Newly Published Author Spreads Empowerment and Motivation in her Book Abused But Not Abandoned
“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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