Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
David's favorite hobbies include reading, hiking, writing, learning about different cultures and how they connect to each other. His passion for learning about new cultures started when David lived in Japan as a child in the 1980's. Living in Haiti, Zambia, Switzerland, Morocco, France, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines transformed his international experience into a passion for the Arts. It shaped his studies and career as a diplomat. His interest in world culture culminated into a writing career. The first of his published works, "Ending World Poverty: The Elusive Goal of The United Nations Development Program" was copyrighted by the National Library of Canada in 1997 (https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/4157).
David J. Nelson earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and he also holds a M.A. in International and Comparative Politics from the University of Ottawa. He currently lives in Brazil with his wife Letty, his son Andre, and his dog Julie. The street address of their home is 8.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
"Eight 8: This Book Holds the Infinite Power of Eight"
Fascinated is the best word to describe how I felt when I watched people interacting with the number eight during my years living in Asia. Eight has such powerful symbolic and monetary value in that region that it sent me on a journey of discovery. I started to find the significance of number eight everywhere in this world. The more i researched and explored, the more facts i found about this phenomenal number. This is actually substantial history behind eight's power. Ranging across cultures, it is amazing how often the number eight appears prominently in scientific observation and in religious literature. Is the omni presence of eight's power on the planet just a coincidence? I don't think so. The power of eight envelopes the world. For now, I just want to thank you for joining me on this journey!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
This book was specifically designed to be a short and easy read with 8 chapters. Every chapter contains 8 sentences and every sentence contains exactly 8 words! Great for children aged 8 all the way up to adults aged 88 🙂
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tough question! There are so many wonderful authors whom I love. I could never compare myself to any of the great authors that inspired me to read. As a child and an adult. J.R.R. Tolkien was is so special to me. I also learned to love absolutely every book by Hemmingway and Steinbeck. Although it may seem corny to some people, I was also influenced in my teenage years by The Power of Positive Thinking.
What are you working on now?
Working on so many projects that i wish i had more time!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Have had some luck with "Eight" (pun definitely intended) on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just do it! Publish your book now and don't try to make it perfect. Your book could always be better but you can always go back and improve it, rewrite it, and make something brand new. Just get your book out there!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
What are you reading now?
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
What’s next for you as a writer?
The sky is the limit!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Too many books to list just one! One of my all time favorites is "Islands in the Stream" by E Hemmingway.
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