Interview with Takara James

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is the feeling of ultimate accomplishments. My overall purpose is not to sell books and become wealthy, but to change the lives of people all over the world from a single read. There is no greater joy in writing than that.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the reason I wrote this book. After all the support i received from just a few entries i shared, i knew their enjoyment in my story would be an ultimate success.
What are you working on next?
My next book will be the second book of the series for Desire and i also plan to finish my novel that I've been working on for two years now.
Who are your favorite authors?
I really can't list one favorite. I'm an avid reader, so I enjoy anything that has a great plot & that will keep me engaged. If i had to absolutely choose, I'd say Kimberla Lawson-Roby, however I love reading 18th century poetry/literature.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband. Right now, until my writing career because full time, I work a regular job in technical support. My husband motivates me in everything great idea I come up with.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy movie nights at home with my husband. I love to read when i'm not writing. I also have other skills like couponing, web design, and doing stationary designs so I enjoy doing those as well.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I love to search for good books. I don't really read the details of the book like most, I select books just based on how i feel. I say this because I read all types of books. One day i may want to read self-help books, and the next day I may want to read romance.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story i ever wrote was in my creative writing class. I remember my professor told me I was not descriptive enough. Honestly, that is what motivates me to be excellent in my writing career.
What is your writing process?
I love to let it flow. I don't enjoy writing, by putting myself on a time restriction on how long I should or should not write. Most times I try to find things that get me motivated to write. I enjoy sitting by the lake, sitting in complete silence just allowing my mind to think of ideas, i love walks & sometimes music also gets my brain to work full time on great ideas.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Samsung tablet. I have over 400 digital books from Authors of all sorts. Its the best device because I can read, search the web to research things that I've read and more.
Published 2015-06-29.
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Books by This Author

Pre-release—available February 28, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Even when we try to get our lives on track there are so many things waiting to swoop in and knock us off balance. You've learned things about these characters in the Desire... and Desire... My Child's Father, but what you will learn about them in this story IS LIKE NOTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE!
Shit Black Folks Don't Talk About
Pre-release—available January 31, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Ethics & morals
There are so many things within the black community that we fear to discuss. We frown upon black folk who choose to be open about their problems, rather than uplifting them and supporting them. We think that because we don't talk about it or because we sweep shit under the rug, it goes away, but i'm here to tell you in every grisly detail...IT DOESN'T!
When the Smoke Clears
Pre-release—available April 30, 2019. Price: $6.50 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Urban
I've searched for so long, the best route in order to steer from my horrible past and venture to a better future... I just hope the choices I left behind don't come back to haunt me.
Dear Carter
Pre-release—available June 12, 2019. Price: $6.00 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Urban
If you've never been in love before, you simply just would not understand...
Saving Takara
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Emotional healing, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Divorce
26 years, two deceased parents, and one ex husband later, Takara realizes that the life she once knew is not the same and never will be. With the anxiety of not knowing that tomorrow will bring, she questions how can I save myself? How can I be better for me? How can I protect my heart? She gives us Redemption of her own heart in the most unfiltered way.
Desire...My Child's Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Desiree Carter tries to get her life in order after last year's tragic events took place, leaving her reliving her past all over again. Not only has she possibly ruined her future, but she now has to care for her child & get her life together for her child's sake. Has she truly learned her lesson or will she continue to be the conniving woman seeking her ultimate desires?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This short story is about a young woman who cares only about herself. After being heartbroken six months ago, she channeled all of her energy in using whoever she could to get to where she needs to be. With no desire to fall in love, she finds herself mixed up with three men who have a lot to lose. Will she learn from her mistakes and right her wrongs?, or will this love triangle be revealed?