Interview with Casheena Parker

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading or taking care of my four children.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't really read e books. I'm a traditional type of reader, there is nothing more exciting to me than going to pick up the newest copy of my favorite author or grabbing a book from an author I haven't read before.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was actually I was only in Kindergarten. I had the opportunity to learn the simple steps of writing a book and was able to start and complete this process in second and fifth grade. Those were the first children's books I wrote, though they have never been published.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have one. I just write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I started reading early around the age of 3 or 4 and I started with the Corduroy. To this day that book as well as it's second book is one of my favorites.
How do you approach cover design?
I actually can picture the design I want the moment I think of the book idea. I then find an artist who can best bring that idea to life. I enjoy working with other talents.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's a hard one.... I don't believe I have a top five. I have too many favorites to choose between them.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything. I read any and everything I can get my hands on. I have never had a favorite genre or topic. If its a book, and it catches my attention I'll read it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't have one. But I guess it would be a tablet.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Speaking. I learn that when you speak about what you're doing people that are interested look forward to hearing more.
Describe your desk
Anywhere. Believe it or not I actually hand write most of the time. Or I'll take my laptop with me. If I have time to write i'm always prepared.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was little. It was only a hobby then but it was my way to let my imagination free.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There really isn't a story. I dreamed it every night until I begin to place the idea on paper.
Published 2015-07-11.
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Books by This Author

Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,190. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
This is Act 2 of the Ruthless series. In this part of the series you will be able to see the conclusion of what becomes of Eva and the situation she was placed in by her mother Anna.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
This is a Multi Genre novel about a young girl named Eva who gets sold into the escort business by her mother. This is the first Act in the Ruthless Series.