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Although blind, Janet Perez
Eckles has been inspiring thousands to see the best in life. She is an
international speaker, writer and #1 bestselling author of Simply Salsa:
Dancing without Fear at God’s Fiesta, Judson Press 2011.
What keeps women from dancing to the sweet freedom God
offers? With a bit of sass, humor and a uniquely passionate “Latina talk,”
Simply Salsa exposes the lies and misconceptions that imprison women today. Simply
Salsa is not just a book, but a delightful experience to discover the joy
lost in life’s struggles, the freedom from fear and with each engaging story,
restore confidence to face Tomorrow.
ISBN 9780817017019 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Christian
Your unique talent: I
think that conquering fear is a gift. I displayed it a few years back when I
drove a car. (Being completely blind, fear might have gotten in the way. But
maybe foolishness replaced common sense. Either way, the experience was
Share something not many
people know about you
I was a belly dancer and
taught it when I was young...and daring.
(Lisa says: I'm trying to picture that, and somehow...it fits! - Big smile!)
Which best describes
Passionate as I dance to
the Latina melody of God’s joy.
Are you a “pet person”
or prefer no pets?
No pets other than the
lizard that slithers under the screen beside our swimming pool.
Would you rather
travel or stay at home?
Travel any day! I love,
love to travel alone. I always say one should only fly in first class or as a
blind person—both have the same lovely perks!
Do you read more or
Prefer cake or pie?
Give me a slice of a
homemade pecan pie and you’ll be my best friend.
Would, or do, ride a
motorcycle or prefer to ride/drive a car?
Drive a car, more
protection (an important component when driving being blind).
How about taking the bus
I’ll walk provided the
person leading me is going where I want to go.
Are you part of a big
church congregation or a small church?
Would you describe
yourself as happy or joyful?
Joyful. Thus the title
of my next e-book: Hola, Happiness: Finding Joy by Dancing to the Melody of
Do you like to telephone
people or prefer to use e-mail?
Email for business
conversations. Phone with good ol’ friends.
Do you eat at home or
Mostly at home. But when
eating out, it’s a lovely experience.
Listen to music or
Lots of music, praise
songs, and when in a silly mood, listen to oldies.
Prefer sunrises or
Sigh! Having lost my
sight over 26 years ago, I remember both to be breath-taking...and surely gives
me a deeper longing to reach heaven—when the sunrises and sunsets I’ll be able
to see will have a more vibrant shimmer!
My new release, Hola, Happiness: Finding Joy by Dancing to the Melody of God’s Word is now available!
Perez Eckles, inspiring you to see
the best in life.