Here you'll find answers to the most common questions about our book.
Q: What's the best part of being an author?
A: The interaction with the readers.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
A: About four years.
Q: What inspired you to write the book?
A: We both experienced bigotry and were hurt by it. And we understand how it can hurt and impact others. We both used specific techniques to maintain our self-esteem and move beyond the hurt we experienced. We feel that others can benefit from these techniques and therefore we decided to share this information in a book.
Q: Was it difficult writing a book together?
A: We wouldn't say it was difficult, but it was challenging. We have different styles of writing and different approaches to the writing process, so it was a challenge meshing those things together.
Q: Are there some sections of the book that were written exclusively by Roger and others written exclusively by Nicole?
A: There are some sections of the book that were written exclusively by Roger or Nicole and these sections are identified. The majority of the book however was written jointly by Nicole and Roger.
Q: Do you have questions available for Book Club discussion groups?
A:Yes. You can find them under "Book Clubs" on the menu bar on our web site.
Q: Is that a picture of Roger and Nicole on the cover of the book?
A: Yes. The cover is taken from a photograph that Sharon, Roger's wife and Nicole's mother, took in 1984. The photograph was taken in Roopville, GA while the family was on vacation visiting Roger's mom and dad.
Q: What's your secret dream for your book?
A: We hope that the book will start people talking to each other about their experiences of withstanding the lie of bigotry and through that discussion help each other with their struggles. We are also hopeful that the techniques that are presented in the book will help everyone who has suffered or who will potentially suffer the hurt, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem that bigotry causes.
Q: Do you have plans on doing another project together?
A: As a matter of fact we are still working together on this project. Our book is just one vehicle out of many to bring this very important message about withstanding the lie to people. We are seeking opportunities to speak to groups and organizations about the principles and practices outlined in the book and we also hope to conduct workshops about the concepts. In addition, we are looking for any and every other available avenue to educate the public about these principles and practices about which we are so passionate.