Al Cadondon and “The Young Sailor”

 
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Al Cadondon tells us about his new tale of youth and romance, The Young Sailor.

 

Please briefly describe your book . . .

Codondon front coverThe Young Sailor is a novel that has fascinating scenarios: first love, love triangle, secret romance, and inter-racial relationship. The Young Sailor depicts a life of a young gentleman leaving home with good moral values and foresees a bright future in pursuing education in America.

However he befriended a beautiful irresistible blonde that takes his heart and took his life in a different direction.

He was involved in relationships with other women.   When he  meet a  girl he love but whose parents do not believe in inter-racial relationship his life got complicated, however he was able to overcome  twist and turns  to fulfill  his  dream  and  live his life with the girl he love.

And a little about yourself?

I loved reading and writing poetry when I was in high school.

I joined the United States Navy and after an honorable discharged I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I am a retired real estate broker and investor, and owned rental properties.

English is my second language and I have heavy accent.  I love to put my thoughts in paper. I never expected to have a publish novel.   I’m persistent and iUniverse made it happen.

 

Do you have any particular literary influences?

I love watching romance and war movies.   In my thoughts I make comments and critiques  of movies I watch that inspires me. After my retirement I start reading more books and put my ideas and thoughts in writing. “The young sailor” is a product of my own imagination and my true experiences when I was a young sailor. Family legacy and my curiosity led me to write a novel.  I believe that when I die my book stays for my grandchildren’s to remember me.

 

What is the one message you would convey to your readers?

Reading is self-improvement and can become a passion.  The Young Sailor portrays a fascinating life with twist and turns that keep you wondering what will happens next as you read on.  It is a book with a lot of tension but have a satisfying and emotional journey.

 

Are you working on a sequel to your book?

Yes, I am working on a sequel on my book.  The epilogue shows my intentions.

 

Are there any events, marketing ideas or promotions planned for your book?

I want using Facebook as a tool to convey that I am writing a book.  I consider myself as an aspiring author and persistent in publishing a book. Curiosities make people   buy the book to find out what I have written. If they find it interesting they will tell their friends.

I want to distribute post cards and fliers to friends and to interested people. I plan on attending gatherings and occasions, social club and church activities to share the book. I received a merit award as the guest speaker of a catholic high school 60th anniversary reunion.

 

What was your favorite part of your publishing experience, overall and with iUniverse?

I learned writing my book through iUniverse’s editorial evaluation. It was a challenge that kept me working hard to come up with good results as needed in publishing a book.  I love iUniverse’s editorial and design services.

iUniverse made my dream of being a publish author realized… iUniverse made it happen.

 

Finally, what advice could you give to aspiring authors?

Keep writing and do not give up.  It is easier to start a story based on your experiences and on the field you know. Favorable or negative Critiques help. Go with iUniverse.

 

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