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IR Approved Author Earl Randall: “The best thing about being an indie is that I was able to finally get exactly the kind of book that I wanted.” 

Let ‘Er Roll received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.

Following find an interview with author Earl Randall.

 What is the name of the book and when was it published?

Let ‘Er Roll.  Published March 13, 2019

What’s the book’s first line?

The book’s first line is, “A valuable and interesting activity is to examine the most common causes of crashes when drivers are starting, stopping and passing.”

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. 

The book is about the various techniques I have learned regarding safe driving practices in Canada and the United States as a result of having instructed driver  training courses for fifty years.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event? 

The thing that inspired me to write the book is that I realized that I had no up to date and inspiring textbook for the use of students and I realized that this could be a valuable book for other instructors and students.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? 

A driver training instructor should read this book so that he or she could realize that with this book the instructing of classes would be made much easier because of the questions at the end of each chapter and the answers for all questions art the back of the book.  A person wanting to learn how to drive and not taking  a driver training course can get all that is needed in this book and there is a  section  near the back of the book called, Taking And Passing The Driver’s Test.

When did you first decide to become an author?

I decided to become an author about five years ago.

Is this the first book you’ve written?

Yes, this is my first book.

What do you do for work when you’re not writing? 

When I am not writing I am instructing driver training students, looking after a few colonies of honey bees, working in  my  small orchard of  fifty apple trees, four pear trees and five teach trees, and producing ten to fifteen liters of maple syrup each year.

How much time do you generally spend on your writing?

When I was writing the book I spent about six hour a day writing.

What’s the best and the hardest part of being an indie?  

The best thing about being an indie is that I was able to finally get exactly the kind of book that I wanted.  I didn’t find any part of being an indie difficult.

What’s a great piece of advice that you can share with fellow indie authors?

The advice that I would share with fellow indie authors is to cooperate well with the various people at the self publishing company and to insist  that you end up with exactly the kind of book that you desire. This includes cover etc. This is the great advantage that self publishing has over traditional publishing..

Would you go traditional if a publisher came calling?  If so, why?  

No, there is just not enough possible input by the author

Is there something in particular that motivates you (fame? fortune?) 

The thing that motivates me is the knowledge that I can help to reduce the tragic loss of life and the serious injuries on our streets and highways, due to motor vehicle crashes. I have nine large color photographs showing drivers making right shoulder checks while driving, and another one is on the front cover.  Each of these photographs show the driver making the checks for a certain reason and each can prevent a serious crash.

 

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