Author’s Biography Part 1
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.
Author’s Biography Part 2
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.
Author’s Biography Part 3
’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 — 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.
Author’s Biography Part 4
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 book, and preparing for the printing of the second book in the series, Keys to Atlantis. The story is still growing and Sally is heavily into the third and final book of the trilogy.
BlackHeart’s Legacy is available in print at bookstores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and is also available on Kindle