Interview with A. BaTena Johnson

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is inspired by true experiences as well as fictitious accounts with a twist of humor and genuineness. "Still I Forgive You" is written to help people look beyond the faults of people who wronged them and to release forgiveness upon them, even if they are deceased. The book is also cited with biblical references to help them receive blessings that are promised to them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was motivated to become an indie author after visiting smashwords.com and listening to the audio about book pricing and sales.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is to be able to transfer mental images onto paper which are suitable for the readers to visualize and aspire more.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a sequel to “Still I Forgive You.” It will continue with the theme of forgiveness but with a modern transformation.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am inspired to get out of bed each morning because it is a wonderful time for me to consider my goals and to plan my future. I take advantage of the quiet setting around me because it empowers me to concentrate on a fresh mind, allowing me to focus exclusively on my writing.
What is your writing process?
My writing process is based on encounters and imagination whereas they both need to go deep within me, allowing me to maneuver from silence and to put them into words.
Published 2015-06-29.
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