Featured Interview With Allistar Banks
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Allistar Banks is a prolific author having self-published five books now called Cracking The Happy Weight Code, Spring Brings Summer, Lenny the Lizard And His Green Scarf, A Colorful Balloon Ride, And Girl Rise. She was born and raised in McCormick, SC. She still resides in McCormick, SC. She has been featured in The Index-Journal, Lander Magazine, The Press and Banner, McCormick Messenger, and on WZLA. She will be on a future broadcast with the CBS Sunday Morning Show. She will be a Presenter with the South Carolina International Reading Association in February 2020. Besides spending time writing, she loves to read, hike, listen to 1990’s music, go bowling, see museums, do yoga, Pilates, and play with her terrier Sylvia.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was in the fourth grade when I found my realization for writing books and that’s when I wrote my first picture book The Sorcerer and the Magic Pond where Henry uses his powers for good and not for evil.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
James Patterson, Dorothea Benton Frank, Meg Cabot, Rachel Hollis, and Nicolas Sparks.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Cracking the Happy Weight Code is inspired by the fact that I made the decision to lose fifty plus pounds fourteen years ago and have kept it off since then. As I lost weight, I started to learn proper nutrition, exercise, how the Bible can guide and encourage me to have a healthy lifestyle, and much more. I faced much bullying, peer pressure, low self-esteem, and the pressure of my first T.V. job and toxic love that lead me to having an eating disorder. Now I want to share with young women my journey I went through to lose the weight and how I have kept it off.
Here is a look inside my new book below!
It has been a long road for Alli to finally figure out how to be happy with her body image and weight. Her best friends Marie and Bethany and Marie’s closest friends stood by her side when she battled the battle of the bulge and healing from bullying and toxic love and the pressure of the journalism world to look and feel thin. And now she gets to open up and share her story about how she struggled and overcame issues with weight, the proper amount of exercise, and eating healthy. With that said, she wants to crack the happy weight code to help women feel great about their body image and weight-based upon biblical principals and sharing some of her favorite meals and snacks that have helped her keep off fifty plus pounds!
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