Stephanie R. Zing

Biography

Stephanie Zing is an adventurer, a gypsy, an artist, a writer and a metaphysician. When she isn't walking on fire, exploring vintage and antique treasure troves or working on twelve art projects at a time, she is writing. With a "previous life" as a corporate project manager and training consultant, her early works are being given new life too as ebooks soon to be available to everyone instead of being reserved specifically for training courses. She has trained a variety of personnel through her work with SoftMed, ABTech, Borg-Warner and over three hundred hospitals in the USA.

As a full time artist and writer, she now focuses her energy on creating books for artists--including inspirational jump starters and "how-to" guides. Her art, writing and more than thirty years as a practicing metaphysician come together in her inspirational and self-help guides and books.

As a writer of poetry for more than 40 years, she gifts us with her poems in the form of chap-ebooks, reinventing her now out-of-print hard copy chapbooks. She envisions that there will be other poetry chapbooks in the not so distant future.

She is also in the process of revising her business books in the areas of team management, time management, project management and visioning. In her spare time, she is working on an inspirational how-to book and a creative arts how-to book.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I think I began writing before I even knew HOW to write. I was always telling stories to my friends and family. I would create these greeting cards for my family members that always caused quite a ruckus at the dinner table as everyone burst into uncontrollable fits of laughter. I, of course, didn't know what was so funny. My best friend as a child and I used to play a lot of make believe and create elaborate stories in our adventures.

In third grade, one of my favorite teachers, Ms. Kelly started having us write our own books. To be honest, my third grade efforts aren't very good. (Yes, I kept them. They remind me why I do this on those days when it seems overwhelmingly challenging.) In the same class, we also started writing poetry. One of my best friends, Jennifer, and I seemed to thrive off of competing with each other in our poetic writings. I have no idea if Jennifer continued, but I have written poetry from then until the present. This early writing success was ingrained in my mind--I studied journalism and English in college much to my parents chagrin.

I had a terrible experience writing for my first newspaper where the assignment was to interview the family of a soldier who has been killed in the First Gulf War. I just couldn't bring myself to do it and for a long time, I didn't write anything. Eventually, along with my love of teaching, I began writing the textbooks and handbooks that I used in my corporate training classes. I haven't stopped writing since and I don't plan to so long as I can think and find a way to get my words into sentences.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What inspires me to get out of bed each day is the mystery of what I'm going to end up doing all day long. Although I keep a day planner, I try to keep it general such as, "writing" or "make art". I let myself discover what interests me that day and which project that I have in progress wants to move forward. Just as happens with me and reading books, I tend to have multiple art and writing projects in different stages all at the same time. I let myself listen to the inner voice that leads me to work on what gives me the most joy. Because I can do that, I believe that what I am giving out is full of my joy.
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Books

Traveling to Ecstasy A Poetry Chapbook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Traveling to Ecstasy is one woman's poetical path from the mundane through the bliss and ecstasy of the discovery of her personal relationship with her higher power. It is a poetry chapbook based on the author, Stephanie R. Zing's, metaphysical and quantum thought exploration. As a personal celebration of consciousness, these poems inspire, feed the soul and fire the imagination.

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