Season 2 | Episode 11 • Bruce Carlin
Host & Guest
About This Episode
This week’s episode of Talking Book Publishing is a rare treat for us. It’s never happened in the podcast’s two seasons that we get to talk with an author on the release day of their book. Today our guest Bruce Carlin is the author of Undeterred: How One Determined Vietnamese Orphan Carved Out a Place for Himself in America. This novelistic biography is an immigrant story of resilience and determination. Bruce and Kathleen discuss his writing process, the book’s subject, dive a little into the stock market, and how these pieces combine to tell a compelling once-in-a-lifetime story.
If you are listening in the first five days of this episode beginning July 14, 2022, Undeterred is on kindle for free, so download it, read it, and leave a review. Reviews help indie authors sell more books, getting them into the hands of readers that will appreciate the genre, author, and story.
About the Author
Bruce Carlin is an accomplished executive in the healthcare and retail industries. He started his own company in 1998, focused on delivering healthcare as a consumer service rather than the cold and disjointed product it has been historically. Long worked alongside him, an unassuming but diligent professional who applied wise financial analysis to Carlin’s company. After ten years together, Carlin began piecing together snippets of his colleague’s fascinating life story as an orphan immigrant who overcame extraordinary obstacles. Then, with Long’s approval, Carlin decided to write this American success story and share it with others. The book’s lesson to all is if you want something, you must remain Undeterred.
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