It is a great privilege of mine to share a friendship with Miss Sally McGuire, who is not only an awesome friend, but a fascinating author and innovative entrepreneur as well. Born and raised in Grenada, Sally became obsessed with reading at an early age. She discovered excitement in books and would sometimes feel that she could of written some of those books better than their original authors. Parts of Sally’s days growing up were spent creating stories and imaginative events in her head. At only 18 Sally became a teacher but wanted more out of life than her spice island could offer. By age 21 Sally had acquired a US Visa and had set sights on New York in search of bigger opportunities, despite disapproval from family members. Sally had no family in New York but was not afraid to venture out on her own.
Upon arrival Sally stayed with a family friend but had to learn the ropes all on her own. Sally found work within two weeks and was able to move out on her own within two months. Sally soon began college but never lost her passion for writing. After her son’s birth Sally decided that she would get more serious about her writing. She began sharing her ideas with friends only to be met with discouragement and ridicule. Sally decided that she was not going to discuss her writing with anyone else because she did not want to get discouraged. Sally then completed her first book called “Destined to Love”. It was quite a successful moment for Sally, however she had little to no knowledge of the editing and publishing process. Nevertheless, Sally did what she had to do and eventually got her first book published.
After publishing her first book, Sally became ripe with the feeling of achievement. However, little did Sally know that her work had just begun. Sally hardly knew anyone and had to find ways to promote her book herself. Eventually her hard work paid off and she gained recognition in the Caribbean and was mentioned by one of the newspapers in Grenada, her home land. Sally didn’t stop there and soon after published her second book “Forever Yours”.
I can attest to the intrigue of the books because both books are very hard to put down after beginning to read them. I’m personally not a fan of romantic novels but the stories were quite captivating. I had to ask Sally why she was so inspired to write romantic novels and she replied that love is something pure, and despite the dark side of love, meaning the infidelity, the heartaches, the violence and such, she wants to give people hope that true love is still out there. Sally also had a passion for writing children’s novels, due to the close relationship she had with her son. She soon published “A Heart of Gold” and began a children’s series which she is still currently working on.
Aside from being an Author Sally also had a passion for modeling and soon collaborated with a friend to launch an online swimsuit boutique called Sextife Swimwear which is based in Grenada.
To learn more about Sally visit destinedtolove.com and look out for her fan page on Facebook and Instagram. Also check out Amazon.com for a full list of Sally’s books up for Sale.