On this episode of The Author Factor Podcast titled, Finding Purpose After Service: Mentoring Veterans and Sharing Wisdom Through Writing , I am joined by author, U.S. Army veteran, and podcast host, Rich LaMonica.
Rich's background is one that's shaped by hard work and determination. After initially feeling unfulfilled in college, Rich joined the army and served for 22 years, including four trips to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. After retiring from the army, he struggled to find a job but eventually found purpose in mentoring other veterans.
Rich's accomplishments in the writing world include his book The 13 Step Guide to Success, which draws inspiration from his experiences and advice from his father. He also launched a podcast called "Misfit Nation" to give veterans a voice and provide support. Rich emphasizes the importance of promoting his work through word of mouth and shares his belief in humility and hard work, values instilled in him by his father.
During the episode, Rich shares insights into the challenges of self-publishing, including the need for a team to handle marketing and promotion tasks. He also discusses the significance of his book's connection to a cause and the importance of building strong communities at the local level.
Rich also reveals his current project, a book titled "The Climb," which explores the story of a soldier dealing with multiple deployments and PTSD.
In this engaging and inspiring episode of The Author Factor Podcast, listeners will gain valuable insights into the writing journey, the importance of connecting with others, and finding purpose in the pursuit of their passions. Whether you're an aspiring author or simply looking for motivation, this episode with Rich LaMonica is sure to leave a lasting impact.
Listen to this episode here: https://authorfactor.com/rich-lamonica