"Healthy, Overcomers, Purposed with an Eternal Perspective"
 
1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

 I knew I wanted to be a writer ever since I was a youngin’.  I remember being selected to go to an author fair at Hampton University when I was 10 years old because my short novel had won 2nd place. 

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing? 

Due to our hectic schedules, my husband and I have assigned “work days”.  During each “work day”, I attempt to write 2-4 hours when I am working on a publishing project.

2.     How many books have you written? Which genre? Which is your favorite?

 I have written one book and am working on another to be released in the fall.  I am also writing a workbook that goes along with my Financial Education Workshops which is also due to release in the fall.  In my pending file, I have 4 books in differing phases of completion. 

4. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

I knew I wanted to help people in diverse areas of their life and to open my open business.  Currently, I am the founder of Wealth Management Ministries, Inc. where I am able to help the underserved community through teaching financial education and offering Christian Counseling.  Through my non-profit, we also own a publishing company (Habakkuk Books), an online radio station (We Inspire Network Radio) and a Boutique Travel Agency (Dream Vacation Depot).

5. Did you ever intend to become an author? Explain.

Yes.  Even as a child, I felt that I had a lot to say that could help people.  Although most of my books (published and pending) are non-fiction, I even have a fictitious book that I am working on.

6. What authors do you like to read? What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

My ‘go to’ authors are Watchman Nee, T.D. Jakes, and Joyce Meyers.  Shortly after I gave my life to Christ in 1999, Pastor Jakes book, “Woman Thou Art Loosed” resonated in my spirit about the need for my own healing from past wounds from childhood sexual abuse.  I believe my true healing journey began there.

7. Are you currently working on a book? Describe. 

Yes.  It is entitled “Thriveology: The Art of Boom!”  Most people did not have the luxury of being born or live in a perfect situation.  Most of us had to navigate through some hard places.  This book discusses the beautiful art form of surviving and thriving, ultimately Booming, through adversities and hardships.

8. What are some of your other talents?

I am gifted in helping people manifest their vision and sustain it through developmental consultation, especially non-profit and for-profit businesses.  In addition, I sing, preach, and speak motivationally and inspirationally.  Lastly, I can plan a ‘mean vacation’ too! (LOL)

9. How do you spend your free time?

My favorite pastime is gaining enrichment through world travel and fellowshipping over delicious food.  I am a travel addict and a foodie!!

10. If you could give aspiring authors some advice, what would it be? 

Write the vision…your first step towards completing your book is to begin writing or audio-recording it, even if is just an outline or the first word or the first sentence.  Your next step will only be made available when you take your first.one.

 


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Stephanie Sims-Moore
10/02/2017 12:57pm

EXCELLENT INTERVIEW, thank you for sharing & many Blessings to both of you Ladies.

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