About Kent Burden:
Kent Burden found his way to the world of health and wellness after a college football injury left him a paraplegic at the age of 20 and confined to a wheelchair for nearly a year. During his journey through multiple surgeries, rehabilitation and eventual recovery, he discovered the benefits of yoga, Pilates and meditation.
During the course of his career in mind/body wellness, he has trained Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winners, NFL and NBA champion athletes and people from all walks of life. He is a certified master wellness coach and is certified to teach in 18 different fitness modalities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Science. Kent’s books have won multiple awards and risen to the top of the Amazon best sellers list. “Yin Yang Fitness: The Whole Package of Health,” co-authored with his wife Maria, won the North American Book Dealers Exchange Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of health. His book “Is Your Chair Killing You?” won the silver medal at the 2014 Global Ebook Awards in the health, fitness & beauty category and received an honorable mention at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival in the non-fiction category.
Kent is the author of “Is Your Chair Killing You?” “The Office Workout” “Exercise Sucks” “Yin Yang Fitness” and the “Workout At Work” series (25 exercises for Upper Body Strength, Lower Body Strength & Back Health) All of Kent’s books are available at Amazon.com.
His work has been published in Shape, Fitness, Self and Body and Soul magazines, among others and he has appeared on TVs Access Hollywood where he was named “yoga instructor to the stars.”
Nearly 30 years after regaining his ability to walk, he is recognized as one of the world’s top wellness experts. In public appearances his conversational, engaging and entertaining style makes him a popular speaker.
Kent Burden is available for readings, lectures and other public appearances. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What inspires you to write?
Helping others improve their health. For years I was a personal trainer and wellness coach who worked one-on-one with clients. Writing allows me to reach a much larger audience.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a write-a-little-then-walk-around-and-think-a-lot kind of writer. I tend to create blocks of information in my head then rush to the keyboard to get it all out.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Don’t worry about if others are going to like what you have to say (Some will. Some won’t.) and ignore the trolls.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We actually published our first book the conventional way–before ebooks existed. I still have several thousand books in my garage (I’m willing to sell them cheap). Kindle Direct Publishing makes the process so much easier and inexpensive. But you really have to pay attention and stay on top of what’s going on in the industry because the landscape of publishing changes everyday.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Honestly it’s too early to tell. I don’t think it’s going to be the “get rich quick” thing it was for awhile, but I think if you have the right business model it can put food on the table.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Health and wellness. Exercise. Cooking and nutrition. Non fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print