Celebrate Lit AUTHOR INTERVIEW for Where You Are and How to Get There by Nolan Ryan Recker

About the Book

Book: Where You Are & How to Get There

Author: Nolan Ryan Recker

Genre: Lifestyle

Release date: August 4, 2022

Have you ever had the thought or asked yourself the question, “How did I get here?”

You know, the kind of question examining the indirect decisions and circumstances that led you to the point life that you even need to ask such a question.

One of the oldest questions ever recorded in human history speaks to this very question we ask ourselves in moments of doubt. What if that ancient question was a question we ought to ask ourselves on a regular basis?

Journey with me as we wrestle with a question that if meant for us, today, would change everything about we view the life we choose to live.

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About the Author

Nolan’s toughest and rewarding opportunities are being a husband and a father. As a husband and a father, Nolan wants his family members to discover and live a flourishing life. Nolan’s life experience has covered the spectrum from being a camp counselor to a school teacher to a custodian to a Lead Pastor of a church. This, is why he writes. If he wrestles with the ideas he writes about, maybe others wrestle with the same things, and if they do, would they benefit from a different perspective? He’s honored to listen to anyone who graces him with their time to tell their story; especially if it involves coffee or pizza.

More from Nolan

Hi there! The name’s Nolan & I love this book.

Seriously, it was a labor of love.

Sometimes writing for the sake of the enjoyment and scrutiny of others can lead to some pretty sad writing days. One of my favorite writers recently said something along these lines, “Sometimes, writing is opening up a blank word processor, staring at it for eight hours, closing the processor, and not writing a thing. It still counts!”

For me, I used to seek perfection in much of what I attempted to do. I wouldn’t try something if the odds weren’t favorable. It wasn’t until I learned that life is a lot like staring at a blank word processor. Even though I didn’t accomplish anything on a specific day or season of life, the fact that I showed up is what counts.

Learning to live life in this way. Discovering rhythms of creating, rest, consuming, pain, work, play, purpose, and my people; helped me to rediscover a life-story worth living.

A life-story worth writing.

I am so many things and wear so many different “hats,” but first and foremost, I am a loved human being, created in the Image of a loving and creative God.

I enjoy being a husband and a father.

I love the passion of writing.

When something comes together, there is no greater treasure than to put something into the world that brightens someone else’s experience of this life.

Wearing the “hats” of Pastor, Teacher, Coach, Friend, Advocate, etc. time and I again I would have conversations with people regarding the very things you will read in “Where You Are & How To Get There.”

We are all on this life journey together, and I am glad to journey on with all of you.

Author Interview:

What role does God play in your writing career?

Simply, it’s a partnership. God, for some reason or another made an intentional choice

to create humanity in His image, worth with and through humanity, drew near to

humanity in human form, and empowers us by His Spirit into all things Kingdom.

Certainly, we all get things twisted along the way, but if the pursuit is love and service

toward one another, then my writing is a partnership with that vision. I write because I

want to serve others, to encourage them on their life’s journey.

What has been your favorite book that you’ve written? Why?

This one! Easy answer. Ha! Seriously though, this is my favorite because of my growth

as a writer and creator. I look forward to my next book because it will be built upon the

growth and maturity forged in the process of writing this book.

Do you have a team or do you manage all aspects of writing by yourself? How

do you balance writing, marketing, social media, etc.?

At this point in my professional writing journey, I do a lot of the heavy lifting. I have

leaned on contributors from Fiverr. I connected with a publicity team and will utilize

multiple people for their marketing efforts to get the word out there. Writing is my

favorite part, but I am taking the other aspects as a challenge to grow in my experience

and knowledge.

What projects are you working on currently?

Now that the book is done and out there, I am working on an eCourse to accompany it.

Provide a different format for people to experience the book. In addition to the eCourse,

I will record an audiobook version too. I really like audiobooks read by the author, so

that is what I will do!

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you think that helps (or hinders) your


I am an introvert! Or to really complicate things, I lean “omnivert.” As I have flexed the

introvert and extrovert muscles, I have become more aware of my tendencies based on

the situation I am in. Sometimes being around people or in a meeting breathes life into

me. Other times, I rely on my “me-time” to disconnect and recharge. All that to say, I am

learning to find new rhythms of rest. Sometimes when I write, I prefer to be in a room by

myself in silence while other times, I will listen to music. Sometimes I will put a show or

movie on in the background. Sometimes I will go to a coffee shop and be around people

while I write. The spontaneity helps and hinders based on the level of my “social


Thanks for connecting today.

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to focus on seeing


Would you like to be a part of a membership where everyday you are pointed back to God and seeing Him in your everyday life?

If that sounds like something you’re interested in, I invite you to come check it out!

Don’t forget to check out the other blog spots listed below for your convenience.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, September 9

Texas Book-aholic, September 10

A Reader’s Brain, September 11 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 12

Inklings and notions, September 13

Splashes of Joy, September 14 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, September 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 15

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 16

Spoken from the Heart, September 17 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 19

For the Love of Literature, September 20 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, September 20

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 21

Cats in the Cradle Blog, September 22


To celebrate his tour, Nolan is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!


5 Replies to “Celebrate Lit AUTHOR INTERVIEW for Where You Are and How to Get There by Nolan Ryan Recker”

  1. Great interview, Where You Are & How to Get There sounds like a very helpful read! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

  2. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Where You Are & How to Get There

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