Interview with Sarah E. Ball

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Connecting with people!
Describe your desk
Messy, with a lot of sticky notes, random toys, and a picture of me and my Grandpa.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all around the world, seriously. I lived in 7 different countries before the age of 8. I was born in Greece, lived in Spain, Singapore, Scotland, and more! It made me realize that culturally we have our differences, but to the core, humanity are all seeking the same things. Love, acceptance, peace and joy.
When did you first start writing?
I have always been a writer. however, I really discovered a passion for it after studying playwriting in University.
What's the story behind your latest book?
99% of the things I write about on my blog, are things I have struggled with myself. I remember this one particular week feeling so bombarded with feelings of inadequacy, guilt, worthlessness, and insecurity. I felt disabled because of it that week. "What is going on?" I asked "God. Why am I feeling this way?"

As I pressed in to find the answer, I felt God tell me that it was time for me to release some shame. I had no idea that all these emotions were rooted in the lie of shame, and the lie that I was to the core flawed.

I began to research shame, it's causes, roots, and symptoms, as I did, I shed many tears realizing that all this time, shame was distorting my view of God, myself and even others. I began this series in shame, and as I studied and blogged about it, I soon found the grip releasing, and freedom coming! I soon realized that I was loved to the core!

That is where The Shame project began.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Evidence that I existed and made a difference.
What do your fans mean to you?
My words are their words. They are the story tellers, and the hearts behind what I do, I just put the words on paper.
What are you working on next?
The Depression Project!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The cup of coffee my husband hands me! Love that guy! and coffee..
What is your writing process?
I sit and search my heart to see where it really is at. Is it sad, or lonely, or optimistic. I write from that place, and try to be as authentic as possible.
What do you read for pleasure?
The bible. It's like a magical book, that changes overtime you pick it up!
Published 2015-10-14.
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