Hi, I’m Eric V. Van Der Hope. I am the International Bestselling author of Mastering Niche Marketing: A Definitive Guide to Profiting From Ideas in a Competitive Market (Globalnet Publishing), Reef Aquarium Success – Volume 1: Learn How To Maintain A Beautiful Mini-Ocean Environment Within Your Tank (Globalnet Publishing). I’m also a co-author of Indie Author Book Marketing Success: Proven 5-Star Marketing Techniques from Successful Authors and Book Marketing Experts (Body and Soul Publishing), a contributor of Desperate for Money by Shawn Casey, a contributor of The Best Articles Ever Written by Patric Chan, and a contributor of Newsletter Publishing Secrets by Duncan Carver.
I’m a native of Southern California (born in Lancaster) and grew up in the foothills of Pearblossom (in the Angeles National Forest). The mountains were part of my backyard, within walking distance of a nearby county park called Devil’s Punchbowl! (Wild name huh!?) Although most of my family were in the medical field, my grandfather was a surgical doctor, grandmother was an R.N., mother was an R.N., and father was an administrator of a hospital, I was never interested in that line of work and ended up taking a different route! Before reaching the age of 12, I traveled to New Zealand (by myself) and attended school there for a year. During my teen years, I attended an established English boarding school (high school) 65 miles southwest of London. The school is nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country on the South Downs in the town of Lavington, West Sussex.
While living and going to school in England, I had the opportunity to also visit and live in Europe, specifically – France and Germany. I found it to be a fabulous opportunity and while there he experienced life-changing events while living with a Turkish Ambassador to Germany.
Some of my work experience: I worked in the construction field (in Upstate New York), health care field, both Civil and Structural Engineering fields, water utility field and participated in a religious sabbatical for 2 years. I’m especially proud of serving my country as a member of the United States Military, contributing to the safe navigation of a United States Spruance Class Destroyer, USS Fife (DD-991). As a result, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the world – from as far North in Sapporo – Japan, to the South including, Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Okinawa, Guam, the Philippians, and further still to Hobart – Tasmania. I was fortunate to visit my mother’s home country – Australia, and while there enjoyed Melbourne, Sydney, Esperance and Darwin. I also experienced the sites and sounds of Bali, Jakarta, Singapore (and many other Indonesian countries), as well as Thailand and Hong Kong.
My travels have led me to experience many cultures throughout the world and I’m thankful yet fortunate for getting that opportunity. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of appreciation and respect for all people who contribute in one way or another to our societies around the world.
I’m a strong supporter of people who follow their passion by doing what they love. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing someone doing something they truly have a passion for and love.
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