Author Interview: Tom Cammack

  1. What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it?
    My passions are investing and monetary history. I am especially concerned about inflation and our money’s decline as a store of value.
  2. How long did the book take you from start to finish?
    I would say at least two years (part-time).
  3. What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?
    Even though I am knowledgeable of the subject matter, it still took hundreds of hours of research to write the book.
  4. What surprised you the most about the book writing process?
    Primarily, the amount of time it takes to write a book.
  5. Did you have any favorite experiences when writing your book?
    It was good to be able to talk with various people and get feedback on what I wrote.
  6. What do you hope your readers will gain from reading your book?
    I hope they will gain an understanding of how money works and what they can do to help themselves and their families financially.
  7. What projects are you currently working on?
    I am working on developing an inflation-related website that will be helpful to people.
  8. Is writing your sole career? If not, what else do you do?
    No – my main job is working as a senior investment manager with one of the country’s largest pension funds.
  9. Did you do any research for your books, or did you write from experience?
    I used research and 30 years of accumulated experience in writing Inflation Nation.
  10. How did you come up with your title?
    A great deal of thought went into it and I changed the title several times. In the final analysis, I decided that Inflation Nation was a title that people could identify with.
  11. What books have influenced you the most?
    Dying of Money: Lessons of the Great German and American Inflations – Jens O. Parsson and Tomorrow’s Gold: Asia’s Age of Discovery – Marc Faber.
  12. Who was your publisher and why did you choose them?
    I self-published the book through Lulu.

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