Saturday, May 8, 2010
*INTERVIEW with Author/Trainer/Speaker/Consultant/ JIM TEMME*
Subitle: "Ideas To Live Your Life With Enthusiasm, Energy & Focus"
Genre: Self/Improvement/Business/Career(won the Glyph Award as voted by the Arizona
Book Publishing Association for Business/Career book of the year in 2009.
Geri: What inspires you the most to write?
Jim: I have written books mostly to produce passive income. Also, the research for my
books gives me facts and data to use in my speaking engagements. I have been,
first and foremost, a professional speaker.
Geri: Did you have favorite books as a child?
Jim: Not really. I wasn't encouraged to read. However, as a parent of two sons, when they
were little boys, I made it a point to read to them every night that I was home. Our
favorites were THE LITTLE ENGINE WHO COULD and GOODNIGHT MOON.
One book that did influence me as a child was J. D. Salinger's CATCHER IN THE
Geri: When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Jim: There was no particular moment. It evolved. I did realize in college, particularly
in graduate school, that I was better at writing term papers than taking tests. I'm
not sure that I am a writer, although I've written five books, four of which are
published. I consider myself to be an author. I do research for self-improvement
subjects that I then put into book form to help people who want to improve their
lives. I also use the facts and data that I research for my speaking engagements,
as stated before.
Geri: Who is your favorite author?
Jim: Probably Wayne Dyer would rank at the top. He inspired me to write in the self-help
genre. I also like Robert Fulghum. I don't enjoy fiction. I mostly like history, or
biography. For instance, I'm currently reading CLAPTON, the autobiography of
Eric Clapton. I recently finished THE SNOWBALL EFFECT, a biography of Warren
Buffett, and UNDAUNTED COURAGE, a historical perspective of the Lewis and
Clark expedition. I read a variety of books, newspapers, and magazines.
Geri: Do you have any current work in progress?
Jim: Not really. I have written a book on the shelf, so to speak.
Geri: Thank you kindly for your time. I wish you much success with your business, and
Jim: You're welcome.