Interview with Joe Sinclair, author of ‘Putting Life on the Finish Line’

Joe Sinclair has had an education career that spanned more than forty-five years. He served as superintendent of schools in various North Carolina districts for more than twenty years. In 1992, he was selected as North Carolina’s Superintendent of the Year. He and his wife, Claryce, live in Statesville, North Carolina.

Thank you for this interview, Joe. Can you tell us what your latest book, Putting Life on the Finish Line is all about?

Putting Life on the Finish Line is a guide for those interested in staying physically active, and written by a long distance endurance athlete with a passion for running.

Putting-Life-on-the-Finishing-Line-194x300How did you come up with the idea?

I like to share my running experiences in hopes they would help to motivate others.

What kind of research did you do before and during the writing of your book?

I researched my previous news stories, reports, and other written documents which were used in the publication.

Can you give us a short excerpt?

I would love to run forever! Only God knows when that last marathon will come for me, but if the streets of Heaven are paved with gold, maybe one day you’ll find me running there!

In your own experience, is it hard to get a nonfiction book published today? How did you do it?

It takes organization, sacrifice, drive and determination, plus the ability to recall facts and events for publication.

What’s a typical day like for you?

A typical day for me involves performing my job as Executive Director of a teacher staff development center followed by a late afternoon run of six to eight miles.

What’s next for you?

I am in the final stages of publishing a non-fiction book titled “The Marathon Called Educational Leadership.”

Thank you so much for this interview, Joe. We wish you much success!


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