Stephanie A. Wynn, Author, Crohn’s Survivor, and Philanthropist is a native Floridian. Stephanie has owned several successful businesses in the past, establishing her first business at the age of 23. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Stephanie has worked for one of the largest financial institutions, JP Morgan Chase and former broker dealer INVEST Financial, working side by side with successful financial advisers and business savvy investors.
Stephanie has a strong desire to help others, which inspired her to write her ground-breaking book Readi-Set-Go! A Simple Guide To Establishing A Successful Small Business. She is eager to share all she has learned over the years about business ownership and hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams as well. Stephanie believes giving back to the less fortunate is a key component of success. Stephanie understands the challenges of starting a business and finds joy in assisting.
Interview With Winn Publications
Winn Publications: How did your journey as an author begin?
It started at the age of 23, when I opened my first storefront ice cream parlor in St. Petersbug, Florida.
Winn Publications: Was it something you always wanted to pursue?
Winn Publications: Who or what motivated you to write?
What motivated me to write my book was TIME. I knew that the information needed to get out and I could keep talking about getting my book out and I had to put it into action.
Winn Publications: Have you published your writings into a book? If so, where can we find it/them?
Yes my book is available on all retail platforms and my website .
Winn Publications: How was the publishing process?
It was very challenging. It was tedious and TIME consuming.
Winn Publications: Are you self-published?
No, I have a publisher.
Winn Publications: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
Where do I start? I have faced many obstacles, one in particular as I was in the publishing phase of my book, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and I had to get through 5 rounds of edits. In addition I knew that I needed to have a plan for my book post publishing. I needed to create a brand message and create brand colors, so I created a business plan for my book. I had a certain amount of books that I knew I wanted to sell outside of the Amazon Platform.
Winn Publications: Have you written anything outside of fiction/nonfiction?
Nothing outside of non-fiction.
Winn Publications: Do you have a tip that you can offer your peers (poets and writers worldwide)?
- Invest in a professional editor!
- Invest in building your author platform especially if you want your book to go far!
- Think outside the box when branding, marketing and promoting your book!
- Believe in your content because your name is on it!
Winn Publications: Are you currently working on any new projects? If so when can we expect them to be released?
Yes I am working on two books late 2020 or early 2021
Winn Publications: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself as having a platform for my indie authors to conquer their author platform by booking more business, make a greater impact and fully monetize their intellectual property.
Winn Publications: What does being an author mean to you?
Being an author means that I can educate, and build relationships with individuals who need to establish a successful business and don’t know where to start. I. Stephanie A. Wynn can finally work in my purpose and in my truth!
Winn Publications: What’s your favorite quote and who’s it by?
“If you can’t COUNT GOOD…YOU HAVE TO SPEAK WELL…If you can’t SPEAK WELL…You GOTTA READ QUICK…If you can’t READ QUICK…YOU BETTER RUN FAST…IF YOU ARE A “BOSS” DO THEM ALL & DO THEM THE BEST”
Winn Publications: If you could co-author with anyone – dead or alive- who would it be and why?
Bishop T.D. Jakes & Dr. Bill Winston . They are thought provoking business leaders.