We had the good fortune of connecting with Gerald C. Anderson, Sr. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gerald C., Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
Honor. The meaning of honor is an adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. I believe if you asked me this question when I was 18, my response would have been different. Again, the Air Force instilled honor in me and I still live by it today.
As a Christian man I attempt to live a life that means doing right. I am not perfect, and no one should ever think that I am. However, each day I strive to live it with honor to God, myself, my son, and the Lyfe family.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
All of my life, I wanted to write. With the advent of computer technology, writing and publishing books became easier to accomplish.
After I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, I wrote simply for my own personal enjoyment. Learning how to write and tell a story that engages readers can be difficult and quite a learning experience. It actually took me two years to complete “We Come in Peace”. My style has evolved over the years, as I have learned how to weave my stories from the third person perspective to keep my readers engaged. The toughest part is creating meaningful characters. In 2015, I released Standing Firm (One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence). In that novel, I created Raine Davis and LaJuan Craig. These two characters were so lifelike and relatable to my readers, that many of them told me they thought of them as real people.
My books are designed to both entertain and educate. I want my readers to be so engulfed with my stories that they don’t realize until they’ve finished reading that they learned something. When one of my readers provides feedback to me that they enjoyed the story and learned something from it, I am forever proud of that moment.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to dedicate my success to God, my son, Gerald C. Anderson, Jr., my mom, Virmell D. Stanley, my brother, Albert D. Anderson, Jr., the board of directors for Lyfe Publishing. LLC., and all the loyal and dedicated fans of my books.