Edward F. T. Charfauros is the author of Repeat with Me: I Am (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment: In the Spring! It is available now on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.
Thank you so much for connecting with us today. We are excited to learn more about you as an author, and the story behind this book!
First, some particulars:
Your Name: Edward F. T. Charfauros
Title of the Book you just produced with us:
Repeat With Me: I AM (Inspiring, Aspiring & Motivating) Success Every Moment - In The Spring!
What City do you live in?
San Diego, CA - USA
Will you share with us your Author Bio?
Edward F. T. Charfauros was born in San Diego, California, to Chamorro immigrant parents, who grew up throughout various cities within San Diego County, California, before joining the U. S. Navy in 1996. He is the eldest son of two boys whose married and now separated since 2003 with one son. For eleven years he served on board various Los Angeles class fast-attack submarines (USS La Jolla - SSN 701, USS Columbus - SSN 762 & USS Key West - SSN 722) as a Culinary Specialist. In 2008, he joined the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Hull Maintenance Technician before serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010. In 2013, he earned both an associate art degree in general studies and a business administration bachelor’s degree with a concentration in management while attending the Honolulu campus of University of Phoenix in Hawai'i. In 2015, he earned a certification in health Coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN).
IHS: What were you most worried about when starting out with this audiobook process? Did the worry happen or was it unjustified?
Edward: Hoping to choose the ideal book reader/audio narrator to read my book! Especially, one who is enthusiastically interested in benefiting from the book! Ultimately, the worry didn’t happen resulting in a successful outcome!
IHS: And, as a follow up, was there anything that you probably ACTUALLY should have been worried about instead?
Edward: No - I exercise optimism and gratitude daily moving forward.
IHS: What was your favorite part about listening to this book come to life?
Edward: The dedication to my son!
IHS: Whether fiction or non fiction, books are inspired work from authors. What was your muse for this book?
Edward: Catherine O. Charfauros
IHS: Is your primary business writing? If so, what do you do for fun? If not, what do you do “in real life”?
Edward: Unfortunately no, but I continue writing. I look forward to publishing in the future as I have three to follow this book. I am a Life Guide & Health Coach in real life as well as president and director of an S corporation, IAN SUCCESS INC.
IHS: Many authors are not audiobook listeners by nature. Are you? Have you ever listened to an audiobook before your own?
Edward: Yes, numerous books… a matter of fact I listen to audiobooks while I travel, particularly while driving as audiobooks is my preference over reading by a slim margin.
IHS: When you were listening to your narrator auditions, what was it like to hear your book suddenly get a voice?
Edward: Exciting! I was practically speechless while feeling overwhelmed with gratitude and amazement! I still feel immense appreciation when I listen to my first audiobook!
IHS: Assuming everything you want from this book and audiobook comes true, what do you see as the greatest result for you? What is your dream for your future that can come directly from this book and audiobook?
Edward: The greatest results are my emotional and mental benefits!
IHS Let’s talk reviews. Do you read your reviews and listener comments? What do you most like to see in the comments?
Edward: Yes – positive feedback on how others are benefiting!
IHS: Once a book is finished, then the work of marketing begins. What do you do to spread the word about a new release?
Edward: Word of mouth marketing; social media marketing; digital marketing; and good old fashion marketing in the flesh, such as flyers, ads, etc..
IHS: What advice would you give those who are thinking about becoming an author?
Edward: Just do it! Go for it! Write and record your thoughts proceeding forward regardless of where you are, who you are with, and when. You can organize it all later… your main concern should be recording and writing it all down! Have faith, believe in yourself, trust the processes, and go with your flow while entrusting in your brilliance of your soul!
IHS: Finally, what advice would you give authors who are thinking about doing an audiobook?
Edward: I highly recommend doing so! Make it happen! Ensure the audiobook meets your approval prior to finalization!
IHS: Thank you so much for your input! Now, tell us your Top 10:
Top 10 Things I’d Do If I Get Ridiculously Rich.
1. Start my non-profit foundation to assist homeless people on starting over through their interests and passion
2. Sponsor children education
3. Invest in global ideas for positive effective change
4. Gift heroes in their communities
5. Fund financial and health education in struggling communities
6. Fund and expand global solutions and ideas into other areas of the world
7. Travel and motivational speak where wanted
8. Fund my ideas and solutions
9. Fund inspiring aspired artists
10. Invest in companies toward creating more jobs in struggling communities
IHS: And in 10 words or less, Why?
Edward: To make a positive difference as I look forward to leaving the world better than when I found it!
IHS: That's awesome! Okay, Edward. Thank you so much for your time today! Before we let you go, can you tell us where people can find out more about you?