Mocha Girls Read is taking time out to chat with published authors. We have asked HonMag PR to help us get in contact with authors and see if they would be willing to sit down and chat with us.
Today we are pouring a cup of green tea and sitting down to chat with author Jessica Sinclair.
Who is Jessica Sinclair?
Jessica Sinclair is the CEO & Founder of Sinclair Master of Ceremonies Inc.
Jessica created Sinclair Master of Ceremonies Inc, the umbrella under which she provides MC services and in addition to on-air hosting, interviews, public speaking, vlogging and voice overs. Today she is a multi-recipient of the Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards, the Caribbean American Healthcare Award, and in 2020 as won the Business Award from Ladies of Third Thursday Organization.
As a registered Nurse, she holds the role of a Cardiac Special Procedure RN at Mount Sinai Beth Israel where she assists Cardiologist with procedures such as Cardioversion, Stress Echocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Echocardiogram, etc. Jessica is the Co-Founder of Nurses of Integrity a community that celebrates, uplifts, and empowers nurses.
Jessica is also the founder of “Network Like You Mean It ™ “, a workshop that provides tips on how to identify, cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships through networking. Jessica has a passion for activism, empowering young girls and family. One of Jessica’s beliefs is that one of the most essential factors to a successful event or business is communication. Jessica will launch her first book in Spring 2020 “Network Like You Mean it, A Nurses Journey to Entrepreneurship & Purpose”.
Jessica Sinclair is a Board Member of Fearless Women a non- profit organization whose mission is to provide the resources needed to Heal, develop a Healthy Positive Mindset & take back Control of your life through Health & Wellness Sessions, Group & Individual Workshops, Sisterhood Gatherings & Personal/Professional Development Programs and Retreats.”
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Elmont, New York, Jessica is a 2007 graduate of the City University of NY (CUNY) with a concentration in Communications and Public Relations (PR). She later transitioned from Public Relations to work as a Medical Clerk which inspired her to become a Nurse. In 2014, Jessica received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Nassau Community College. Upon completion, Jessica was a recipient of the Nassau Community College Association Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship and Citation Award. For two years, Jessica worked as a Medical Surgical Nurse where she had the opportunity to innovative a patient healing initiative and complete her Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude, in Nursing, from Farmingdale State College in 2018.
Welcome, Jessica. Thank you so much for joining us today and for being our 3rd author. We have a few questions we would love to ask you. The rules are simple. You MUST answer 10 questions. You can pass at any time and we will pull another question but you must answer 10 of them. OK! Here we go.
MGR: First question, does writing energize or exhaust you?
JS: I think writing can be a little bit of both. Overall, writing energizes me because I know my journey will help empower and teach someone. That fuels my me to keep going.
MGR: What are common traps for aspiring writers?
JS: Common traps for aspiring writers are lack of confidence, organization skills, and not having a great support system. I think it’s important for aspiring writers to build a strong foundation before you get started. Who are you? What motivates you?
MGR: Motivation is real!! This one is a light question. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
JS: My spirit animal is a Hummingbird. Hummingbirds are full of lightness, connection, and speed. When hummingbirds come into your life, it is a sign of connection, playfulness, and adaptability.
MGR: A hummingbird. I love that!! What does literacy success look like to you?
JS: Literacy success would mean getting my book in the hands of dreamers, doers, people who need support. I want my journey to inspire men and women to be resilient and to learn the power of networking effectively.
MGR: What do you think is the best way to market your book?
JS: Have a marketing plan for social media, email marketing, go on book tours or have a book signing. Have a contest or giveaway, email platform like yours and also be mindful of calendar events.
MGR: What did you edit out of this book? What parts are on the editing room floor?
JS: LOL, this is such a great question. I edited out parts that were too emotional.
MGR: What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
JS: Having a positive mindset, believing in myself, and balancing time.
MGR: AMEN Sis to all that! Does your family support your career as a writer?
JS: They are super supportive and spiritual people.
MGR: How many hours a day do you write?
JS: In the beginning, I was writing nonstop but I eventually reduced it to 2 hours a day.
MGR: Do you believe in writers block? Have you had it?
JS: I think naming something gives it too much power. When I couldn’t write or lacked ideas I would play my favorite reggae artist Beres Hammond and relaxed.
MGR: Thank you so much, Jessica, for joining us today and for answering all our questions. Any last words and let our readers know how to get in touch with you.
JS: Thank you Mocha Girls Read for the opportunity to share my Journey with your readers. This is truly an amazing platform.
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