Sadie Evans was born in an all women’s prison in York, Ne and raised alongside her 6 siblings by her grandparents in Omaha, Ne. She is a first-generation 2-time college graduate with a degree in Human service and a license in cosmetology, first-generation business owner which is a non-profit organization (Process to Purpose Ministries) and also a first-generation author of 3 self-published books “The Cries From A Gracefully Broken Woman” “Learning to love thyself 30-day Devotional” and a children’s book “Just like you” Sadie Evans is evidence of Gods grace and a testament to how God will save and transform your life. She is a young woman that is truly a vessel that God is using to manifest his glory here on earth! Because of the Grace God had on her life she will forever live her life to give God all the honor and praise.
1) First, I want to thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! When did you know that writing is what you were called to do? What is it about being a writer that you love the most? What about being a writer frustrates you the most?
I love writing because it is therapeutic to me and being a mother of 5 children sometimes, we need an extra escape when things are overwhelming, and I found it with writing. Honestly nothing about writing frustrates me I absolutely wish I would have started writing earlier in my life.
2) Can you tell us a little about your book(s) and where our readers can find out more about them and you?
All of my books are inspirational and educational books, my children’s books are also inspiring for young children.
3) What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on building my podcast which is soul food with Sadie which is available on all platforms. I am also in the process of launching a self-development coaching business. My soft launch is this fall, and the full launch will be winter 2022.
4) What has been your most significant achievement as a writer thus far? Where do you see yourself within your career in the next five years?
My greatest achievement as a writer has been the transformation my writing has done within me it has caused my mindset to shift from a poverty mindset to a prosperous mindset. I see myself speaking on many stages about mindset shifting and life transformation. I see myself helping individuals to move from their past pain into the freedom they deserve through my writings and speaking.
5) How have you dealt with rejection within your writing career?
I am a firm believer that not everyone will like your work and the bottom line is it’s not for everyone the people that are assigned to you will receive it and love it and that is what I focus on.
6) Do you have a schedule for when you write? Do you outline your novels? How long does it generally take you to finish a novel?
I have never written a novel, and yes, I have learned to schedule time to write because when I would just wing it, I would find myself taking years to complete a book that could have taken 5-6 months.
7) Do you believe that there is ever a point in life where it’s too late for an aspiring writer to become successful in this industry? Do you feel a late start would hinder their chances?
I believe age is never a factor when it comes to starting anything. I believe that a writer that is older should start today, and they shouldn’t allow society to trick them into thinking they are too old to succeed in the market, because honestly success is different for everyone to them success could be just completing the book. Absolutely not, I believe it would help their chances because its inspiring to see someone older not allow anything to stop them from achieving their goals.
8) Are you an avid reader and have you always been? What’s the first book you ever read that really touched you emotionally and moved you? Who is your favorite author? What book are you currently reading?
I enjoy reading when I make time for it and I strongly disliked reading and writing however when you are called to do anything rather you like it or not you will fulfill it. Tuesdays with Morrie opened my eyes to how fragile life is. I have several but I have read tons of td jakes books and I think he might be in first place. I am currently reading “Make it Happen” By Lara Casey.
9) The Pandemic was a challenging time for some writers and creative individuals but also for others it was time that they needed to focus on their creative passions. Which side of that spectrum do you fall on? Are there any lessons or nuggets of wisdom that you gained during the Pandemic that help you within your writing career? Did the quarantine stifle your creativity or did it make you even more driven to get things done?
Going into the pandemic it started off hard however it caused me to truly understand my calling and it caused me to embrace and grow in it, which caused me to be more creative. Writing is truly therapy and if you learn to like it and use it as the tool that it is you will be able to see the transformation in your life through writing. The quarantine put fire under my feet!
10) What are your thoughts about how the publishing industry as it is being represented today? Do you lean more towards traditional publishing or self-publishing as a preference? Does being a hybrid author interest you?
I am self-published so if I must be honest, I do not know how a traditional publishing company really works. I am a self-published author however I do believe traditional gives you more creditability in the industry. So I lean towards traditional if you have the finances to get it done that way. I would love to have my books published traditionally one day and I will.
11) I feel like writing is a remarkable tool to help people not only express themselves, but also to cope emotionally and mentally. I know for me I write to be and feel more authentic. What unique quality is there about you, about your art, that you feel represents your authenticity? How does writing help you to be more empowered in your purpose?
Through my writing I am truly able to be authentically me without worrying about the opinions of others. Writing empowers me because I have the comfort of knowing that whoever picks up the book or poems will be able see have seeds planted in their life that will one day grow into a beautiful harvest.