Ayanna Mills Gallow, MBA is a #1 International Bestselling Author. Ayanna’s books are not just bestselling in the United States where she lives, but also, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and India. Ayanna is a Temple University alumni, a native of New York and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Alpharetta, GA, USA.
Ayanna Mills Gallow is also an Evangelist and a Hip Hop music enthusiast. Her purpose is to be an intersection between the Bible, (God), and the community, (Hip Hop) in order to help others create success. Her mission is to help others Heal Internal Pain (HIP) so that they can have Happiness, Opportunities and Prosperity (HOP). In 2019, Ayanna was ordained and licensed as an Evangelist. She is also an AVP in Underwriting for a leading international insurance company and the VP of Operations at innervisionmagazine.com.
Through her company, Thanx-A-Mills LLC, Ayanna uses her voice and published writings to inspire, strengthen families and promote healing and personal development. Ayanna coaches others through her signature program , Write Pray & Release, at writeprayrelease.com. Above all else, Ayanna’s favorite role is being a mom to her sons, Colby and Caleb, who are both bestselling authors at the ages of 9 and 12. Ayanna is extremely driven and her goal is to run her family as a successful business.
You can learn more about Ayanna and her bestselling non fiction books at ThanxAMills.com. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook under ThanxAMills and https://www.facebook.com/ayanna.gallow
“I was motivated by my family and friends. Going back to middle school, I can remember writing letters and other things for family members.”
BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author began?
AYANNA MILLS-GALLOW: I was trying to motivate and encourage a friend who was experiencing a rough patch I’m life. He said he wished he could hear that kind of encouragement every day. Therefore, I said oh I will write you a devotional. Then my journey began.
BLAQVERSITY: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?
AYANNA: I did always want to be a writer.
BLAQVERSITY: Who motivated you?
AYANNA: I was motivated by my family and friends. Going back to middle school, I can remember writing letters and other things for family members.
BLAQVERSITY: What are some of your favorite authors out right now?
AYANNA: My favorite authors are no longer here. I love Dr. Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison.
BLAQVERSITY: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
AYANNA: The challenges of becoming a published author is that you have to balance marketing with writing. I love writing in my free time, but I don’t get to do it as much based on the other things associated with being an author.
BLAQVERSITY: How many books have you written?
AYANNA: I have written 5 books and at least 5 journals.
BLAQVERSITY: What is your genre?
AYANNA: My genre is non fiction, personal development, and Contemporary Christianity.
BLAQVERSITY: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
AYANNA: The main message I want them to get is that no matter what happens or have happened, God can fix anything so never give up. Keep going, don’t look back and keep pushing.
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?
AYANNA: Yes, on March 21, 2020 my latest book called ”Write Pray & Release”. That book teaches the writing methodology and how to market a book.
BLAQVERSITY: Are you currently working on any new book projects? If so, when can we expect them to be released?
AYANNA: Yes, my 2nd anthology with me as the visionary author will be out on July 1, 2020. My first anthology book was just released on March 15, 2020 called ”From Glass to Stone”. It quickly became a #1 bestseller on amazon.
BLAQVERSITY: What does being an author mean to you?
AYANNA: Being an author means the world to me. I enjoy it more than anything else, except motherhood.
BLAQVERSITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
AYANNA: 5 years from now I see myself with my own brick and mortar writing school for adults.
BLAQVERSITY: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
AYANNA: I thought about being a writer full time because I enjoy that part the most.
BLAQVERSITY: If you could co-author with any author in the world, who would it be and why?
AYANNA: It would be Nona Jones! She’s had a rough upbringing like myself. However, her book still empowers others. That is a selfless thing because she could write about so many other things.
BLAQVERSITY: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author? Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
AYANNA: I outline it in my write pray release book, but it takes consistently showing up and representing your brand.
BLAQVERSITY: How can readers connect with you and support you?
AYANNA: AyannaGallow.com , thanxamills.com
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