My most recent book was co-authored with 20 other women and is called, Inspired Entrepreneurs: A Collection of Female Triumphs in Business and Life. We each contributed a chapter talking about our passion and calling and why we own the businesses we do.
My book before that is called Reduce Your Stress Month by Month: Stress Reducing Strategies (Volume 1). It is a short book (Which people seem to love!) and is divided into months with simple stress reducing tips for each month.
Tell us something about yourself.
I am originally from Michigan and now live in Pennsylvania. I am a former elementary school teacher, then stay-at-home Mom. I have always been a writer. 4 Years ago I got my Life Coach Certification and started my own business. I have become an expert on Stress Reducing and now coach individual clients, and facilitate stress reduction/wellness workshops for corporations and businesses. I love what I am doing right now!
What inspired you to write this book?
I am going to tell you about both.
The Stress Reducing one because people need help and they don’t want it complicated.It was first an ebook, then we did a hard copy. (We meaning my assistants and I!)
The Inspired Entrepreneurs because I wanted to tell my story about going from unhappy to happy following a decision when I was 21. I am hoping it inspires people.
How did you choose the title?
Reduce Your Stress because it is to the point.
I did not choose the other title, but it fits!
What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?
I self published. Obstacles were only with taking the time to do the writing and editing.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I have been writing since I was a child and have always made up stories and written articles. My first book was published in 2009: Creating Space, 38 Strategies to Help you Make Time for What’s Important.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I like pens and looseleaf paper–not computer.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?
Yes–that I love having books out there in the world!
If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?
Structure my time better when I was younger to have written more.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?
I like mysteries and really good fiction.I read a lot of self help and psychology. some of my favorite authors: Barbara Kingsolver, Robert Parker, Sue Grafton,
Jodi Piccoult, Wayne Dyer
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
Yes. It is a book for women to inspire, empower and all about how to be happy
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Stop waiting until the mood strikes you or you “have time.” Just write.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
People who yearn for contentment and calmness and want to stop the frantic, multitasking fast pace of the world.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?