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BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author begin?
LARONDA COLEMAN: My journey as an author began when I joined a Summer Writing Summit given by Ayoka Boyce.
Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue? I first knew that I might be a writer when I was in my mid-late 20’s. Who motivated you? God motivated me to write. It was Him who told me to write and share my story. And throughout my life He kept reminding me of the assignment He had called me to do.
BLAQVERSITY: What are some of your favorite authors out right now?
LARONDA: Danielle Steele, June Hunt, David A. Seamands, and Charles Stanley.
BLAQVERSITY: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
LARONDA: Since becoming an author the most challenging thing is the lack of support and understanding from my mother.
BLAQVERSITY: How many books have you written? What is your genre?
LARONDA: I have only written one book.
BLAQVERSITY: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
LARONDA: I want my readers to know the importance of forgiveness and how not forgiving can impact their lives in the most negative and unhealthy way.
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?
LARONDA: My advice to any new author is to just write! Write without worrying about how it sounds, spelling etc. Just sit down and write.
BLAQVERSITY: Are you currently working on any new book projects? If so, when can we expect them to be released?
LARONDA: I am currently writing part 2 to my first book.
BLAQVERSITY: What does being an author mean to you?
LARONDA: To me, being an author is one who expresses their life experiences, creative ideas through writing.
BLAQVERSITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
LARONDA: Five years from now I see myself speaking and doing seminars/conferences centered around forgiveness.
BLAQVERSITY: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
LARONDA: I have thought about being a full time author quite a bit lately.
BLAQVERSITY: If you could co-author with any author in the world, who would it be and why?
LARONDA: If I could co-author with any author I would choose June Hunt. I believe the writing that I am currently doing and will more than likely continue to write is somewhat similar to her writings.
BLAQVERSITY: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author? Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
LARONDA: Being a new author with really no experience has been very challenging where marketing and promoting my book is concerned. Right now I mainly use social media and word of mouth as my platforms.
BLAQVERSITY: How can readers connect with you and support you?
LARONDA: My readers can correctly connect with me via Facebook LaRonda Coleman and via email: LaRondakay46@gmail.com
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