Author,entrepreneur, and professional athlete Santia Deck talks to Sheen Magazine about her latest venture as an author. Deck’s mission is to inspire and motivate her readers . We here at Sheen are delighted to share Santia’s journey of overcoming obstacles, and never giving up on her dreams, even when she was faced with challenges. Santia “More Than An Athlete” book is the perfect combination of strength, vulnerability and resilience. Read Santia exclusive interview below.

Congratulations on all your success. What inspired the “More Than An Athlete” book ? How did you come up with the book title?

The book “More Than an Athlete” was inspired by my desire to share my personal story and the lessons I has learned throughout my career as a an athlete and entrepreneur. The book’s main goal is to inspire others to chase their dreams, despite the obstacles and challenges they may face. In the book, I explain that I felt it was time to tell my story, in hopes that it would inspire someone who has a dream that they’re chasing but doesn’t feel like it’s possible to reach it.
Through my book, he wants to show how with hard work, perseverance, and the support of others, anyone can achieve their goals and aspirations. Additionally, the book aims to demonstrate that being an athlete means more than just playing a sport, and that the lessons you learn on the court, can be applied to different parts of life.

The book title “More Than an Athlete” came from my life experience as an athlete and entrepreneur and the trials and tribulations I had to go through to understand that your identity isn’t only in being an athlete. The title reflects the idea that being an athlete means more than just playing a sport, and that the lessons I’ve learned on the field and track can be applied to different parts of my life. Additionally, the title is a play on words, and I want the reader to understand that my story and the book is about my journey of self-discovery and how I came to understand that I are more than just an athlete, I are also a business woman, leader and a multi-faceted person.

You were so transparent sharing your journey in this book? What was the writing process like when writing this book?
The writing process for my book “More Than An Athlete” was a journey of self-discovery for me. To tell my story, I had to go back to my childhood and remember the moments that shaped me as a person. This required revisiting some of my most personal memories, including both the pain and the joy, to fully understand the impact they had on my life.
Additionally, I had to remember the lessons that I learned through my experiences as an athlete and an entrepreneur, in order to share them with my readers. This was an emotional but also cathartic process for me, I put a lot of myself in the book. It was not just about documenting the events in my life but also the emotional journey that I had to go through to get to where I am today.
What is something you hope readers gain from reading your book?
One of the things I hope readers gain from reading my book “More Than An Athlete” is more clarity on their own life journey. I want readers to understand that everyone goes through struggles and challenges, but it is how we deal with them that shapes who we become. I also want them to take away the lesson that it is important to be true to oneself, and to not be afraid to chase their dreams and aspirations. I hope that readers can find inspiration to be fearless and unapologetic about what it is they want in life.
Through my story, I hope to convey that with hard work, perseverance and the support of others, anyone can achieve their goals and aspirations. The book is not just my story but also a guide for people who wants to go through similar journey of self discovery and wants to be more than just an athlete, entrepreneur or a professional but a well-rounded person.
Where can you see yourself in the next five years as an author? Can we expect more
In the next five years as an author, I see myself continuing to promote and share my book “More Than an Athlete” with readers around the world. I want my book to be a bestseller every year, reaching new audiences and inspiring them to chase their dreams. I also want to continue to write more books that will inspire the next generation to dream big and not be afraid to chase their aspirations.
Alongside writing, I see myself actively engaging with readers through speaking events, book signings, and other opportunities to connect with my audience. I believe that my journey and message would be beneficial for many and I want to continue to share my story, and inspire others to live their best life.
Do you have a life motto you’d like to share to inspire our readers?
Yes, my life motto is “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle” This motto has been my guiding principle throughout my life and has helped me to overcome many obstacles and achieve my goals. It encourages self-belief and self-motivation, and it tells me to focus on my strengths and inner resources. It serves as a reminder that no matter how difficult a challenge may seem, there is always something greater inside of me that can help me push through it. I believe in the power of positive mindset and this motto aligns with that, I always remind myself to trust in God and the abilities he’s given me and to never give up on my dreams.
Are there any new collaborations/books we can look forward to?
Not at this very moment, but stay tuned.
Where can our readers purchase your book?
You can purchase my book on , Barnes& and! Just type in my name Santia Deck.

Photo Credits: Zack Lee & Showout Official