Get to know Patrice Sterling!
Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with Patrice Sterling, the founder of Twenty-Two Publishing, an award-winning author, and a passionate advocate for families of children with chronic conditions. She believes in the power of storytelling and has made it her mission to help aspiring authors bring their stories to life. In this interview, Patrice shares her journey, her latest projects, and her advice on self-care and success.
Let's start by getting to know you a bit better. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your work?
Hi, I'm Patrice Sterling! I am the founder of Twenty-Two Publishing, an author, and an advocate for families of children with chronic conditions. I am also the visionary of The Moms’ Truth, an anthology that explores the joys and struggles of parenting. My latest project is The Confident Caregiver Project, which provides caregivers of differently abled children with The Caregiver's Companion, a support tool to manage medical and educational information for their loved ones.
We'd love to hear more about your publishing company, Twenty-Two Publishing. What kind of services do you offer to aspiring authors, and what sets you apart from other publishers?
At Twenty-Two Publishing, we offer a range of services to aspiring authors, including editing, formatting, and cover design. We also offer marketing support and distribution through major retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. What sets us apart is our commitment to helping authors bring their stories to life in a way that is authentic, compelling, and impactful. We work closely with each author to understand their vision and goals, and we are dedicated to helping them achieve success.
You mentioned your latest project is The Confident Caregiver Project. Can you tell us more about that and how it's helping families of differently abled children?
The Confident Caregiver Project is a support tool for caregivers of differently-abled children. It provides them with The Caregiver's Companion, a resource that helps them manage complete, organized medical and educational information for their loved one. This project is designed to help families prepare and support their loved ones, and it is a valuable resource for anyone who is caring for a child with a chronic condition.
It sounds like "The Confident Caregiver Project" could be a valuable resource for many families. How do you think authors and supporters can benefit from this project?
Authors and supporters can benefit from The Confident Caregiver Project by getting involved and spreading the word about this valuable resource. By partnering with us, they can help families of differently abled children gain access to the support and information they need to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.
You've been in the publishing industry for a while now. Looking back, what's one lesson you wish you had learned earlier, and how did you deal with it?
Looking back, I wish I had learned the importance of delegation earlier on in my career. It can be tempting to try to do everything yourself, but it's not sustainable in the long run. Hiring an assistant and building a team has been instrumental in helping me manage my workload and stay organized.
You have some exciting projects coming up in the next few months. Can you give us a sneak peek at what's on the horizon for Twenty-Two Publishing?
We have several exciting projects coming up at Twenty-Two Publishing, including the launch of Jazzman Brown's book, The Cost of Showing Up, and a collection of Dad stories in honor of Father's Day. We are also working on The Moms' Truth II, which will feature more authentic stories of motherhood.
With so much going on in your work and personal life, how do you balance it all? Do you have any tips for staying organized and productive?
I continue to be fueled by advocacy and the family stories that I get to publish for others. The balance comes in understanding you can’t do it all, but all can do something, so I do what I can. There will always be stories; I will keep doing my part to tell them.
Also, I know balancing work and personal life can be challenging, but I find that setting clear priorities and boundaries is essential. I make sure to prioritize self-care, whether that means taking time to exercise, meditate, or spend time with my family. I also rely on tools like calendars and to-do lists to stay organized and focused.
Success means different things to different people. How do you define success, and what does it mean to you personally?
To me, success means making a positive impact on the world through my work. It means helping others share their stories and inspiring change in the world. Personally, success means finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment in everything I do.
Self-care is so important, but it can be hard to make time for ourselves. What does self-care look like for you, and what advice would you give to someone who's struggling to prioritize their own needs?
Self-care looks different for everyone, but for me, it means taking time to recharge and prioritize my physical and mental health. This might mean going for a run, spending time with my family, or just taking a few minutes to breathe and relax. My advice to someone who is struggling to prioritize their own needs is to start small and make self-care a habit. Even small actions, like taking a few minutes each day to meditate or go for a walk, can make a big difference over time.
Finally, for anyone who's interested in supporting your work, what's the best way to get involved or lend a hand?
The best way to support my work is to partner with us on The Confident Caregiver Project and spread the word about this valuable resource. You can also stay connected with us on our website, and social media channels, to stay up to date on our latest projects and offerings.
If you're interested in working with me or learning more about my work, you can visit my website at www.patricesterling.com or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conclusion, Patrice Sterling's passion for storytelling and advocacy for families of children with chronic conditions shines through in her work with Twenty-Two Publishing and The Confident Caregiver Project.
As an award-winning author, she understands the power of words and has made it her mission to help aspiring authors bring their stories to life. Her latest project, The Confident Caregiver Project, offers support to caregivers of differently abled children through The Caregiver's Companion.
Patrice's dedication to her work and her commitment to self-care and success serves as an inspiration to us all. To learn more about Patrice's work or to get involved, visit her website or reach out via email.