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Mansu Edwards is an Independent Author from Brooklyn, NY who recently released a crime fiction drama, “Can You Hold Please?” available on Amazon at the following link:

https://www.amazon.com/Can-Hold-Please-Mansu-Edwards-ebook/dp/B07GDRTGS9/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1543872458&sr=1-3&keywords=B07FYWR3VK

Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B07FYWR3VK

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34-year-old Marx is a college graduate with a 10K student loan debt. His friend, Howard introduces him to a unique investment opportunity with a Pen start-up company. To become an Investor, Marx has to be debt-free by January 8.

Howard volunteers to pay half of the loan, but, Marx refuses, since he’s been recently making more money as a Freelance Illustrator while working a temp job. On January 8, he calls 24 Hour Hold Loans to pay off the bill, but, he’s met by a rude, unprofessional Telemarketer, Matthew Garson.

During the call, Marx is offered 10K for the poor customer service. He’s instructed to remain on the line in order to collect the money. Throughout the phone call, Marx experiences delays and stalling tactics from Matthew Garson to prevent him from winning.

Marx struggles to keep his cool. During the call, he has to accompany ex-classmate Cyril’s baby sister, Carmen to a High School Fair, the temp agency needs a replacement worker for a convention and witnesses criminal activity in social media involving Carmen and one of the start-up Founders.

Nevertheless, the prospect of losing 10K to a terminated phone call due to a low charged tablet wears on his mind. Will Marx be able to collect the money?

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Mansu Edwards is a prolific artist who continually challenges art forms with boldness and creativity. He delights in using autonomous monikers to signify a transformative experience when engaging in innovative artistic creations. In 2016, Mr. Edwards produced, wrote and directed his first short film, “Texting In New York City”. A work inspired from people’s responses to the street marketing of its paperback (text) edition. Later on during the year, due to positive feedback from the Harlem Writer’s Group in regards to the movie script, he released a literary screenplay version of “Texting In New York City”. A film trailer would soon follow.

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Publications include:  

The Disappearance Of Hate (2009)

Mental Diet (2010, 2011)

Biscuits And Yogurt Vol. 1 (2014)

Texting In New York (2014, 2016)

Vertical Algebra (2016)

Exotic Ignorance: Ep. 8 Camouflage Pizza (2016)

Emojis Vs. Punctuation Marks: Battle Of The Keyboard (2018)

Emojis Vs. Punctuation Marks 2: Land Of Refrigeration (2018) 

Can You Hold Please (2018)

Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/author?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B07FYWR3VK

www.facebook.com/mansu.edwards

Instagram: Mansu Edwards, emojisvspunct

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Ohassa

What sets your book apart from all others? 

My books offer creative storylines and life lessons. The books have innovative formatting and combines multiple genres. My readers can expect humor, introspection and great storytelling. My work is important because it provides therapy for depression and boredom.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your book or who would be interested in reading your book?

My target market is 18-34 year olds. Black men and women.

What authors inspired you most and how so?  What do you admire about each one?

Nas, James Allen, Big Daddy Kane, Dennis Kimbro, Napoleon Hill.

Nas is innovative and tells visually compelling stories.

James Allen espouses the benefits of correct thinking and planting positive seeds.

Big Daddy Kane is versatile and has an elite vocabulary.

Dennis Kimbro shares an empowering account of black peoples’ contributions to America.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

Write, read everything, exercise, do your best to eat well, get rest (which is challenging), aim to be the best and be creative.

What are your genres of choice and why? 

My genres are Personal Development, Sci-Fi and Crime Fiction. I like to experiment. I take my best ideas and expand them into a story. The genres come organically. My ideas are from God.

How’d you come about discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

In school, I enjoyed creative writing assignments. It gave me the opportunity to utilize my imagination and creativity. Also, people’s positive reactions showed that God blessed me with a gift to entertain and enlighten the world.

What are your future writing endeavors?  What’s next on your authorship agenda?

I plan to release more experimental stories and projects. I’m currently working on “E.V.P.M. 2.3”. It’s the sequel to “Emojis Vs. Punctuation Marks: Battle Of The Keyboard”

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

It’s definitely synonymous with living and breathing. It’s God’s gift to me. My mission is to elevate and change society. My goal is to be one of the greatest writer’s in history.

What do you feel we need to hear or read more of, that is rare today in a book?

We need to hear about black experimental authors and the other genres we write besides romance and urban fiction.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

A person should create their own literary world.

Indie/Self-Published Author and/or Published?  What do you favor more and why?

I favor Indie and Self-Publishing because it gives power and control over your projects and business.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

My writing is profound and mind boggling in that it teaches creativity, self-development and innovation.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?  What change or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

I hope to inspire black people to achieve their dreams despite undesirable circumstances. Also, to strive for greatness. You can do it.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

The greatest compliment is a young woman telling me, “Mental Diet” helped her friend through a trying period. I feel good because I enjoy helping people.

What’s the most memorable criticism you received regarding your literary works and how did this remark transform you as a writer or influence your writing if at all?

I have a few, but I’ll just say, it makes me study harder and strive for even greater success.

If you could ask a question of your favorite author of all time, what would the question be?  How would you answer that question -yourself?

I don’t have a favorite author of all time, but I will ask “do you think you’ll reach the pinnacle of writing?” My answer is I’ll never reach it, but I’ll always chase it.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?  What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

I sacrificed relationships, sleeping (make sure you get sufficient rest. You need it for energy and proper cognitive functioning, partying and hanging out. I became more disciplined and I was able to complete more projects.

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Sheri Lynn Fishbach/Sheri Langer is a New York-based chocoholic, writer, and editor who, as Sheri Lynn Fishbach, authored the young adult novel, DEX, (Persnickety Press ‘16), based on her screenplay of the same name. Over the years, Sheri has contributed to local, regional, and national publications including Gannett’s the Journal News, the Jewish Reporter, Steppin’ Out, Psychology Tomorrow, and the New York Times network of newspapers. Sheri holds a B.A. in History from SUNY Binghamton, an M.A. in English Education from Brooklyn College, and is a Meisner-trained actress. She has performed in various regional productions and has been a featured voice in local commercials and audiobooks. A consummate fan of romantic comedies, Sheri has been known to reenact scenes from When Harry Met Sally, and others, on demand. Her second novel, LOVE-LINES, based on her screenplay of the same name, is due shortly. Sheri is currently at work on her third novel, THE PLANE TRUTHalso based on her eponymous screenplay. Please find Sheri on social media to help her procrastinate by engaging in a spirited exchange or to see pics of her great-looking family and ridiculously adorable cat, Zoe.

