Jim Serger Author Bio:
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati and was a Delta Tau Delta Fraternity member. I served four years in the U.S. Navy, lived in Japan for four years, and served on board the USS Independence (CV-62). I backpacked throughout Asia numerous times, climbed Mt. Fuji, and has completed two marathons (in 2017 and 2020). I worked at a little convenience store for six years in high school and college and in the packaged ice industry for 18 years after the Navy. I was an operations manager serving in the aviation industry for 7 years. In 2012, I rode a bicycle from Carmel, Indiana, to Orlando, Florida, for charity. I am a contributor to the Current in Carmel newspaper, and has written three previous books: Go the Distance (2011), 2000 Miles on Wisdom (2014) and Next in Line Please (2016).
What inspires you to write?
GOALS!!!!!!! GOALS!!!!!!!!! I love goals, goals keep me going, keep my mind and body in the game of life….I write to share with the world a new idea that has never been done before–for the experience was worthy of writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write and write on a computer and have the auto correct in the off position. That is the key to me, I need the information to flow as I am typing away–I do not have time, to break my train of thought–he needs to be a constant flow with zero distractions.
Who are your favorite authors?
Pat Williams is my favorite author–he has written over 100 books and was the inspiration to me writing my first book. He is a very busy man, husband and father–he said, "Reading will change your life". And it did for me. He said if he had time to read books, then all of us had time to read as well.
What genres do you write?
non-fiction, business, trivia, self-help
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
Fiction, that information just does not flow as well for me–I get inspired by doing a task, then writing about it. Although the future is not set in stone–for there maybe a fiction book in the future. We can never limit ourselves, as we can always take on a new tsk.
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
I do not have a writing desk–I use the whole dinning room table….Right now, there are 6 of my rough drafts of my latest book I just released, on November 6th–I have numerous pens and paper……It is awesome to glance over and see, that all my hard work had paid off, by seeing the final product on the table as well.
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
My hobbies are all over the place–I still continue to throw spaghetti at the walls to see what sticks. I enjoy exercise, the theatre, spending time with family. I enjoy yard-work, landscaping, and taking care of my property.
What formats are your books in?
All information is provided by the author and is presented as it was submitted so you the reader get to hear the author’s own “voice” in their interview.