Shelly Lee is a Christian inspirational author, speaker, ghostwriter, book coach, self-publisher, and book coach. She is a single parent of 2: daughter 26 and son 23. She grew up in a small town called Bon Wier, TX; located near Kirbyville, Newton, and Jasper TX. She graduated from Newton High School in 1992. She graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology in 1996. She graduated from Lamar University in 2015. She has been employed with Lamar University for 13.5 years as an Administrative Associate.
She enjoys reading, writing, and helping others. She has a passion for single parents. She is the owner of Pen. Paper. Publish. She has self-published 2 books currently: God Spoke and I Listened and The Sheldra Series-An Unknown Love-Book One. She is currently working on my 3rd and 4th book.
LM: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
SL: I am shy, quiet, and observant. My motto is Without God, it cannot be done. I have never been married and pray it happens one day. I love reading.
LM: Tell us about your business.
SL: My business offers the services of ghostwriting, proofreading, and self-publishing. I enjoy helping others birth and deliver their book.
LM: What prompted you to start your business?
SL: My love for reading and writing.
LM: Have you always aspired to be an entrepreneur? Why or why not?
SL: Yes. I have always wanted to be the boss. I have also been told that I am bossy. I feel that being an entrepreneur allows me to run my business the way I envision.
LM: What’s the best part of being an entrepreneur?
SL: Running your business according to your vision
LM: Who’s your inspiration? Why?
SL: My children. I want to show them that they can reach their dreams despite setbacks and lack of support. I want them to know that with God by their side they can conqueror all thins.
LM: List some of your greatest achievements
SL: Being featured in Making the Headline Newspaper, being featured twice in Voyage Houston, getting my bachelors degree, becoming an author
LM: Name a time when things didn’t go right. What happened and how did you get past it?
SL: I did some work for a customer around 6 years ago. Each time I asked for my money she would have some issues. Needless to say, I never got paid. I went on her FB page and see that she is involved in all of these endeavors. I was tempted to say something but I did not. I know that God will continue to supply my needs.
LM: Where do you see your business in 3 years?
SL: High sales volume, more people added to the team as workers, and high clientele.
LM: What advice would you give a new entrepreneur?
SL: You are going to get knocked down. You will not receive support from the people that you think. Everybody is not for you. Some people are just waiting to see you fall. Despite all of the above, don’t ever give up. If God brought you to it, He will bring you through it!