Episode 170: Award Winning Children’s Book Authors Sheri Fink & Derek Taylor Kent

The Business of Being an Author

Today we’re delighted to be joined by a husband and wife team who are both best selling children’s book authors!

While the colorful wigs, glittery eyes, and magnetic personalities are indeed whimsical… both Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent are savvy, down-to-earth business owners, marketers, and publishers.

Best Selling Children’s Book Authors

Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, and the president of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” inspirational brand.

All 5 of her children’s books were #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks!

Derek Taylor Kent is an author, screenwriter, performer and director based in Los Angeles. Best known for his children’s books, his best-selling, award-winning books are treasured in hundreds of thousands of homes across the world.

His newest middle-grade novel (ages 7-12), Principal Mikey, was released in May 2018 and became a #1 best-seller on Amazon.

Inspirational Children’s Books

We loved the passion Sheri and Derek bring to building their Whimsical World, inspiring children to be more confident in themselves. Their mission to empower and uplift children and adults alike inspire us.

We hope you enjoy their stories, practical advise, and wisdom as much as we enjoyed spending time with them!

Topics Discussed in Episode:

  • Sheri’s story
  • How being bullied lead Sheri to write her first book
  • Derek’s story
  • Derek’s first book written at 15
  • The first book Derek published
  • How to publish a children’s book
  • The questions Sheri asked successful authors
  • The business of being an author
  • How Derek and Sheri choose
  • Printing children’s books in China
  • Creating products around books
  • How Sheri & Derek met
  • The founding of Whimsical World
  • Creating events and experiences
  • Sheri & Derek’s public speaking
  • And much more!

“When you’re on your path magical things happen.” 
~ Sheri Fink, bestselling author, entrepreneur, publisher

“Anything I do, I want to do with excellence.” 
~ Sheri Fink, bestselling author, entrepreneur, publisher

“We’re about inspiring, delighting, and educating children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteme and high achivement.” 
~ Derek Taylor Kent, bestselling author, entrepreneur, publisher

RESOURCES

Whimsical World Site

Sheri Fink’s Website

Derek Taylor Kent’s Website

The Little Rose by Sheri Fink

Principal Mikey by Derek Taylor Kent

About the author, Devani

Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I co-host the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-own the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.



My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉

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