Latresha Byrd


Hello and thank you for stopping by. I have been an avid reader and writing since childhood. I started writing seriously in 2010, by contributing articles and web content for several sites including Yahoo Contributor's Network, Helium, Suite 101, and Knoji. I also write for my personal blogs YA Books Etc., and Write Latresha. I have always dreamed of writing stories and books, and thanks to self publishing my dreams can finally come true.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. (Feel free to Google it). I have always wanted to write about far away places, but it is easier for me to write what I am familiar with. I use to think that my hometown was boring, but a lot of interesting things happen here.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was a little girl. I would draw pictures and make stories for them, and called them "books." As time went by I was probably one of the few students who liked language arts because of the creative writing assignments. Since I was 14, I have been keeping a journal. Writing in my journal helped me to express my thoughts when I couldn't express them otherwise.
Since 2010, I have been writing content for the web. Recently I decided that I needed to give fiction another chance.
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Where to find Latresha Byrd online


Taking on the Writing World: The Ups and Downs of the Writing Life
You set the price! Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Taking on the Writing World: The Ups and Downs of the Writing Life is my personal journey of the challenges and lessons I had to face regarding the publishing business and what it takes to be a writer.
Big Brother, Little Sister: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / New Baby
Teddy and his family are excited to welcome baby sister Ashley. However, as time goes by, Teddy becomes unhappy and is lead to believe that no cares about him any more, and having a sister won't be fun. Teddy learns that having a new family member doesn't mean that his family loves him less. He also learns that being a big brother is rewarding.
The Stories We Tell When Drinking Coffee: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of short stories and flash fiction about people from different walks of life dealing with everyday problems. For instance, James Bradford's greed lands him in jail. Lindsey has been crushing on her male friend Adrian, but she discovers on Facebook that he has moved on.

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