I am very new to goodreads, well not new but new to actually being active on the site. I guess I am still just finding my way as an indie author, but I am definitely having a lot of fun doing it.
This seems like an interesting tool goodreads offers so I thought I would try it out. I figure why not start a weekly blog post on this site.
For my first post, I figure what better topic than an introduction.
My name is R.K. Gold and I am from Buffalo, NY. After going to University of Maryland for 4 years I moved out west to see a bit more of the country, before moving back to my hometown (You don't realize how much you love your city until you're gone). Being back home also makes cheering for my favorite sports teams a lot easier. When I was living in Montana I had to go to Buffalo Wild Wings (or find a shady internet site) to watch my Bills lose.
I now research and write articles, blog posts, and white papers, for a financial firm in Downtown Buffalo and am returning to school to pursue a Masters Degree in Economics.
When I am not at work I spend my time reading and writing in my living room, usually with my dog asleep on my lap. I love listening to music (every genre but I'm partial to hip hop) and my favorite city to visit is New Orleans. In fact as I'm writing this I am listening to Arlo Guthrie City of New Orleans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMS_...
I began writing novels in February 2014; I was in a bad car accident the month before. My ex and I were stopped at a red light when this car came speeding off the highway, lost control, and clobbered us. While recovering, I sort of had an epiphany; no matter what you are doing in life, no matter how safe you are or how well you take care of yourself, it can all come to an end in an instant; so it's best to spend your life pursuing something you are truly passionate about. I had always loved writing but never thought it was something I could make a life out of. Boy was I wrong.
I currently have two books out with my publisher (Weasel Press) and a third coming out this August.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Feel free to comment below and tell me more about yourself. If you're an author shoot a line about when you realized it was a dream you wanted to pursue.