Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Daniel Wallen. I’m a health coach, yoga teacher, and bestselling Amazon author from the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. I run a blog for busy folks who would like to be fit, fierce, and fabulous at www.TheWallenWay.com. In my free time, I like to hike and act in community theater. As of now, I’ve self-published four Kindle books and am in the process of publishing my first print book.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Do Yoga Every Damn Day,” discusses how yoga changed me in profound ways. Most people think of yoga as a physical exercise, but the truth is more complicated than that. Yoga isn’t about who can be the best split. It’s about digging deep enough to figure out who you are. That might sound woo woo, but it’s true.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Jump on waves of momentum when they pass (be OCD at strategic times).
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King and James Altucher are my top two favorite authors in the entire Universe. I try to emulate certain things about their style and feel it has a positive effect on the final result. Agree?
What are you working on now?
“Yoga with Technology.” Simple yoga poses you can do without putting down your smartphone. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about the release date (coming winter of 2015).
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Spread your risk by sharing your book in as many places as possible. Measure data to determine which efforts pay off most. In the future, concentrate your efforts there.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Start slow. Ease into the writing process. Read books by authors who have already been successful in your field. Search for ways to simplify complex ideas more succinctly than your competitors.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
What are you reading now?
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
What’s next for you as a writer?
Publish my first print book, cross my fingers and hope it resonates with folks.
What is your favorite book of all time?
“The Stand” by Stephen King