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Book(s)

DEX (YA/Middle School Fiction)

Website:  http://screenluvr2.wixsite.com/sheri

All online booksellers, including, but not limited to:

https://www.amazon.com/DEX-Sheri-Lynn-Fishbach/dp/1943978042

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dex-sheri-lynn-fishbach/1120139917

https://persnickety-press.com/dex-page/

LOVE-LINES (release pending) (Women’s Fiction)

What sets your book apart from all others?  What makes your book unique? 

DEX is unique because the central character is a natural, relatable icon. As a kid in middle school, his life is ordinary, but as a gifted kid chef he’s summoned into a world typically reserved for adults. Through his experiences, Dex innately understands that food is an expression of caring, a way of nurturing at a basic level. Food is love and when we feed the world, we serve humanity. To his credit, Dex is never consumed by pressure or fame, providing a good lesson about humility in these me-centric times.

Although DEX isn’t a cookbook it is a foodie’s dream, laden with original ideas for recipes that will inspire readers to get into the kitchen and embark on their own culinary adventures.

All my work is mired in the notion that tenacity, faith, and believing in oneself, others, and the universe will ultimately result in success.

Diverting from Young Adult fiction, LOVE-LINES is a classic romantic comedy, a genre I sorely miss. It was first written as a screenplay, and later novelized. I wanted to write a movie I’d look forward to watching over and over again while sitting in bed eating hot and sour soup and steamed vegetable dumplings.

It’s a modern-day fairy tale about preserving one’s faith in love even after catastrophic disappointment. It’s kind of like Cinderella meets Ben & Jerry’s, after disappointing dates with guys who could be Bens and Jerrys.

I won’t focus on LOVE-LINES for this interview, but I’m excited about it and look forward to sharing more once it’s released.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your book(s) or who would be interested in reading your book(s)?

My target group for DEX based on academic guidelines would be ages 8-14, but since the story involves characters of all ages, everyone is enjoying it!

What authors inspired you most and how so?  What do you admire about each one?

Creative story-telling, language, and humor energize and inspire me. I appreciate the work of many different authors, but I find myself hearing Nora Ephron, Jennifer Weiner, Woody Allen, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens in my head a lot these days. Yeah, it’s an eclectic group.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

Your editor(s) is your best friend. Be open to objective advice. Just because the story comes from you doesn’t mean you automatically know the best way to tell it. Usually, you don’t. You’re too close to it. An editor’s job is to improve and elevate what you’ve given her/him, and if you listen, your work will be all the better for it.

What is your genre(s) of choice and why?  How did you come to write in that particular genre(s) or niche(s)?

I’m not sure I have a favorite. I enjoy telling stories that highlight a character’s evolutionary journey. DEX was born out of a desire to step into smaller shoes and tackle life’s issues and concerns from that perspective. But, when all is said and done, I think adults are just kids with more mileage on them.

How’d you come about discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

Need. I started writing when I was ten and have never stopped. Thankfully, I was encouraged by mentors who saw promise and passion in my work and encouraged me to continue.

What are your future writing endeavors?  What’s next on your authorship agenda?

I’m currently working on another women’s fiction novel, THE PLANE TRUTH. Like all my work, it was a screenplay first. I also have an idea for a sequel to DEX that I’d like to combine with a cookbook. There’s another screenplay, THE SNOW ORCHID, a drama/mystery I co-wrote with my son that I may opt to novelize. And the idea of writing Hallmark movies intrigues me. Last but not least, I have a small boatload of poetry that I’d like to arrange into a collection. In my fantasy world, General Hospital discovers my work and hires me to be part of their circle of writers.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

I have to write. Sometimes, if I’m in between projects, or just in a slump, I may write a poem, or pound out my thoughts on social media. But, I’m never away too long. Like a lost puppy, I always find my way back.

What do you feel we need to hear or read more of, that is rare today in a book?

We need to lighten up and be funny again. Of course, it’s important to address the world’s ills, but we don’t have to be mired in stark realities when we’re seeking entertainment. I want to have the opportunity to laugh more when I open a book.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

I’d love to see more opportunities for new talent. Big publishing houses stick with well-known authors and/or celebrities and Hollywood performs more reconstructive work on old titles than plastic surgeons do on patients.

Indie/Self-Published Author and/or Published?  What do you favor more and why?

I much prefer a publishing house. I had a small stint of publishing on my own and it was a major hassle. I wasn’t taken seriously or afforded the same opportunities. In fact, it ended up costing me more to try to get anything going.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

If writers didn’t think they had anything profound to offer, they wouldn’t write. I feel I have a unique way of looking at the world and an even more unique way of describing what I see and feel. I think DEX as a movie and TV series would be fascinating. Both scripts were written to use celebrity chefs in a variety of roles. Merging scripted with unscripted material would be a fun departure from the typical format for both TV and film.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?  What change, or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

My work is predominantly meant to entertain, and I’d like to achieve that by connecting my books to big and small screens which would offer a wider possibility to do that. Ultimately, I’d like readers to be flooded with all kinds of emotions while they embark on the journey along with my characters. If they close the book feeling hopeful, inspired, and satisfied, I’ll have done my job well.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

A reviewer wrote me saying her son read DEX twice because he loved the story and it inspired him. I knew then and there that I’ve chosen the right path, doing what I’m meant to do, and, like my characters, must continue to persevere.

What’s the most memorable criticism you received regarding your literary works and how did this remark transform you as a writer or influence your writing if at all?

