DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
I have a wonderful author to present to you today and his book in today's AUTHOR ZOOM INTERVIEW. David Armstrong has a strong message coming from hardship to success in his book "Why me?" I feel confident in endorsing this book after reading it and interviewing the author. Let me remind my reminders that I worked as a high school principal of an alternative school for fourteen years where my students on average had three felonies and four misdemeanors. I wish I would have had this book available for the parents of those teens who I worked with. If you work with troubled youth in any capacity, this is a must-read. Likewise, if you are a parent with a troubled child, this is a must-read. I proudly present to you my interview with David Armstrong.
Sensei Dave Armstrong was a product of a broken family, foster care, youth correction facilities, and a deceased, only parent at the age of 13. As an “at-risk” youth and a “product” of the inner-city educational system, young Sensei Dave was predestined to run with gangs, NOT graduate high school and be dead or in jail by the age of 18. After his mother passed away Sensei Dave lost all contact with his family and was in and out of boys homes, juvenile hall, and foster homes in San Bernardino, California for over 5 years. BUT…along the way he was influenced by two AMAZING people; his CASA, Ron Barnick, an Air Force pilot and Sensei Otto Johnson, his first Martial Arts Instructor. Without their mentoring Sensei Dave Armstrong would not have been able to mentor, guide, help, and motivate 100’s if not 1000’s of youth, mentors, foster parents, and board members. Sensei Dave now is retired after 24 years of service to our country in the United States Air Force he has also sat on the Board of Directors as Vice President for non-profit organizations, created his own Martial Arts Mentoring program and owned three martial arts schools (Faith Martial Arts Inc.) in the United States. As a U.S. Air Force Veteran Sensei Dave has been able to travel and see the world, spreading his positive and motivational personality from country to country. Currently, Sensei Dave is retired in the country of Greece and writing a truly inspirational autobiography. He is also an Executive/Leadership Life Coach and is currently developing his own Life Coaching (COACH COACHING) Program to help others become AMAZING Life Coaches. Sensei Dave seems to never stop moving and wanting to help and motivate people! He has been able to influence so many people young and old in his lifetime he wishes to continue to help and spread HOPE.
Highly recommend to anyone who has struggled, has teens, comes from challenges, needs motivation or looking for inspirational encouragement by real life experiences. This book will find a special place in your heart & resonate with you on so many levels. Loved the book!
Item Weight: 4.4 ounces
Paperback: 110 pages
Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.25 x 8 inches
Publisher: Absolute Author Publishing House (October 29, 2020)