I couldn’t be more excited to share this news for my dear friend and fellow critically acclaimed Author, Max Ivey known as “The Blind Blogger & Poscast Host of “What’s Your Excuse.” He began writing a travel series with the first book titled, “The Blind Blogger’s NYC Adventures” + How you can make your dreams come true.
He has now just released book two of the series titled, “The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures + How you can conquer your fears. See, Max never let’s his disability of no sight which happened when he was 12-years-old. Yes, it may take him more planning when he needs to travel, but he has such a inspiring desire to accomplish his life and career goals that he goes full board when he sets his mind to it!
So, I’m excited to share I helped Max with submitting his new book through the literary influencers, Readers Favorite for an editorial book review. And he grab a high solid 4-star awared review! Let me share more about who Maxwell is and all the many hats he wears as he is a pretty multi-faceted guy. Cat is very blessed to have him as a good friend and I enjoy suppoting all that Max does as he supports me!
About The Author:
Born and raised outside Houston, TX, critically acclaimed author Maxwell Ivey, Jr, is a prolific self-help writer who lost his sight at the age of twelve. He’s known around the world as ‘The Blind blogger,’ and the founder and host of his popular podcast called “What’s Your Excuse.” Max enjoys networking and connecting others, is a hilarious motivational and inspiring speaker, a veteran of over 255 podcast interviews, a podcast guest talent agent too! He offers a coarse called “8 Weeks to Podcast Rockstar. Yes, this blind man wears many hats and is multifaceted.
Ivey has several books to his credit, including his newest travel series with the first book titled The Blind Blogger’s NYC Adventures. His newly released second book of the series, The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures, and has him sharing his travels in memoir form about overcoming obstacles, not just with having no sight. Still, he helps others conquer their fears in career and life. All of his books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many online book retailers.
Maxwell is a unique Amtrak aficionado who enjoys travel by train and won the 2016 Amtrak Residency Award in place for writers working on their literary projects while traveling with Amtrak crisscrossing the country to many speaking events and book signings. From humble beginnings, Max grew up in a family of carnival owners as he wanted to continue in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business.
Max graduated from college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. At the same time, he worked in the family business alongside his brothers until his father succumbed to lung cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Max made some life-altering changes. He underwent gastric surgery and lost over 250 pounds, which inspired him to write his first two books. He learned how to blog using software for visually-impaired people. Overcoming many obstacles, Max built an online presence and now shares his experiences on “The Blind Blogger (dot) net.”
Today, Max is an inspirational and personal motivational coach who runs a little business by buying and selling carnival equipment and amusement park rides. Still a native Texan, Max loves to sing and spend time with his unique and crazy dog, a “Greymation” named Penny (half Greyhound, half Dalmatian). His hobbies are reading, singing, and blogging are among Max’s favorite things to do. He especially enjoys helping others find their bliss in life. Max and Penny reside in Conroe, TX.
Hire Maxwell as he is available for inspirational speaking events, Keynote for virtual and in-person conferences.
Visit and connect with Max on Social Media!
Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Linkedin
The New Release & Readers Favorite Review:
Reviewed by Donna Parrey for Readers’ Favorite
Author Maxwell Ivey Jr. describes his book, The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures, as “part memoir/part self-help” and the two genres are inextricably entwined. Max takes us along on his journey from Texas to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, and Florida, sharing his successes, his troubles, and his life lessons along the way. The book is structured somewhat chronologically, although there are occasional re-routes to examine a back story along the way.
Most of the 32 chapters are a quick read and each includes priceless “key takeaways” at the end. While the storyteller may be unsighted, he has a keen vision for extracting opportunities to learn and grow from his experiences, and we are the beneficiaries. In his last chapter, he gathers all 95 inspirational key takeaways as a handy reminder for readers that they, too, can overcome obstacles and achieve more than they may have thought themselves capable of doing.
Right from the first page of chapter one, it was clear to me that Max Ivey could sense authors’ insecurities and wanted to help us erase them. He’s been there, done that. Through honest and sometimes humorous anecdotes, we learn about how the blind author plans for success, solves problems and gets things done. In The Blind Blogger’s First Speaking and Signing Adventures, Ivey combines family history, new acquaintances, travel adventures, and personal insights to give readers a full picture of this man and his mission.
He teaches and entertains with stories about canned oysters, singing doo-wop, and facing every author’s fear: what if you had a book signing and nobody came? One of his key takeaways after chapter ten is “God will put people in your path that you are destined to meet.” Perhaps this is why you have found Maxwell Ivey’s book. To reference his carnival days, you might be a “lucky duck.” Well worth the read!
Come visit Author, Maxwell Ivey’s Amazon page to view and purchase all his books today!
Here is an amazing podcast Max was a guest on and with the “Fabulous Ms. Jena Rodriguez” and her show “Brave Masters” …