Inside the Book:
Title: Saving Jesus
Author: Ralph William Ausman
Genre: Alternative History
Can you give us a go-for-the-gut answer as to why you wanted to be an author?
Express some ideas and thoughts that I wanted to share in a manner that was hopefully accessible to the general public.
Tell us (we won’t tell promise!) is it all it’s cracked up to be? I mean what are the perks and what are the demands?
No perks yet. It does feel good to have accomplished something that represents my own thoughts and ideas. No idea how others will respond.
Which route did you take – traditional or self-published – and can you give us the nitty gritty low down on what’s that like?
Self-published. iUniverse was very helpful in the process every step of the way. The key was preparing a manuscript I was comfortable with even though it took longer than I originally expected.
Tell us for real what your family feels about you spending so much time getting your book written, polished, edited, formatted, published, what have you?
My family did not know and some were rather disappointed that I did not say anything about it until I had finished the initial manuscript. Since then, they have become proud of my accomplishment and talk it up with everyone they meet.
In writing your book, how did you deal with the phone ringing, your family needing dinner or your boss calling you saying you’re late?
I just plowed through the distractions the best I could. It was a ’secret project’ so I pretty much followed everyone else’s schedule, with gaps between actual writing. This also gave me time to think about where I would go next with the book.
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