Sally Copus
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Sally Copus

Sally Copus' earlier career as a businesswoman was in the field of Direct Marketing. As a co-founder and partner with her late husband, she helped to establish and manage a very successful national database marketing company in the Dallas, Texas area. The two entrepreneurs built the company together, performing all the duties necessary to move the fledgling business along in an ever expanding market environment while raising a family. When the youngest child was in college, they sold the business, and for the first time in her life Sally had time on her hands. So she read: books, books and more books. She and her husband travelled and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she used her business expertise to help raise money for several worthy charities. But it wasn't enough to keep her mind busy. She had always been a good storyteller and could draw reasonably well. Her young grandchildren provided her the context to begin writing picture books. But published picture books carry a one thousand word limit for story content which was a challenging constraint. "It was a wonderful discipline," Copus said. "I learned the importance of every word. But as I drew the pictures for my books, which took forever, my mind kept adding layers of subplots to my story. I never tried to market those first two books, because by then I was totally involved in another genre of writing--middle grade fantasy adventure--where lengthier stories were the standard." Having found her genre, she independently published BlackHeart's Legacy, Book One in The Odyssey of Jon Sinclair trilogy, and a middle grade adaptation of one of her earlier picture book stories. When she received the news that BlackHeart's Legacy had received a starred review and awarded a place among Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012, she was busy caring for her husband, who was terminally ill. Now she is back hard at work promoting the first and second book. The story is still growing and Sally is heavily into the third and final book of the trilogy. BlackHeart's Legacy and Keys to Atlantis are available in print at bookstores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and is also available on Kindle. Find out more at: www.SallyCopus.com Awarded: Kirkus Reviews' "Best of 2012" "Middle-grade readers (boys especially): Don't dillydally; grab this nearly flawless book." -Kirkus Reviews' Star Read full review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/sally-copus/blackhearts-legacy/ "Your pacing overall, though, is nice--this thing really clips along, and you are using scenes, with action and dialogue to take us on this journey with Jon so we are experiencing it right along with the characters... So thank you for standing out from the crowd!" --Judge , 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards Release Date: 11-05-14
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