An editor once said, “There’s not enough of a hook.” It was an interesting criticism because in ways she was right, but, in ways, she was also wrong. In fact, the story didn’t need to be changed, it needed to be restructured-big difference. Once it was given the proper respect and attention, it was everything it could be and more. I learned that diamonds in the rough shouldn’t be discarded, a little polish and they’ll dazzle with the best of them.

If you could ask a question of your favorite author of all time, what would the question be?  How would you answer that question -yourself?

Although I don’t have a favorite author, I would ask any of the best if they’d co-write something with me.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?  What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

Being a creative writer does not yield to a conventional lifestyle. I always carry a pen and note pad with me and curse if I think of something while I’m driving. I’ve talk texted ideas while shopping or walking around the lake. There was one day I asked my husband-to-be if he’d go to the race track with me, so I could gather info for a chapter I was working on that needed the benefit of a realistic experience. That’s why I didn’t pursue this career as heartily when I was raising my kids in my soccer mom town. It was too difficult to juggle the necessary mind set with my other obligations and responsibilities. Instead, I did freelance writing for local publications and took a variety of writing and acting classes to stay connected. I loved my improvisation workshops and still use many of the ideas I learned when I’m writing. But, there was no way I could have made the same kind of commitment then as I have now. It has taken a while, but now I’m certain I’m just where I’ve always been meant to be.

 

Ashley Moss was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the middle child of three children born to her mother, and she loves her family dearly. Ashley’s love of reading began when she learned to read at the age of four. From that point on, books and words were her friends. Her passion for writing developed when she wrote her very first poem at the age of twelve. Writing is her solace and comfort in life. Today, her love of reading and writing continues to uplift her in life.

Lessons I’ve Learned: A Collection of Love and Inspirational Poems

Links to my book and website:

https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Ive-Learned-Collection-Inspirational/dp/1540671348/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540872447&sr=8-1&keywords=Lessons+I%E2%80%99ve+Learned%3A+A+Collection+of+Love+and+Inspirational+Poems

Website: https://ashleymossauthor.weebly.com

What makes your book unique?

My book is unique because it’s a book of poems on topics that are relatable to people and relate to lessons that I’ve learned in my own life in the areas of both love and life.

How and/or why is your work important?

My work is important because my life’s goals and purpose with my writing is to inspire and motivate others. I want to inspire them to positive action in the world, to become better versions of themselves, and to keep pushing through difficult times in life and love.

Who is your target market? Who would be interested in reading your books?

With my poetry book, my target market includes lovers, couples, and anyone who has ever had their heart broken or gone through a tough time in life or love. I think people who love romance and who are hopeless romantics would be interested in reading my poetry book.

What authors inspired you most and how so?

The authors that inspire me most are Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, J. California Cooper, Toni Morrison, and J.K. Rowling. No author inspired me to write my poetry book though. Difficulties in life and love were my inspiration for my poetry book.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

The advice that I would give to other authors is to study the craft of writing, practice writing in their chosen genre often, and to develop their own unique style of writing.

How’d you come about the discovery of your writing talent, gift, or ability?          

I discovered that I had a writing ability first in elementary school when teachers and friends would tell me how good my writing was. Yet, I never paid much attention to my writing gift until I discovered my passion for writing in seventh grade after writing my first poem at the age of twelve. I sent a poem into a writing contest and won a trip to Disney World’s park to read it in front of a crowd the following year.

What are your future writing endeavors?

My future writing endeavors are to write a Christian Contemporary inspirational short story collection, write a children’s fantasy short story collection, and eventually write a full-length novel someday.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby? How so and why?

Writing is synonymous for me with living and breathing. If I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing. I love words so much that it’s almost as if I’m dependent on them for survival. Writing isn’t just a hobby for me. Writing always has been and will be my solace and comfort in life whenever things go wrong, or I need an outlet to talk about things. It helps me to cope with and express my emotions.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

Changes in the literary world that I would most like to see are more mainstream representation for self-published authors as well as more publicity and recognition from main stream media outlets for self-published authors so that their works can reach more people.

Indie/Self-published author and/or published? What do you favor more and why?

I am an indie self-published author whose book is on Create Space and Amazon. I would like to be and favor being a traditionally-published author though with a book publishing company, because I would have more help promoting my works and I could focus more on my writing.

How would you describe your writing? Contemporary Christian and inspirational

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you? How did it transform your life or writing?

One of the greatest accomplishments that I have received regarding my literary accomplishments is having an article of mine published by a local big-time newspaper company in my hometown a few years ago. It was an honor that the editor of the column had chosen my article to publish one week in the paper, but all the positive feedback that I received from teachers, friends, and family members was even more indescribable and pleasant. The best compliment that came because of that article was from a teacher of mine at the time who said that I was a natural born writer and born to do it. The positive feedback I received because of the article and the teacher’s remark boosted my confidence as a writer and proved to friends and family members that writing was more than just a hobby of mine. The article and people’s response to it made me decide to pursue a writing career.

If you could ask a question of your favorite author of all time, what would the question be? How would you answer that question yourself?

If I could ask a question of Mark Twain, I would ask him what the greatest piece of advice was that he had ever received from a mentor. I would have to say the greatest piece of advice that I ever received from a mentor is to take my time writing stories and to not be afraid to be vulnerable (or bleed on the page).

What have you gained from writing? How has it rewarded you personally?

I’ve gained so much from writing. Not only is it my comfort and solace in times of heartache and pain, it also helps me to organize my thoughts. I’ve often gained peace and clarity about things in life from writing. My writing and God have both led me to my calling and purpose in life, which are to inspire and motivate people through my writing.

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Books Published (To preview or purchase, simply click on the book)

Short fiction Novels:

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Pimp in the Pulpit 1 & 2

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Street Trash

Poetry Books:

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Poetry 4 the Soul

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The Soul of a Poet

The Lost poems

Poetic Salvation: My Acknowledgement to our Lord 1 & 2
Supernova
Blue Print
The Best of Thomas McRae
Expression

Political Books:

Testimonial Truth A Book for The Brothers

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What sets you apart from all others? Is it your individual style, subject matter, etc., how is it different?

