Everett Woods, Author Spotlight

Becoming a Super Dad isn’t by chance but by choice. Discover how you can become the best father and partner, one step at a time.

It’s Friday morning and you’re all set to shut the week with a bang. The big presentation went well, and your weekend is booked with Netflix and friends. Life is going smoothly…until your phone rings.

It’s your partner on the other side, calling to break the big news: You’re going to be a father, honey! As her words echo in your head, you can’t make sense of anything. Your emotions amplify, from joy to terror, as if lightning has struck and knocked you off your feet. “A father? But I don’t even know how to change a diaper!”

The good news is that, although challenging, fatherhood is a joyous and enriching experience. And there are plenty of strategies you can use to become an amazing Dad to your little one, no matter your current position.

In First Time Father, you’ll discover:

  • An easily digestible breakdown of pregnancy by trimester and week
  • How to best support your partner through pregnancy and birth
  • Practical and effective tips to strengthen your relationship
  • Financial planning guidelines to secure your family’s future
  • Tips from new dads on how to bond with your newborn within the first few minutes and months of life
  • Powerful and honest information on how to ensure the well-being of you and your partner during this transition
  • And so much more, from one Dad to another!

And so much more!

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Everett Woods whose book First Time Father charmed me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that are fathers, especially first time fathers but really the book can be read by just anybody as it is flawlessly written, educational and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Everett Woods will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Everett Woods!

Everett Woods is an educator specializing in teaching Dads and Dads-to-be. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, DC, preparing to have another child.

As an optimistic person, Everett celebrates being a parent and considers it the biggest blessing of his life, and he well recalls the trials and tribulations of trying to get pregnant as well as navigating pregnancy, birth, and raising small children. Each stage brings a roller coaster of emotions. Everett wanted to play an active role in parenting, and partnered with his wife to research parenting styles, philosophies, and methods every day. Now, he’s passionate about sharing the strategies that get parents  through – and encouraging fellow Dads.

Everett’s goal is to propel your confidence in your preparation for a new little one. What you’re about to go through, he went through too. Everett remembers feeling that sense of security grow during the challenges he and his wife encountered during pregnancy that prepared them to bring a new baby into the world. Everett’s books are designed to bring that sense of security into your life.

Now, how wonderful does Everett Woods sound?! Everett Woods is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and the author and I hope that you enjoy Everett Woods’ answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself

I am a father, an educator, an author, a practicing artist, and a museum specialist in the Smithsonian, so as you can see, I have many roles in my life.  None of which are more important than being the best father to my children as I can be.  A follow-up book is on the way in the next few

Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?

When my wife and I were pregnant with our first baby, I realized quickly that resources geared primarily to Dads was lacking, and as an educator, I had a strong desire to remedy this.  As a result, I decided to write First Time Father.

What would your advice be for aspiring writers?

I encountered many challenges trying to produce a well-researched quality book while managing all of my different roles in life.  I disciplined myself to work on the book at specific times, and my wife and I worked together to manage our time between raising our children and taking on this project.  My advice would be to not get discouraged and stay the course when one encounters challenges.  Sometimes it just felt like too much to accomplish but having a drive and passion to be of service to all the Dads out there kept me motivated.  So I guess some more advice would be to make sure you care deeply about what you are writing about, so that one can draw on their own passion in order to persevere.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book? 

I believe the most important thing about this book is that I’m a father myself, and I’ve included many personal stories that had a great impact on my wife and I.  From experience, I know how important it is to identify with a person who is offering help, and I believe providing support from one Dad to another is crucial for the information to be received and absorbed well.

What is your writing process like?

My writing process begins with passion for an idea.  From there, I begin reading all I can on a subject and taking detailed notes.  Once I’ve compiled a wealth of information, I begin sorting through it and starting an outline.  I get a feel for how I want to structure a book and then write an introduction.  Writing the introduction really helps to inform how I’m going to go about the rest.  So my process is a combination of planning and evolving organically as the writing leads me down different paths.  It’s the same in my sculpture process and in my museum experience.  I see how my many disciplines have influenced my process throughout all aspects of my life.

Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?

I designate time during evenings and weekends in coordination with my wife so that our kids always have ample quality time with both of us together and separately.  Discipline is key in all of my various vocations.  I live by the old saying, “if you don’t keep track of your time, you lose it.”

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I do read every night to wind down for the evening.  I have to admit that my reading habits are mostly science fiction and fantasy from authors such as Tolkien, Frank Herbert, and Steven King J  although I write non-fiction, I draw creative energy from fiction and stories.

Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?  

I’m hoping to have the next installment of First Time Father completed in the next 6 month or so.  The next installment will be guidance for the first year of a babies life.

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Everett Woods! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

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