W writing a book was a fixture on my annual list of New Year’s resolutions for decades. But 23 years as a top-performing financial adviser, three kids, after-school activities, and laundry filled the hours in the day and writing took a backseat to life.
In 2008, when the economy tanked, I had several clients ask for a simple book on personal finance. At the time, there wasn’t one, so I wrote Lessons from the Depression, Eliminating Debt the Old-fashioned Way.
As popularity for Lessons grew I decided to trade my business suit for a pen. I embraced the change and Lessons won acclaim from business writers, financial advisers and readers and was featured in newspapers, magazines, on radio and TV across North America.
In 2010, my sister passed away from lung cancer, my world spun out of control and I lost my grip on faith. Too many things gone wrong, too many prayers unanswered for me to believe any more. Out of the darkness a story was born and The Promise answered the most important question I had, “Where are you, God?” It was released in the fall of 2012, along with my short story “Finding My Faith at the Run for the Cure” in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Finding My Faith edition.
Since then, I have been speaking about overcoming challenges and the power of stories in life and business, as well as writing the lessons learned along the way, in my blog. I coach people on how to realize their dream of writing their blog or book to tell their stories, differentiate themselves from their competition, and become the authority in their niche. You can find more information on that at Be an Author Today.
I have been able to accomplish all I have want to and more while still having fun and enjoying thirty three years of living happily ever after with the best husband ever and three children that have grown into amazing adults.
The greatest thing about all of this is you can too!
I am grateful for all the support of my readers and I hope that my words can inspire you to become the person you were meant to be!
All the best,
One of my proudest accomplishment is using part of the proceeds of my books to fight poverty and spread the word of God.[/pullquote]
Here former slaves in Ghana are gifted Bibles at their graduation from trade school.