Interview With Author Shanae Cooper-Robinson
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Shanae Cooper-Robinson was born and raised in Lennox Bigwoods, a rural district in Westmoreland. Mrs. Cooper-Robinson is a graduate of the Bethlehem Moravian College and the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Shanae currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, with a minor in Mathematics and Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.). She is child of King Jesus, an events planner/decorator, teacher mentor, certified pastry chef, poet.
Shanae is an ardent reader, who loves to write speeches and poems. Additionally, she loves to decorate, bake, cook and socialize. Shanae is a JCDC public speaking medallist and author of three poems entered and medalled in the JCDC Speech competition (one bronze and two silver). She is presently a teacher at the Brompton Primary School in St. Elizabeth. Shanae is married and has two beautiful and adorable children.
“Education is the master key for any door” and “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” are the philosophies that Shanae holds firmly.
I have written one book.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is, From the Root to the Fruit, Rising Above Adversities. I was inspired to write this book for three reasons:
1. I want to leave a legacy for my offspring.
2. I want to use my story to inspire and encourage those who are going through what I have gone through.
3. After going to college, I thought that I would have gotten enough experiences to share with others about the goodness of God.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I write when I am led by the spirit of God or when I am in the mood to write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Ben Carson's 'Think Big and Alvin Daye's 'If a Caterpillar Can Fly so Can I' influenced my writing and give me the zest to share my story.
What are you working on now?
I am working on my best possible self.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Social media (Facebook , etc.)is the best method that I use to promote my book.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be hungry for knowledge
Do your best to increase your visibility as an author.
Be a go getter, set goals ; work towards them.
You have to put in hard work to get the results that you want.
Most importantly don't be complacent – you cannot use yesterday's success to compensate for today's own .
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Put God first in every single thing you do.
What are you reading now?
Rich Dad Poor Dad and Think Big
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will continue to write. Additionally , I want to write base of divine inspiration and direction.
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?
Empowered For Such a Time As This, The Daily Bread and my Bible
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