Thursday, May 28, 2020

Autobiography of A Spiritualist

Who needs an uplifting read? I know that I do, and that is why I find Glen Goodrum's book, "Autobiography Of A Spiritualist: Search for Solomon’s Lost Book," to be powerful. It is uplifting.


Autobiography Of A Spiritualist : Search for Solomon's Lost Book Kindle Edition

This is a book based on my early experience in spiritualism and the supernatural. While the story plot is fiction I believe that the rest may be true. The haunted places are real and I have visited them. The Loss Book of Solomon is real, but I never searched for it. Read Now.

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Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

Born in Texas moved around a lot. I went to junior high and high school while living in Portland, Texas
I became an atheist and liberal at an early age. As a young man, I was lazy and untrustworthy. I made friends less than honest persons. After I couldn't find work anymore or pay my rent. I pack up and hit the road, ending up in Nashville, Tennessee.

What inspired you to author this book?

I was an intellectual while growing up and loved to read anything and everything, even though I keep it a secret from everyone. I wanted to be a writer ever since I can remember. But I didn't believe I could, so I didn't try. I think self-improvement inspired me to write this book. I wanted to improve my writing and I knew this subject.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

My friends and I had used an Ouija board a few times with some spooky results. When I thought of spirits an Ouija board would pop up in my mind. I enjoy making my own book covers and bought about every how-to book I could find.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

Captain Joe Knoble, now a retired Major of The Salvation Army. He believed in me and helped me when no one else did. Buying Amazon Kindle books have helped me to be able to become a writer.

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

There are four main things to overcome. I wasn't a good speller. I couldn't read my own handwriting, could only type with two fingers, and I had failed English and grammar. Plus my age, I've only been writing books for a couple of years.

Tell your readers about your book.

This is a book based on my early experience in spiritualism and the supernatural. While the story plot is fiction. I believe that the rest may be true. The haunted places are real, and I have visited them. The Loss Book of Solomon is a real, but I never searched for it. This book is really I believe Historical Fiction but based on my history which hasn't been written.

Who is your target audience, and why?

Those interested in the supernatural, religion, or ghost stores. You might learn something new and enjoying the book.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

When I graduated from The Salvation Army Training School for Officers. No one except Captain Knoble though with my background though I could do college-level work. Most people just tried to discourage me. So that my greatest success.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

My life experiences and age.


A Message from Glen Goodrum

I want to thank those that took the time to give me reviews on my books. I have been working to improve my books and will continue to do so. Thank You very much for your reviews the latest reviews show I am improving my books. Glen is passionate about health, dieting, cooking, writing fiction and nonfiction books. Born in Texas in 1943 he has experienced most of life's ups and downs.

Glen's words of advice: I believe that the secret to becoming successful in life is taking it one step at a time, do not look at the end of a challenge just concentrate on getting through it one step at a time.
Learn from your mistakes as you go forward. By doing this, you will reach your goal before you know it. Remember, quitters never win, and winners never quit. Also, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Your perseverance is the key to your success. You can only go forward with your life using your perseverance. Never be afraid of perseverance. Your perseverance will never kill you. But it will strengthen you and make you more powerful.

You can teach an old dog new tricks. I'm proof of that. It just takes longer. Only started writing books in 2019.

When I went to the Salvation Army Officers Training School, they gave me a folder showing what I would be doing for the next two years. The courses were college level, and I only had a high school GED, plus they kept us busy from morning to night with no summer break. I felt like I was sitting on a beach watching a giant tidal wave coming at me. I wanted to quiet and runway.

Instead, I repeated my favorite Bible verse' I do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' I mentally stepped back and looked at the first thing I had to do and then did it, then taking each task one at a time I made it through with passing grades. Whether you believe the Bible is divinely inspired or not, it is full of wisdom that can help anyone. It helped me to get through two years of the Salvation Army Training School and earned me two years of college credits. And showed me I wasn't as dumb as some people thought I was.

The road of life is never smooth and pain-free, but I have made it further than I ever thought I would.


Glen Goodrum