded that the path of life is for every one and comes with no detours; this path is inevitable and takes us all from "the cradle to the grave.

You can pick up your copy at Amazon.

Book Excerpt:

Entrenched in our society is an arguable understanding that socioeconomic attributes determine our intrinsic value or the lack thereof. It should therefore be understood that we are also validated by our abilities and resilience in addressing and dealing with the unexpected intermissions and interruptions that come with this incomparable package called life.

Though it has been said the beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, we must all come to the understanding that there is beauty and a God –given value in each of us, even if the beholder fails to see it, or fails to admit that this is so.

Regardless of the value we may place on ourselves, or that has been placed on us by others, our true worth will be determined by the test of time. It is therefore our responsibility to demonstrate our true value and to understand that the path of life will take us all from the cradle to the grave.  

Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process.  Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning?  Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?

Thanks for having me. What’s In Your Barn? …Only Time Will Tell was written in 2009 and should have been published in 2010 but I decided to wait for a while. The contents are more alive now than ever before.

Life is like an engine with hundreds of parts with their own unique role. As created beings we are all uniquely designed with our own special role. Though trivial some roles may appear to be they all make a contribution to this wonderful God given life. We may not all see eye to eye or agree on the same things but we should all understand that amid our many debates and discussions stands the truth and this truth cannot be debated, …there is value in all of us and a God given right. This book comes to remind us all of our purpose.

How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Writing this book makes me understand that standing for or standing against something does not necessarily means that I am right or that which I stand for or stand against is right, this was not hard to do but it gives me a different perspective on life.

I have been challenged by this book to deal with issues as they are with no biases and without prejudices, none of us can defend the truth, the truth is the truth and will always remain, it needs no help but we can each make the choice to stand with it.

Nothing of vale comes without a struggle therefore we should always be ready and be prepared for the unexpected. My advice to other writers is to address each and every task with more than one option and live life one day at a time.

Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

I self-published this book as an ebook on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and on Create Space as a paperback. I was advised by a client at my job to explore my publishing options on line and Amazon seemed to be one of the most used. I am glad I made that choice.

Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

My first book The Wounds Have Healed. …The Scars Are Bleeding was published in 2009. This was very exciting for me and to hold my first book made me realized that with hard work and dedication nothing is impossible. I was not surprised, I was excited.

What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?

I am currently working on my third book titled; Nothing But The Truth which will be published in 2017.

What’s one fact about your book that would surprise people?

One fact about What’s In Your Barn? …Only Time Will Tell! Is that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but that your opinion is not always right.

Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?

The message of this book is that we are not our own, we were created and uniquely designed to fulfill our God’s give role, …we are our brother’s keeper.
  
Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

The path of life takes us all from the cradle to the grave, we will one day have to give an account of our journey between.

Once again, thanks for having me, …most appreciated.

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