It is great to welcome Jacqueline Tyrene Sanders, author of PearlS, which reached number #32 in a recent promotion on Amazon! First, could you tell us what your book is about?
PearlS is about a young woman named Pearl Sinclair, who as a child was mildly disfigured in a car accident. Her attempts at living a “normal” life were stunted by relentless bullying, as well as the rejection of her father. Her lifelong goal of becoming an actress (and to work with Steven Spielberg), was an added struggle in her life because she was shunned by the Hollywood community simply because she didn’t fit their ideas of what a leading lady should look like. After Pearl’s father dies, she falls into a deep depression. After adopting two pugs, and inadvertently finding a magical tree, her life begins to take the shape of a fairy tale. There are no magic birds or spells in this fairy tale, but rather a demonstration that through hard work, believing in herself and taking in the beauty that surrounds her, Pearl is able to transform her life into one that she never thought was possible.