A MULTIPLE heart attack survivor and author from Stratford is following in Shakespeare’s footsteps with her latest publication.
Sally Bee, who rose to national fame after surviving five heart attacks, recently published her seventh book. And unlike the previous six releases, she decided to ditch the bigger publishers and “go rogue like the Bard.”
His new book, ‘Don’t Go Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can fly’, has just been published by a new small publishing house in Stratford called Media Delicious Publishing.
The book is an amalgamation of stories from her mother, life lessons for her 18-year-old daughter, inspiration for women to believe in themselves and learn to live with depression.
Sally said: “I was inspired by the best. I live in Stratford, the birthplace and home of the “Bard” William Shakespeare. I like to pretend we’re related (unfortunately, we’re not).
“Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely don’t compare my writing skills to his, but his ‘thug’ definitely shares a spot next to mine. Everyone knows the story of William, he was a playwright, actor and poet, living in the 16th century but few recognize his entrepreneurial skills alongside his creative talents.
“Between 1585 and 1592 William was working in London as an actor and perhaps (probably) because he had a family to support and needed more money, instead of waiting for someone to help him. cast a role, he created a ‘gaming company’ called ‘The Kings Men.’ It was a group of like-minded actors with the same goals, who went rogue.
“For the first time they managed their own scripts, finances, hours and tickets and ultimately they managed their own future.”
Sally explained that, like Shakespeare, she had become “disenchanted with doing things the traditional way”.
“Having a strong publishing history and an engaged and loyal following is not enough these days. We had some fantastic offers from publishers but the level of investment from them was seriously lacking.
“I have three children to support and a father with dementia in a house and as I was ready to eat, sleep, live, breathe, promote, speak, travel and sell the pants of my precious book – the potential offers have just don’t cut it. It was clear I was going to do all the hard work anyway, so I felt I needed to be rewarded for it.
“Besides that, time is essential for me. I’ve survived five heart attacks so I never know what tomorrow will bring. I don’t have the luxury of taking 18 months to publish a book already written and ready to be shared with the world.
“So I decided to practice what I preach in my new book, tap into my passions and purpose, load them into my backpack, and jump in with complete and utter conviction and conviction that my parachute will indeed open, because it always has in the past.
Ultimately, Sally managed to publish her book with Media Delicious Publishing just six weeks after she finished writing it in August.
“Go No Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly” is available for purchase on Sally’s website www.sally-bee.com from Amazon.