JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Joy Turner, author of Content…Right Where I Am
Content…Right Where I Am is not just another book but a life changing tool that will be utilized for cultivating contentment based around the scripture 1 Timothy 6:6 “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Content…Right Where I Am is a Christian non-fiction work that promises to encourage, uplift and inspire through the author’s very own testimony.
There are also interactive exercises for the reader to complete and biblical references to study and meditate. The author challenges each reader to become a RAWC star (Realizing Ambition Within Contentment) and is on a quest to have everyone proclaim “I am content… right where I am!”
JP: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Content…Right Where I Am?
Joy Turner: My own personal struggle with searching for contentment. I share a lot of these struggles in my book and talk about what it takes to get to the root cause of discontentment.
JP: What sets Content…Right Where I Am apart from other novels in Christian Non-fiction?
JT: Well I can’t really categorize my book as a novel, but what will separate this from all the rest that follow the same inspirational format is that it is very interactive and a quick read. Most people finish my book within a day or so, but a good majority tell me that they desire to go back and reread and complete all of the exercises in the book.
I also believe that the message conveyed is very timely as we face economic uncertainty. It’s time for Christians to restructure priorities and recognize the blessings from God each and every day.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Content…Right Where I Am getting out to the public?
JT: Effective marketing and networking. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, working on a MySpace page and a member of several Ning groups. I am utilizing them to my advantage to promote my book as well as my business. I’ve had two television appearances and multiple radio and blog talk radio interviews since the book’s launch in November 2008.
I will continue to aggressively pursue media opportunities as well as networking with people like you, Joey, who are also an integral part of getting authors like myself out there for the world to see!
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Content…Right Where I Am?
JT: I didn’t have a writing process per se because I didn’t start out to write a “book”. I was writing to get some things off of my chest. It was more of a healing process, and God revealed to me that He was going to do a great and mighty thing through my writing and obedience.
Now that I am a published author, I am learning the “business” of writing. I strive to always develop myself through workshops, classes, teleseminars, etc. My “process” at this point is pretty basic. I spend a lot of time lately with marketing and networking the book, but I have to organize my schedule so that I’m shutting off the Facebook, Twitter, etc and concentrating on writing.
It took me 7 days to write the majority of my book, but it took me a whopping 5 years to get it out there to you all! Procrastination is everyone’s enemy!
JP: What’s next for Joy Turner?
JT: I’m in the process of writing two books, one for young girls, teens, tweens called The Butterfly Club and another one that is somewhat of a spin-off to Content…Right Where I Am. It is on the topic of transformation. My book cover is an image of a butterfly, and I am going to stick with that theme.
I am currently on a book tour with several other Christian authors. For tour schedule, you can visit www.christianauthorsontour.com. In addition, I am also sole proprieter/CEO of JETSET Business Solutions, a marketing and business consultation firm that specializes in marketing and strategic planning for start-ups and small business.
People can always connect with me on Facebook or Twitter. To reach me directly they can e-mail me at email@example.com. To book me for speaking engagements or other events one can also contact me via e-mail and visit my site for more details about the book and the author. www.joyturner.net To purchase Content…Right Where I Am, you can go directly to the author site, publisher site (www.try3jesus.com) or buy from Amazon.com.
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