Andrew DeYoung has wanted to be a writer since he started reading Chapter Books in grade school.
While Andrew’s been a writer for decades, his first published novel has made a splash. The Exo Project is a finalist in the upcoming 2017 Minnesota Book Awards for Young Adult Literature.
I am lucky enough to live across the street from Andrew. We spent an evening together drinking whiskey, chatting about his writing, and discussing the need for validation that comes with the creative process.
Stephen R. Moore sat patiently across from me while I fidgeted with my mobile phone. I didn’t know how my first podcast was going to turn out. I was trying to keep my nerves under control, play it cool, and not waste his time.
Stephen is a leadership and sales coach, helping corporate clients in the car industry get better customer satisfaction and results. His cooperative, Leadership3P, pulls in over $600,000 every year.
His time is valuable, to say the least.
We were already off to a rough start. My plan to
meet in a quiet library didn’t work out due to a national holiday (A sincere thank you to all of our nation’s military veterans for your service).