James C. Tanner is a highly published Canadian writer, who has written and published for over 38 years. Starting as a song writer, his first collection of over 200 lyric sets were published at age 16. He has written and taught under contract, business skills development programs for clients such as, The Government of Canada. He is a former professional Investigator who specialized in cult/occult related matters, with a targeted focus on the ritual slaughter of animals.
With a writing portfolio which includes many genres, James C. Tanner has written heavily in areas of business, marketing, psychology, personal motivation and human interest. In recent years, he has returned to one of his more favoured genres of historical fiction.
Over the course of years, James C. Tanner has published almost exclusively under pen names utilizing 5 different pen names, each assigned to specific writing genres.
In June of 2007, when tallies were gathered from all publishers, it was discovered that James C. Tanner’s monthly writings were reaching an average monthly audience of over 12 million readers.
Today, James C. Tanner lives the quiet life of a writer tucked away in the vineyard country of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
A personal note from James C. Tanner:
From relationships, to areas of our own personal growth, many people…and I DO mean many people from all walks of life, struggle with dysfunctions and deep seated personal challenges. Some have buried deep inside, a life crisis so severe that for the first time in their life they are being forced to pry open a painful lid sealed so tight that much of the experience had been forgotten. Life isn’t always fair, and it does change. If we are going to embrace life head on, then we must learn to put away the crutch of “denial” and confront head on our past putting those events into proper context. In today’s world, change has become our new healthy constant.
Books By James C. Tanner
The 20 Traits of Relationally Unsafe People
Book Description: We’ve all been there a time or two, burned by bad relationships be it with a friend, co-worker, employer, family member or romantic partner. All of a sudden we wake up one day scratching our head wondering “how on earth did we get ourselves into another mess?”
Too many of us good people have poured ourselves, with the best of intentions, into building bad relationships where we’ve ended up being abandonned, taken advantage of, or left with little or nothing to show for the devotion, time, and energy committed to a good thing gone bad. Somewhere in the midst of it all we lose sight of who we are, and for a period of time, doubt our ability to discern who is going to be a good choice for us, and who won’t be. It becomes a question of, “What do I have to change to avoid falling into this trap again?”
In our childhood years we are left to the perils of the school yard to learn from the meek and the bullies how to make friends. No one teaches us as children, or as youth how to recognize the 20 traits of relationally unsafe people.
Most of us couldn’t identify two of the several personality disorders. If asked, most of us couldn’t describe what a narcissit, psychopath, sociopath or what a machiavellian is, and yet, they can be a nightmare in a relationship.
Most of us don’t know what the cycle of abuse looks like, or the power/control wheel, and most of us incorrectly think an irresponsible partner is someone who is a poor provider or bad with finances.
The 20 Traits of Relationally UNSAFE People helps to peel back the blinders revealling many of the reasons why we’ve made bad choices in the past and what we need to look for in a person to avoid making those mistakes again.
Excelling In The Face Of Personal Chaos
Book Description: Personal Chaos — In our lives, order and chaos live in a state of ongoing tug-of-war. The emotional and psychological highs and lows of both order and chaos are familiar to us all. Learning to navigate our chaos rather than shutting it down, or denying it’s existence, can provide rich rewards.
In this book, James C. Tanner touches on topics such as: chaos and the lies we choose to believe; the foundation stone of personal forgiveness; the heavy weight of personal guilt; remorse; repentance; how your life is measured; understanding your true life calling; the power of origins; the importance of inner healing; quitting the blame and shame game; the pursuit of personal excellence; and finally two thieves called Yesterday and Tomorrow.
The evidences of chaos can vary, but often reveal themselves in the form of broken relationships, depression, illness, death, divorce, or job loss, etc. In extreme cases, as a means of coping, some turn to alcohol, sex, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs. The bright side is that the periodic loss of order in our lives provides tremendous potential for personal growth—an opportunity to excel in the face of personal chaos.
Released July 2015
Talent is never enough. While each and every one of us is born with talents, we fool only ourselves if we buy into the lie which states that our talents are all we need to succeed in life.
Our natural gifting, our talents, must marry with preparation before success can be earned, and preparation is a series of processes. If we are going to prepare for tomorrow, then we must embrace one single truth – tomorrow starts with us making the right choices and right use of today.
“The 7 Savage Sins of Small Business…and Why Entrepreneurs Are Addicted to Them” touches on seven of the most common areas where young and old, new or experienced entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium size business managers get it all wrong.
