“How to overcome your fears, silence your inner critic, and prove your haters wrong.“
Sylvia: Welcome Dr. Peoples. It’s a pleasure to interview you. I enjoyed chatting with you over the phone. Please give our readers an introduction of yourself and a little about your book.
Sandra N. Peoples: Hello Sylvia. My name is Dr. Sandra N. Peoples. I am an author and entrepreneur who has been fortunate enough to build a business around my love for writing. I work as a publishing consultant, assisting aspiring authors and entrepreneurs with the publication of their own books. For the past eighteen years, I have helped authors through blogs, courses, workshops, seminars and my manual, ‘The Truth About Self-Publishing’. It is something I truly enjoy. I have written numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction. My latest book is called “Break Free,” which was meant to inspire people to set and achieve their goals in life.
Sylvia: I am certain your services are very needed as there are alot of aspiring authors out there. What inspired you to write your book?
Sandra N. Peoples: I was inspired to write “Break Free” because I noticed that there were many people who were setting the same goals, year after year, with no clear path on how they were going to make those goals a reality.
Sylvia: Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp?
Sylvia: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Sandra N. Peoples: As writers, you have to love what you have written and develop a tough skin. There are going to be people who disagree with what you have written, and will be more than happy to show you how they could have done it better than you.
Sylvia: Of course, I am not surprised. What marketing techniques have you used to sell your books and which ones have been most successful?
Sandra N. Peoples: I have found that tying your book promotion in with a major event will help your book gain exposure and increase your book sales. My first book that I wrote, “Foolish,” dealt with a form of domestic violence, which was economic abuse. I promoted it heavily during the month of October, which is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Doing this, I was able to get radio, print and blog coverage of my book.
Sylvia: I like that idea. I know this will be valuable information for my readers and followers. Why should we buy your book?
Sandra N. Peoples: My book has workbook and journaling components to help the reader develop their action plan in order to set their ‘big’ goal, and help them evaluate the things that could be holding them back from achieving the level of success they so desire. It forces them to take a look at every area of their lives and do some deep evaluation of everything from their circle of friends, to their own self talk.
Sylvia: Very important information! Is there a special place that you prefer when you write?
Sandra N. Peoples: I like to write at home, in the wee hours of the morning when the house is quiet and the kids are sleeping. I generally sit in the bed, break out my laptop, and get to writing.
Sylvia: That definitely sounds familiar. In fact, I was editing our interview in the wee hours of the morning. What projects are you currently working on?
Sandra N. Peoples: Right now I am working on more manuals, classes, workshops, and other things for both new and established authors.
Sylvia: Wow, that’s awesome. You are one busy lady. I commend you! What is your POWER WORD? Why this word?
Sandra N. Peoples: Motivated. I chose this word because I am driven now more than ever to create the life I have always wanted to lead for both my children, as well as for myself.
Sylvia: Dr. Peoples, it’s been great. Thank you again for sharing your time! Please share your social media and book contact information.
Sandra N. Peoples: Thank you Sylvia.