Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
For over 30 years, I have been a holistic coach for female entrepreneurs and executives and an author of self-development books. I have written three books with more on the way! The first two books are based on my best guidance and wisdom I have for authors based on coaching my clients. The third books is my “memoir with a purpose.”
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is “Beyond Chaos: Journey to Freedom and Joy.” It is my memoir with vignettes of the ups and downs of my eventful and full life. As I have healed from my childhood adversity, it was time to share with others that despite a dysfunctional upbringing, one can not only survive, but thrive!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My best and unusual writing habit is to let my subject matter germinate until it is ready and ripe to be written. The first draft of my latest book Beyond Chaos was written in a day and half. It was definitely ready to pour onto the page!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The authors that have influenced me the most are personal development authors such as Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Brene Brown, and Mike Dooley, to name a few.
What are you working on now?
I am working on gathering more vignettes about my life because people are asking for more of my life stories and I have plenty more to share!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I find that having 5-star reviews on Amazon is a helpful promotion for my memoir. I also like to be able to send my potential followers to my own website at www.beyondchaosbook.com.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for new authors would be to write when you are feeling inspired – that is the only time I sit down to write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever received is to be true to myself. This is how I prefer to live my life.
What are you reading now?
I am reading a few books now, including The Art of Uncertainty by Dennis Merritt Jones, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispensa, and Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Valerie Rein, Ph.D.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will be starting on a sequel to my memoir soon.
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?
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Whatever Arises, Love That by Matt Kahn
Playing the Matrix by Mike Dooley