What or who inspired you to start your business?
I have always been passionate about reading and writing. When I became a mother I needed to find new ways to balance the demands of life. Writing provides me with the perfect balance of a job I am passionate about, but the flexibility to meet the needs of my family. Health issues for both my son and myself also inspired me to work from home.
What are your most popular products or services?
My first book, And Then My Uterus Fell Out, a non-fiction novel, was released October 1. It is already garnering enthusiastic fan support throughout North America and Europe.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love working with the written word. The creative outlet is very fulfilling. I also enjoy the flexibility and complexity of the business. As a former PR professional, I love using those skills as an author.
How do you balance being a mom and entrepreneur?
It is hard, but I am lucky that my children are now in school part time. I work like a maniac during those eight hours every week!
What single piece of advice would you give moms starting their business?
Find something you are truly passionate about. It is immensely hard being a parent and entrepreneur. You need something that drives you to work every day, because there will be a lot pulling you away.
How do you relax?
Reading, playing with my kids, taking the dog for a walk and cuddling up with my husband to watch T.V.
What place inspires you and why?
I love to travel and experience new cultures, meet new people. I find every time I travel, I am newly inspired.
What is your biggest fear?
That I won’t get the words right, and do my stories, and characters, justice.
What is your motto?
When it comes to my work, my battle cry is: Fight the good battle to get the words right.
What motivates you?
Fully paid education for my kids and early retirement for my husband.
What makes you GO?
A great story that begs to be told.