Today I’m honored to be able to have Zac Rantz on the blog! He’s the author of a non-fiction book called Hindsight, and he’s also a cover model (musician, actor, AND works in the school district). So please check out the interview, enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, and show him some support!
Hi Zac! Welcome to In Libris Veritas! It was great to meet and chat with you at UtopYa this year. Let’s chat a bit about you first and then we’ll talk about Hindsight.
So you seem to be a man of many talents. You’re the Director of Communications at your area school system, you can act, sing, and you’re a model! What made you decide to start modeling?
Do you have a favorite photoshoot that you’ve done?
I really like the shoots where we just get together and play and be creative. You can some up with some really great work…and some pretty funny things as well. When you have something specific you need to shoot, that’s the focus, but when you can just let go, who knows what will happen and what you can come up with.
How does it feel to see yourself on the covers of books?
Both really awesome and kinda weird.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Good question…I’ll let you know when I’m not working. Ha ha. But, I’m usually reading, going to movies or concerts, or trying to do some traveling when I’m not working. I try to chill some since I’m always on the go.
You do seem to have a lot to do!
So let’s talk about your novel Hindsight. The book is a non-fiction account of the Joplin EF5 tornado and it’s aftermath, can you tell us a bit about why you wrote the book?
I don’t think anyone really understood the full impact of the tornado. I know I didn’t. But, from the first moments we arrived in Joplin and started helping out the school system, I started taking notes of things that were happening because I was wondering if my school district was prepared for things that Joplin was going through.’
How about a few random questions?
Do you have any pets?
I have a dog that is a Beagle/Boxer mix…she’s really energetic…
I bet! I have a Lab/Boxer mix and she’s a handful.
Truth or Dare? 😛
If you could have one super power what would you chose?
The ability to fly. There are so many places I want to visit that I could get to them so much faster and visit more often.
I know you love music being in a band, so what do you like to listen to?
I like a little bit of everything. I have the craziest mix of music. i’ll go from Saliva to Kelly Clarkson to Dierks Bentley
Is there anything you’ve always to do but haven’t had the chance?
I’d love to sing a duet with one of my favorite music artis
Thank you for answering a few of my questions Zac! I wish you all the best.
About Zac Rantz
Zac Rantz was born and raised in Nixa, Missouri. He is the child of high school sweethearts and grew up to be an active member of his community.
Zac is currently the Director of Communication at Nixa Public Schools and has served in many positions in the Missouri School Public Relations Association, including president. He has been honored with multiple awards for his work in communication and public relations.
Zac’s creative side comes out through his involvement with his band, Human Anyway, and in acting on both stage and screen.
Covers with Zac Rantz
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On May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri, was changed forever by an EF5 tornado. The Joplin school district was hit hard by this event, but through the chaos, many lessons for schools can be learned. Looking back at the days, weeks, and months after the tornado, as well as other crisis events, this book asks questions and gives answers to help schools better prepare for a crisis. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Joplin Schools to help with their recovery.
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