Interview & Giveaway: Author Jarett Waite

Welcome to author Jarett Waite!

Jarett Waite was born and raised in a rural community in Idaho. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management in 2005. He met his wife, Jenna, shortly after graduating and they now have two sons and a daughter, Bryce, Tyler, and Talia. Jarett owns Laser Mania Family Fun Center in St. George, Utah, and enjoys managing the day-to-day operations. His writing has been featured in trade magazines and he speaks at conventions regularly.

Jarett has recently published his first book I Asked Her Out, She Said Yes – Now What? A Crash Course in Dates That Lead to Relationships. After a short interview, followers of this blog will have the chance to win one of 5 copies of his book.

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would definitely go into the future. I’m pretty tech-savy, so giving up my cell phone and laptop to live in the past would be pretty miserable. Also, not having the vast amounts of information on the internet at my fingertips would be a real bummer.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A swiss army knife, a short-wave radio, and a Kindle with a lot of books on it. That way I could try to contact passing ships, never be bored with a ton of books to read, and take care of business with the swiss army knife.

What is the last book you read?
The last book I read was Driven, the biography of Larry Miller. I tore through it in a few days and highly recommend it. It was both entertaining and informative. I took a class in college that he taught and have been able to apply many of the lessons he taught to my life. He was an amazing person. Not perfect, but amazing.

What is the last movie you saw?
Toy Story 3. It was the first time either of my sons had been to a movie theater, so it was quite the adventure. I liked the movie a lot.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Super Fix-It Man. I’m the guy that everyone on the block calls if something goes wrong with their computer or anything electronic.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I think the most common response to this question is the ability to fly. I agree with everybody else.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I’m a biscuits and gravy fan. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
I needed to be alone away from distractions. I wrote the majority of my book late at night. I also wrote a good portion of it away from home on boy scout trips. During the day while the scouts were off doing their activities I would be back at the camp typing away. It was kind of weird, but worked for me.

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl for sure. I’m up until 2:00 a.m. most nights. Thankfully, my job lends itself well to this schedule, though my wife says once the kids are in school, I’ll have to change my ways :-(.

Thanks Jarett for taking a few minutes to answer a few questions. For more information please visit Jarett’s website.

Now for the giveaway!

Giveaway:

See My Review of Jarett’s book I Asked Her Out, She Said Yes – Now What?

This book is a simple, straightforward, logical guide to dating the right way. No gimmicks, no tricks, just practical advice that really works. If you’re new to the dating scene, fed up with short-lived relationships, sick of awkward dates with girls, or would just like to fine-tune your dating skills, this book is definitely for you. The advice in this book will restore your perspective, help you find relationships that last, and give you some practical hints and tips to help you-and the girl you asked out-feel great about the first date and beyond. Whether you’re new to dating, or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ll walk away from this book with the skills necessary to have success in dating.

Do you have a son, grandson, nephew or friend who could use this book? Here is your chance to win a free copy!

Jarett is offering 5 copies of his book to followers of this blog. Giveaway is open internationally.
Giveaway ends on 11/13/10.

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