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

​​​​​​Inspiration

​​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

www.richardbattle.com

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.

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Blessings & Hugs,

Janice

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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 http://jemsbooks.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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