Friday, May 15, 2020

Seeing Is Believing: Unbelievable Encounters of an Extraordinary Nature

Today is going to be a lot fun as I introduce you to an amazing read.  This book, "Seeing is Believing" by  Jordan Tyler Quinn Farkas is exactly what we need to get our minds off the COVID Pandemic.  Oh, my, is this book a great way to get out minds of things.  

Seeing Is Believing: Unbelievable Encounters of an Extraordinary Nature Paperback & eBook – April 27, 2020

by Jordan Tyler Quinn Farkas (Author) 

As a child, I grew up in a little town of about 17.5K people called Huntington, Indiana. When I was a teenager, I moved to southern Maryland for a few years. I think that's when my travel bug started because I've pretty much been moving ever since. Currently, I live in Europe with my wife, Zvjezdana, youngest son Ivan, and step-daughter Stella.

I attended quite a few schools in my journey this far, something like 12 or 13 if you count primary schools as well as schools of higher education. As far as college goes, I've never really been able to decide what I "want to be" in order to pick a degree. I have studied at CSM, IAIA, and SNHU with great success and interest, but no degrees yet.

As a student of so many schools, writing has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. In fact, it was as a young student that I first felt enjoyment out of writing. It was also as a young student that I won my first writing contests.

What inspired you to author this book?

This particular book, Seeing Is Believing: Unbelievable Encounters of an Extraordinary Nature, is made up of experiences that I've had along my journey. It is more of a confession of things I've seen and encountered than it is a "story." So, the inspiration was really to share the knowledge of what is really out there with people who've not seen. To spread the message to be open-minded.

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

My book's cover is inspired by one of the encounters that I had. This particular counter happened in North Carolina over a decade ago. The book "being" or "entity" on the cover is the closest imagery I could afford that appears like what I saw... and of what saw me.

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

To be honest, I would have to say that the masses are probably the biggest influence on me as a writer. I've been heckled for this, but I feel that if I'm writing a book for the multitudes to enjoy then I should probably consider the views and opinions of the multitudes and then try to give them something to think about for years to come. Colleagues of mine believe that this mindset leads to being less organic as an artist, but I don't personally feel that way.

Speaking of personally... my friends, my family... the people I care about the most, they are the biggest influence on my life because they're what I care about the most.

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

This book took me a little over a year to write. I first released an eBook about one of the encounters that I had with a cryptid, and then another, and another.

After I put the eBooks out, I sat down and started writing about all of the other strange encounters that I'd had. At the end of the day, I wasn't able to include everything in the book, but it's enough.

Tell your readers about your book.

My latest book is a compilation of first-hand cryptid encounters. All of which are encounters of mine. Each of the encounters is related to the reader exactly as they happened in the best detail I could recall. Most of these encounters took place in National and State parks... but not all of them. Some of them happened in regular places, like home.

Seeing Is Believing, as cliché as it sounds, is really about just that. I want my readers to understand that, sometimes, it is truly in the seeing that makes us believers. But, that it is also in the believing that enables us to see in the first place.

Who is your target audience, and why?

My target audience is really wide, at least in my mind. It includes anyone who is open-minded and wants to believe in more than meets the eye. I'll really leave it at that!

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Being a father is no doubt the biggest success I've had in life. Writing, and getting paid for it, is probably somewhere on the list as well.

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

I'd like to think that my work is no non-sense, but engaging at the same time? I also just tell it how it is and don't hold any punches when it comes to speaking the truth. If you want a dose of reality, pick up one of my books.