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Interview with Toni Newman
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story of my 25 year transformation from male to female. The story details my personal journey and obstacles I faced during the transistion process.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to tell my story to enlighten, educate and inspire others to live their authentic life.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
By allowing others to review my book.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being featured in Ebony and Advocate magazines.
What do your fans mean to you?
I enjoy when they get inspired or motivated to live their authentic life.
What are you working on next?
The book has been turned into short film Heart of a Woman directed by Keith Holland and produced by Alton Demore.
Who are your favorite authors?
maya angelou and terri mcmillan
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I enjoy my position in nonprofit of helping the poor.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By searching new released ebooks.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
What is your writing process?
Early morning thought gathering process with some hot tea and write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story that impacted me was I Rise by Dr. Maya Angelou.
How do you approach cover design?
Work with a team.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The caged bird by Dr. Maya Angelou
How Stella got her grove back by Terry McMillan
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