Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a wife and mother of 4. I reside in the southwestern suburbs of Illinois. I began writing 8 years ago. I was extremely proud when I completed my first two screenplays. I started writing my biography many years ago, but never completed it. I finally set a goal and went above and beyond my own expectations. To date, I have written 3 non-fiction books that are all available on Amazon.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My two latest books are, “Stronger Core’ and “Stop Babying Bullies”. Both of these books are really dear to my heart. They were inspired by events that have happened in my life. “Stronger Core” is my story. It speaks about my trials and tribulations in my life and how I overcame them. “Stop Babying Bullies” also speaks on events that have happened in my life both to myself, my children, and several other brave victims of bullying.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I would say that my writing tends to be pretty personal. My editor told me that my books read like I am talking to a friend. She felt that wasn’t a good thing and suggested changing some things up. Yet, this was exactly what I was going for. I want there to be a personal connection to my readers.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
When I was young, I really loved “Chicken Soup For The Soul”, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad!” and many others that were inspirational.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on my first two fiction books. One is a story based on suicide and the other book is a romantic novel that was derived from a dream. I also plan on converting my screenplays into books.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I really love the platform that Amazon has in place for self-published authors. The author page is such a cool addition to their service.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Being that I am still myself technically a new author, I would say, don’t give up! Writing in itself is hard. You start to doubt yourself sometimes and your abilities. Don’t let your doubt or fear stop you from completing your books. Also, keep in mind that if you want your books read, marketing is the hardest part of the process. You can write an amazing book, but if no one sees it, no one can read it. There are tons of free ways to help market, but also be prepared to have a small marketing budget to help out. It all depends on the goals you have for your book. Have fun!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Earl Nightengale says to build, work, dream, and create. Take action towards achieving anything you want for yourself. Without action, you can never succeed. Do things with a calm cheerful mindset that your time well spent will give you the results you desire.
What are you reading now?
Honestly, I reread both of my larger books last night. Before that, I started reading, “5 Languages of Love”.
What’s next for you as a writer?
As a writer, I plan on executing a killer marketing plan. I don’t want to post my books and sit around thinking that they will mysteriously be found. I plan on creating what it is that I want for myself. Which is to become a motivator, inspirational speaker, and heck best selling author sounds nice too.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
A book about surviving on a desert, how to create food & water, and a picture book full of all of the people I love dearly.
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