Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sing To Me - 12 Things About Jeff Rivera

They want to pull the plug on his brain-dead wife. 

When rock-star-to-be, Cody White meets sassy Emma Lohan, he doesn't know what to make of her. 

Obviously out of his league, she’s outspoken, full-figured, beautiful, college-educated and has a heart of gold. 

She's perfect and he can't stop thinking about her. She’s nothing like the girls he's dated before. 

It doesn't make any sense. 

And yet, true love rarely does. 

Little does he know she will teach him what it means to love, what it means to fight for the girl of his dreams and what it means to give up everything he's ever wished for; for the chance at something he never thought was possible. 

True love and kisses from the heart. 

But when tragedy strikes and her life is on the line, Cody is broken. He must make a choice: accept that the girl he knows will never be the same again or stay with her when she needs him the most and give up his life-long dream of becoming a rock star forever. 

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“12 Things About Jeff Rivera”

1.    I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah of all places in the world. I haven’t been back there in over 30 years, but would love to visit.
2.    I got my first novel that I’d written published by a major publisher. It is called Forever My Lady.
3.    I lost my virginity to a girl and a guy in the same year (but not at the same time).
4.    I usually do my best writing sitting in my underwear (boxer briefs) and no shirt.
5.    I have 12 nieces and nephews and I love each and every one of them.
6.    I was homeless when I was a teenager and lived in my car for a period.
7.    I was bullied mercilessly in middle school about how skinny I was, about my voice and I carried and still carry that hurt with me to this day.
8.    I live in Costa Rica most of the year.
9.    I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was about 26, but I don’t own a car now.
10.I have 2 yorkies, 2 parakeets and a turtle.
11.Every year I go to Nicaragua and do whatever I can to help the homeless children and teens that live on the streets.
12.I take a nap almost every day between 10am and 12pm. I call it rebooting my computer.

About the Author:
Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.

He also writes or has written for Entertainment Weekly, Mediabistro, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post and has been invited to speak and inspire groups all over the world from South Carolina to Nigeria. He has been on panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others.

He is known to have broken the news that Seth Godin was ditching traditional publishing which lead to mentions on hundreds of blogs and media outlets including The LA Times, Fast Company, and New York Observer. His news break that Jackie Collins would be self-publishing the US-version of her eBook lead to mentions in The Bookseller, The Guardian, USA Today and hundreds of other outlets.

His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many.

Rivera created a massive online following before the eBook revolution even existed.  He was able to land an agent and a book deal with Warner Books (now known as Grand Central Publishing) within 7 days.  He has used the knowledge he gained from this experience to help coach his clients on social media campaigns and has helped over 100 clients take the first step in landing an agent too.

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  1. Sounds like a great book. I enjoyed the 12 things too. I didn't get my driver's license until I was in my mid 20s too. It was forced on me. I didn't want to drive.

  2. This book sounds amazing. I'm going to purchase it now! I loved reading your 12 things. I'm sorry you had struggles early on. Hopefully things are better for you now.

    Hope Williams

  3. As a man who enjoys reading romance novels, I am excited to read this one by a male author. Thanks for the recommendation.