What sets me apart is the fact that I like to write about things that I have either experienced or people close to me, have experienced. Whether it’s through my short fiction novels or my poetry, something has to inspire me, or touch me in some way, to get me to write what you see before you today.

What makes your books unique?  What can we expect to gain or enjoy or understand from reading your literary creations?

Pimp in the Pulpit 1 & 2 are inspired by a personal chain of events in my life. Some of it is true and some of it is fiction but it all has a bit of a unique perspective about family drama, and exploitation within the family structure. My short fiction novels are very similar to some Tyler Perry films and plays he has produced over the years.  Like Tyler Perry, I like to channel my energy into things I know and have personally experienced. Even if I didn’t experience something, I like to take other people’s experiences over the years and use that pain, and comedy to reach and touch as many lives as possible.

How and/or why is your work important?

My books are important because they speak some truth along with genuine sincere understanding. Don’t get me wrong, having a good imagination is key, but speaking from your heart is the most vital part of being a good author. You have to be willing to give up a piece of yourself, so the reader can believe that your story is truly yours to tell.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your books or who would be interested in reading your books?

Anyone who can keep an open mind and is willing to accept the harsh language and crazy antics from my short fiction novels. Pimp in the Pulpit 1 & 2 are very good reads for anyone who likes drama, comedy and suspense.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

The main advice I would give, is to do your research and be resilient. If this is something you really want, then be ready to go after it. I would also be happy to offer any advice to any author who personally reaches out to me. Also, try not to be overly anxious and be patient, because it’s not going to happen overnight, but it will happen. Be grateful for any and every accomplishment you achieve as a writer. Ignore all the negativity in your life and all the haters around you. Believe me when I tell you, when you start this adventure you’re going to have a lot of people not be all that supportive. So, don’t get discouraged, if anything, be determined and passionate, because good things will come your way.

What is your genre of choice and why?

Poetry is my first love, because it makes me feel like I’m someone special, like a musician or a recording artist trying to write down his Masterpiece on paper. But short fiction novels are some of the best ways for me to articulate myself as a writer and a man.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

I would love to see self-publishing authors get more support and respect in the literary world.  I think independent book publishers should be recognized and appreciated for their hard work and sacrifices. But I also believe traditional publishers, who aren’t known, should get more of a marketing promotional push in order to excel to the next level.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind-boggling, or how would you describe it?

I consider my writing style to be as unique as anyone else’s. But my philosophy is very old school and traditional. To quote Joe Clayton, owner of Thunder Horse Publishing, in the interview I did with him a while back, “Pimp in the Pulpit is very similar to some of Mark Twain’s most established and known books.” And that is why I can be labeled as controversial, profound, or mind boggling.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creations? What change, or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

The only thing I want is to be heard, whether it’s from 100 people or 1,000, I just want to touch as many people as possible with my poetry and my short fiction novels. Because words are a powerful thing, they can strike fear into others’ hearts or inspire others to grow, that’s the type of Legacy I want to leave behind.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

My dear friend Khalil Sabur, who also happens to be one of my supervisors, told me from the very beginning that I was very talented and had a promising future ahead of me. He told me not to let anyone or anything stop my ambition or my desire to be an established author. That meant a great deal to me, because he was more supportive to me than most of my own family members. His words of encouragement helped me believe in myself when I felt I had no one in my corner and for that I am grateful, -for his kindness and his friendship.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?  What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

I sacrificed a lot of time and energy to get where I am as a writer. And as a self-publishing author, I sacrificed a great deal of personal finance to get myself out there to the public, all on my own. I gained wisdom, appreciation and understanding of myself and the literary world.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me, and I want to thank everyone for checking out this interview. If anyone wishes to contact me directly my email is: mcraethomas135@gmail.com

Also, I have an up-and-coming project: Fatal Impact, which is being distributed by iUniverse Publishing Team.

 

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Accessible Links to Author Thomas McRae’s Works:

https://www.amazon.com/Pimp-Pulpit-Thomas-McRae/dp/1608805603?keywords=pimp+in+the+pulpit+part+I+thomas+leslie+mcrae&qid=1540599890&s=Books&sr=1-1-fkmr1&ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1

https://www.amazon.com/Pimp-Pulpit-Thomas-Leslie-McRae/dp/1608806049?keywords=pimp+in+the+pulpit+part+Ii+thomas+leslie+mcrae&qid=1540602290&s=Books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull&ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

https://www.amazon.in/Lost-Poems-Thomas-L-McRae/dp/145205455X/ref=sr_1_5/261-7632762-0419661?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1540600401&sr=1-5&refinements=p_27%3AThomas+McRae

https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Poet-Thomas-McRae/dp/1452003289

https://www.kobo.com/my/en/ebook/poetry-4-the-soul-3

https://www.amazon.com/Street-Trash-Thomas-McRae/dp/1608802116?keywords=street+trash+thomas+leslie+mcrae&qid=1540599936&s=Books&sr=1-1-fkmr0&ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1

 

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“Maggie Dewdrop: The Feather of Flight” is an endearing story in that it reminds us of the importance of dreams and to look to the stars or to have faith more specifically and to utilize the resources and talents or gifts you have available to you in order to accomplish what you set out to accomplish, which is a good lesson for any young reader or child.

What I love most about this book is that it is nostalgic, as the art is reminiscent of the 80’s, reminding me of The Secret of Nimh and Precious Moments Animals Coloring Books.  The font used to tell the story is very befitting and another detail you are sure to take notice of, as well as the color scheme which is easy on the eyes and not overly bright or fluorescent, but earthly tones that go right along with the theme of magic and nature.

Moreover, the characters are intriguing and memorable from Maggie Dew Drop to Figwort and Nocturna to name a few.  This is a definite recommended read, especially before bedtime when tucking in your young ones, especially since it ends on a happy note.  It’s about forty pages and doesn’t boast overly sophisticated words.  In fact, some great vocabulary words showcased in this book include: nightingale, herbs, petunia, anticipation, nestled, curiosity, whittled, hazy, flutter, perched, shimmering, mysteriously and exclaimed.

