An Interview with April Reynolds Beam: Author, Book Editor & Life Coach
Sylvia: Welcome April. Please give our readers an introduction of yourself and a little about your book.
April: Thank you Sylvia! I’m April Reynolds. I am an Amazon #1 best-selling author of the “Manifesting Princess” series of books, where I talk about self-esteem and valuing yourself to live the life of your dreams. I am a certified Life Coach and Book Editor. My passion is helping others to write and self-publish their books. I love helping women, in particular, feel empowered by inspiring and uplifting their self-esteem in living the lifestyle and attitude of the Manifesting Princess mindset. Self-described as “not skinny”, at 59 years of age, I am currently Ms. South Carolina State 2015 and just married the love of my life, Andrew Beam on May 12, 2015. In addition, I am the mother of three sons, one stepson and I have one darling granddaughter.
Sylvia: Awwww, what a blessed life! Congratulations on your new marriage. What inspired you to write your first book?
April: In 2011, I wrote my first book, “Manifesting Princess Live UP to the Reputation” when I was going through my divorce. I needed the empowerment and encouragement that I wrote about as a boost not just to my reader but for myself. The Manifesting Princess always puts her invisible crown on and tries to take the high road!
Sylvia: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
April: I don’t write novels; my books are self-help, positive psychology books about meeting your personal potential, based on my own life and how I have learned valuable lessons about self-worth through the many trials and tribulations that I have gone through. What I’d like the readers to know is that when we are empowered by our own boundaries and beauty, we cannot stand to be around people who under-value us – it’s simply impossible.
So, rise up and love yourself because if you don’t – you will be a sitting duck for someone who wants to take advantage of you. You simply must adopt an empowered attitude to protect your heart which will allow you to serve others in the process.
Sylvia: What impact have your self help books had on readers?
April: One reader was very adamant that my books have literally changed her life. She asks herself what a “Manifesting Princess” would do for any situation or occasion, including how she would dress and it has really made a huge change in her life, her relationships and in her body image. I hear this all the time from my readers because we all seem to struggle with self-esteem and body image; the Manifesting Princess is a mindset of accepting yourself the way you are, in all of your perfect imperfections, but aspiring to be better with every opportunity.
Sylvia: Do you have any advice for other writers?
April: Yes, and as a Book Coach and Editor, I am always encouraging my writer clients to “bleed all over the page”, purge, get it out, pour your heart out, write your heart out… just let go. When you do, you can go back later and edit, but get the guts onto the page so you can see what you’re really trying to say!! Go for it!
Sylvia: What marketing techniques have you used to sell your books and which ones have been most successful?
April: Social Media, starting with Instagram, using little posters that you can make on piclab. Post those on Instagram, have that flow to Facebook and Twitter. It’s also important to shorten your links; I use bit.ly. Make sure you add the short link to the text before you post on Instagram and this way the link will be clickable once it gets to Facebook and Twitter!
Sylvia: Why should we buy your book?
April: If you’ve ever been taken advantage of, felt used, discarded, rejected – then you’re going to want to raise your self-esteem. This is the focus of my newest book, the 4th in the Manifesting Princess series of books. It’s called “Manifesting Princess – The 7 Steps to Becoming Highly Attractive” bit.ly/amazonbha or bit.ly/kindlebha to purchase.
All of my Manifesting Princess books are in soft cover and also available on Kindle for just .99 cents! You can visit this link to see all of the books http://www.AprilReynolds.com and click on “My Books”.
Someone named me the “Manifesting Princess” back in 2010. I’ve just always had this “knack” for having good things in my life, but I’ve also had plenty of serious challenges to keep me humble!
Sylvia: Is there a special place that you prefer when you write?
April: I love to write my big comfy burgundy lazy boy with the ottoman for my feet to rest upon, laptop, a nice bottle of water to my left, the house and my cell phone to my right. I have definitely developed a system that works!
Sylvia: Sounds very comfy! What projects are you currently working on?
April: I will definitely write another book in the Manifesting Princess series. It’s really gaining momentum now and I have a group on Facebook where we can talk about value and self-esteem and now we are taking back our power. I’m proud that the Manifesting Princess and the 7 Steps to Becoming Highly Attractive, has become a movement to empower people to have an attitude of deserving the best in life and to act accordingly!
Sylvia: What is your POWER WORD? Why this word
April: Self-worth because all else springs from that, and I have focused on this word, this feeling, this lack in me, all of my life. It’s my greatest joy to see another woman feel like she has higher self-worth and that I might have contributed, even just a little bit, because of my books.
Sylvia: That’s a very powerful word, one in which we all should feel about ourselves. Unfortunately, not always the case. so thank you for your dedication to empower women. Please share your social media and book contact information.
April: Thank you Sylvia for providing this platform.
- Website: www.AprilReynolds.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aprilreynoldsofficial
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AprilBeamCoach
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPhQ6ZINAgMXkmFUPkNSRw