Today we’d like to introduce you to Keosha Sath.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Keosha. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I wanted to find my inner happiness. After I got married and had my first daughter I was only focused on being the best mommy and wife for my family. I neglected me. I felt something was missing, so my new years resolution was to find my zen. One night my then three year old daughter told me she wanted to be a doctor when she gets older. I was shocked and impressed at the same time. I decided to write a book about our conversation that night.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Becoming a published author was very new to me although I had the help of my publisher to help get me out in the main stream. My publisher booked some of my events but it was still my job to network. Networking with people i had met through my publisher enabled me to develop a relationship and set up future events with some of the same contacts. I can speak to retail placement, events, and building customers. Reaching out to retailers was one thing but doing follow-ups and having to resale your vision with every introduction is not for the faint of heart. Your product should sell itself without too much small talk. Whenever customers approach my table, I just get to the point of the book and it works.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
Keoshasathbooks.com is an outlet for me to sell my children’s book series, “just like you”. My debut written and published book I has won two awards. Second place badge for diversity and then a first-place badge for S.T.E.M. My book series will feature fearless black main characters that focus obtaining science, technology, engineering, and math occupations because there is a shortage of black youth in these jobs. I’m all about early education and early influences that get the imagination going.
What were you like growing up?
I was curious, a critical thinker, and fearless. I marched at the beat of my own drum. Early on I knew that whatever I set my mind on, I would make it happen eventually. Still to this day I am a woman of my word.
- Website: Keoshasathbooks.com
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