Today, I'm a television host, international bestselling author, and professional speaker but my journey has been filled with ups and downs.
I served eight and a half years in some of the worst prisons in America where I fell in love with books and began to read eighteen hours a day. I taught myself how to write by reading just about everything I could get my hands on, but what helped me to develop my own writing style most were the works written by the masters of 19th century fiction.
I taught myself how to become a speaker by carefully listening to audio lectures and reading the speeches of great men and women throughout the ages.
Fortunately, television hosting is natural for me since I truly enjoy the projects I'm involved in.