“Eye contact with your audience is vital,” the presenter said at a seminar I attended.

Eye contact? Gulp. Being blind, how in the world would I manage that?

It was a crazy idea anyway for me to become a speaker. I’ll just share my stories and inspiration with groups of close friends. That became my plan.

But God had a different one.

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Happy New Year from Sarah Sundin in foggy California. Several years ago I had the joy of meeting Janet Perez Eckles at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and I was impressed by her humor, warmth, and strength. Today I have the honor of interviewing this accomplished author and speaker.

Janet, how did you get into writing? CAN Janet Perez Eckles

Years ago I wrote my story – for my kids and grandchildren – and self-published it. Quite raw in the writing and also in the marketing arena, I was stunned with reactions from readers. I learned two things: readers don’t care about beginning writing, and when you write about triumph and inspiration a vital need is met.

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Simply salsa


Simply Salsa teaches to celebrate life by weaving real-life stories—from the author, from women today and from women in the Bible—to illustrate the victory available to all. The riveting examples ignite in the reader a passion to overcome their own trials such as disabilities, tragedy, devastation and unfairness. Each chapter sings with a Latina flair, a bit of sass, a dash of humor and plenty of inspiration drawn from God’s Word to empower the reader to triumph, bring back joy by learning to conquer fear.

Although blind, Janet Perez Eckles has been inspiring thousands to see the best in life. She achieves this through her keynote messages as an international speaker and through her writings which appear in more than 28 books, in hundreds of articles, in her own inspirational books including her #1 bestselling release, Simply Salsa: Dancing without Fear at God’s Fiesta. She and Gene, her husband of 36 years live in Florida. Since her passion is to inspire you, she invites you to visit:


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