I’m pretty sure that’s his real name above, but he writes under the pen name of GB Banks. Greg is a regular over at KB’s Writers’ Cafe, always chiming in with helpful thoughts and advice. He recently shared an IndieGogo campaign he started to raise the funds he needs to help promote his latest novel Revolution Z. For a few bucks, you’ll get a copy of his book and help support his writing career. Maybe even send him to a few cons so he can meet his readers in person.
I shared his latest video on Facebook and mentioned that it simply isn’t fair that some people like Greg have advantages the rest of us don’t. Many of us suffer from self-doubt, apathy, a lack of work ethic, a shortage of determination, a tendency to procrastinate. I’m sure Greg isn’t immune to these shortcomings, but watch this video and see what he does have, and tell me if it doesn’t fire you up to do something today.
I’m sitting here in the last of a dozen hotel rooms, on the second to last day of a book tour that kept me away from home for two months, during a year in which I flew over 50 times and spent more than half the year on the road, and damn if I’m not lucky. I can’t tell you how thankful I am to have these opportunities. Greg would love to go to WorldCon or DragonCon, set up a booth, show off his books, speak on a panel about what it takes to pursue and conquer your dreams, how to be a writer. I hope to see him at a con soon. I’ll be the first to rush up and thank him for inspiring the hell out of me. If he inspired you, consider supporting his career. Don’t let his obvious advantages keep you from it. Greg can’t help it that he was born a badass. Hell, he changed his name so as to not rub it in.