An author can reach many readers with their stories, experiences and interaction. Having a platform helps in building your fan base but it does nothing for physically being in front of your readers. It is exciting to be involved with readers at book signings, speaking engagement and at book club meetings. My best experience did not happening in these particular situations but happened in an unexpected place, a Walmart.
A lady came up to me at a local Walmart and started telling me about her life and the different struggles she has been dealing with. The lady explained to me that she had wanted to purchase a copy of my book but could not afford it at that time. I walk the lady to my car and handed her a free copy of my book. I signed the copy with a little letter of encouragement telling her to stay in the race. The lady breaks down and tells me through a stream of tears that this had been the best day of her life. It was like she just won the lottery. This experience blew my mind and truly blessed me that I was in a position to help her.
You see it doesn’t have to be a book, but can be a little encouragement, a simple sentence of motivation or a listening ear that can make a reader’s day. This is what makes being a published author worth it.
Keith Taylor is a freelance writer, pastor, mentor and graduate of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis. He started at a young age ministering about the Word of God to area juvenile detention centers, prisons, churches, and conferences. Keith Taylor II is known as “Mr. Inspiration” and with his heart for mentoring has concentrated on helping at risk youth. He focuses on bringing to light issues that have been hidden or avoided. He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his lovely wife Jasmine and is working on his next title. Visit Keith on Facebook.
We have all been affected by a form of rejection at some point in our lives, but it is how we’ve dealt with the rejection that shapes who we become. Keith Taylor II shares his passion and knowledge to change readers’ minds about rejection. In Rejected But Still Prevailing, Keith Taylor II helps readers understand the meaning of rejection, how to handle it and how to overcome it.
We first have to understand what is against us, then look to ourselves for change and learn to forgive those that have hurt us. Rejected But Still Prevailing will help you through it with biblical references and personal examples, readers will have a better understanding of what they are facing.