T.L Wynne is a self-published author of two children’s books titled Daddy and Me and Daddy’s Day at the Park. Both books are based on the positive relationship between a father and his young daughter, detailing the anticipation of a vibrant little girl who is excited to spend the day with her dad. His stories not only illustrate a significance of a fathers influence and a child’s life, but they also provide culturally diverse literature for children to read. Daddy and Me and Daddy’s Day at the Park, are available on both Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com platforms. You can also find out more information about T.L Wynne on his website at http://www.iammeinitiative.com.
“As a self-published author you have to wear many hats. One minute you’re writing, editing and publishing the book, then the next minute you’re on social media trying to implement a marketing campaign. So, I think the biggest challenge is finding the right balance”.
BLAQVERSITY MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author began?
T.L. Wynne: My journey as an author began when I was searching for children’s books to read to my daughter when she was younger. I felt it was imperative that we read stories that had diverse characters that she could relate too. I also thought it was important for a father to be represented in a positive demeanor. So, I began to write.
BLAQVERSITY: Was becoming a writer something, you always wanted to pursue? Who motivated you?
T.L. I had experience in writing music before becoming an author. I was motivated by my daughter after she realized that I had started writing my first story and it was about her, she was extremely excited! So I knew it was something that I had to see through.
BLAQVERSITY: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
T.L. As a self-published author you have to wear many hats. One minute you’re writing, editing and publishing the book, then the next minute you’re on social media trying to implement a marketing campaign. So, I think the biggest challenge is finding the right balance.
BLAQVERSITY: How many books have you written? What is your genre?
T.L. I’ve written many, but currently I have two published children’s books.
BLAQVERSITY: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
T.L. As a writer, I am committed to focusing illustrating a father as a positive role model and ensuring that my stories provide culturally diverse literature for children to read.
BLAQVERSITY: Are you currently working on any new book projects? If so, when can we expect them to be released?
T.L. I hope to have both existing titles available as an eBook this spring. I am also currently finishing up my third book of the Daddy Daughter series to be released sometime this year.
BLAQVERSITY: What does being an author mean to you?
T.L. To me being an author is the ability to tell a story that other people can relate to and appreciate.
BLAQVERSITY: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
T.L. Hopefully, still sharing my stories with the world.
BLAQVERSITY: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
T.L. That would be the ideal situation.
BLAQVERSITY: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author? Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
T.L. Marketing can be one of the biggest challenges as an author. It’s pretty much trial and error and until you find the best strategy that works best for you and constantly build on it.
BLAQVERSITY: How can readers connect with you and support you?
T.L. Stay connected through social Media (Facebook, Instagram) @iammeinitiative. Support can come in many forms: share post, purchase books, write reviews, attend/suggest author event.
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