Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Spectacular Comeback by Harry Munns

Welcome to Author Harry Munns

Harry Munns has spent his adult life traveling, observing and recording the world around him. The richness and depth of those experiences make up the substance of Spectacular Comeback. He’s known around the world as a best-selling author, lecturer and coach. He lives in southern California with his son Micky.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

I’d go back to the 16th and 17th centuries because I love the idea of sailing to unexplored lands and discovering places the modern world (at that time) hadn’t touched.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
I assume they could be people who lived in the past. Magellan, Hemingway, Mailer, Lincoln and my dad.

What is one book everyone should read?
The Old Man and the Sea

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon, eggs, toast with butter

Pet Peeves?
Too numerous to list here.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Everyone loves a good comeback story.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m writing a young adult novel called Unexpected Voyage. My goal is to get it into print and get as many young adults to read it as possible.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t expect to become a writer. It’s the one thing I can do for a living that has the potential to utilize my diverse interests and experiences.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Two Years before the Mast

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The only books I remember reading as a child were the Hardy Boys series. It was wonderful getting into stories that had kids a little older than me as main characters who were responsible for most of the major plot points.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
As long as you continue to absorb the world around you, you’ll never run out of things to write about.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Saint Barth’s

What is your favorite Quote?
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
You can sleep in your car but you can’t drive your house.

How do you react to a bad review?
I’ve never really gotten one but I suppose I would immediately try to figure out whether it appeared somewhere that anyone will ever see or hear. If not, it doesn’t matter.

What do you do in your free time?
Sail, work on cars, and all the things my 11 year old son does.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Summer, hot, humid.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
The Road by Cormack McCarthy

Pizza or Pasta? 
Don’t make me make that choice

Sweet or Salty?

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 

Beach or Pool? 

Shoes or Sandals? 

Spectacular Comeback

The revolutionary, 24 day program that will rebuild your life one step at a time. The author guides readers through a series of exercises that help re-establish a sense of order and control in their lives. He uses personal accounts of his own journey from a life he loved to a life he didn’t recognize or wan and back again. Comeback Inspirations from well-known survivors such as Doug Flutie and George Foreman show readers how easily and quickly even the most successful among us can tumble from success to failure. Their journeys back help inspire and motivate readers as they struggle to make their own comebacks. Spectacular Comeback emphasizes taking control of the things we can control as a means of exerting influence over other forces beyond our control. You will see results at every step along the way. You’ll gain confidence and momentum from your personal feeling of accomplishment as you cross each daily task off your list. In the end, you will have the tools and the attitude you need to get the things out of life you want and deserve.

Giveaway Details
2 copies of Spectacular Comeback
Open to US only
Ends 10/7/12

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