‘Author Talk Interview Session’ was created to promote fellow authors or aspiring authors and their work. The interview questions will spotlight the guest writer, show them love, peace, and respect and allow them to tell you about their books, other projects and plans to promote. It is also designed to give an author who reads the blog interview posted, insights on how they can grow and share in this huge literary field. This blog interviews will be posted on Facebook, Goodreads, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
RAVEN’S MISSION STATEMENT: I firmly believe God’s way of doing business is the best method. When we join hands with each other it not only helps us learn and grow it creates bonds between fellow authors. As team players, we learn how to share instead of competing, grasping and grabbing for recognition and financial gain.
I want to welcome today’s guest Vernita Simmons to Author Talk Interview. She is one of my LinkedIn buddies. I have found her to be a very charming and encouraging person who loves the Lord. As an aspiring author, she publishes often in LinkedIn and the articles are amazing. Enjoy her interview and share it with your friends. I know people will be interested in Vernita and her work. Remember what goes around comes back for you.
Vernita’s (copy/pasted) questionnaire answers:
I’m an enthusiastic and energetic person who uses teaching, sacred dancing, acting, and writing, as a means to show forth the love of God in the earth while bringing God glory, honor and praise. As a child, I often read the Bible to my grandmother, whom was blind and attended the monthly’s Mother’s Board Meeting with her. As a result of this and attending church, I received Jesus as my Savior and was filled with the Holy Spirit.
I have a daughter and three adorable grandchildren whom I came to live with after my daughter’s fiancée died from a massive heart attack.
The most important aspect of my life is in having a covenant relationship with my Lord and Savior, I am an Evangelist who has often spoken at platform services, workshops, church services and participating in Outreach events. As a Majestic Dance Worshiper, I love to use Flags and Streamers to teach the importance of having a consecrated ministry and applying such in warfare prayer
I believe children are a precious gift from God and deserved the best educational experience I can provide them with. To accomplish this, I apply positive creative strategies and methods such as Acting/Singing Techniques to motivate and engage my children in their learning process. I have taught Pre K- Adult education and 1-1 with autistic children and those w / Multiple Disabilities.
I’ve been unemployed for over two years. With my faith in God, I trust The Lord no matter what! I know my Due Season is approaching and God’s turning it around for my good. I am blessed to be on LinkedIn where I am meeting some amazing people and God has answered my prayers by allowing me to fulfill another purpose as an official publisher and use being a freelance writer as a means to encourage, inspire and empower. And earn an income as I am blessed to be a blessing.
- What genre do you write?
Genres: Christians, Family relationships, women and Leadership and employees in the workplace.
- What inspired you to write?
As a child, I observed my grandmother who was blind, dictated letters to my cousin, in regards to business matters and such industries as Dept. of Social Security. I was touched by her courage and her ability in handling business affairs with such class and style. Thus, I wrote my first play at the tender age of 9. From various life events, I desire to utilize writing as a means to empower others; particularly women; that they will recognize their worth and value for they have much to contribute to society.
- What have you written?
I’ve written sermons/topics in Christian arena to enlighten, gain knowledge and understanding. plays, articles on shifting the atmosphere at the workplace to create an environment which encourages and empowers their employees ~ Praise and Worship as a means to enlighten Leaders of the Music and Dance Ministry to recognize what it means to have a consecrated ministry and live a lifestyle of worship which brings us together into an encounter with God, while utilizing such a tool to plan, organize and conduct a yearly Praise and Worship conferences. I’m dedicating my latest book to my mother’s incredible fight and death with breast cancer ~ To inspire women to be set free, as I was, from those who desire to control your life.
- How many books do you have published?
Presently, I have not published my books, however; I have published three articles on LinkedIn and am working on three additional posts; one which will be published this week. I’m looking forward to publishing my books in the future.
- Do you enjoy meeting people and promoting your work?
I enjoy meeting people and believe it’s a powerful tool to apply to promote books.
- Would you travel and do speaking engagements to promote your book(s)?
I will definitely travel and accept speaking engagements as an avenue to promote my books.
- List some places you would like to visit and meet fans?
I look forward to going back to NJ, Georgia, Philadelphia, California, Africa; to name a few places to visit and meet fans.
- 8. Tell us your successful methods of promoting?
Successful Promoting Methods: Conferences/Workshops, concerts, speaking engagements and Play Productions.
- 9. Are you planning to write more books?
Yes, definitely, I’m planning to write more books.
- 10. Where can we purchase your work?
You can purchase or place an order for my articles from me via my email address.
- In what formats can we purchase your book(s)? (ex. a. paperback b. E-book c. audio)
Once my books are published, it will be either hardcover/ soft cover or possibly e-book. My articles will be in a word document form in a binder.
- How can we keep up with your journey?
You can follow me on my LinkedIn Post or you can contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your book gets chosen for a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
I would choose some of my closest friends, family and those whom have been a source of inspiration and encouragement to me.