“I want them to be encouraged to not give up on themselves because God hasn’t”.
VERSAFI MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author begin?
KASHYKA MCDOWELL: It began when I became stuck. I had given up on myself and I needed a change. That is when my co-worker suggested that I write a book.
VERSAFI: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?
KASHYKA: No it has not.
VERSAFI: Who motivated you?
KASHYKA: My children and my desire to leave them a legacy.
VERSAFI: What inspired you to write your first book?
KASHYKA: The compassion I felt for the women around me who reminded me of myself.
VERSAFI: How does it feel to be a published author?
KASHYKA: For the first time in my life I can honestly say that I am proud of myself.
VERSAFI: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
KASHYKA: A lack of support from some of the people that I thought had my back.
VERSAFI: What genre do you write on?
KASHYKA: Religious/ Self Help.
VERSAFI: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
KASHYKA: I want them to be encouraged to not give up on themselves because God hasn’t.
VERSAFI: What does being an author mean to you?
KASHYKA: It gives me a since of freedom. Every word I write releases me from bondage.
VERSAFI: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
KASHYKA: I see myself owning a publishing company.
VERSAFI: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
KASHYKA: Yes in the near future.
VERSAFI: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author. Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
KASHYKA: I am still learning the ropes. Purchasing a website has helped me to connect others and by word of mouth. I have had trouble connecting with people in other states.
VERSAFI: How can readers connect with you and support you?
KASHYKA: They can visit my website http://www.kashykamcdowell.com
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