Author Spotlight: Audrey M. Blake

BIO: Audrey M. Blake. MPH , CPC

Audrey was born and raised in the south. Her writing style is deeply rooted in her southern up-bringing. She has a “tell it like it is, down to earth writing style. She is the author of “Falling In Love With Me” . Audrey is a certified professional life coach who has helped hundreds through her coaching, inspirational speaking engagements, and one on one sessions. She has appeared on both TV and Radio shows and has co-hosted the following radio shows: The Dr. Jesse Walker Show- All About Relationships and Two Sips and Conversation. She holds degrees in Psychology and a Master of Public Health. Audrey is available for speaking engagements. She loves motivating others to be the best version of themselves. She is the founder of FLY, First Love Yourself. www,firstloveU.org (website under revision)

Education and Experience

Audrey holds degrees in psychology and public health ( BA in psychology, Master of Public Health in Health Administration). She is 1 year away from being a doctoral candidate as she is pursuing a Ph.D. in health services. Audrey was a licensed social worker in South Carolina (1988-2000) where she helped connect families with resources. She became certified as a professional life coach (CPC) to help others plan and reach their goals to become the best version of themselves. . She was married to her high school sweetheart who is now deceased. She is currently single and dating. They have 2 successful sons-both college graduates – ages 36 and 29. One daughter -in-law and a 5 year old granddaughter who is the joy of her grandma’s heart.

Audrey believes in making a difference and wants to help others serve their God -given purpose. She loves to write books that help others and speak to audiences proving inspiration.

What is your genre?
I write self-help and romantic dramas.

What draws you to this genre?
I know that people want to be their best. I write books to help people through life’s journey.

-What is your purpose?
My calling in life is to help others become the best version of themselves. I am a certified professional life coach and motivational speaker who loves to inspire others.

-Who has influenced your life as an author?
My mother, who is now deceased, was an elementary school teacher, my 8th grade English teacher- Thomas Patrick “TP” Williams from Chas. ,SC, who made me do more writing assignments than the rest of the class. Also, Nicholas Sparks’ novels influence my style as we are both from the Carolinas. Also Maya Angelou.. as I also write poetry that I haven’t published yet.

-What is your favorite marketing technique?
Book Signings and attending events that connect me with people. People are potential readers. I recently hosted a small cover reveal with a group. This was very successful and helps to get the word out. I love connecting with people everywhere I go.

How do you get your book in front of readers?
I am a life coach and I publish live videos. I also use these as opportunities to mention my book. When I go on the radio shows I mention my book. Definitely through social media as well.

-What is something you want readers to know about you?
I am passionate about helping others be great! I have been blessed to accomplish high levels in my career. Now it is my goal to help people be great- be the best version of themselves so that can fulfill their life’s purpose and enjoy life fully.

-What are you reading right now?
Well, I’m in school, so most of what I read is related to my Doctoral Degree in Health Services. One book I purchased and started is by Brenee Brown – ” I Thought It Was Just Me”.

-3 Fun facts about yourself

  • I have a Maltese-Yorkie (Morkie) named IZZY who has her own Instagram page – Izzythoughts7
  • I was adopted at age 5 months and found my birth families at 22. I now have relationships with them, so that’s a book inside of me.
  • I love the beach but I never get in the water

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