It is every writer’s dream, isn’t it? To be published by a mainstream, traditional publisher. Today’s guests’ individual books are being released mid-June by two different, readily recognized, traditional publishers. Different stories, different journeys, same end result. How did they do it?
Echo Garrett co-authored My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change. This mini-memoir of Sam Bracken, her co-author, shares his journey of abuse, homelessness and abandonment to becoming a successful college athlete and then leader in business. Echo now leads a non-profit called the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation, which teaches the book’s transformational change principles to at-risk youth ages 12-24. This is Echo’s third appearance on Write Here, Write Now.
Joel Manby is president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment – the largest family owned theme park corporation in the U.S. Joel has also been a highly successful corporate executive at Saturn and then as Saab North America’s CEO. He was featured on a 2010 episode of the hit TV series Undercover Boss. Joel’s book is Love Works. Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders. In Love Works, Joel provides the framework for successful leadership that results not only in a deeply satisfying work life, but also in a passionate and motivated workforce. Joel comes to Write Here, Write Now after a week in New York City where he was promoting his book.