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Kent Gustavson
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Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. ~Michael Jackson


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thinks he might still be in purgatory
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Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. ~C. S. Lewis


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Green is calm 😊
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"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." ~Ben Okri


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When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. ~Wilma Rudolph


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maybe good place  for  resting  grounds
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"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the #seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson"


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He is one of my favorite writers!
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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Amen
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Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed  goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control now. ~Denis Waitley


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am  not concerned with popularity stock exchange tables  figures..even if at the moment bottom  of the  table..1 name  to  suggest,,hercule's
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Our greatest  weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison


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True 
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There are two ways of spreading light to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton



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You love it dont you?😉
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So true and sought after...
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Absolutely true! I just had this experience! 
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“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”--- Clifford Stoll



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sometimes the best plan  is the unmade plan  because then do's not involve time  or bureaucracy  of  planning  
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Indie publisher, TEDx speaker, musician & award-winning author.
Introduction
Kent Gustavson, PhD is a thought leader in the world of independent publishing. As an award-winning author, owner of an acclaimed indie publishing house, and founder of a successful author mentorship program, he has the rare distinction of having a 360-degree perspective of the indie publishing world. Through the wide scope of his accomplished career he’s developed boldly innovative approaches to indie publishing that yield real results.

Kent is highly regarded for writing the definitive biography of music icon Doc Watson, 'Blind But Now I See'. The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award and has circulated around 50,000 copies. His publishing company, Blooming Twig, has published more than 300 books—many of which have become bestsellers and garnered major indie awards. With his esteemed mentorship program, 'Walk out with a book', he has codified his successes as an author and a publisher into a method that yields bestselling results for first-time / early-career authors. 

His progressive, and pragmatic, approach to publishing stems from the empowering ethos of the D.I.Y. music scene. Here, artists took business matters into their own hands and created lucrative opportunities away from ivory tower major labels. “Traditional publishers are dying. With more accessible methods to print via the internet, like e-books, the power is given back to individual authors and small, hardworking publishers,” Kent explains. “A whole new era is blossoming; it’s like the French Revolution for books.”

From systematic principles that make that monumental step of starting a book less daunting to revelatory publishing advice, Kent offers guidance for authors every step of the way. "I'm all about conversation, connection, and truth," he says. "It's an amazing new time. It's possible for everyone to find success as an author."
Bragging rights
Have rescued and fostered countless animals.
Education
  • Stony Brook University
    PhD in Composition, 2004 - 2007
  • Stony Brook University
    MA in Composition, 2002 - 2004
  • Middlebury College
    Music & German, 1996 - 2000
  • Erich Fried Gesamtschule Ronsdorf
    1995 - 1996
  • Caddo Magnet High School
    1994 - 1995
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    1992 - 1994
  • Stillwater Junior High School
    1990 - 1992
  • Lily Lake Elementary School
    1989 - 1990
  • Marine Elementary School
    1985 - 1989
  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School
    1983 - 1985
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
November 24
Work
Occupation
Indie Publisher, Speaker, Author & Musician
Skills
Publishing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Books, Public Speaking, Music, Teaching, Blogging, Social Media, Higher Education, Innovation, Guitar, Composition, Motivational Speaking, Speech Writing, Writing, Ghostwriting, Editing, Graphic Design, Executive Coaching, Business Coaching, Copywriting, Folklore, American Studies, Folk Music, History, Music Industry, Musicians, Small Business, Start-ups, Interviews, Literature, Social Networking, Proofreading, Web Design, Publicity, Content Development, Ebooks, Non-fiction, Lecturing
Employment
  • Blooming Twig Books
    CEO, 2005 - present
    Award-winning indie publisher in Tulsa and New York.
  • Stony Brook University
    Faculty Director, 2010 - 2011
  • Stony Brook University
    Adjunct Professor, 2003 - 2011
    Music Department European Languages Department Writing & Rhetoric Department Leadership and Service Program
Places
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Currently
New York, New York
Previously
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania - Milton, Pennsylvania - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Wagoner, Oklahoma - Sound Beach, New York - Shreveport, Louisiana - Holden Village, Chelan, Washington - Middlebury, Vermont - Stony Brook, New York - Jerusalem, Israel - Wuppertal Ronsdorf, Germany - Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Stillwater, Minnesota - Taylor Ferry, Oklahoma -
Contact Information
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Phone
1-866-389-1482,704
Email
Address
320 S. Boston, Suite 1026 Tulsa, OK 74103