Stay on the path! Life will distract you. When I was performing my last school assembly in England in 2013 I stopped planning and allowed the event in finding a new career distract from the career I really wanted – being an author. I reached 1.6M kids in six countries and thirty-five states as a NED Show performer so why wouldn’t I continue reaching kids in a positive, character-building way? How many more kids can I reach through books than in person? It’s exponential especially with today’s multimedia and social media opportunities. I met Tim with Blue Fish Web Design in Post Falls, ID today … Today I began planning my next career as a kids book author. Kids Have Ups and Downs Too the first book in the series, as well as the second book subtitled, “A Bully’s Journal” are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Remember “Promoting literacy of the heart and mind cultivates the landscape of a child’s future”. #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo #bethebuddy
#BookerWeed – Go figure … This odd yet meaningful name brings so many memories to my mind. A highschool road trip to Eugene Bible College (now named Newhope Christian College) in 1978, and a repeat in 1979 – the many greeting cards I created for classmates while earning lunch money, the buttons we made in support of our military men & women and to honor those lost on the day of 911.
Now a self-published #author writing my third book in the series #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo, I intend to bring to the world’s attention that no matter what’s happening at home, in your neighborhood, or with your friends you have what it takes to make good choices.
This being inspired by eleven years traveling across 35 states and 5 countries as a yoyo professional encouraging kids to become champions in school and in life as I shared #TheNEDShow with 1.6 million kids. I can not measure the gratitude I have for #AllForKidz and as I move on in a more traditional management role I continue to focus on the dream of reaching exponentially more kids as a full time children’s book author concentrating on the hashtag #BeTheBuddy.
Now for some uke therapy …
A Bully’s Journal
Campaigning is a necessary evil – Without it no one knows of your lifetime effort to bring Booker Weed
to every household, school, and library – doing it takes everything you have to try and be creative and grab the attention of the consumer. I will continue and be glad in it!
Kids Have Ups and Downs Too -A Bully’s Journal, has reached the editor and Independent Authors Network is now hosting another author page for me. It takes a lot of time to promote a book as a self publsihed and self marketing author but with the help of my publisher, Mindstir Media and other internet tools I truely believe that BOOKER WEED will be America’s Next Household Name! Thanks ahead of time for visiting Independent Authors Network
Making Booker Weed America’s next household name is a huge undergoing. I’m just a former aerospace supervisor who got laid off and thought, “What am I going to do the rest of my life?” Screenprinting from my garage didn’t work so well, loading UPS trucks gave me tendanitis, and customer service at a Shell gas station made me fat eating the snacks that surrounded me to stay awake.
When God speaks to you it may not be something you hear but it penetrates your heart and soul as it did mine the week following the end of my aerospace career. I simply asked, “God, what would you have me do?” His reply: “You’re going to minister to kids and have to fly to do it.” I became a yoyo professional and for the last ten years I have been blessed to speak to more than 1.3 million kids worldwide and encourage them to become champions in school and in life as a NED Show performer for All For Kidz, Inc.
Inspired by my notorious childhood and the word God spoke to me I have wrtten my first book in the series, “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too!” starring Booker Weed. For me to minister to kids and continue to fly to do it Booker Weed must become a household name. If I can reach over a million kids in person imagine how many more kids I can reach with a successful series of kids books. Please Like my Fertile Ground Creations Fan Page to learn more about Booker Weed and me. Sharing on Facebook is huge so thanks for that!
I work a full time job. It’s a fun job and the only thing that could be better than encouraging 4000 kids weekly around the world is to be a full time kids author. That’s the purpose of writing the series, #Kids Have Ups and Downs Too starring Booker Weed, the character I created on a napkin at a Denny’s restaurant in 1979. The most difficult is developing that perfect business card, that perfect website, not having an #agent. I am determined that God will complete that good work He started in me some 34 years ago. God gave me a word that I would minister to kids and have to fly to do it and I have been flying around the world performing The NED Show at 400 elementary schools annually to over 1.3 million kids over the last ten years. How many more kids can I reach through a successful series of kids books. Kids Have Ups and Downs Too is available online at Barnes & Noble as well as Amazon. Book No. 2 entitled Kids Have Ups and Downs Too – A Bully’s Journal is due out this Spring. It takes a look at bullying from te bully’s side.