The Not Your Average Lives Podcast

From Quitter To Finisher with Children’s Book Author, Cindy Williams Schrauben

April 25, 2022

EP218: This week’s guest is Cindy Williams Schrauben. Cindy lives in Michigan where she writes books for kids that range from the truly serious to the seriously silly. Her debut picture book, This Could Be You was released on April 1, 2022.

Becoming a published author at 63 has inspired Cindy to empower other mature adults with the mindset that it is never too late to dream. When not writing or connecting with other authors, Cindy might be found dissecting her grandsons’ shenanigans for story ideas, reading on the floor in the bookstore, or eating ice cream… ideally all at once.

In this episode, Cindy and I talk about:

  • how she became a children’s author
  • her book writing journey - from start to finish
  • the fear of failure that hindered her from pursuing writing for far too long 
  • how her life has changed now that she’s doing what she loves

Cindy admits she’s NOT always been one to persevere – in fact, when she was younger she often would quit when things got difficult. But she’s living proof of the George Eliot quote: “it’s never too late to be what you might have been!” Listen in as she shares her perspective on what worked, what didn’t, and how she finally persevered despite challenges.

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