Episode #26 – Writing Non-Fiction and Memoirs with Abel Keogh

We went a little long today, and I really debated whether to keep the last part in or not since we started talking about me and not about Abel’s work. In listening to it, and as Jen pointed out, I thought there might be some educational value so I left it… complete with my self-doubts.

All About Abel

Abel Keogh
Photo by Michael Keogh

Abel is the author of the novel The Third, the memoir Room for Two, and the three relationship guides Dating a Widower: Starting a Relationship with a Man Who’s Starting OverMarrying a Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Knot, and Life with a Widower: Overcoming Unique Challenges and Creating a Fulfilling Relationship.

During the day, Abel works in corporate marketing for a technology company. His main responsibilities include making computers and software sound super sexy, coding websites, and herding cats. At night and during full moons he transforms into a writer which isn’t nearly as exciting as, say, turning into a werewolf. He also speaks Bulgarian but doesn’t get a chance to practice it except when he’s cut off in traffic or smashes his finger with a hammer.

To keep his sanity in check, Abel runs 20-25 miles a week. He uses that time for plotting out his next book, fine tuning his plan for world domination, and keeping up with his marathon running wife, Julianna (a.k.a. Marathon Girl).

Abel and his wife live somewhere in the beautiful state of Utah and, as citizens of the Beehive State, are parents of the requisite six children.

Abel’s blog (as mentioned in the show) can be found at http://abelkeogh.com/.

About James Duckett

James is a geeky, nerdy dude. He writes, sometimes. He blogs, sometimes. He's helpful to people, sometimes. He doesn't like to repeat himself, sometimes. He's funny... looking... always.

His hopes and aspirations of the future is to one day find a way that people will pay him while he sleeps. It is his dream job.