Welcome back to AuthorHouse Author’s Digest! Today we wrap up our guest post and interview with Dick Parsons. Dick is A former lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy and the self-published author of four books: Turbans, A Family Divided, A Fisher of Slaves, and New Zealand – A Personal Discovery. You can read the previous parts of this feature in our Author Blogs section.
“As engrossing as it is well-rounded, this is a particularly stimulating collection of travel experiences through New Zealand, with author Dick Parsons aptly shepherding armchair travelers through a wealth of rich landscapes, and exotic wildlife, while thoroughly detailing its intricate history from antiquity to modern day. This book was a great read, and I recommend it to all those interested in traveling—whether it be from a chair or in person.”
And now, some final thoughts from Dick Parsons.
Dick, what’s the one message you’d like to convey to readers through your book?
A visit to New Zealand—with its beauty, fascinating history, and friendly people—is a must!
What was your favorite part of self-publishing?
Holding the published book in my hand and reading the reviews.
Still thinking about it!
Do you have any advice for the other aspiring authors out there?
Do the necessary research, decide on the beginning and end of the book, know your characters well (they will help you write your book, if it’s a novel), and get one or two friends to read and comment on your draft. Then, if you are happy with it, go for it! But get a good proofreader—I find it difficult to proofread my own work.
Thank you very much for your time, insight, and stories, Dick! We look forward to whatever you decide to write next. Readers, all four of Dick Parsons’ books are available at Amazon and the AuthorHouse Bookstore.