This book even exudes humor your little ones might find entertaining: “It’s the perfect night to fly over the lake and eat up the fattest, juiciest bugs.”

And suspense: “Please don’t eat me!” Maggie cried…

And Wisdom: “Be careful what you wish for…If you had wings you wouldn’t have paws! You need those to gather your treasures and make your creations!”

And a noteworthy setting: Ivymarsh Forest, one evening at the Great Oak Tree.

The author G. Wayne Mello truly outdid himself and I look forward to reading more stories from him, as his love of art and literature truly comes across.  Thanks for sharing this beautifully illustrated and heart-warming story.

It is available at the following links:

https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Dewdrop-Feather-Wayne-Mello/dp/1684331110

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrens-booksya/maggiedewdrop

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Wesley Thomas
Bestselling Horror Author, Freelance Writer, Blogger & Business Owner

Website: www.wesleythomashorrorauthor.weebly.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wesley-Thomas/e/B00H9KGFNU/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

What sets your books apart from all others?

I strive to scare my readers through a captivating, original, and powerful tale.

What makes your books unique?

Scary, and they handle difficult subject matters. I don’t stick to the rules. Any of them. I want the best possible experience for my readers. I will work tirelessly to deliver a horrifying, thrilling, and unforgettable experience.

What can we expect to gain or enjoy or understand from reading your literary creations?

Scares. Mysterious. Intrigue. A well-structured and cleverly paced story. Strong characters that you will both love and hate. Twists and turns. A mind-blowing climax.

How and why is your work important?

I feel that reading in general is very important. It’s relaxing. It’s enjoyable. It’s addictive. But horror fiction allows us to travel into a dangerous world where we may feel at risk, but are safely confined to our homes or a coffee shop. Horror makes us stronger people. Horror makes us grow. Horror is a huge industry adored by billions. Whether in film of literature.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your books?

My demographic ranges from 18 all the way up to 65, appealing to both men and women. I feel this is because I include a diverse range of characters and subject matters in every piece of fiction I write. I also don’t rely on one thing to scare my readers, I give them a choice.

What authors inspired you most and how so?

Richard Laymon. His work is spectacular. It’s gory, addictive, well-written, with unique stories and relatable characters. Dean Koontz, his work is remarkable. I haven’t read a bad book of his yet. His writing is superb.

What do you admire about each one?

I admire their dedication to the craft and boldness.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

I would say always strive to develop your craft. Never assume you now know everything about writing after success. Always try and be original, even when it’s tirelessly difficult. Put your own stamp on the tale. Never give up. Take constructive criticism with a smile, but ignore haters. Don’t leave out marketing!

What is your genre of choice and why?

Horror, I have always loved being scared I guess. I love that heart-pounding feeling you get when reading a great horror novel.

How did you come to write in that particular genre or niche?

It was a natural choice for me given my complete horror obsession.

How’d you come about discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

I randomly started writing one night, many years ago. I had a story inside me that needed to be told. After I had finished, it dawned on me that this is something I could do. This is something I could offer to the world. I could give horror readers a great experience if I applied myself and worked hard. I wanted to give them experiences that I’ve had when reading a superb book.

What are your future writing endeavors? What’s next on your authorship agenda?

Just keep writing. Get all my books in print. And maybe consider Audio Books in the future.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

Writing is a part of me. It is my job. But it is my career, it’s me. I wouldn’t be whole without it. These stories come to me and I cannot get them out of my head, so I put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard and get them into the world.

What do you feel we need to hear or read more of, that is rare today in a book?

New authors. We get glued to authors we like, which as an author I completely appreciate. My readers are unbelievably supportive. But I am not one of those authors who will only suggest a reader buys my books. There are plenty of readers to go around. If your stuff is good enough, readers will keep coming back for more. Other authors aren’t competition, they are inspiration, motivation, and can be useful. Especially when you help each other out.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

Just to see the industry continue to grow. This world will always need books.

Indie/Self-Published Author and/or Published?

I am proudly self-published, despite having traditional publishing offers.

What do you favor more and why?

You have more control and freedom with self-published.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

All I can say is, read Gore Zone. That’s pretty controversial. So much so, that I have put a warning on the book as it could offend people.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?

An escape for readers. Enjoyment. Happiness. And of course, chills!

What change or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

Maybe they have read too much of the same stuff. I would like to restore their faith in horror. Or for the readers who don’t read much horror, I’d love to convert them and bring them to the dark side for good!

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

I received a huge praise from a reader, begging me to never stop writing. She was going through a difficult time and my books kept her company during this rough period in her life. This made me unbelievably happy. Any day when I lack motivation, which is rare, I just think of that reader, and other readers like that, who could need an escape from reality.

What’s the most memorable criticism you received regarding your literary works and how did this remark transform you as a writer or influence your writing if at all?

To ‘build it steadily’. In the early days, I wanted to get it all out there ASAP. But an author wisely told me to pace myself, give readers a little, then some more, then even more, then drown them in horror.

If you could ask a question of your favorite author of all time, what would the question be?

Where did you come up with these marvelous ideas?

How would you answer that question -yourself?

Nightmares, and by soaking up horror culture to give truly original and memorable journeys.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?

My sanity? No, I joke. Nothing really, writing and publishing horror is one of the aspects of my life I adore.

What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

Widened my opinions on various subject matters. Increased my vocab. Sprouted even more creative wings. And gave me a purpose. It’s given me a gift to share with the world.

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Author: Vijaya Gowrisankar

Books:

Five poetry collections – Inspire, Reflect, Explore, Savour – Art and Poetry Meet, and recently published Evolve. My first novel, Unlikely Friendships, is available as a Kindle edition.

What sets your books apart from all others?  Is it your individual style, your subject matter, etc., how is it different?  What makes your books unique?  What can we expect to gain or enjoy or understand from reading your literary creations? How and/or why is your work important?

At present, the mindset is that poetry is hard and it is not for everyone. I hope I will start a change in that thought process through my work. My poetry is simple. My readers can relate to it. In each of my books, I try to give a different flavour. Each poem is unique and will resonate in the minds of the readers. What makes my work unique is that it is simple and each reader can relate to it in their life. My work is important as it will inspire and help my readers grow.

