Interview with D. Oneal Sandidge

Author of  Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom


Where are you from originally and where do you reside now?

From Lynchburg, Virginia. Reside in Richmond, VA

If you currently reside somewhere besides where you were born, what’s the story that lead from there to here?

I hope to move to other places.

What made you decide to write and publish your first book?

I always like writing well as teaching and doing church work.

How would you describe your books to first time readers?

Very informative and instructional.

Who do you feel is most likely to connect with the topics you write about?

Educators, pastors,and church lay persons.

What unexpected or surprising thing did you learn during the process of writing and publishing?

Writing and publishing are two different. Publishing goes beyond creating book content.

If you could, what advice would you give to past self yourself before embarking on this journey?

Know your topic and your audience.

How many people would you ideally like to reach with your books?

Many as possible.

What has been the biggest challenge and frustration during the process to date?


What’s your biggest strengths when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?

Knowing the subject matter.

What’s your biggest weakness when it comes to book a) writing, b) publishing and c) marketing?


When do you think you will you write your next book?

In the near future.

Are you self published or did you use a hybrid publisher, or a traditional publisher?

Traditional and self- published.


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