Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Author Interview: Jeff Civillico, Contributing Author for Judi Moreo’s Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion

Today's special guest is Jeff Civillico, contributing author for Judi Moreo’s Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion. We'll talk to Jeff about his writing, his contribution to this collection, and what the future holds.

Welcome to The Book Connection, Jeff. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I market and perform a one-man physical comedy show called “Comedy in Action.” I perform at corporate events, colleges, and in several shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

When did you begin writing?
I have been taking little notes in a document on my laptop called “The Book” since college, not knowing exactly how it would all fit together. I began work in earnest on this chapter for Life Choices in the Fall of 2010.

Do you write during the day, at night or whenever you can sneak a few moments?
I find I am most productive in the morning when the rest of the world is sleeping, before the craziness of the day begins. When I can’t write in the morning, I write whenever I can squeeze a few moments in-– often I find that’s on planes, trains, and automobiles!

What is this book about?

This book is about inspiring people to live a life of passion. It profiles many people across many industries who have found careers that fuel them at their deepest level.
What inspired you to write the book?

I returned to my Georgetown University Homecoming to find that many of my classmates were unsatisfied in their professional lives. My career as a performer was all the buzz - ”You’re so LUCKY to be able to do what you love.” Lucky? Additional conversation revealed that although everyone agreed it was theoretically possible to imagine an enterprise based on your life’s passion, to most the undertaking seemed unrealistic and impractical. I saw a gap between knowing one’s true passion and defining its subsequent branding, marketing, and monetizing. I wrote this book to help bridge that gap.
Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

Amazon.com, all major book stores, www.lifechoicesbook.com and of course, my website www.jeffonstage.com.  

What is up next for you?
I am in the process of forming a non-profit called “Win-Win Entertainment” to match professional entertainers willing to donate time and talent with eligible, approved charities nationwide. For more information, please visit http://win-winentertainment.org.

Thanks for spending time with us, Jeff. We wish you continued success.


V.R. Leavitt said...

Wonderful interview! You sound like a fascinating person Jeff. I can't wait to read your book. Good luck with all of your future projects.

Molly said...

This is not a book that I would normally pick out to read, but this interview certainly has me changing my mind! Thank you Cheryl and Jeff for an awesome interview!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Enjoyed the interview, will read the book and lots of luck.