Introducing Author Troy Lewis
This week my guest is Troy Lewis. Troy has written a remarkable book called Another Second Chance. What would you do if you were faced with a disease that would be certain death unless you could find a donor? What if that donor turned out not to be able to help you? The author has gone through just such an experience and has chosen to share his journey with the world. You can read my review of the book here.
Interview of Troy Lewis
Where do you write? What’s your creative space like?
I like writing in, what I call “my writing cave”! My finished basement.. As I walk.the steps to my “Cave”, it’s as if I am entering a different world. There is a peacefulness down there that can’t be explained. You are surrounded by memories on the walls from moments in the past. And occasionally a furry feline will sunder onto your lap to see what you’re writing
What is your favorite writing tool?
I prefer my laptop to write with.. But I love to listen to Christian music for inspiration. It helps put me in the mood to inspire others when I am inspired myself. It lights a fire in my heart, then to my brain, which explodes out of my fingertips into the story.
What movie star would you pick as one of the characters in your book and why?
Since my book is an autobiography, it doesn’t seem appropriate to choose my character. So I will get my self in trouble with my better half and choose her character…. I would have to say Jenny Garth would play my wife, since she has been told there is a strong resemblance.
What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you realize that dream?
I wanted to be a Professional athlete. Uh… That didn’t work out.
Explain your creative process. Pantser? Outliner?
It starts out as an outline, then moves around a bit when the ideas start to roll. Pretty soon I’m flying by the seat of my pants. So I guess, a little of both.
If you could only have one mode of transportation what would it be, a horse or a bicycle? Why?
That would be a Bicycle since I’ve never ridden a horse. Except at the carnival, but I don’t think that counts… Plus I love riding bike and I don’t have to feed it.
Do you dream about your stories? Ever written about a dream?
I have day dreamed about stories, but not had dreams at night about them. There have been moments where I have dreamed about people who I have met. Since I write nonfiction, that would probably be a “yes” on the “Ever written about a dream” question.
What were you like in high school? Class clown? Nerd? Cheerleader type?
I was just an average guy, I was quiet and shy to those I didn’t know well. To the ones I did, I was loud and out going. If you were my friend, you were a close friend.
What’s your favorite theme park? Why? (If you’ve never been, which one would you like to visit and why?)
Cedar Point!! The roller coaster capital of the world! Not because I love roller coasters, they scare me to death! (Except the smaller ones.) It’s because I live a half hour away from the park!
Are you a reader? What types of books do you like best? What author(s)?
I am not a big reader due to time. When I do read, it is typically for knowledge or inspiration. I love Max Lucado books!
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Six months ago Jan. 28 on July 28, I commemorated my two year anniversary of my Second Chance at life! I wanted to share with you the most visited blog post I’ve written. http://wwwanothersecondchanceorg.blogspot.com/2012/07/walk-with-me-and-see-what-difference.html
On that day I ran my first 5k for team Ohio at the Transplant Games of America (on my 2 year anniversary!) When I arrived to the event and made my way to the starting line… There was my transplant surgeon and his wife ready to run with me… One of the most memorable moments of my life! I found out a couple of days later that I had finished fourth in my age group (40-49) and just missed the bronze medal.
Thank you Troy for a very interesting interview. Readers, be sure to leave comments here for the author.
Signed copies from Troy’s website www.another2ndchance.org
Other places to find Troy Lewis:
Troy Lewis Bio