Author Michael Ford Jr. a retired Assistant Chief Louisville Division of Fire is my guest today
By nmurray, Sep 20 2018 04:00PM
Mr. Ford served as a professional firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician for 23 years, in the one and only Bluegrass state of Kentucky. He has recently completed and published his first book entitled: 24 “What Can Happen In A Day.” This inspiring book will take its readers on an introspective journey as they learn the lessons and relive the experiences within through the lenses of the author. This book is about people; about family, love, heartache, triumph, determination and so much more!
Welcome Michael to my blog, please let everyone know about your life and writing journey.
1. What made you want to write a book?
As a firefighter for 23 years, and like most firefighters, I was thrust into the lives of thousands of complete strangers during the best and mostly the worst moments of their lives. Yes, I was called there to assist and help, but inadvertently I found myself also being a spectator and student of life. I discovered truths and insights in the tragedy and triumphs of others that helped me navigate my own life and propel me to personal success. I realized that the truths and insights that I learned were universal, and would challenge others to grow and excel. So I wrote the book to share these truths and insights to my community.
2. Tell us about you and where you live.
I was raised in a financially poor home and family in Louisville, KY, but a home and family that was rich in love and character. As number two of five siblings I was taught early to share and serve. My mom and dad were both very giving people and served their community often and in various ways. So I believe that culture of serving really impacted my life. I have found myself living a life of community service: besides my 23 years of community service as a firefighter, my wife and I founded a youth program called Children Against Negativity (CAN) that has for over 20 years educated nearly 2000 students; for over 10 years we have provided management and financial support for 3 elementary & middle schoolsin Kenya East Africa; we founded Master Builders Academy a local Professional Development & Entrepreneurialorganization.
3. What have you written and what are you working on now?
The next project that I am working on is a book about the adventures of parenting.
4. Where can readers find your book for sale?
24 “What Can Happen In A Day.” is for sale on my website at https://michaelfordjr.com as well as the following websites Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, iBooks, Books-A-Million
Thank you Michael :)