A chat with Tommy Jones our author from Go Ask Your Dad.
Please give us an update since we heard from you last? I have been networking and sharing my story and giving out books when I can. Meeting people and telling them I have written 2 books, they get very inquisitive so I usually give them a copy.
Have you learned any new lessons from fatherhood? Can’t say I have learned anything new, but I have recalled or remembered some things I should be doing like just coaching my young men. Teaching them about what lies ahead for them as they get closer to 21 and 17.
Are you working on any new projects? I am currently in a discovery phase with another project I am looking into. Its some sort of a book or guide to help people navigate the rough waters as they come.
Tell us something we don’t know about you? I played football one year and was set to return a punt I caught, but when I looked up, I saw the other team coming, so I ran the other way. Technically, I was trying to run to the other side of the field, but before I knew it I had lost like 15 yards.
Can you share with us a positive experience as a result of being in our book? Not sure of a positive one, but something I have experienced is the glazing eyes when I tell someone I am in Go Ask Your Dad. When I tell them about the book, they look at me like, “seriously? You wrote something on fatherhood?”
What is your favorite activity to do with the family? Watch TV and play games. Travel is up there too.
Give us something you used to like to do with your dad or mom when you were little? Play games
Do you have any childhood memories with your parents that really stand out and maybe taught you a good lesson? The first time I ever said a swear word, I was in 4th grade. I saw this huge spider and it freaked me out. Later that night, I couldn’t sleep because I thought the girl I was with on our trampoline was going to tell on me at some point. I went to my parents’ bedroom, woke them up and told them what happened. Without hesitation, they both said, “That’s it? Think about not doing it again.” What I took from that was the power and immediate calm of forgiveness. I am not always that fast to forgive someone but when I do, calmness comes over me.
Where can we get a hold of you? You can find me at www.tommyjones.tateauthor.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,