Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I began blogging in 2014 but it was in 2016 when I whispered my heart’s desire to be a best-selling author. I always thought my first book would be about life lessons from the bike or cycling shorts (stories) but that book remains in incubation while others rise to the forefront based on the seasons of my life.
Over the years I’ve written about all sorts of wellness topics, which I categorize as the Wheels to Wellness. The main four themes that have emerged are True Health, Love, Laughter, and Freedom.
I have written one book (so far).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause was not the first book I thought I’d write. It’s not even the second or third that was on the list. After an unexpected surgery dumped me into surgical menopause, I needed an outlet and a release. I began writing about my experience, along with the tools I found to minimize and eliminate my symptoms. The more I wrote, the more I released anger, anxiety, sadness, and overwhelm from my heart and body, and let in more light in the form of forgiveness, peace, joy, and ease. Writing was therapeutic. Almost two years after my hysterectomy, I was still seeking balance. So were other women. I continued to write and publish about my recovery while connecting with women from all over the world who were struggling just like me. My writing took a turn toward awareness, education, and empowerment for women everywhere. Writing became about doing service.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My creativity begins with pen and paper and moves toward the electronic further down in the process.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Glennon Doyle, Rhonda Byrne, Charles F. Haanel
What are you working on now?
I’m working with a traditional publisher! Evolve is about the lifetime evolution of an athlete as told through my husband’s journey. It’s about staying in touch with your passions. It’s about recreating yourself, turning setbacks into comebacks and growing beyond your initial dreams, and re-imagining your assets and talents.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Commit. Commit to start and commit to finish.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Develop the discipline of writing daily.
What are you reading now?
The Power (The Secret Book 2) by Rhonda Byrne
Road to Reality ( Road Series Book 3) by Natalie Ann
The year of the Introvert (Michaela Chung)
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve been slowly exploring memoir and intend to write and self-publish more books. A few “working” titles include 16 Week Success, Wheels to Wellness, Cycling Shorts, and Journey to Purpose.
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?
1. A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life
by Mike Dooley
2. A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
by Marianne Williamson
3. Untamed by Glennon Doyle