2018 was an amazing year and a new beginning for me. For over 20 years, I was in the EMS field; first as a volunteer Firefighter, then working as an EMT, Paramedic, Flight Medic and Instructor. My life has now taken a huge, exciting turn. My new adventure all started when I began waking up at 3am each morning and started to write down my thoughts and dreams. These writings ultimately became a collection of lyrical poems which are songs telling stories of my life and my journey with the Lord. I have never done anything like this before and I felt like I was writing words that were being given to me by God. Throughout these poems, the theme is around the many battles of good and evil which I feel we all struggle with in various ways. For me, things that were once negative and difficult, I now see in a positive light. The nightmares in my mind, have been replaced with dreams of positivity and inspiration. I have been truly blessed to be able to publish my collection of poems in 2019 and pray that this book of life’s journeys is a blessing to you and uplifts your heart!
What inspires you to write?
I felt that God was inspiring me and giving me the words to write. Between all of my experiences in EMS as a firefighter, EMT, Paramedic and Flight Medic, to the sickness from all of the medications pushed on me, to the unbelievable joy when I was set free, there was so much to write about.
Tell us about your writing process.
I was waking up around 3am every morning and started to write down my thoughts and dreams. I kept a notepad on our nightstand. I continued to write all throughout the day, when I was out to eat, shopping in a store, driving in the car with my wife. I filled a few notebooks and got blisters from writing so much.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite book is the Bible which was written by many authors and was inspired by God
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I did a lot of research online and watched many YouTube videos which helped me decide to do self-publishing and to pick the company that had the best to offer for that process.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing will continue to be done by both the Big 5 book publishing companies and also by the self-publishing companies for indie writers.
What genres do you write?
Non-Fiction, Poetry, Christian
What formats are your books in?
Brian Joseph Jeffries Home Page Link
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