Today, The Spotlight is on Shon Hyneman, Author, Radio host and Mentor
Welcome Shon to the Spotlight.
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a Husband of ten years, Father, Mentor and Owner of Never Again Ministries which promote Marriage Enhancement and Holistic Relationships. My Wife and I host the Doctor of Love Show on Three different stations.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? In my latest book WISDOM:
Preventing Problems before They Happen the overall message is to help people cut back on making bad decisions. Don’t get me wrong, we all make mistakes but if there is someone who can mentor us from making bad decisions, apply the wisdom that others give to you.
What is the most challenging part of being an indie author? What is the most rewarding part of being an indie author? The most challenging part of being an indie author is getting others to see the vision that is birthed within you. When you don’t have others backing you or you don’t have the big name to match, it takes more time for others to buy into what you are writing.
What made you decide to become an author? I like to talk a lot! I figured if I can put all my thoughts and ideas on paper it will become more valuable to those who read my books.
When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? I started writing my first book If You Apply These Principles in 2008. Then I went on to get published by the company Lulu.
Please tell us the titles of your current book (s): And give a brief synopsis
-If You Apply These Principles: God Is More Practical Than We Think (2008) I used a lot of Bible Scripture from the book of Proverbs on the practicality of God and how God require work to be done on our behalf to be successful.
-It’s The Woman You Gave Me (2009) how we can get past blaming others for past hurts and disappointments from parents, friends, spouses, and situations. Notice how the blame game started with Adam and Eve in the garden. Since the beginning of time it’s been an issue even until today
-3 Are Even Better (2010) eight week workbook for married couples and benefits of God being the head of your marriage. The title came from the book of Ecclesiates 4:12 we discuss topics from money, sex, how to affair proof your marriage to blended families
-WISDOM: Preventing Problems before they happen (2012) Refer back to question number one for synopsis
What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? Don’t quit when things get tough and get connected to others who have the same goals as you. Networking with other authors is a powerful tool. Also support other authors and understand it’s not always about you and your work.
Tell us about your journey to publication for me it was tough because I didn’t know any other published authors when I wrote my first book. I just did the best I could and let the cards fall. But as time went on publishing became easier.
What next for you we are hosting our first “3 are even better” Marriage Retreat in Payson, Arizona this fall and the release of my new book WISDOM: Preventing problems before they happen