Wisdom dictates that if we take time to prepare today, then no time will be wasted repairing tomorrow.
A good leader knows that no matter how good the outcome, if something is being done the same way over and over again, then something is terribly wrong. Growth requires change, and every single performance can be improved upon. Growing forward in life is all about positive change. Positive change isn’t always easy change, as change pushes us out of our comfort zones.
Growing forward in life as a small business owner or entrepreneur is all about embracing change that matures us into something better, but we cannot grow if we do not choose to see and address what is holding us back.
Harnessing Our WHY
This book addresses topics such as:
– Harnessing Our “WHY”
– Knowing Our “WHY” Shapes Visions That Reach Beyond Us
– Change Is Inevitable — Grow With It
– Understanding The “Molecular Structure” Of A Business
– Managing The Human Element Through Seasons Of Change
– How To Price Business Services
– How To Price A Business Product
– Pricing Models And Formulas
– Why Business Innovation Is So Important
– Understanding The Two Differing Types Of Innovation
– The Two Real Sources Of Economic Cash Flow
– Choose The Battles That Build Your Bottom Line
– Filters For Workplace Battles
– Filters For Customer Battles
– Six Steps To Effective Conflict Resolution
– 9 Time Management Mistakes That Erode Your Bottom Line
– Nurture A Growth Mentality
– Profit By Leaving Your Comfort Zone At Home
– The Value Of Fear
We live in a fast changing economy where customer loyalty has quickly become a thing of the past. For those of us in business, “making a living” is requiring a whole new focus – a deeper mandate to succeed in the face of fiscal fury. Making it in today’s business market requires a new mind-set, one that beckons business owners back to a world of common sense practicalities.
With inexperienced leaders now at the helm of many small businesses, the role of wearing so many different hats in the workplace leaves little time for innovation and product expansion.
Today, change is the new constant, and if our businesses are not changing…if they are not growing…then our businesses are not only dying a slow death, but reality suggests they are already dead and simply waiting for us to announce the date and time of the funeral.
“Harnessing Your Why – How To Make Your Business Create Money” delves into the necessity of re-identifying your “WHY” for being in business.
The same way we harness a horse to direct it, in business we must learn to harness the powerful strength of our “WHY” to place ourselves in a better position to direct our business into the path of a more profitable future.
Released November of 2014
In a world where Kindle books appear to be riding the wave of popularity when compared to traditional printed books, this book touches on many of the “hot button” dilemmas facing novice and amateur writers alike.
James C. Tanner is a highly published writer with over 38 years of publishing experience. As a writer he is often asked questions about writing and the various publishing processes. In short concise responses, this book addresses the most repeated questions he receives.
A Writer’s Storm: Writing For Passion or Money, Publishing Kindle Books, Self-publishing, or Traditional Print Publishing has been purposely written in a simple, easy to understand format, so even the most amateur writer can appreciate its contents.
Topics addressed in this book include:
— Writing For Passion
— Writing For Money
— The Importance of Understanding Who You Are Writing For
— Can I Make A Living From Writing?
— How Best Can I Market My Book?
— Creating A Sales Funnel For Your Book
— Should I Publish Online Or In Print?
— When Contacting A Publisher, Should I Have A Finished Manuscript?
— How Many Pages Should My Manuscript Be?
— How Do I Find A Topic To Write About?
— How Do You Handle A Letter Of Rejection From A Publisher?
— Should I Copyright My Work?
— When Writing My Manuscript, Which Publishing Software Is Best?
— Digital vs. Print
— Understanding Digital Publications a.k.a Electronic Books
— Publishing Kindle Books
— The Importance of Promoting Your Book Online
— Traditional Print Publishing – The 3 Main Types, And How They Differ.
— How Do You Keep Yourself Motivated To Finish A Writing Project?
— Will My Book Be A Best Seller?
A Writer’s Storm: Writing For Passion or Money, Publishing Kindle Books, Self-publishing, or Traditional Print Publishing, is a great resource for any budding writer, or established writer wishing to update themselves on current trends in the industry.
Released December of 2014
An Amish Christmas Cookbook
A Personal Note from James C. Tanner
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who over the years have encouraged and socially supported my time spent writing. No author can exist without those who take the time to purchase what is published. A huge thank you goes out to those who have purchased in the past and will purchase in the future many of my books.
— James C. Tanner