From time to time in this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. The following are the words of Kent Gant Jr.; author of “How Do I Produce Prosperity?” To begin your self-publishing journey, get your free WestBow Press publishing guide today!
Well it all started when I was about 15 years old. I knew from going to church all my life that there was more to life than going to school, getting good grades, then finding a good job that will allow you to pay for all the bills you will accumulate throughout life.
I always found the subject of finances to be interesting!! It was something we needed but no one ever taught on it. I would find and read all the finance scriptures that I could and keep rereading them until they were apart of my everyday language. By faith I believe I can have anything the Bible says I can have. So as time went on my faith continued building and my jobs continued to grow more stressful, but without more pay.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that working a normal job was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So I would seek God on what to do with what I got. He had my mom speak to me about becoming an author and writing a book.
I thought it was a cool idea, but then reality set in and I realized writing a book was not going to be easy. I never knew anyone at that time who had written their own book anywhere in my surrounding counties. So I went for what I knew from school as far as researching a topic and coming up with plots and climax as it related to the book.
As I got older and finished getting my business degree I stepped into a position assistant manager at a grocery store. Honestly as much as I like the subject of money/finances the position did not meet the expectations I personally had. So I turned once again to God. He reminded me of my book!
Instantly, I began writing and revamping my work. When I turned 25, I knew it was time. Working with WestBow was so easy, and they take out the fear of the unknown. I published in comfort. May 5, 2015 my book went live. I happened to Google my name one day and to my surprise I saw my work and book online for purchase. Praise God!!
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