Sally believes that all around us there are stories to be told. After working for many years in public relations she finally put pen to paper and has written two novels and a non-fiction book.
'I'm passionate about my writing. My first two books were novels and then I ventured into writing a non-fiction book about drug rehabilitation. There is so much pain out there and it is not necessary.'
Her studies included an Honors in Political Science, a Masters in Communication Management and a Creative Writing Course.
Sally lives in South Africa and alternates between their house near Blouberg in Cape Town and their cottage on the banks of the Magalies River in North West Province.
Describe your desk
I try very hard to organize my work space, but I can't seem to get it right. For some reason it is always littered with books, my dictionary, a Thesaurus and notes. I think the problem is that I multi-task.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. I was jerked out of a carefree childhood as a result of my parents' divorce and the loss of a sister in a tragic motor accident. Going through life I have learnt that everyone has a story...although some don't even know it. Writing has always been part of our world. My grandfather was a journalist; my father, although a professional man, published two books and my mother tried her hand at writing. So I suppose it is only natural that I should follow.
Drug and alcohol abuse is a scourge that robs people of living full lives. It affects family and friends and may lead to domestic violence and crime. This is the story of Hope Farm in the Western Cape, a restoration center and a ministry of the Steenkamps, where many addicts have found restoration. The first step is however to acknowledge the problem and to be determined to get healing.
Published: October 20, 2014.
Fiction » Romance » General
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