By Michael Beas
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Arthur Bozikas lives in Sydney, Australia and has been the CEO of a nonprofit disability organization for over twenty years. His life story was supposed to be short; at twelve, he was given an expiry date. But life doesn’t always turn out as we expect. Now sixty, he’s had forty unexpected years of life since that use by date expired.
After his day job as the CEO, Arthur was lecturing many business management courses part-time for seven years at the same university he graduated from. Additionally, he also was teaching many business management subjects as a casual teacher at several TAFE colleges for eight years, finally concluded all his teaching commitments to focus more on his passion for writing fiction novels.
I had an opportunity to catch up with Arthur on his latest book, ‘Iron Boy’. Personally, this book is inspiring, it is enduring, it is the story of struggle but also about the will and drive to move forward against all odds. It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet up with him and ask him some interview questions. This is what he shared up with me.
‘Iron Boy’, is such an inspirational story looking back what got you through the entire experience?
My family, and in particular my wife. Helen has continued to be the light in my darkness, I’m here because of her! More so, I’ve succeeded and excelled both personally and professionally because of her encouragement and support every way possible. My wife is amazing and I’ve been so lucky to have her in my life!
Have you ever gotten writer’s block and if so have you overcome it?
I’ve heard about writer’s block but only experienced an insignificant burden maybe because I started writing at a late age and I’ve got so much to say? When it occurs, I simply stop and start again the next day. It never lasts longer than a day. For me, stopping immediately is what overcomes it.
What is the first book that made you cry?
April Fool’s Day is a 1993 book by Australian author Bryce Courtenay. The book is a tribute to the author’s son, Damon Courtenay, a haemophiliac who contracted HIV/AIDS through an infected blood transfusion. The title refers to the date of Damon’s death, 1 April 1991. It was this book that I decided to be an author!
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
After reading many books over the years, I believe anyone can be a writer. However, only the great ones write with strong emotions.
What does literary success look like to you and what is something that you hope people can take away from, ‘Iron Boy’?
Reviews are a great indicator but success for me is getting published and holding the finished work in my hands in a form of a book. I would love if everyone can view each other as “people first” and not focus on their disability. No one is perfect, everyone gets old and eventually gets a disability in one form or another.
The most important question is how are you feeling today and if there is one lesson or something that you would like to share from the entire process that you experienced from the beginning to now what would that be and why is it important for you to share?
I feel great to be alive. I think one lesson for me would be to go back and tell my younger self to stop worrying every day. I wasted so much time worrying instead of enjoying life! Try it, it’s awesome for you and for everyone in your life…
For More Information on Arthur Bozikas and to get a copy of ‘Iron Boy’ click here. https://arthurbozikas.com
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