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Who’s Fearless? Penny Sansevieri

Who I am:

Penny Sansevieri, CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

My company:

Turning authors into success stories with innovative, personalized strategies and publicity campaigns


My fear:

The voices in my head telling me I couldn’t. I was laid off twice in one year, and I felt like I had nowhere to go. Then, just as I had built some kind of a following, 9/11 happened and the world hid in fear. Everything dried up and I had to practically start all over again.

How I overcame it:

I sat down on that scary day 17 years ago and just followed my gut.

What happened next:

I’ve now written 17 books (with 2 more coming out soon!). I’ve been able to spread the message of Indie publishing and how awesome it is, I am an Adjunct Professor for NYU teaching indie publishing (YAH!), and I have a wonderful, amazing company. 17 years later I’m still here!

“My fav quote when I first started, and one I had on my desk was ‘Do what you love and you’ll never work another day in our life.’ I’m proud to say I haven’t ‘worked’ in 17 years.”

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