Vol. #32: Showcasing (3) More Awesome Gang Authors!!

Hello Everyone!

I wish you an amazingly smooth Wednesday this morning. It is currently raining with a dash of snow here on the streets of New York City. Are you a budding author who just launched your book/podcast!? It’s important to have all of the social media platforms and build your brand via networking with others. I find great power in the hashtag as well. My hashtags are #LeslieMJasper, #ConstructionTales, and #VerballyDisastrous. Share with me your hashtag and connect with me on social media. If you could also network with my 16-year-old son John’s “Call To Action Marketing” business (hashtag #CTAMarketing), that would be helpful and highly appreciated. This post is intended to share even more work of some independent authors, such as myself, and earn some good karma in the process. Why not offer you a taste of a variety of authors with different content? Let me know if you have discovered a new author during this “Showcased Author Series”? My objective is to pick out different authors that offer a variety of media content. For the record, I know nothing about the author other than what is showcased in the author article that was shared, via Awesome Gang. Feel free to copy and paste and share this content on your blog, if you like. As an author, if you want to add more information, drop it down in the comment section below and I will edit and add at my earliest convenience. For now, I’m connecting with the authors in an effort to build my author network. Hopefully, they will follow me back on social media. I’m game to cross promote each other on social media as well. Just let me know or re-tweet one of my posts and I will automatically return the favor on Twitter. I’m totally cool with many ways to help each other market each other. When you are a small content creator, it is important to help others out. I’m even submitted #ConstructionTales to both Awesome Gang and Book Reader Magazine recently. When I’m ready to release my children’s book Not All Girls Play With Dolls on Amazon, I shall submit again at that time. My first children’s book #NotAllGirlsPlayWithDolls is to empower young kids to pursue their passions even if it is not normally the tradition in their society. Do you have any requests for a specific author or style of content? Let me know your various suggestions down the in the comment section below. For now, here are (3) showcased authors down below:

Showcased Author- 1.) David Kern

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
This is my first book outside of publishing articles in technical journals. I am a graduate of the US Air Force Test Pilot School and the US Air Force Academy, and have been an experimental test pilot since 2008. I am an Associate Fellow with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and Member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers. In 2011, I was the USAF F-16 project test pilot for the Collier Trophy-winning Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (AGCAS). In my personal life, I am a devoted husband, proud father of two awesome kids, and when not flying all kinds of aircraft I enjoy woodworking, camping, hiking, skiing, cooking and music. My previous publications include “Flight Test Techniques for Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar”, and “Accelerated Development of Flight Tested Sensors and Systems”.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Introduction to Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Systems: The professional pilot’s guide to understanding modern aircraft controls”. I wrote this book after receiving an unexpected phone call from a fellow pilot I met at a G650 recurrent training. He’s leading a Part 91 flight department, and wanted to dig a little deeper into fly-by-wire concepts with his other pilots, as a professional development study topic. He knew that I am a test pilot, and asked me if there were any resources beyond the flight manual that might explain a little more of the “how” and “why” of fly-by-wire, beyond normal and non-normal procedures. I thought I could easily dig up and send him additional resources — deeper than the flight manual, but less than an aeronautical engineering PhD dissertation. I found that there is quite an information gap between these two extremes, and ended up writing this book in the process of answering his questions. I promise there is no math, it’s written for pilots!

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure what usual writing habits would be for comparison’s sake?

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tony Kern. Although we share the same last name, we are not related to my knowledge. His books on safety and professionalism in aviation are unmatched.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on a series of training courses related to aerospace product development, flight test, and risk management topics. I plan to release them for on-demand remote learning.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think having my own website to give more background to my book is useful.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Go for it! It’s exciting to release a book and get feedback from readers.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do for others as you would have them do for you.

What are you reading now?
I’m reading a lot of diverse material regarding autonomy and artificial intelligence. This is a rapidly-developing area of research.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I’d like to write about my experience developing the F-16 Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System. This is such a revolutionary integration of autonomy with human control, and it’s been highly successful in terms of lives saved.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
First of all, I’d want a book on how to build a life raft, plus a celestial navigation reference. Also my Bible, since I wouldn’t really be alone!

Author Websites and Profiles
David Kern Website: https://kernaerospace.com/
David Kern Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/David-Kern/e/B09NV4SNTN?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

Showcased Author- 2.) Chrisna Kruger

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a South African female of 48-years old. I grew up in a time when everything explicit was highly censored and love was still sweet and dreamy – I prefer it that way. I have always dreamed of writing but always lacked the courage (I became a nurse, it was the “sensible” thing to do). Now I am taking that leap, at last, for the first time!
The old classic romances still make us all believe in, or at least dream of, true everlasting love. I hope to write classic romance novels for the 21st century. I prefer plot-driven novels. And what is a romance novel without an element of magic to it or if it can’t take one to another world or time, whether real or imaginary?

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Beautiful Beloved
I love the old classic love stories, but it seems these days we are bombarded by all things explicit. I decided to try and write a modern day “Pride and Prejudice” – we’ll see what people think of my first attempt…

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Classic writers, and I love the 1400’s – 1900’s – the dresses, the evening balls, the horse carriages and the male chivalry – the romance and courting.

What are you working on now?
Book 2 – I am writing the next book in the Howard Saga.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m still learning the ins and outs. I am quite an introvert and not that clued up or fluent with social media. Any advice or help will go a loooong way!

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Trust your gut. I’m doing it here.

