About Oumar Hill:
Oumar Hill was born in Oxon Hill, Maryland raised by southern parents from the Atlanta, GA and Greenwood, SC. Mr. Hill started his education at Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Mr Hill has an Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science from Howard University; his Post Graduate Degree from George Washington Project Management, Masters of Business Administration in Global Business. Based on his extensive life experiences, Mr. Hill has dedicated his life to being a catalyst for change and a voice for generations to come by becoming a motivational speaker and life coach. Mr. Hill prior experience comes from serving the federal government the past twelve years in project management and writing position. Through the power of experience, a commitment to serving others and a desire to teach, Mr. Hill has connected with people with his signature from-my-heart-to-yours approach which has inspired many and instilled motivation and possibility in others. In addition, Mr. Hill is revered by his community and is a social entrepreneur and an avid contributor to the non-profit sphere. He is the co-founder a nonprofit organization called Team Finesse. Team Finesse places intensive focuses on development through leadership development, teamwork, good sportsmanship and high emphasis on reliability training. Mr. Hill has continued with his commitment to serving others and in helping them in meet challenges successfully. As a determined agent of change, Mr. Hill has dedicated his life to energizing and uplifting others to hopefully pass on the same values that his mother and father have passed down to him from their Southern roots.
What inspires you to write?
All the people in the world that don’t have a platform to voice their opinion inspire me to write. The ability to have passion and purpose in a career is a blessing and priceless at the sometime. Writing gives me the mental ability to release my emotions and ideologies into words and testimony. Writing is a gift with fulfills my soul and helps me wake up everyday knowing I helped someone else better themselves.
Tell us about your writing process.
I would call my writing process a combo writing process. It all depends on the setting, my mood and how busy I am with working on new business development. The process is forever changing and involving to meet the demand of readers. I am more of a seat of the pants type writer who can write 15k-45k words per day.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would tell most writer to keep writing and when they hit a roadblock, enjoy it and keep thinking. We all hit mental roadblocks but the great ones hit these roadblocks and never stop thinking and creating. Believe in your work and you handwork will pay off. Stay focused.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to pursue the self-publishing route to help me engage with my readers during my presentation, conferences and speaking engagements. This helped me to get a better understanding of the publishing process and helped me prepared for my six books to follow in 2015. Going with a publisher or self-publishing is all dependent on the needs of the author, both have their pros and cons.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the future of publishing will change again with the evolution of ebook and audio being more accessible for readers. This is only the beginning of the technology that will change the landscape of publishing.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: self-help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print