Today, I’m pleased to introduce Sharnel Williams. She has been featured on this blog in the past, but since her original interview, she has greatly expanded her list of accomplishments. Sharnel’s story has inspired many people and she is a role model to many women. I hope you will enjoy this interview.
Hi, Sharnel. Welcome back to Authors to Watch. Can you please tell us a little about yourself?
Born & raised in Newark, NJ, I’m a wife, mother, writer, radio host and entrepreneur.
I understand you are hosting a Women Empowerment Luncheon. How did you get the idea to host this event?
I knew it was time to tell my story. One day I posted on Facebook to be a part of someone’s Women Empowerment Conference. I receive a couple of inboxes and they were telling me to have my own. Then the rest was history.
What types of events do you have planned as part of this event?
It would be 10 motivational speakers including myself. This is my first, so I’m going to keep it simple. I’m still learning. Food-Entertainment-Raffle-Gift bags.
How do you think this event will help and empower women?
It will help in many ways. If one speaker can inspire one person, we have done our job.
Where can my readers go to learn more about the luncheon or to buy tickets?
What inspired you to begin your writing and publishing career?
It was different for me. My son passed away from leukemia 2 days after his 12th birthday. That’s when my writing started. Yes, I was a late bloomer.
Can you tell us about your published books?
I have several books published. I would love for everyone to support my work. You can go to my website and learn more about me and my books: www.authorsharnel.com
Can you tell us a little about your publishing company, Shar-Shey Publishing?
Yes. Let’s start with the name. Shar, come from Shakil my son and Sharnel. Shey, come from I had a stillborn fullterm in 1992 and I named her Varshey. I started my company because I wanted people who couldn’t afford them high price companies, to be able to get their stories out with an affordable company. www.sharsheypublishingcompany.com
As an author, publisher, and speaker, how do you use your story to inspire others to achieve their dreams?
I look back at my life, never thought about writing a book. Never knew my son was going to pass away at an early age, from cancer. I inspire others by my accomplishments. Meaning, you are going to get Tested in life. You must follow your goals and keep walking straight. Things happen for a reason.
What’s next for you, Sharnel? Do you have any upcoming books, events, or projects to tell us about?
Yes. My son has a memorial park in Newark, NJ @ Branch Brook Park. Every year we have an event around August, it’s free to the public. We give back to the kids.
I want to thank everyone who has supported me and continue supporting me. God is Good!
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