What are you reading now?
British and WW2 history – research for my saga

What’s next for you as a writer?
A HUGE publishing contract and TV series, which will allow me to write on a fulltime basis.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering heights
A Grimm Brothers compilation
A Francine Rivers omnibus

Showcased Author- 3.) Kurtis Ebeling


Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in Anaheim, California, but have lived in Spokane, Washington for most of my adult life. I have only published one collection thus far, but I am currently working on the next one.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Beneath Stretching Pines, which is a short collection of 30 poems. It was greatly inspired by my studies of modernist poets at Eastern Washington University—Williams Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats in particular.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, I don’t think so. I like to go on walks around a local park that often serves as the initial inspiration for my poetry. Otherwise, my poems usually emerge slowly while I sit at the computer to type—sometimes they take weeks and other times they take minutes.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Spring and All and Paterson by William Carlos Williams are probably my biggest influences. However, I am also deeply influenced by translations of classical Chinese (Li Pai, Tu Fu, Wang Wei, etc.) and Japanese (Basho, Issa, Santōka, etc.) poets, and I really enjoy the works of many well known western poets—Yeats, Keats, Donne, Hilda Doolittle, etc.

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a second collection of poems that doesn’t quite have a name yet.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am still figuring this out. Thus far, I have only really used social media (twitter and instagram) to promote my book.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
I’d recommend spending as much time, prior to publication, planning out how you are going to market your work (especially if you’re self-publishing). Unfortunately, marketing is somewhat of a necessary step I hadn’t considered prior to publication. In the end, creating good art should be enough, but getting it out there isn’t always an easy feat.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?
I don’t know any published authors, so I haven’t heard much. But, I will say that patience is a virtue in this field (as far as I can tell). For me, I felt that I needed to be free of the work that composed Beneath Stretching Pines, and thus, I was eager to self-publish without much thought to anything outside of its composition.

What are you reading now?
Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil.

What’s next for you as a writer?
I just plan to keep on writing until I have enough poems for another book.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

  1. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (my favorite piece of fiction)
  2. Spring and All by William Carlos Williams
  3. The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
  4. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

Author Websites and Profiles
Kurtis Ebeling Website: https://kurtisebeling24.wixsite.com/kurtisebeling
Kurtis Ebeling Amazon Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Kurtis-Ebeling/e/B09LHDLPYH

Thanks for carving a slice of your time in order to check out all of this great author content that I have shared with you today. Hopefully, you enjoy learning about some new authors that are out on the market. Perhaps we have found a future best seller? Let me know, in the comment section below, if you either like or dislike the author showcase content? I’m also sharing my latest (8) podcast episodes that are listed down below from The Verbally Disastrous Podcast, via links for Spotify & YouTube down below. If you are into reading on a Kindle, check out my newest short story release that belongs to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library short story series on Amazon down below. This new short story #11 is entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. The previous short story is #10 is entitled, “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. If anyone has read any of my other previous short stories, by all means, let me know what you think? Check out the links for my book #ConstructionTales down below. I’m multi-tasking being at work while sharing with you my blog posts. Enjoy your Wednesday and be safe now that we are in the middle of grinding out another work week. I wish you a great morning/afternoon/evening on your side of the globe and a restful or productive day!

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Link To Construction Tales: Volume I: A Woman’s Journey To Become An Electrician (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

Link To Construction Tales: A Young Person’s Guide To Accomplish Anything In Life (Paperback & Kindle) On Amazon:

U.S.A.: Use This Link For The Audio Version Of My Book #ConstructionTales On Audible:

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VERBALLY DISASTROUS PODCAST EPISODE LINKS:

Here is the link to the Verbally Disastrous Podcast on Spotify:

Verbally Disastrous-On Spotify

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #41: Part A- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Season #1, Ep. #42: Part B- Working On The Railroad With The Tools As A Chick! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #43: Part A- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #44: Part B- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #1, Episode #45: Part C- Tramping In Cali! on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous! Season #2, Episode #46:Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice On YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #47: Part A- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

Verbally Disastrous Podcast! S#2, Ep. #48: Part B- Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools on YouTube:

I recently shared my latest short story that has been loaded up to my Construction Tales-Told By A Woman Kindle Vella Library on Amazon. This is short story #11 entitled, “Juggling Motherhood & Working With The Tools”. This short story covers my life as a widowed, single mother in the era when I juggled both motherhood and my career as a journeywoman electrician. I share the various challenges I faced and lessons learned along the way. The previous short story is entitled: #10: “Early Life Lessons & Characters To Meet As An Apprentice”. I decided to write about some life lessons such as guarding your personal information, managing nasty rumors, combating sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism. Overall, the construction culture has improved dramatically over the past 25-years. Developing both a thick skin and a sharp tongue are key tools needed to survive various jobsite antics. I hope you learn something from this short story. There are more to come. These short stories are now also available as Verbally Disastrous podcast episodes.

Construction Tales- Told By A Woman: (11) Kindle Vella Short Stories On Amazon!!

The Verbally Disastrous Store On Tee-Spring:

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Cheers!
Leslie M. Jasper

-Author And Host of the #VerballyDisastrous podcast now alive on many platforms that include: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Soundtrap, Spotify, Stitcher, Tune In, and YouTube.

-The Audio Blog: Verbally Disastrous Podcast And Construction Tales Blog. Now available on: Acast, Amazon Music, Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Deezer, Google Podcasts, I Heart Radio, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pandora Podcasts, Player FM, Pocket Casts, Pod Bean, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Podcast Gang, Radio Public, Reason, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher, and Tune In.

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