Please introduce yourself and your book(s)!
My name is Faith Peavey. I am a young entrepreneur and have been writing since I was six years old. However, I have only been writing professionally since March of last year. I currently have published two books and one adult coloring book. One of my books is a kid-friendly allergy-free cookbook and the other is an instructional book on how I make and sell t-shirts on Amazon Merch.
What is/are the story(ies) behind your book(s)?
Adult Coloring Book: Hand-Drawn Patterns to Relieve Stress:
This book was because I had heard someone tell me about selling “air” on Amazon, and I wanted to try it. This was a compilation of royalty-free coloring images online. You can buy it here.
Cook the Sparkles Way! A Kid-Friendly Allergy-Free Cookbook:
My family is allergic to wheat, egg, milk, corn, soy, peanut, and tree nuts, and have to make a lot of our food from scratch. We have always had a bunch of recipes sitting in our pantry, so I decided to compile all of them and publish a cookbook. You can buy the paperback here and the e-book here.
Merch the Sparkles Way! A Step-by-Step Guide to Amazon Merch:
I have a t-shirt business on Amazon Merch, and I get a lot of people who ask me how I make them. I don’t have time to tell all of them, so I wrote an instructional e-book. You can buy it here.
How do you deal with creative block?
I just keep writing.
What are the biggest mistakes you can make in a book?
Not getting someone to proofread it for you.
How has your creative process improved over time?
I have gotten so much more diligent to follow through with the publishing process.
What were the best, worst and most surprising things you encountered during the entire process of completing your book(s)?
The best part is writing. It is so fun. I don’t particularly like trying to edit.
Do you tend towards personal satisfaction or aim to serve your readers? Do you balance the two and how?
I usually tend towards personal satisfaction, but I do try to keep my readers in mind.
What are your plans for future books?
I plan on writing a short story collection of stories I wrote as a child. I am also thinking about doing a devotional book and an instructional book on how to write books.
Tell us some quirky facts about yourself
I have been doing theater since I was four, and like to rewrite endings of Shakespeare shows for fun. I also have five little sisters between the ages of 3-11.