About Reigh Simuzoshya:
I am a public health professional with concentration in Epidemiology. I live in West Virginia with my family and I work as a resident researcher, teaching and conducting research, particularly in health and other related fields. Almost all my work is conducted online for and with students, and organizations.
What inspires you to write?
I believe that I have something that needs to be told and shared with others; an urge to communicate to others what I have learned and experienced. It is my hope that what I am sharing will impact the course of some people’s lives, and ultimately, the course of history for better, in one way or another. I would like to leave this world a little better than I found it.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write non-fiction books. As such, I find that having an outline to function as a guideline around which to build my ideas helps me make my argument more coherent. The outline is fluid, of course. This means that it is flexible and can be modified accordingly as need arises.
What advice would you give other writers?
I would advise my fellow authors to write your thoughts down as they come. Don’t worry about editing as you write down your thoughts. You can clean up that mess later. What matters is that you do not lose the core ideas as they flow into your mind. Do not deliberate. Just write, write, write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to go with a traditional publisher because I needed services in the form of editorial and marketing help of some sort. I also wanted the publishers to help me, somewhat, with media outlets for my books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
All I can say is that there is currently significant competition between self-publishing and traditional publishing. The future of these two approaches will be determined by how much they are able to provide services and resources that connect the authors with their readers.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: I write about health, law and religion.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print