BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author begin?
TRICE BLUE: I was the youngest of three children and was alone most of the time. During that time all I did was read. Reading became my escape. Ever since then I dreamed of one day writing my own books.
BLAQVERSITY: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?
TRICE BLUE: Always
BLAQVERSITY: Who motivated you?
TRICE BLUE: J.K. Rowling was my biggest motivation. The way she created an entire world with characters that people will love forever was the spark that lit the flame to me becoming a writer.
BLAQVERSITY: What are some of your favorite authors out right now?
TRICE BLUE: J.K. Rowling (Of course), Rick Riordan, Vashti Harrison, and Angie Thomas
BLAQVERSITY: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
TRICE BLUE: Marketing has been a challenge. When you are a self-published author the promotion is your responsibility so I’ve struggled there.
BLAQVERSITY: How many books have you written?
TRICE BLUE: Three so far. One is published.
BLAQVERSITY: What is your genre?
TRICE BLUE: My genre is Children’s and Middle Grade.
BLAQVERSITY: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
TRICE BLUE: Be courageous, be bold, and to never lose their imagination.
BLAQVERSITY: Do you have any writing tips/suggestions for any new author who wants to write their book but doesn’t know where to start?
TRICE BLUE: Just start writing! Don’t worry about perfection, whether or not people will like it, or if they will buy it. Someone needs the story inside of you!
BLAQVERSITY: Are you currently working on any new book projects?
TRICE BLUE: I am currently working on a Middle Grade novel.
BLAQVERSTIY: When can we expect them to be released?
TRICE BLUE: The second book in my Jada Sundae Series is set to be released in October, and the third is currently being illustrated.
BLAQVERSITY: What does being an author mean to you?
TRICE BLUE: It means being able to share a piece of me with the world. I am responsible for helping to shape the minds of readers around the world.
BLAQVERSITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
TRICE BLUE: NY Times Bestselling Author! Full time writer and very successful.
BLAQVERSITY: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
TRICE BLUE: Yes all the time.
BLAQVERSITY: If you could co-author with any author in the world, who would it be and why?
TRICE BLUE: My She-ro J.K Rowling!
BLAQVERSITY: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author.
TRICE BLUE: I primarily use Social Media to market my book.
BLAQVERSITY: Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
TRICE BLUE: Yes all the time, there isn’t a lot of importance placed on reading in our community.
BLAQVERSITY: How can readers connect with you and support you?
TRICE BLUE: My book is available on Amazon. They can follow me on Instagram: @AuthorTriceBlue and Like my page of Facebook: Author Trice Blue
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