What authors inspired you most and how so?  What do you admire about each one?

I admire many authors. Robin Sharma for his unique way of presentation. He advocates a few principles and he has it bang on. I have attended his session, and he is really good. Poets like Sarojini Naidu, Rudyard Kipling, William Wordsworth, Rabindranath Tagore, Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, for their unique style of poetry that resonates in my mind for long after.

How’d you come about discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

I started writing in school. There were inter-school competitions, and no one wanted to participate in the writing competitions. So, it started from there. I started writing in full swing from June 2014.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

Writing for me is like a spiritual connection. It just flows, and I know when something is ready to be shared with the world. I know it will positively impact people.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creations?  What changes or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

My work will inspire people. Every poem/quote will leave a mark and resonate in the minds of the readers, if they are willing to evolve.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

My greatest compliment was when a seven-year-old child recited my poem “Angels” in her school and got a prize for it. Her parents are not fluent in English and this child recited my poem without any help. This helped me reinforce my foundation that I want to keep my work simple, so that everyone can relate to it.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?  What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

I have learnt to better manage my time to be a writer. Writing has helped me heal. It has helped me observe nature, be more sensitive to situations and reactions around me. It has expanded my horizon and helped me reach more people. Writing has helped me evolve.

Where available:

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Vijaya-Gowrisankar/e/B071CGBYHR

Trailers – Evolve – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-dj1AXtDMs

Savour – Art and Poetry meet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiAW6b9Yh3o

Explore – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce72-pzmzcA

Instagram – Vijaya Gowrisankar (@vgowrisankar) –https://www.instagram.com/vgowrisankar/

Author web site: https://vijayagowrisankar.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ Vijaya-Gowrisankar- 865437770243338/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/VijayaG1

 

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My name is Feyisayo Anjorin, I am an actor, writer and director; I was born in Akure, Southwestern Nigeria on the 29th of April 1983. I live in Akure with my wife. My new book is ‘Kasali’s Africa’. I wrote it from the perspective of a filmmaker. I wrote each chapter like an episode of a TV series that can still stand alone but with a united narrative universe. The dialogue and the relationship between the characters mirrors the conflict between the ancient African customs and the views of the educated elite; the clash of ideas between feminism and patriarchy. Kasali’s Africa is targeted at anyone who loves a good story, anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of power in Africa.

Alice Munro is my favourite writer, because she makes writing seem so easy and the emotional impact of her stories, simple as they seem, is unbeatable; the fact that she majors on short story writing. I love John Grisham for his engaging narrative concepts and lively characters, the way he holds the reader’s attention and makes one want to finish a 400-page book in just one night.

What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

Authors should keep writing; authors should prepare for fame in such a way that it would not get in the way of the work that is still to be done.

What is your genre(s) of choice and why?  How did you come to write in that particular genre(s) or niche(s)?

I love realist literary fiction, and magical realism. I gain a lot from Yoruba mythology and the oscillation between the natural and the supernatural as expressed in my culture; but I also place my characters in the bigger Nigerian, African context.

How’d you come about discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

It is a gift, but I knew right from the start that the gift needed to be refined to bring out the best of it.

What are your future writing endeavours?  What’s next on your authorship agenda?

A story set in the Pre-Samuel Doe Liberia.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

Writing is a pleasure to me, it is life; it is not a hobby. It is what I have to do to really live.

What do you feel we need to hear or read more of, that is rare today in a book?

Books by Africans writing in indigenous languages.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

I would like to see books being affordable for Africans, and more opportunities for African writers to showcase their works; and more works my African writers adapted to movies and plays.

Indie/Self-Published Author and/or Published?  What do you favour more and why?

I prefer published. Being self-published is a lot of work and makes the writer to become a lot of thing he or she does not need to become.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

My protagonist has a lot of ideas that would infuriate radical feminists.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?  What change, or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

I would like my work to provoke questions, to start conversations around issues that people would rather sweep under the carpet.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

During my varsity years – at film school – a lecturer brought a page of my writing to the acting class and read it out, and the whole class thought it was awesome.

What’s the most memorable criticism you received regarding your literary works and how did this remark transform you as a writer or influence your writing if at all?

I was told by a friend that my stories seem to have promiscuous characters. I decided to tone it down with the ‘bad’ guys and girls.

If you could ask a question of your favourite author of all time, what would the question be?  How would you answer that question -yourself?

I would ask her how long it takes to get the story to a place where she’s hundred percent pleased with it. For me, my answer would be, NEVER.

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?

I’ve let go of many jobs, like the consuming 9 to 5 kinds that could hinder me from having enough time to write.

Where Can we access your works?

https://www.amazon.com/Kasalis-Africa-Feyisayo-Anjorin/dp/9785563634/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526486071&sr=8-1&keywords=Kasali%27s+Africa

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kasalis-Africa-Feyisayo-Anjorin/dp/9785563634/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526662048&sr=8-1&keywords=Kasali%27s+Africa

Below are the YouTube links of the book trailers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZuGHM182UQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QCe0CCsh3w

And below is the link to my Amazon page:

https://www.amazon.com/Feyisayo-Anjorin/e/B07CXYSC64

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I am Salman Aziz. People also know me by my nickname Akash and its stylized version AKA$H by my fans. I was born on December 19, 1993, in Bangladesh. That means I am a Bangladesh birthed writer and indie artist who dared to go international. I have been a model at my local fashion house since 2008. After that, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am also best known for my symbolic dark short film “Bloody Dark Dream (2014)” and realistic blogs.

My first book was “6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story” which was published in 2017. I am also working on other books for release and some short films. I also try to raise public awareness regarding Human Rights and Social Injustice through social media.

What sets your book apart from all others?  Is it your individual style, your subject matter, etc., how is it different?  What makes your book unique?  What can we expect to gain or enjoy or understand from reading your literary creations? How and/or why is your work important?

