Film Director, Writer and Executive Producer Felicia Rivers Publishes Her First Book
VERSAFI MAGAZINE: How did your journey as an author began?
FELICIA GEECHE ONE RIVERS: I started writing as early as first grade. I used to love writing stories and reading. I feel that I have been given a gift of visual and I love seeing it come to life. As for my book this is my first book but I do have a print publication I started 16 years ago. I created the magazine for a platform for my stories.
VERSAFI MAGAZINE: Was becoming a writer something you always wanted to pursue?
FELICIA: Yes. When asked as a child what do you want to be when you grow up, my answer was always a author. With a family full of nurses, teachers, and military I have always wanted something different.
VERSAFI MAGAZINE: Who motivated you?
FELICIA: My kids. My life. I am motivated by seeing my projects become real. No matter how silly, crazy, real or not, a project can be that can make someone for even a minute no longer feel pain then I have accomplished that.
VERSAFI: What inspired you to write your first book?
FELICIA: I have been writing scripts for awhile. My creative director Mr. Blue said how about putting them in a book. Its something different and I love the idea.
“My goal is to the connect all my hats and push them everyone. I have a campaign but due to Covid and I am just waiting on the right time. You have to plan for success.”
VERSAFI: How does it feel to be a published author?
FELICIA: It feels good to accomplish this goal. I greatly appreciate all the love I am getting as I write another book and of course push this one.
VERSAFI: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?
FELICIA: Right now no big challenges. I am just taking my time especially with the Covid 19. I do plan to travel and network once times get better.
VERSAFI: What genre do you write on?
FELICIA: I write about everything. I love horror, comedy, drama, and mystery. You can get all this in my book.
VERSAFI: What message do you want your readers to take away when reading your books?
FELICIA: That you can accomplish anything. I am a single mother of 5, college graduate, a magazine publisher, movie producer and director, and so much more.
VERSAFI: What does being an author mean to you?
FELCIA: It means I am able to express my vision with the world.
VERSAFI: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
FELICIA: Still going strong and working on bigger film productions.
VERSAFI: Have you ever thought about being an author full-time?
FELICIA: Yes and a full time filmmaker.
VERSAFI: Tell us about your marketing strategies as an author? Do you find it to be challenging at times when promoting your books?
FELICIA: My goal is to the connect all my hats and push them everyone. I have a campaign but due to Covid and I am just waiting on the right time. You have to plan for success.
VERSAFI: Do you have any current book projects that you are working on?
FELICIA: Yes but I cant release info right now.
VERSAFI: How many books have you published in total?
FELICIA: This is my first book but I do have 13 short films on Amazon Prime under geechee one.
VERSAFI: How can readers connect with you and support you?
FELICIA: You can find me on all media outlets under Geechee One, Geechee One Magazine, Geechee One Films, GeecheeBlue Kennels or by emailing me at email@example.com.