Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Author Spotlight: Sheena L. Smith

Please welcome Sheena, who is my author spotlight for the day. Stay and find out a little more about Sheena's work and herself.

1: What is the title of your book?
“Life Simply Put: 18 Simple Words for an Abundant Life” by Sheena L. Smith

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?
It came from me thinking and wondering what would I tell my 6 children about life. What have I learned can help an individual have a great life. What’s important to know about life, about treating others, about being happy.

3: What genre does your book come under?

It is under non-fiction: self-help, personal transformation.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
It would have to be someone funny and adventurous. Maybe Jennifer Aniston.

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
I hope that by reading it you will be inspired to dream big, laugh often and live a life full of adventure and truth.

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
My book is self-published. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapter/Indigo and other book venues all over the world.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It is a short book therefore, it didn’t take long to write. What took the time, was laying it out and deciding upon the perfect pictures and quotes to go with each specific word.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Secret, Law of Attraction, Power of Intention are other books that my book my somewhat be compared to, although mine is more simply put.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write this because of my 6 children that I treasure and would love for them to be happy with their choices and lives. I have also had a lifelong dream to write a book one day. I decided there’s no time like the present. I have a much longer book in mind –actually in rough but I knew that I needed to “learn the ropes” so to speak because I am teaching myself everything that needs to be done with my book due to limited finances. I’m happy to be learning that anyone can write a book if they are creative enough and persistent it can all come together.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Many are using my book as a great gift for their family members and friends because it is heartfelt and unique. I am honored that it is an Amazon Best Seller and I have recently won a Gold Seal for Literary Excellence from my publisher.  
"Life Simply Put" is a mothers view on 18 Simple words for an Abundant Life.  It is the authors hope that through reading this book you will be inspired to dream big, laugh often and live a life full of adventure and truth. May you always give and get respect and know that you matter! Relieve Stress - Live your best life - Be good to yourself!

This is the kind of book you may read through all at once then during different times in your life you may reread various sections to reflect on decisions and life choices for the pursuit of your happiness and well being. You are responsible for your own happiness. Make choices that will honor your spirit and bring you joy. Are you searching for words of inspiration and encouragement? Look no further than this book. It may lead you to an abundant life.

Sheena loves meeting others and enjoys helping adults and children, alike. Her paths in life have led her to a blended career life, which allows her to work with both children and adults.Sheena writes online articles on health and a variety of other topics. She is also a licensed Brain Gym ® Instructor. She works as a Special Educational Assistant.

To find out more about Sheena you can visit her blog here and her book is available to pucharse here.

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