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Jenee Edwards Interview

Jenee Edwards

jenee edwardsWhere do you write?
Amazingly, I find the greatest comfort in writing from my home.

Is there anything you must have in order to write?
Nothing more than the spirit of God flowing through me; guiding me along the process.  Most of the time it’s almost as if he is steering me to write specific things and sometimes working on more than one thing at one time.  He keeps me busy.

What books have influenced you most, both as a person and as an author?
Iyanla Vanzdant and Joyce Meyer to name a few.  Personally, I like books that creates balance and steers me in the direction of bettering who I am.  It is inspiring to me. 

What is the one thing that has helped you develop most as an author?
Definitely, the inspiration from my god-mother; the true rainbow in my cloud.  Not everyone has one you know.  She has always been the cheerleader in my life even when times are tough and rocky still to this day she is my rock.  She has always prayed for something spectacular in my life.

What do you want to achieve most from your writing?
To be able to have inspired someone and let them know there is a God that is so much bigger than our circumstances.  Also, to let them know that their appreciated and that their still relevant no matter what has transpired in their life.

Is there something specific you do to improve your writing?
No it all comes directly from the heart and some experiences I share are real to life.  It is almost an artistry but painting with words. 

What is the ideal relationship between editor and author?
To bring the art of one’s story, words, or ideas and bring it to life making it believable to an outside audience.  Most importantly, giving it a great outline that ultimately pushes it forward to wider audiences.

If you had a direct line to someone who loves your writing, what would you say?
That I appreciate the love and support for my only goal is to create open hearts and open minds. 

If you had a direct line to someone who hates your writing what would you say?
Thanks for your opinion, but I would say that I love my writing it means a lot to me.  Besides, you can’t live your life pleasing everyone.

If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring author, what would it be?
Not to ever give up and to allow yourself to receive, believe and claim your gift and to treat it with compassion.  You will get there.

What do does your writing future hold for you?
Well, I pray God keep me writing and pushing me forward in my life.  I absolutely have many things in store for the writing world.  I just need his blessing first above all else.  I would love to write in other genres.

How have you set about the task of creating enticing cover art?
I wanted an image that was a combination of a beautiful mask but yet something that almost presented a cover up so to speak.  As we know we are Beautifully Branded by God and sometimes blinded by our circumstances.  So, this is exactly what my cover represents.

How often do you read?
Periodically, from time to time.  I love inspirational books the most but open to other selections as well.

For more from Jenee please visit here at www.amazon.com/author/jme or www.outskirtspress.com

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