Knowledge is power and experience is key: author Sandra Lee on being a role model
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Sandra Lee is the author of four books: Saving Private Sarbi, The True Story of Australia's Canine War Hero; 18 Hours, The True Story of an SAS War Hero; The Promise, An Iraqi Mother's Desperate Flight To Freedom; Beyond Bad, The Life And Crimes of Katherine Knight, Australia's Hannibal.
Who inspires you?
My mother. For her work ethic, kindness and decency.
What qualities do you most admire in a female colleague?
Honesty, loyalty, courage, humour, the will to help others & an ability to get things done.
You are a role model for women, how do you think you can assist in their success?
Knowledge is power & experience is key. Share the first and help others get the second.
What is the best path to success in your field of endeavor?
Work hard. Meet deadlines. Be creative & original. Learn from set-backs.
How would you describe your ideal work day?
5000 beautiful words, one draft.
What makes you happy?
A sunny spring day with husband and hound. Champagne a bonus.
What are your career goals from here?
To keep writing.
What book/film/artist/soundtrack changed your life?
Enid Blyton as a child, followed by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood
What's your motto?
Trust your first instincts.