Publisher Bessie Sims, formerly of McRoberts, was at the Jenkins Public Library on July 29 for to sign her second book, “Words of Truth”. Many people came out to meet her and to get a copy of her book.
Author Sims is the daughter of Dinah B. Poe and a granddaughter of Julia B. Noble. She attended McRoberts Elementary School and Jenkins Middle High School until 1992, and played on the Lady Cavalier basketball team.
Sims has always been a writer and she knew that she would one day be an author. She gives much of her love for writing and poetry to her teachers, especially Jan Tackett and Liz Maynard Brown. Her friends have also been a source of encouragement and support. She says she also is thankful for Bishop Willie Lamb for the teachings that showed her the straight and narrow.
After overcoming many obstacles, she is living her dream. She wrote and released two books in 2014, “ Ups and Downs (Marriage, Working, and Everyday Life)” and “Words of Truth”. Both are rapidly selling throughout the United States.
To help other writers reach their dream of becoming an author, she founded the publishing company NTLP (Nothing to Lose Publications) Potter Publishing, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio, where she now resides. When asked for advice she would have for anyone who has a dream, a goal, or a desire to write and publish a book, but may not feel as if their work is good enough, she replied, ”Don’t let your fears hold you from your future. Your fears, they are only illusions. Just sit down and write. Pour yourself into the book. When you are finished, it will be a masterpiece because it tells a story in your own words.”
Her books “ Words of Truth” and “Ups and Downs” are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Kobo, and Waterstones. Anyone interested in having their book of original work published can contact publisher Bessie Sims or NTLP via Facebook. To get an autographed copy of her books, also look for her during Jenkins Days. (Aug. 25, 26, and 27).