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Carson V. Heady, 35, was born in Cape Girardeau, MO and first put in front of a typewriter at age 3. At an early age, Carson was enraptured with writing short stories and entered and won numerous writing contests throughout the years. He entered the sales arena at age 22 and has found success at every level, from top-flight sales representative to a division leader over 200+ people. His devotion to the sales game occupied much of his time, but the desire to write never left his mind. Once Carson realized his aptitude in sales, he decided to write his first novel – Birth of a Salesman – which told the story of a young man who came into prominence in the sales arena and doubled as a self-help sales advice manual to guide others to the level o...more

Average rating: 4.42 · 12 ratings · 7 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Birth of a Salesman
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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“Always set your goals higher than you could ever possibly reach. That way, when you barely fall short, you're still better than everybody else.”
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Thomas Jerome Hi Carson! "I Live In Chile" is in PreLaunch Phase! I am currently looking for book reviewers, people who have reviewed books on Amazon before. If you have an account on Amazon, and are an Amazon Book Reviewer, and would like to have a FREE copy of this book, in return for your honest review on Amazon, please contact me by email, here ==> Please give me your name and email, and I will send you a copy of this book to review, free of charge.

Although I have given away thousands of books in the past, free, no charge, unfortunately I have not received the kindness of a book review on Amazon. I only ask for quid pro quid, something for something, a review for me, a free book for you.

Since I am only an indie author, with no marketing budget to promote a book in the way that a traditional publisher can do marketing and book promotion, a review on Amazon is the most powerful way I have to promote a book. If you will help me, by writing your honest review on Amazon, I will be most grateful to you for your kindness.

I thank you in advance for your understanding.

Best regards,
Thomas Baker

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Saul Tanpepper Nice to meet you, Carson. Thanks for connecting.

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Jo Ann Glim Hi Carson,
I'm not sure if this is the way to submit a request like this or not... but here it goes!

Please take a look at my new blog, "Diary of a Nascent Author." The intent is to meld my business and writing expertise into helpful information for fledgling writers/authors.

I would love to hear your thoughts and insights. If you think it's useful please pass the information onto your friends. I would much appreciate your support.

Thank you,

Jo Ann V. Glim, Author

Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story

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Anne Kristin Hi Carson! Thanks for the friend request! So busy with work, I'm not on GoodReads as much as I'd like, so sorry for the delay in my response. Looking forward to reading your book! Have a great day! :-)

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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Thanks for the add, my new friend! Nice, interesting profile, will be glad to share some thoughts, recommendations, etc in the future! Best wishes! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons' hunters would greet - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

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6 Years 45,000 Pages Thanks for the friend request! You can check out my project to read 100 works of classic literature in under 6 years here:

Savannah Carson,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thanks for the friend invite hon, I gladly accept. Hope all is well. Talk later :)

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Julia Serafina Hi Carson, Hope you are living authentically today.:)

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A.J. Thanks for the friendship, Carson! :)
- A.J. Arias,
Author of The Robbie Velez Series

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Sarah Hi Carson, thank you for the friend request! (=

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Becca Hi Carson :D

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, Carson. Best of luck with your work!


Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

Harlequin Books Hello Carson, it is a pleasure to meet you.

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Carson...

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Karen Gammons Hey Carson, thank you for the friend request. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

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Ellen Maze Hi Carson! I'm watching your video :-)

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Jesse Hanson Namaste Carson, Thanks for including me among your friends. Here's wishing you the best in all things.

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Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Carson, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS. If that genre appeals to you, you may like it.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Carson My pleasure - how are you?

All the best!


Pamela Hey Carson...Thanks for accepting my friendship.

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