Spring/Summer Author’s Campaign; Lashonda Johnson Interview

IMG_1692How long have you been a published author?

Miss Radiance answer: Technically I have been a published author since 2011. I self-published my first books with Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing. I have been signed under G Street Chronicles since January 4, 2015.

How did you get started in writing?

Miss Radiance answer: When I was younger I was a very shy kid, my grandmother bought me a journal and made me write in it every day. She told me to use it as a tool to express myself and whatever I was feeling. So just writing daily entries of my pain, sadness, loneliness, anger, or whatever my mood was made me realize that writing was not only fun, but also therapeutic. So I continued then in high school I started writing stories about things my friends and I would go through and ever since then I have been in love with writing and being able to reach people through the power of my pen.

Tell us about your latest book.

Miss Radiance answer: My latest book is called Gangsta Lovin’ Volume 1 An Epic Love Story. Courtney Smith is a young girl who for the past twenty something years spent her life pleasing others and doing whatever they wanted and needed her to do to be happy. Now after finishing school, staying humble, remaining a virgin, not having any babies, and making her parents proud she’s ready to let loose and find out what she’s been missing from the real world. One night while hanging with her friends she meets a guy who is the total opposite of anyone she’s ever known, but somehow manages to fall for him anyway. Eventually he has climbing heights she never even imagined possible.

Raphael Davis is a young man who after watching his father walk out on him, his mom, twin sister, and younger brother took on the immediate role as man of the house. Tired of seeing his mom work three jobs, to provide for him and his siblings he took matter into his own hands and started hustling and gang banging. After years of doing this he became a street professional, but now that he’s pushing thirty Raphael is ready to leave the street life alone, get him a good girl, fall in love, settle down, and have some babies. The moment he meets Courtney he realizes she’s the one he’s been looking for his whole life and he’s ready and willing to do everything it takes to make her his forever. The only dilemma is will the street life be too much for Courtney to handle and will Raphael be able to shake the dangers of trying to get out of the street life and finally live happily ever after only time will tell.

Where can readers purchase your book?

Miss Radiance answer: Readers can purchase my books at Amazon. Com

http://amzn.com/B00UGTDN40

How do you market your brand?

Miss Radiance answer: I market my books through word of mouth, social media, and any promotional site that I can. The more I put myself out there the more exposure the readers have to my works and the more likely they are to support me on my journey to become a successful author.

What events do you have coming up this summer?

Miss Radiance answers: At this very moment I have no idea what events I will doing this summer. All I can say is stay tuned, and keep a close eye out for me because I will be in a book store and library near you real soon.

What’s next for you?

Miss Radiance answers: I plan to continue writing and putting out good books for people to read and enjoy just like I enjoy writing them. I don’t plan on stopping no time soon, I have waited a very long time to get this far and I know God has more doors in store for me to walk through so I am just excited to see what the future holds and blessed to be where I am now.

What advice do you have for up and coming authors?

Miss Radiance answer: I would tell upcoming authors to keep writing no matter what. Never give up the dream and write as much as they can, especially if they want to be published someday because publishing companies are looking for quantity when they sign an author they don’t want to sign you and you only have one book and can’t put out anymore due to writers block or whatever. So take your time, write everyday even if it’s only one chapter, perfect your craft, learn everything you can about promoting and marketing after the release of your book, stay humble, don’t get arrogant, stay focused, and remember being an author is a job too, never let anyone tell you it’s not, and make sure you have a great team behind you that knows what they are doing to keep confusion out of your life.

Gangsta-Lovin-WEBAMAZON AUTHOR PAGEhttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008J40UXQ

AMAZON BOOK: http://amzn.com/B00UGTDN40

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9144201-miss-radiance

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MISSRADIANCE12

INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/authormissradiance/

GOOGLE: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MISSRADIANCE/posts

Blogsite: https://authormissradiance.blogspot.com

AUTHOR PAGE: http://authormissradiance.weebly.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lashonda.johnson.12

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