FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?
SB: I began writing articles and blogs while caring for my elderly father. This season of life brought many ideas and ways to connect with people young and old.
FJ: What brought you to write this book?
SB: Children need healthy character-building stories with quality role models. Parents and grandparents have expressed their gratitude for my children’s books that provide insightful questions to engage children.
FJ: What interesting facts did you learn when writing your last book?
SB: I learned that both boys and girls are interested in stories about pets. I’ve watched children get drawn into my stories where an animal faces challenges. This storyline brings out compassion and empathy in the child.
FJ: What are you trying to achieve with it?
SB: My objective in the poem-story picture book “Looking Beyond the Sky” and “Sarah’s Amazing Animal Adventures: A series of Children’s Stories about Character displayed through love and kindness” was to talk about overcoming challenges faced in life. It directs the reader to find safe and supportive people to talk with.
FJ: What got left out in the final draft?
SB: Actually, nothing. I was asked to write another series, but I’ve just finished my 15 book and I’m now launching an online course that provides life coaching for people who are stuck in old unproductive habits.
FJ: Where do your ideas come from?
SB: I was fortunate to serve as a Professional Tutor for several years, working with kids who struggled academically. I was also able to help the parents navigate the educational system to gain all that was available for their children.
FJ: What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
SB: I am currently working with women who are stuck in life and need clear and effective life coaching to move them to a place of strength and purpose.
FJ: Do you have any advice for authors on how to market their books?
SB: Yes, I encourage them to test the market for their specific brand by offering ebooks or blogs on the topics they want to write about.
FJ: What do you do to get book reviews?
SB: I ask people on social media who made a verified purchase of my books to write an honest review to assist other potential purchasers.
FJ: Which authors inspire you?
SB: Barbara M. Joose and Barbara Lavallee, Mama, Do you love me?
Robert Munsch, Love you Forever
D. Eastman, Are you my mother?
FJ: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
SB: They can visit my website at SallyBetters.com
FJ: Any last thoughts for our Kid’s Paperback Book readers?
SB: Yes, they would be pleased to know each purchase of my books goes to an International organization that is fighting child sex trafficking.
Thank you Sally for taking the time to share your thoughts! Her books can be found on Amazon.