Al Cadondon tells us about his new tale of youth and romance, The Young Sailor.
Please briefly describe your book . . .
The 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.