Interview with Vicki Ward

When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I was a young adult. I wrote short stories, and essay, narratives on my views of life.
How did your writing progress as you aged?
I began to enjoy learning how stories were structured. I learned about sentence, and story structure, naturally making English my favorite subject in school. Once in college expression through writing was essential and I excelled in it. I continued writing and over the years attended writing courses and workshops that helped to develop my writing. What I took away from each of these writing intense courses was the need to develop my own voice, and style and most importantly to infuse my writing with my culture. It was at a conference in San Francisco, the Voices of Our Nations writers conference where most of the attendees and instructors were of color, which helped to facilitate dialog and demonstrations of how much more definitive the writing could be when cultural references were include in the plot or the storyline.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As I developed as a writer, I sought opportunities and landed a two year internship writing for Roots Magazine, a regional entrainment monthly. Writing and publishing interviews, stage show critiques, new CD release reviews, allowed me to add to my knowledge of writing the publishing aspect. Know, armed with information about these two intricately connected aspects I sought out information about independent publishing. I saw this as the best fit for me, enabling me to maintain the necessary control over the production of the books I would write.
Published 2014-10-21.
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Books by This Author

Supercharge Your Life After 60: 10 Tips to Navigate a Dynamic Decade
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,720. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Aging
Supercharge Your Life After 60! 10 Tips to Navigate a Dynamic Decade is a great resource to help navigate life changes for anyone 60 and over, retired, or considering it. Critical life changes include retirement, drawing pensions, financial changes, Medicare, aging bodies, health challenges, and creating new life goals. Aging parents often require assistance or nursing care.
More of Life's Spices, Seasoned Sistahs Keepin' It Real
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing
More of Life's Spices, Seasoned Sistahs Keepin' It Real is the 2nd volume of life stories and poetry from women of color. The spices written about are forgiveness, humility, compassion, faith, wisdom teaching and love. This book speaks volumes to all women, helping them reclaim their voices, bond with other women, and can lay a path toward empowerment.
Life's Spices From Seasoned Sistahs, A Collection of Life Stories From Mature Women of Color
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Life's Spices From Seasoned Sistahs is like reading a smorgasbord for the soul. It's loaded with short stories told by mature women who share their life events of life's sruggles, loves and triumphs! It is indeed a welcome place to see how others have weathered life's trials, and see how we learn from each other.
Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50, A Midlife Rebirth
You set the price! Words: 41,930. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Savvy, Sassy and Bold is a comprehensive & practical resource, for women nearing 50 and beyond. It has vital information on lifestyle, health and financial planning. Personal testimonies from maturing women reinforce feelings of what others are experiencing. Awarded Best Self Help Book 2011 Bay Area Independent Publishers, & Honorable Mention, Northern Calif. Pub & Authors.