May 6, 2021
In this interview, Grace and I discuss the 25 “life lessons” her older characters imparted to her heroine, how Grace used her beta readers as developmental editors for her manuscript, her decision to use two publicists for different aspects of marketing, and how her absolute best decision was making a book trailer that conveyed not only the story line of her novel in less than two minutes but lent her legitimacy when she approached media contacts and book clubs.
Grace Sammon is an entrepreneur, educator, speaker, and storyteller. She has started and managed two for-profits and two not-for-profit companies. For nearly 30 years, Grace and her team worked in the United States toughest institutions, the American High School. She has worked in 32 states and with Tribal Nations, with small businesses and with large Federal Agencies. Having written three books and numerous articles in the area of education, she is utilizing skills built up over decades as she re-invents herself with her debut novel, The Eves, which is an intergenerational story about lives lived well and lives in transition. It is a novel that challenges each of us to ask who we want to be in the world, regardless of our age. Grace grew up on Long Island, NY and spent most of her life in the Washington, DC area. She currently lives on Florida’s west coast with her husband and a small herd of imaginary llamas. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @GraceSammonWrites.
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