I help women like you, who have a desire to write and create a book or blog to fulfill your life's purpose, to build an online presence, and have more success and fulfillment in the next act of your incredible life!
I do this by providing workshops on writing and personal development, offering personal and group coaching. At last... you can finally get started on the project that has tugged at your heart for so long.
The emerging woman is the lure of becoming something more... yet something that was always meant to be
I first discovered the power in storytelling when I wrote my book, Rosey…the Imperfect Angel following the birth of my daughter. Julianne was born with a severe facial defect, a bilateral cleft lip and gum. It would take numerous surgeries to repair her face and through the process I learned life can throw the unexpected your way, but that's the turning point. You either accept the challenge and find meaning in it, or you struggle a lifetime asking, “Why me?”
The children’s book caught the attention of news media throughout the country. My daughter and I appeared on national television talk shows, morning news shows (including ABC, NBC, and Fox), radio programs, and in newspaper articles and magazines throughout the U.S.
Rosey…the Imperfect Angel was recorded as a CD, produced by Tony Award Winner, Michael Alden, who also wrote the music, recorded by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. It starred the voice of actress, Melissa Gilbert, best known for her portrayal as Laura Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie. The CD made it all the way to the Grammy Ballot in 2009!
How I Did It
Storytelling and fairy tales are a predominate theme in my life. I worked closely with my late husband, David Peckinpah, who was the executive producer and writer of numerous television series including the Emmy nominated CBS series Beauty and the Beast, Sci-Fi’s Sliders, and USA Network’s Silk Stalkings, along with television movies and the Disney box office hit, Man of the House.
I was David’s chief “inspirer” as well as his editor and together we’d give birth to dialogue, story lines, and concepts that made for a very successful career… but… I always wondered… could I write on my own? Rosey, the Imperfect Angel was the first thing I ever wrote… and it didn’t stop there.
I was also fortunate to study acting with two of the great teachers, Jeff Corey and Stella Adler. (You can see me pop up occasionally in re-runs of the sci-fi, Sliders, or a few tv movies) I was even in the pilot episode of the remake of the Mary Tyler Moore show!
Acting gave me insight to developing characters for scripts, and it was perspective on my ability to create my own character… the person I was born to be! As actors we delve deeply into cause and effect of a character’s past and how it shapes who they are. I realized this is exactly what shapes us in real life. We can write our own stories… our own future.
And then this happened ...and it changed me forever...
Sometimes our darkest hours bring out our greatest purpose.
Let me tell you another personal story... this one is sad, but I know every woman has had something happen that forced them to become stronger, more resilient, more powerful than they could ever imagine.
I had written my first two books after the birth of my daughter. A few years later, I lost my oldest son to meningitis.
I didn't know if I could go on...
But a friend who'd lost a child brought me a book written by another bereaved mother.
That book was my lifeline. It was the reason I could get up in the morning. It encouraged me to start writing in a journal.
I vowed, if I could heal from this, I would write my own brave story of recovery...
And So I did
Today, I have a body of work I'm proud of...
In addition to my books, I've written blogs and articles for Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, Medium.com, and numerous others.
Books by Sandy Peckinpah
Now... what about you?
My love, my passion is to help women navigate the next act of their lives.
Whether it's a desire to find meaning in your life by writing your story in a book or blog... or even journaling, I'd love to be your chief "inspirer!"
Are you wondering what's next for you? Tell me about it...