Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an executive for one of the largest camping ministries in all of the world, Word of Life Fellowship. I use my gifts to help organizations work through conflict and then help them find a way out to find success. I also help them with understanding who they are as an organization and can help guide them in strategic planning that fit around their vision and mission. If they do not have those things, I will guide them through that process as well. My strength is in non-profit success, but I also have experience in the for profit secture.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I wrote the book Ceasefire after spending the last 25 years learning how people respond during conflict, how I personally handled conflict. There are times in which I handled it well, and many times I wish I could go back and handle it better. I have seen many lives crippled because of conflict and my hope is I can help them find a way to work through their own personal reconciliation as well as reconciliation with others. I know that this is not always possible between 2 parties, but if nothing else we can help people find peace in working through it correctly.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I love to write about what I am going through. My personal struggles. Leadership, and what I am learning from others.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
John Maxwell, Craig Groeschel, Carey Nieuwhof, Chip Ingram, Andy Stanely
What are you working on now?
I am working on some podcast right now and doing some research for a book on being content.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media has been my best method, and word of mouth.
Which Websites you like most to promote your book
amazon, and my own (chipnightingale.com)
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don\’t wait to write your book. Just getting the word on paper help me to move on to the next project.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
What are you reading now?
At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor by Carey Nieuwhof
What’s next for you as a writer?
To help and encourage more people and companies.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Bible, 21 irrefutable laws of leadership, Winning the War in Your Mind