Last night I presented my book, Views form the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor, to a group that gathered at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas. The group consisted of a number of parishioners, and I was part of a panel of speakers who attend the church and have also published books. Each author presented their books, told how they were published and what inspired them to write in the first place.
We heard stories of a fighter pilot, poems by Victor Semos and recipes of family members, and memoirs or a man's grieving process. It was amazing to hear each person speak so passionately about their subject matter and their books. Something came alive in each person as they presented with a deep sense of pride in their work.
I presented the story of how I met my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, and highlighted key topics in the book like boldness, control, leadership and work life balance. The audience was supportive and engaged, and we heard many inspiring stories. I was able to sign a few books at the end of the event too, which was extra nice. The event was a big success, and I hope to do even more speaking engagements in the future.