by Ces Guerra, author of “Gumbo for the Tiger Soul”
When we make a decision to pursue our dreams, we all experience the inevitable challenges, setbacks, hurdles and obstacles that are bound to get in the way. After all, if the dream was so easy, it wouldn’t be such a lofty dream. Gumbo for the Tiger Soul is a story that resulted from me chasing my dream to share the Tiger Fan experience. I’ve been thinking about putting it down on paper for over three years now, and decided to produce the book late last year.
Were there obstacles? You bet! Were there challenges? Absolutely! Did the notion of just giving up cross my mind? Yes! Deep down I knew that if I just continued to follow the plan, to follow the path I had envisioned, the book would come to be! So, when my hard drive crashed, I found a way to continue. (Thank goodness I saved everything on DropBox earlier that week!) When I was hit with an episode of kidney stones, I took that setback and just kept on pushing. When people did not respond to my vision, I just kept on going, and going and going!
The result is a colorful story of friendships, family, food and fun! The LSU Tiger fan experience as we have come to love is more than just about a football game. As you read through the chapters and understand that the memories are often not about the game itself, you’ll get the drift. And, when you hit the end of each chapter and find a tasty Cajun recipe to try, you’re soul and your stomach will be fulfilled! You can order your copy of GFTS through AuthorHouse.com or ask your local bookstore to order it.
For more information on speaking events and book signings go to the Facebook page at Gumbo for the Tiger Soul or the website www.GumboForTheTigerSoul.com
Ces and his lovely bride Laura at an LSU game.
Note from Ruben:
Ces and Laura climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with me a few years ago. They are both a blast to be around. Always encouraging, happy and fun. Just the kind of people you want in your “DreamTeam.”
Olympian Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez