Paperback Writer is pleased to introduce Sandy Powers, author of the mind/body/spirit non-fiction book, Organic for Health as she continues on her virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.
About the Book:
Hi , Sandy Powers,
Welcome to Paperback Writer.
Thanks, I am happy to be here.
Would you share with us how you came up with the idea for your book?
I was diagnosed with breast cancer and liver problems. After my mastectomy, I was unable to undergo any further cancer treatment because of my unhealthy liver. After a year of testing that showed no liver improvement, I knew I had to take control. I was not idle during this year. Every day was spent in extensive research. I read hundreds of medical journals, poured through hundreds of medical studies, and read dozens of books on health and soil depletion. I shifted through piles of notes and developed a plan of action. I became my own guinea pig. I knew I had to share this informati on; “Organic for Health” was born.
Was it a light bulb moment or something that you thought about for a very long time?
Neither. It was a gradual progression.
How did you come up with the title?
“Organic for Health” was the only title that came to me. These three words are the essence of my last three years.
How did you find an agent and publisher?
I began searching for an agent and traditional publisher but the process seemed too lengthy. I have a sense of urgency about life so I was too impatient for the snail pace. I decided to publish with a Print On Demand Publisher. It was much faster—6 months.
Who reads you work in progress?
I am lucky to have two very literate daughters and a willing husband. What more could I ask for? Of course, the editors of iUniverse, the publishing company, read and re-read and I wrote and re-wrote.
Who made a difference in the book’s quality?
My daughters understood what I wanted to say. I wanted an introduction to organic eating, easy to understand statistics, a guide, and information that could be digested in one sitting. In other words, a book anyone could read and use and at an affordable price. My daughters made the difference.
How long did it take you to complete the first draft?
It took me 6 months to complete the first draft of “Organic for Health.”
How long did it take from start to publication?
From beginning the research, to writing the drafts, to publishing took 2 years.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write about what is important to you. Never mind the rest.
Thank you, Sandy Powers, for stopping by Paperback Writer on your virtual book tour. I wish you continued success through the rest of you tour.
And, thank you for having me. It’s been fun.
ORGANIC FOR HEALTH VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR ’08 will officially begin on July 7, 2008 and continue all month. You can visit Sandy’s tour stops at www.virtualbooktours.wordpress.com in July!
As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author with a recent release or a $25 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors’ blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they come available. The winners will be announced on this blog on July 31!