Episode: 237: Dyslexia to Distinguished Writer: Mary Beesley’s Inspiring Story of Becoming an Author

Mary Beesley has been a daydreamer since childhood, but after having profound difficulty learning to read, she couldn't be more surprised to have fallen in love with books. She writes stories that find hope in hardship and shine light on the goodness and strength of the human spirit. She's received a Crowned Heart of Excellence Review and a five-star Readers' Favorite Award. Her seventh published novel, called The Second Time Around, comes out October 31st.

Mary and I have been friends for 20 years and are now living close by in the beaches of South Orange County. She and I chatted recently about writing and creativity, and when she shared her inspirational story of going from struggling to even learn to read to now being a seasoned author, I knew it was something I wanted to share with you. And with her new book releasing at the end of this month, I figured there couldn't be a better time! If you love inspirational stories, or even have been curious about what it takes to become a published author, you're going to love today's episode.


Time Stamps:

[01:06] – Mary Beesley talks about struggling with reading when she was younger.

[05:15] – When did Mary start writing?

[11:39] – How does Mary approach writing?

[15:14] – Mary talks about wanting people to have their own experiences while reading.

[21:33] – Are you willing to put in “10,000 hours” for your goals?

[26:18] – How does Mary decide when a book feels complete?

[31:55] – “We have to let our minds rest.”

[37:10] – Mary talks about the strength of human spirit and hope.


Supporting Resources:

Find Mary's latest books at https://www.marybeesley.com/

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