By Dr. John Reizer
The Target List author, Dr. John Reizer was recently interviewed on the Awesome Author website and discussed his new book and answered other questions regarding his writing projects. Read interview below:
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a practicing chiropractor and indie author residing in the Upstate of South Carolina. I have been writing articles and books since 2001. My earlier publications dealt primarily with the subject of chiropractic as I have written several books for chiropractic practitioners and laypeople.
Over the past several years, I have been writing nonfiction books that address various subjects rarely, if ever, discussed by the mainstream media outlets. Many of these topics can be accessed by visiting my blog, www.nofakenews.net.
More recently, I have been writing fiction that attempts to entertain and educate readers about extremely important issues affecting many people worldwide.
My latest novel, The Target List, was published in June, 2019. Additional information can be found at my author’s website, www.johnreizer.com.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent novel, The Target List was written with the dual intention to entertain its readers while teaching them about the many machinations currently taking place within organized medicine and through its handler, the pharmaceutical industry.
This book delves into a subject that most authors would probably steer away from. But one of the great things about being an indie author is that you have the creative freedom to do what you want.
The Target List is an important book, in my opinion, because it exposes readers to certain truths embedded within a fictional construct that they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to.
The idea for the book was borne out of my deep desire to educate healthcare consumers about these concepts and to do so through a fictional plot so that readers would actually absorb the material and not be concerned that it was too far removed from the conventional paradigms that have been etched into our collective psyche.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t really have any unusual writing habits, but I try to write something everyday. It’s a part of my life, just like eating breakfast or the ritual of walking 12,000 steps each day that I have committed to for the past ten years.
The act of writing something each day keeps me inspired to write articles as well as larger projects. It also fuels my creative side and provides me with a lot of fresh ideas.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love reading James Patterson and I really enjoyed reading Brad Parks’ novel, Say Nothing.
What are you working on now?
I am constantly working on my blog, NoFakeNews.net. It’s been an ongoing project for me since 2012 that provides informative content for readers worldwide.
The posts that are published on NoFakeNews have to do with a plethora of controversial subjects that are never mentioned on the mainstream news networks.
I am also currently involved with marketing my latest novel, The Target List, which was published on the Amazon Kindle Platform in June, 2019.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I promote my books and articles on my blog at nofakenews.net, and on my Podcast: The Dr. John Reizer Podcast Series on Anchor, Spotify and other platforms.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors is to keep writing as often as possible. I have been writing for many years and I continue to learn new things everyday. I keep trying to get better at what l do.
Read other authors and pay close attention to their different writing styles. Understand what has made them successful from a technical standpoint, and apply those tools to your own writing style.
Don’t give up and be able to take constructive criticism from editors and readers. And most important, have fun perfecting your craft.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“You never fail at something unless you decide to stop trying to become successful at it.”
What are you reading now?
A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on an outline for a new novel that I will be writing in the fall of 2019.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Lord of the Rings, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, and one or two James Patterson novels.
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