My guest today is Mark J Grant, a name well known to people in the financial world. Mark has run Capital Markets and been on the Board of Directors of four investment Banks. He was also the President of a public company in the Telecom space. He started writing “Out of the Box” an economic commentary about eleven years ago that now goes to some 5,000 financial institutions in 48 countries.
Mark has also written “Out of the Box and onto Wall Street: Unorthodox Insights on Investments and the Economy”, but now as they say on Monty Python for something completely different.
At a dinner party friends were discussing how there was not any “fairy tale” type books their young children could read and enjoy, Mark took matters into his own hands stating he would write such a book. The result is the wonderful “LILA: THE SIGN OF THE ELVEN QUEEN.”
About LILA: THE SIGN OF THE ELVEN QUEEN:
Lila is a polite six-year-old girl who lives with her mama and papa in New York City. She has two cats, and would now like to have a dog–except dogs are not allowed in her apartment building. After thinking about it for awhile, Lila asks her parents if she can have an invisible dog.
Her parents agree, and together they decide to name the dog Fluffy. On their way to the pet store to buy invisible supplies for the invisible dog, a black and white Aussie appears from around the corner and introduces himself to Lila, saying, “My name is Fluffy.”
In a series of fun adventures that follow, Fluffy introduces Lila and her family to the invisible people of Iceland, who live inside the boulders of Central Park and the cornerstones of New York City buildings. One day, the invisible people discover that the birthmark on Lila’s left forearm is the sign of their Elven Queen, and just as she turns seven, Lila is made a princess. Can anything be better than that?
The book has proved to be a huge hit both with those reading it as well as being read to. A second book is already planned which I am sure will continue Mark down the path of a successful children’s book author.
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mark J Grant
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