Interview with Lakisha Johnson

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my encouragement, I feed off of them. This is why I read every review whether good or bad and I accept the criticism because it is the fuel I need to go on. Yes, I can write without fans but what good is it to spend weeks writing, editing, publishing, marketing, etc., only to have no one to share it with?
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on Ms. Nice Nasty part 2. I recently released Ms. Nice Nasty: Cam's Confession, which is an 11K words special addition to the Ms. Nice Nasty series so I am currently working to release part 2 to finish up this series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Honestly, I don't have a list of favorites because I support all authors no matter the genre. If you were to look at my Kindle, you would see a vast array of different authors. I love to read and I love to support other authors. Therefore, I don't limit my reading to a specific favorite. If your writing is good, you're my favorite and I will support you!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The desire to want more! Each day God gives me a fresh anointing and I expect more of Him so I get up to get it and as long as I have breath in my body, I get up each day to get more of what I didn't have yesterday.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I am not at home in my comfortable chair watching TV, it's usually with family or at church. I love my family and friends and I have a lot of both and I enjoy spending time with them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually through social media, by supporting someone or from an author I've read before and enjoyed. Sometimes I am on Amazon and I can see a book that looks interesting, I'll download it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I can't say that I do because I was always writing yet I never set out to be an author. I've always had a thing for writing and enjoyed it but if someone would have told me five years ago that I would have become a published author, I probably would have laughed at them.
What is your writing process?
I sit down at my computer and I allow the words to flow. I've never sat down with an outline because it doesn't work for me. Sometimes, I may get a thought and I'll jot it down in my phone or on a piece of paper in my purse but usually it's sitting with my laptop in my lap.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Honestly, no. I can't remember being an avid reader then but I love it now.
How do you approach cover design?
I normally take the story or the lead character and picture it or them in my mind and then allow my imagination to take over. It can sometimes take me 3 to 5 times to finally get the design I want but in the end, it usually comes together.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I can't say that I have 5 but one series I like is the Fatal Series by Marie Force because it is a series dealing with mystery and suspense. Another one is the Illest Na-Na series by Tamika Newhouse and Anna Black because it is scandalous and leaves you wanting more. The next will be the Reserve my Curves series by BM Hardin because she is a great writer. And the last is Khara Campbell's books (all of them) simply because I absolutely love her writing and the way she tells a story.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything that is worth reading. I don't have a favorite genre of book and this includes the bible because I enjoy studying it as well.
Published 2015-09-03.
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