Date Published: April 5, 2022
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
In 1970, at the age of 17 and with only twenty-eight dollars in his pocket, Tony Assali flew to America to escape war in his homeland, Beirut, Lebanon. With the intention of establishing a foothold so that he can bring the rest of his family to safety, Tony must find work quickly. Luckily, Tony possesses a special skill: the ability to perceive white tigers, rare and valuable opportunities other people either do not see or are too afraid to pursue. From humble beginnings working in a doughnut factory, to parlaying his charm into a position selling men’s suits by the thousands, Tony fulfills his promise to his family. Then Tony dares to dream bigger, creating a thriving business that makes him a millionaire. But even with these victories, Tony still hasn’t found the white tiger he’s really looking for—the right partner to make his life complete…until a woman he can’t stop thinking about walks into his life. Complications arise, but she might just be the one, and Tony is never the type of person to let an obstacle stop him.
Can you tell us a little about the process of getting this book published? How did you come up with the idea and how did you start?
A friend of mine recommended Acorn Publishing company, I gave them my book and they took over all the publishing details.
What surprised you most about getting your book published?
It was a lot easier than I thought when I asked for help. Acorn Publishing is very professional and easy to work with.
Tell us a little about what you do when you aren’t writing
I am not specifically a writer, but I hired a ghost writer to help bring my story to life! It was a great experience working with him.
As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?
The pivotal point was to get my success story in writing so I can motivate others. That’s what it is all about for me.
Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
My book is a biography of my life so it is not a made up story, but I will say working with a ghost writer helped in figuring out what pieces of life were most important to include.
What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Honestly, so far I haven’t faced any extremely tough criticism, and I am grateful for the encouraging community that has given great feedback for my book.
What has been your best accomplishment as a writer?
Documenting my life so that my story will be in print for generations to come, including my grandchildren, is the most important accomplishment so far.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
None, I only have one life and I wrote about it. 😊
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