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Aug 23, 2021

Our Kickass Boomer of the Day is Charlie Sheldon, the author of “The Strong Heart” book trilogy. Previously, he worked on seaports for almost 30 years as a tribal negotiator, construction manager, project manager, and eventually executive. After retirement, he briefly returned to the sea for four years as a merchant sailor before becoming a full-time writer. 

The product of his 11-year writing journey is his trilogy, which he considers a timeless classic. When he’s not writing, Charlie is bonding with his family and hiking in the Olympic National Park. 

Join me in this episode and learn why Charlie is a Kickass Boomer! 

[00:01 - 04:51] Opening Segment

  • I introduce and welcome Charlie Sheldon
  • The reasons Charlie returned to sea at age 65

[04:52 - 14:44] Writing a Book

  • The challenge Boomers usually face according to Charlie
  • He talks about his experience becoming an author
  • He gives us a sneak peek of his books! 

[14:45 - 24:32] Creating a “Strong Heart” 

  • How to write believable characters in his books 
  • An 11-year journey in publishing a book series 
    • Charlie recalls his experience 
  • The kind of reading experience Charlie wants for his books

[24:33 - 34:42] Becoming a Timeless Human 

  • How to be “timeless” in this ever-changing world 
  • Charlie talks about the symbolisms that his characters represent 
  • This is how you should read The Strong Heart trilogy 

[34:43 - 43:56] Closing Segment 

  • Connect with Charlie!
    • Links below 
  • What’s next for Charlie?
  • Final announcements 


Tweetable Quotes:

“I wanted to write in a setting that let me be more timeless.” - Charlie Sheldon

“It was the telling of stories around campfire that made us modern human beings.” - Charlie Sheldon


Email to connect with Charlie or check out his personal website to know more about his work. 

GRAB copies of his book on Amazon!




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