Books & Essays
Brad has been writing essays and speeches for many years and includes the more current/relevant ones here. His first book, Lucky That Way, was written the summer of 1998 and published that November. Then during a concentrated five-month period from November of 2001 till March of 2002, he wrote his next two books, One Shovel Full and Get Things Done.
Most recently, as the President/CEO of Groundbreaking Press, Brad had published a book on the current state of the book publishing industry and why it is important that those people, "with a book inside of them, screaming to get out" should take advantage of the changes in technology and publish. The book, Why Publish, is available at the Groundbreaking Press bookstore and Amazon.
One thing Brad discovered, as a publisher who has spoken with hundreds of authors and published over thirty books in the past three years, is that every author has their own process for writing, that there is no "right way" to write a book. Below is a short concerning Brad's process and how his second and third book were written.
"I started out to write a book about storytelling and the power it had to change people's attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions. My writing process involves waking up sometime between three and six am with the next chapter in mind. I go to the computer and spend the next four to five hours pounding it out. Well, I noticed fairly quickly that not all the chapters I was writing fit into a book on storytelling ... it turned out I was writing two books at the same time. I never knew when I woke up which book the next chapter would fit into. I finished them both in the same week."
In the summer and fall of 2008 Brad wrote his fifth and sixth books, My Thinking Cap and Get Out of the Way! Use the menu on the left to access Brad's books and essays.
In 2011 Brad got freustrated with Stephen Hawking who had stated catagorically stated that there was no God because (parapharsed), "nothing existed prior to the Big Bang." He thought, "What a faillure of creativity and imagination." The result was his book, Why Does Anybody Believe in God; an Essay on Creation. In this book he provides a scenario where God could easily exist as the Universal Consciousness, even though he may not have existed prior to the Big Band. He also discusses multiple universes and the Theory of Evolution.
Finally, Brad has taught business communications at Texas State for a decade and during solidify his approach to finding a job, more than that, actually finding your work; what you were born to do, your passion. The result, in 2013 he wrote Finding Your Work where he descibes in detail his maverick approach to the process.
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