Betsy Otter Thompson AND Sarah Prout are my Upcoming Guests!
I want to be upfront and honest right now; I expect to be moving house soon, so hopefully I will be able to squeeze both these interviews in; if not I will try and re-schedule and certainly inform you if my plans change!
In addition to Walking Through Illusion (published by O-Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd), Betsy Otter Thompson is the author of The Mirror Theory (published by Hampton Roads Publishing) and 4 self-published books through her own company, Ascension Publishing. The self-published books are now at of print, but Betsy hopes to eventually get them on e-books.
Betsy’s work has always gravitated toward the media. A native Philadelphian with a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Betsy worked as an account executive for WFIL radio in Philadelphia, and from there went to radio stations WPEN and WFLN. After that, she became a commercial print model and acted in television commercials in New York and Philadelphia. For seventeen years, she worked in Los Angeles at the motion picture and television company Castle Rock Entertainment as the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO. In August ‘99, she followed her boss to Warner Bros. as he took a new position there as President and COO, and became his Executive Assistant. She is now writing full time. Betsy’s writing began unexpectedly while going through an especially difficult time in her life. She believes that her books were the answer to her prayers.
No better way to introduce Sarah than through her own words:
I’m the author of THE POWER OF INFLUENCE (Wiley 2010) and it’s my true passion to teach people to live creative and vibrant lives. I’m in my element when I’m brainstorming, playing with words and working with Photoshop. I’m inspired by art, design and ornateness. I believe that we create our own reality with our thoughts and feelings. I also believe that people take themselves too seriously and there’s nothing better than laughing until your face hurts.
In 2008, I started SPROUT PUBLISHING and have since created 2 self-published titles (SPROUT the Life You Love + SPROUT WEALTH) featuring bestselling authors and A-list entrepreneurs such as ARIELLE FORD, Lipstick Queen POPPY KING and EMMY award-winner, RHONDA BRITTEN. My first print run of 9,000 books sold out with record online pre-sales.
My love of social media blossomed over time and I now have over 40,000 followers on Twitter. I believe that the social web is amazing as long as you are authentic and engage with other people. In fact, (laugh) I met the love of my life (Mr. Sean Patrick Simpson) on Twitter which proves that the online world is a wonderland of magnificent possibilities!
I love to work with online entrepreneurs to brainstorm new ideas, product development + creative methods to engage and connect to their target audience. For more info on working with me please click here. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many amazing clients from around the globe. If you need motivation, inspiration and a fire lit under your butt to kick-ass then I’m your girl!