Born and raised in Decatur, IL, LeaTheWriter is a poet, writer and the Author of “Diary Of An Unorthodox GEMini. After more than a decade of writing, Shelleay decided to take pieces from her personal “diary” and create a book titled Diary Of An Unorthodox GEMini. After about ten plus years in the mental health field working with passive/aggressive trauma she felt a calling to be a part of the solution in a bigger way. The material she creates is very relatable because of the way she implements life experience, it’s also very unconventional and entertaining. There is no better voyage than traveling through Leaz_World!
“Being an Author means so much to me, its gives me a platform to creating the changes that I want to see. It’s a true privilege.”
BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author began?
LEATHEWRITER: Well, I’ve been writing since H.S, a few years ago I said that I was going to write a book and last June I challenged myself to get it done! I was a self-published by September.
BLAQVERSITY: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?
LEATHEWRITER: No, never! I was just my safe place.
BLAQVERSITY: What are some of your favorite authors out right now?
LEATHEWRITER: Khalil Gibran and Mya Angelou
BLAQVERSITY: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
LENATHEWRITER: My greatest challenge is finding my audience.
BLAQVERSITY: How many books have you written? What is your genre?
LEATHEWRITER: I’ve written two poetry books and am currently working on a fiction story as we speak.
BLAQVERSITY: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
LEATHEWRITER: The message is always to conqueror. I write to empower people as they overcome whatever obstacles they face.
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?
LEATHEWRITER: Research is always my first tip to new Authors, there’s so much information available and different options on how to publish. Being well informed makes those hard decisions and choices a little bit easier.
BLAQVERSITY: Are you currently working on any new book projects? If so, when can we expect them to be released?
LEATHEWRITER: Yes, I have so much new content. I can’t wait to release!
BLAQVERSITY: What does being an author mean to you?
LEATHEWRITER: Being an Author means so much to me, its gives me a platform to creating the changes that I want to see. It’s a true privilege.
BLAQVERSITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
LEATHEWRITER: I see myself as a more established writer, exploring speaking and trying to create more platforms to promote positive self-imaging.
BLAQVERSITY: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
LEATHEWRITER: Yes, I was full time right after I launched the book. I just recently returned to work.
BLAQVERSITY: If you could co-author with any author in the world, who would it be and why?
LEATHEWRITER: Khalil Gibran, his wisdom and insightfulness is incredible I admire the way he creates honest and transparent poetry.
BLAQVERSITY: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author? Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
LEATHEWRITER: It is a huge challenge for me, so much so that I signed up for actually marketing class to assist me in developing my marketing approach.
BLAQVERSITY: How can readers connect with you and support you?
LEATHEWRITER: Fb: Leathewriter
IG: iamleathewriter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website : http://www.leathewriter.com
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