Award-Winning Author Interview – Richard V. Battle!

I am happy to introduce a fellow author who I met recently at Readers’ Favorite Book Awards to Interview an Author. Richard V. Battle won a Gold Medal for his book, Unwelcome Opportunity. Congratulations, Richard!

Thank you for coming today. The stage is now yours.

Richard V. Battle and me at Readers’ Favorite Ceremony
Award-Winning Author Richard V. Battle

What name do you write under?  Is this a pseudonym?  Do you use more than one name when you write?

Richard V. Battle – No – No

Tell us the first time you realized that you were an author or were going to be an author.

I never dreamed of writing one book, much less six (to-date).  I’m sure my high school English teachers would be flabbergasted.

My first book was published in 1988 after working on it daily for 13 months.  Then, I never dreamed of writing a second book.

All of my books are based on personal experiences and there is a story behind each of them.

​​The Volunteer Handbook: How to Organize and 

​​​Manage a Successful Organization​​– 1988

​​Surviving Grief by God’s Grace​​​– 2002

​​​Writer’s Digest – Honorable Mention


​​The Four Letter Word that Builds Character– 2006

​​The Master’s Sales Secrets​​​​ 2018

​​Unwelcome Opportunity: Overcoming Life’s

​​​​Greatest Challenges​​​– 2018

​​​Readers Favorite – Gold Medal – 2019

​​​Reader Views – 2nd Place  – 2019

​​Conquering Life’s Course: Common Sense in

​​​Chaotic Times​​​​​– 2019

jjspina: I’m sure your books are quite inspiring.

What genre(s) do you write in, and why?

I describe my genre as Personal Growth, but that isn’t an official genre used by the industry.

Sub-genres include:  Leadership, Work Ethic, Sales Strategies, Faith, Grief, Overcoming Life’s Greatest Challenges, Common Sense and Inspiration.

Jjspina: There are always new genre popping up, Richard. This could be the Newest one.

What genres are your favorites to read and why?

Non-Fiction including history and biography.

Jjspina: Reading in the same genre as you write is one way to learn more about your craft and genre.

What inspires you?

My hope is to share my personal experiences and lessons learned with others with the desire that they will benefit and lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives. 

Jjspina: That is most compassionate of you to do that.

How do you respond when people ask you what you do, then make that face if you say “I’m an author”?

I have mixed feelings because I admire people who create fiction so highly and that is not a talent that I possess.

I’m proud however because I have accomplished what some others merely dream or talk about, and have received feedback from so many who have benefitted from my efforts.

Jjspina: You have every reason to be proud of your many accomplishments.

Finally, tell us where to go to find you (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, on-line bookstores, physical stores, etc.)  List them all for us please.

Facebook – Richard V. Battle or Richard V. Battle Published Works

Books are available through any bookseller

Amazon author page displaying all six books.

  1. Youtube Link to 1:46 video introducing Unwelcome Opportunity (Readers Favorite Gold Medal and Reader Views second place)
  1. Link to Motivational speech from House chamber in Texas Capitol in October 2019.

Thank you so much, Richard. It was a pleasure to have you on my blog and to learn more about you and your inspirational books. I wish you all the best with your books and future endeavors. Please feel free to come back again with new books to share. You are now part of Jemsbooks family of interviewees.

Thank you, readers, for stopping by to read about this fascinating author. I hope you will check out his books on his links above.


Blessings & Hugs,


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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