Interview with Sophia Satyana

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Personally I enjoy reading pdf files, they are easy to download and you can save your place in them. I usually use my laptop so this works well for me.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I enjoying talking to and learning from other authors and their experiences in marketing their books. I have learned a lot form others. I use my author Facebook page and website I have created, along with newsletter at the present time. I am currently looking into New Leaf and local bookstores to carry my book.
Describe your desk
I enjoy being comfortable, so I do not sit at a desk usually. I sit in a large comfortable chair with a view of outside and my laptop. That is relaxing and flowing for me.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in the midwest with trust, morales, values and integrity. My writing in my book is actually about all of those things. That is why I felt it was important to tell my story, to look at the big picture in life and the duality that exists in this world. I learned many valuable lessons from the story I experienced in the the book.
When did you first start writing?
I never planned to be a writer of a book or novel. I have written teaching programs and things, but never a book. After going through what I went through in the last couple of years, I felt a strong need to "tell this story", for my own healing but more importantly for others, to get my message out to the world.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have just written one book so far. The story is a memoir of the last year of my life since my husband's sudden death at age 56. We were married (happily I thought) for 21 years. I knew him for 12-14 years before that. Right after his death I found out about the secret life he had been living probably his whole life and throughout our whole marriage. I found out he had a sexual addiction, was having affairs, and spending enormous amounts of money on his addiction and other women and lifestyle. I realized he had lied to me about just about everything in the 21 years we were married.

So this is a story of my husband's sudden death, what I found out afterwards, and the healing process I went though to move on from this shock and trauma, and the valuable lessons I learned along the way.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing this book for me was that it was a healing for me and that I knew this story would help others in similar situations.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a sequel to this book which will be focusing mainly on the continued healing process I am going through and affects every area of my life. It will be an inspiration to others to heal from similar situations.

I also am going to write a manual for a workshop I will be teaching on how you heal from something like this and move forward in your life.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Doing the things I love, which is my work and teaching and meeting new people.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love being out in nature, taking walks and hiking, traveling, gardening, walking my dog, movies, reading, and all forms of art.
Published 2015-07-18.
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Books by This Author

My Perfect Husband's Life (A Story of Love, Betrayal, and Forgiveness)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,360. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Author Sophia Satyana tells the true story of her husband’s sudden death at age fifty-six years old and the shocking story that unfolded of the secret life he had been living all along during their twenty-one year marriage.
My Perfect Husband’s Life: A Story of Love, Sexual Addiction, and Betrayal
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
My world came crashing down all around me. What do you do when you are married to someone, and you realize you do not know him? He was not the person you thought he was after 21 years of marriage and knowing him for 35 years. This is a love story…the story of the love of my life, of what I thought was true love. It is a story of loss; the sudden loss of the life of my husband, loss of the illusio