Interview with Derick Grant

Author of Results, An Athlete’s Devotional

Results, An Athlete’s Devotional

Where are you from originally and where do you reside now?

I am Originally from Princeton, New Jersey. I currently reside in Indianapolis, Indiana.

If you currently reside somewhere besides where you were born, what’s the story that lead from there to here?

I moved out to Indiana about 10 years ago. My wife is originally from this area, so when I was playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and always on the road we wanted to be close to her family.

What made you decide to write and publish your first book?

I moved out to Indiana about 10 years ago. My wife is originally from this area, so when I was playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and always on the road we wanted to be close to her family.

How would you describe your books to first time readers?

I needed to give hope to others. I was going through the roughest time of my life, and I needed hope, so I started writing. What came from it was my book. Hopefully it will serve as inspiration to others.

Who do you feel is most likely to connect with the topics you write about?

I needed to give hope to others. I was going through the roughest time of my life, and I needed hope, so I started writing. What came from it was my book. Hopefully it will serve as inspiration to others.

What unexpected or surprising thing did you learn during the process of writing and publishing?

I wrote my book with athletes in mind, but I think it appeals to everyone. We are all looking for some type of inspiration to give us hope each day. It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete, a teacher, or mailman, we all need hope.

If you could, what advice would you give to your past self before embarking on this journey?

I think I would tell my past self to be patient. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Know that all things will work for the good, and even though times will be tough, they are meant to make you stronger and better.

How many people would you ideally like to reach with your books?

I think I would tell my past self to be patient. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Know that all things will work for the good, and even though times will be tough, they are meant to make you stronger and better.

What has been the biggest challenge and frustration during the process to date?

I would love for my book to be known on a global level, to reach millions of people to provide inspiration and hope.

What’s your biggest strengths when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

I would love for my book to be known on a global level, to reach millions of people to provide inspiration and hope.

What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

I think my biggest weakness is marketing the book and really getting it out there.

When do you think you will write your next book?

Hopefully soon, I have an interesting story to tell.

Are you self published or did you use a hybrid publisher, or a traditional publisher?

I am self published, I found that while it was going to be harder to market the book, I wanted to make sure I had creative control over the content.

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