So who are you and what do you do?
I’m a fiction author (with 4 novels published, and counting…) and I'm also a content coach. I work with small businesses on a one to one basis and run workshops to help them find and tell their story in their own words. I call myself an authorpreneur, because I bring my own brand of writer’s razzle-dazzle to business!
What makes you different?
I've had day jobs in training, coaching and business support, but I always harboured dreams of being a published writer...ever since I was a child! I have bucket loads of creative energy but I also have a businesslike mind. It's a rare combination.
If you could visit any time and place in history where/when would you go?
I’ve always had a fascination with Tudor England, but I’m not sure I’d fancy going there – too much war, pestilence, savagery and sewage running down the streets!
Maybe I’d hang out with Hemingway in Key West in the 50’s – he had a fascinating life. I imagine he’d have a few stories to tell over a pint in Sloppy Joes Diner; plus, he had loads of cats, and I love Key West. Cats, sunshine, beer and good conversation. What's not to like?
What's your superpower?
I can annihilate negativity with a smile!
What's the best piece of advice you have been given?
There are 2 things my mum told me when I was little that have stuck with me and I try to live by:
1. Treat other people as you’d wish to be treated yourself
2. If you can’t say something nice, it’s better not to say anything all. This one I’m less good at, especially when it clashes with the first! I would expect others to be honest with me, and will be honest in return.
What book would you recommend and why?
I could be shamelessly self-absorbed and say ‘The Bronze Box’ – my debut novel and the book that changed the course of my life. I won't though! Instead, I’ll say ‘The Storyteller’s Secret’ by Carmine Gallo. It brings two of my favourite things, stories and business, together brilliantly. It could be my bible!
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