Interview with Whitney R Mayes
What genre do you write?
self help self transformation
Tell us about your latest book.
My book is all about giving you a kick start to kicking ass in your own life with believing in yourself. Having experience with abusive relationships has led me to live in self pity; being a victim living with limits. Instead, at any given time I can change my way of thinking and start creating a new reality for myself that I was actually excited about. Let me tell you how much more I love and appreciate my life! I'm going to show you how to create a happier, more fulfilling reality for yourself. One that will make you wonder why you let yourself think such negative thoughts as often as you did, instead of focusing on your HAPPINESS and going after what you want. I spent many years letting my past block me from getting where I wanted to be, until I decided I wanted to be in control of my own happiness.
What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
Right now I am using facebook and instagram
What formats is the book available in?
My book is available through amazon
Who are your favourite authors?
Cheryl Strayed, Jodi Picoult, Jen sincero
What advice do you have for other writers?
To enjoy the process and to not second guess yourself during that writing process
What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
If its still on your mind its worth taking the risk
What's the best thing about being a writer?
I feel a live when im in my writing zone. I love that I have a whole story in my mind and I can see the characters than I am able to write about them for others to make their own vision with them.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
Follow me on facebook
Who is you favourite character in your book and why?
My first book that is out now is a selfhelp book so there isn’t a character, but in my upcoming book called “Tales of Emma: Classified as a Hot mess,” my favorite character would be Aunt Irene. Aunt Irene is a free spirit that drives her niece crazy which is Emma the main character of the book.
Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book?
I think the readers will enjoy this book becasue there is a chapter for each one of us that we can relate to and help improve our way of thinking of how to get happy
How long did it take you to write your book?
Three months, I had always known I wanted to write a book and finally one day it click in my mind this was my time to do so.
Who designed the cover?
Kay from Bookdesign
Did you learn anything from writing your book that was unexpected?
Yes so much! so much about myself and it was neat to see all the different adventures I have had already in my life. This book was a good healing process from myself
Where can a reader purchase your book? Amazon
Who inspires you?
I know this sounds cheesy but Oprah she really does her beliefs are the same as mine, which is truly beliving in yourself and that anything is really possible.
How do you research your books?
Honestly there isn’t much research everything I write has just come to me.
What is your work in progress? Tell us about it.
When it comes to writing I would say the key is to be consist with writing. I schedule time each night for at least an hour due to writing, it helps to stay within my goal of fnishing a project.
My first book which is called, “How to Overcome in a Kickass way with the power of positive thinking” I did go the self publishing route which I was able to sell books but for my second book I will go to traditional publishing just because for a brand new author self publishing at times feels limiting.
Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I can’t say anyone has, I just remember when I was around eight years old I would write short stories then show my mom and she couldn’t believe I was writing the way I was at the age I was.
Does your family support you in your writing career? How?
Yes! each one of them bought my book so that was awesome! I remember when I called my dad and told him I am going to write a book he said he wasn’t surprised and always knew I would do something like this.
What are you currently reading?
This I know is True by Ophra Winfrey
What books or authors have most influenced your life?
Cheryl Strayed, Jodi Picoult, Jen sincero, Ophra, One of my all time favorite books by Jen Sincero is you are a badas
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love the outdoors I love to be active, to explore. I also enjoy painting I am most in my element when I'm being creative.