Basically, my book is totally based on a real-life event. In this book, people will get to know about the main character, a teenage boy named Aabrar Rahman who has killed himself by taking sleeping pills. But his death was so mysterious. Why he killed himself, no one knows. “6th September: A Very Unknown Mysterious Story” will reveal the circumstances around his death as well as the fact that he was going through depression.  The real event occurred in front of my very eyes. So, I wanted to tell the real story with fictitious characters, so that people will gain awareness on teen suicide. After this real event, one thing I have realized is that “Life is so precious”. We only get one chance to live our life. With this story, I want to raise public awareness about the lives of teens. People will find many similarities in my story with others. But my story is a little bit different, because in this story, readers worldwide, will get to know about my cultural perspectives. I will conclude by saying this, people must read my book to know about the facts. I cordially welcome all readers.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your book or who would be interested in reading your book?

The target market is so important because through this process, a writer can earn his/her livelihood. My readers range from teenagers to adults, from the ages of 15 to 65, as they can gain insight from my story.

What authors inspired you most and how so?  What do you admire about each one?

All the authors from different parts of the world inspire me a lot. When I wrote my first book, I then realized, that writing is not that easy. Making fictitious characters realistic, is tough. When reality is inter-mixed with imagination, a good story can be formed. So, I admire all artists in this arena. But most of all, I like William Shakespeare, Rabindranath Tagore, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Taslima Nasrin and Humayun Ahmed. Even Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga also inspire me. They are such amazing artists.

 What advice do you have to offer in support of other authors?

I always tell new authors to keep writing because “Practice makes perfect”. Through mistakes, you will learn so many things and don’t get hopeless or despair. Someday, you can become successful on your own terms. Just chase the dream and make it happen. I want to dedicate my quotes to every new writer:

“People see what they want to see. People say what they like to say. People hear what they want to hear. People are always too quick to put you down or break you down. They won’t give you the courage to go ahead. They are always after you and try their best to end you. But never give up. Never let yourself down. You should and must keep it in your mind.” – Salman Aziz

“When you are trying to do any good work, each and every time, people will discourage you rather than encourage you. Why am I telling you this? Because I have the best experience in dealing with these kinds of situations. People always try to put me down, but never can and won’t do it. I am still in my position.” – Salman Aziz

“Don’t remain a stereotype. Be versatile.” – Salman Aziz

What is your genre of choice and why?  How did you come to write in that particular genre or niche?

I don’t want to remain a stereotype when it comes to art. Art can be formed in any way or form. When it comes to writing, I want to try every kind of genre because I always dare to do something different, something new as a versatile artist. You can see in the entertainment industry, most of the successful multi-talented artists are so versatile. They can do anything, like singing, dancing, acting, writing and so many other things.

How’d you come about the discovery of your writing talent, gift or ability?

Actually, I’ve never discovered my writing skills. It was discovered by one of the best home tutors of mine, in my childhood. I had written many short stories, rhymes and other stuff for my school magazine and local newspaper. At that time, I used to write in my native language Bengali. But my home tutor informed me that I have amazing talent in expressing my writing skills in English. After that, he told me to keep it up! And day by day my writing skills developed through practice. So, you can say my writing skills are gifted from God. But I am so lucky, you know! In this short time, I received many good critics from the reviewers and was featured in online news, interviews, and blogs where I am a writer from Bangladesh and this is the very first book I’ve published in a foreign language and worldwide. But I also have the desire to publish my books in my native language.

What are your future writing endeavors?  What’s next on your authorship agenda?

My future writing endeavors are to produce different and unique stories because being a writer from a different country makes it very hard for me to gain international fame. But I want to do something different. I don’t know if I will be successful, but I will keep dreaming.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

Now, for me, it is a hobby. I guess you can call it that, I just want to tell some untold stories to the world. However, if I become successful at it, then I would happily accept it as my occupation.

What do you feel we need to hear or read more of, that is rare today in a book?

I think all writers should write something good for their audience. This way, readers will learn good things.

What changes in the literary world would you most like to see?

I want to see writers from different parts of the world uniting together and helping each other. Also, in the literary world, I want to see a drastic change in the acceptance of foreign writers internationally.

Indie/Self-Published Author and/or Published?  What do you favor more and why?

My first book is self-published through Smashwords publishing. I had to self-publish because if I wanted to publish my book through any big publishing house in a foreign country, then I would have to go through an agent and so many difficult situations. Besides, I also don’t have that much money to buy an ISBN and acquire an agent or time to apply for a book publishing deal. That is one of my biggest reasons for self-publishing. In the future, if I get an offer from a good publishing house or the opportunity to work for a publishing house, then it will be a wonderful opportunity to shine. I think publishing houses should be open to all and give everyone the chance to publish their book.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

In my first book I faced huge controversy. First of all, my book is in English, which is not my native language, and then I wrote about teen suicide, opposed to writing a happy story. I started with sadness. That’s one of the reasons why people said I can’t go international. People even suggested that I write an erotic story like “Fifty Shades of Grey”, but I wanted to make the story known to the reader, therefore, I dared to write my first book on a real-life teen suicide story.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?  What changes or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

I believe that readers should accept all kinds of literature from different parts of the world. In this way, they will know about other cultures and broaden their horizons. They will get to know the stories about the lives of other people in different parts of the world, and see we are not so different universally.

What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

From one of my fans, I received a review. The fan said that my story is so realistic and heart touching, though it is a real story. My fan began to share my writing and post my quotes. A writer like me could not ever imagine that I’d have an international fan! This inspires me a lot. Only for my fans, I am here today.

What’s the most memorable criticism you received regarding your literary works and how did this remark transform you as a writer or influence your writing if at all?

I still can remember, people in my country especially my friends and a very close person compared me with Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a writer from Bangladesh who wanted to make himself fit into the international platform and wrote English literature. Most of the time I write my stories in English. Even my book is in English. But it is so funny for me to compare myself with a big writer like Michael Madhusudan Dutt! One thing that always stays inside my head is that this is the era of divergence, so everyone should get a chance to shine worldwide.

If you could ask a question of your favorite author of all time, what would the question be?  How would you answer that question -yourself?

