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Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I grew up in the Midwest and now live in the South. I graduated from a prestigious high school and went to an in-state university. I’ll have to leave a lot of the detail vague since, again, I’d prefer not to reveal my true identity until perhaps later.
What inspired you to author this book?
This book/story came about 1st more as a PR venture for my startup. I wanted to tell a story about my life. Still, as I slowly started writing, I realized that maybe I wanted to share this story for my healing and my inner child who dreamed of writing their own book or movie. Life has been both magical and tragic. I think something we can all relate to. These past few years have been quite desperate and divisive, and I wanted to create something to show that in the grand scheme of life, we are all connected by our shared experiences. Whether we take time to ever self-reflect, to acknowledge our mistakes, the pain we may have inflicted on others, the hurts we were dealt...those hard truths we must face to grow...I just wanted people to see that they are not alone and that we are all going thru it.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
The book’s cover was AI, created by an artist in Florida.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
I’ve always written, mostly poetry, since I was a child. I studied creative writing as a minor but wanted something a bit more judicial for my major since I was very focused on rectifying injustices in the world. I suppose my startup also focuses on creating better environments for others, but I can’t get into the specifics here. The most significant influence would be all those who’ve affected me throughout my life. A boring answer but, all the same, a fact.
What were the struggles or obstacles you overcame to get this book written?
It’s a struggle every time I post. I wonder if my message will resonate with anyone. The fear of exposing myself in all its terrible, excellent form. Will I be outcasted by society? There’s a lot of overcoming of anxiety that goes into putting yourself out there, and I can only hope that the audience can show some grace in that respect.
Tell your readers about your book.
It’s just a typical story. It could be about you, me, your next-door neighbor, or even your enemy.
Who is your target audience, and why?
I believe due to the graphic nature of the content/future content, the target audience should be over 18. Perhaps those around 40 with a bit of life experience under their belt may also find the stories interesting.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
Surviving the things that I’ve survived. Establishing a startup from scratch and wielding an influence over areas I never dreamt possible. Most important to me is being able to finally self-reflect and relearn who I truly am as a person.
What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?
I honestly can’t say if I’m anything special, not in my genre or otherwise. Perhaps if anything, the way I perceive this world, after everything I’ve been thru, I still can see life as a magical and wonderful thing.