There are women that I personally know who have or have known someone to go through similar situations such as Kayla, the main character. There also are women out in the world who are actually in the process of going through one or more of these situations, so it was part of the objective to let them know they’re not alone and all situations can be overcame.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a follow up to the previous. Just as life goes on, so does situations, trials, tribulations, joy, pain, happiness, and all aspects of life. Overall, I hope my readers will take something from my books rather its pure entertainment or even if it is a (what not to do) situation.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Writing poetry, painting, sculpting, and all of the fine arts have always been a part of my life. There's also the fact that I have dealt with less than favorable situations in my own life that I feel women can relate to that helped build the character, Kayla.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy is when readers tell me they have read my books in less than 3 days and some, less than a day. That is a true joy to me.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They inspire to keep writing regardless of how many (Mainstream) companies tell me I have to go through an agent first.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords help me reach a broader audience and expose me to readers that I couldn't reach through local networks.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I would definitely say social media. It gives me the opportunity to reach the world oppose to a small community.
What are you working on next?
I will be working on Part III of the "Partially Broken Never Destroyed " series in addition to a children's book.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that God is on my side to help me provide for my beautiful daughters.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm definitely a family oriented person, so nothing makes me happier than to be in their presence.
What do you want women as well as men to get from this book?
For one thing, I want women to find better avenues to deal with their problems as opposed to the way Kayla, handled them. Secondly, I will stress the fact that you should never make a bad situation even worse, but overall, I want women to know that there really is light at the end of the tunnel. As far as men, I would simply say to treat your woman the way you want to be treated.
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