I would ask, “How do you get the power to write your story?” If I ask that question of myself then I would answer, “Only for the love and support of my fans!”

What have you sacrificed, if anything, to be a writer, or to write as you do?  What have you gained from writing, how has it rewarded you personally?

I have sacrificed my time for my readers, -to create something new for them. And yes, I get lots of love and support from people around the world. I am so grateful to my fans. It inspires me a lot to move forward. I am always thankful to them who really support me.

“Thanks, would be a worthless word until a person speaks it from heart. When a person thanks someone with a full heart, then the word will be a big and worthy word and will have full meaning to the person, or else it will remain a small and valueless word if a person says it just to say it.” – Salman Aziz

My books are available at almost every online bookstore because my book is an eBook. Here are some links:

 

Trailers:

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Linda Diane Wattley is a proud veteran of the United States Army.  She was born in Akron, Ohio and attended the University of Akron, majoring in Psychology.  While attending the University she learned during a writing course, that she had the gift of writing. This gave her confidence to submit her first work of art which was poetry. The poem, “I Wish” appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over 12  years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana, titled “The Best Will Show Themselves” where she shared her personal perspectives of spiritual insights and covered current social and religious events in her community.

Linda has appeared as a contributing writer for several online magazines including: “Faith Writers”, “The Wright Side of Me Productions”, “The Blessed Room”, “Real Life Real Faith Magazine” and “The Cheers” where she shares inspirational and thought-provoking messages to readers. She is also a contributing author of anthologies: “The Triumph of My Soul” edited by Elissa Gabriel, “This Far by Faith” with Vanessa Miller as editor and “Testify: The Praise Literary Collection Testimonials” complied by Angel M. Barrino.

God has awakened her to an extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Her work: “Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously”, has allowed Linda Diane Wattley to be a nominee for the ‘Best in Nonfiction’ during the African American Literary Awards Show in 2016. Her work continues as a voice for victims of every walk of life.  She is a registered member and speaker of RAINN, an organization supporting and encouraging victims of sexual assault.  She is available for interviews and speaking engagements.

Today she shares a very important message pertaining to our souls. “The Love and Redemption Series” is a trilogy taking readers on a soulful journey of discovering the self from the inside out.  This dramatically written series is filled with spirit and truth, cutting to the core, for anyone having a heart to understand the intertwining impact spirituality and sexuality has on our lives as we grow into our unique individuality.  Before we know who we are, we must understand what we are not.  This is a work of spiritual and mental stimulation and renewal, a must, to move forward.

Books:

Soldier with a Backpack Living and Dying Simultaneously
“Charge of an Angel” the first of “Love and Redemption Series”

Links:

http://www.authorsden.com/lindadwattley

https://www.amazon.com/Charge-Angel-Publishing-Presents-Redemption/dp/1545157863/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540088911&sr=8-1&keywords=charge+of+an+angel+linda+diane+wattley

https://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Backpack-Simultaneously-Publishing-Presents/dp/0692508368/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540088957&sr=8-1&keywords=soldier+with+a+backpack+linda+diane+wattley

 

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What sets your books apart from all others?

I honestly feel what makes my books stand apart from all others is the spirit flowing through them; something about intimate and unhindered truth that makes a reader want to embrace your message.  I have the gift of taking a truth and making it universal.  I write about what people do not want to talk about but need to.  The way I write prepares readers to be at a better place with themselves and others.  People will gain insight to the unseen realities of the soul.  They will gain soulful reminders of themselves and others, in regards to what is most important and how valuable they are, as well as the people they love.

How or why is your work important?

My work is important because people need to be reminded of how critically important it is to be concerned about our children’s hearts, minds, bodies and souls.  Also, people will be reminded of the value of God’s Word in our lives.  We must go back to point ‘A’ if we want to master point ‘Z’.  People are not who they are by chance.  Their introduction to sexuality is critical to their human development and how they face the world.

Who is your target market, who should be reading your books?

Those who have been sexually assaulted, experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, suffering with PTSD, self-image issues, those who are parent-less, struggling to identify themselves and struggling with their relationship with God, also those who love and want to better understand those who have been victimized by these traumas.  Professionals and Christian leaders should also read my books because it will generate empathy on a higher level.

What are your genres of choice and why?

I write fiction, nonfiction and memoirs.  All these genres at different times are a means to reveal truths that have to be exposed in different and powerful ways.  I’ve used fiction to protect innocent people as I revealed a truth about molestation.  I’ve used nonfiction to reveal the raw truth of a journey of dysfunctional realities.  And, memoir was used to share my journey of nonstop healing.

Is writing for you synonymous with living and breathing, or just something you do as a hobby, and how so and why?

I am actually a messenger.  Being an author allows me to get my message out and to keep documentation of its reality.

How is your writing controversial, profound or mind boggling, or how would you describe it?

LOL!  My writing is kind of twisted from the standpoint the truths I reveal may or may not be wanted, but are much needed.  It brings duality to the forefront causing us to feel deeply within ourselves.

What do you hope to accomplish with your literary creation?  What change or enlightenment do you want to bring about in your reader if any?

My writing is to quicken, encourage, awaken, enlighten, provoke and prepare the soul to accept real truths about themselves and others.  I was molested at the age of three.  As an adult, God revealed to me the inner struggle a child experiences during and after sexual abuse.  I am an avenue for spiritual renewal and healing.  Along with my published works, I offer freely a message that is critical today for all mankind.  It is not by chance we live in a world filled with anger, fear and murderous reactions towards one another.  We suffer because of Mixed Signal Syndrome – lacking the ability to choose best because of mixed messages from people we should trust.  This too is a symptom of sexual abuse.

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What’s the greatest compliment that you ever received regarding your literary accomplishments and what did this remark do for you, how did it transform your life or your writing?

The feedback is amazing!  What I write really helps people come to a better place in themselves.  I was once told by someone that after they read my book they were never the same and that was a good thing.  She hugged me.

Linda D. Wattley
“The Truth Will Set You Free”
Soldier with a Backpack
Living and Dying Simultaneously

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