Dysfunctional Beginnings with Renee A.
Authors N Focus is proud to encourage new authors on the literary scene. One of those authors goes by the pen name of Renee A. Her debut book Dysfunctional Beginnings promises to be unpredictable, “highly sensual and dramatic with a twist of humor”. Let’s find out more from this outstanding new artist.
Authors N Focus: Where did the idea for Dysfunctional Beginnings come from ?
Renee: The idea for Dysfunctional Beginnings came to me one day when I was reading a book by J. California Cooper. I was so inspired by how her stories flowed and held my attention. It was such good reading that I decided to write a story equally entertaining. And so Dysfunctional Beginnings my dream became a reality. The characters in my book understood the tremendous responsibility of delivering an outstanding story and they didn’t let me down. As a result of my expectations we ended up with an unpredictable, interesting, highly sensual, dramatic and at times humorous novel.
ANF: Can you tell us more about the main characters Taylor and Mrs. Vera ?
Renee: To understand Taylor’s character one would have to understand the depths of a barren heart. She’s hated before she’s delivered from her mother’s womb. For sixteen years she escapes hell on earth, but the piper must be paid. As a result of it her self esteem takes a beating. Love jockeys for a position in her heart but its constantly intercepted by unforeseen glitches. Mrs. Vera’s character is a dear and trusted friend of Taylor’s family that makes it her business to protect Taylor’s psyche while her life is being picked apart.
ANF: How about the men in Taylor’s life, what can you share with us about their relationship with her ?
Renee: Taylor falls in love, but turbulence, deceit and uncertainty is a constant companion. The only way to truly appreciate how love snubs her is to read the book and I guarantee you the agendas and outcomes will take you on a surprising journey.
ANF: Savannah is one of Taylor’s best friend in the novel. What should our readers find out about her ?
Renee: Savannah is the kind of friend people search a lifetime for and some will never find. She is there for Taylor not as just a listener to her problems, but to let her know they are one heartbeat. She’s non judgmental and would move the universe if she could for her friend. There is a good reason why their friendship and respect for each other will stand the test of time.
ANF: Now although Renee A. is your pen name, you’ve been quite involved in the literary world for some time, is that true ?
Renee: Yes. To date I have written two poetry chapbooks called : Write To Your Heart and Just A Little Bit Naughty. Dysfunctional Beginnings is my debut novel. And an incredible novel it is. I am a reviewer for Rambles.net and a former contributing writer/interviewer for Black Awareness Online Magazine. I’ve been a featured author interviewed by Ella Curry with Black Pearls Magazine as well as writing contributing relationship E-zine articles. I’ve posted poetry and will be submitting short story submissions on Bare Back Erotic Online Magazine. And last but certainly not least I’m at the finishing stage of my next novel of short stories called COME INSIDE ME.
ANF: This is more of a general question, but what inspired you to write ? Did it begin early on or just recently ?
Renee: I fell in love with the power of the pen and paper as a teenager. I loved the way paper smelled, felt and understood that I could write amazing stories taking my mind on a journey of endless possibilities. I found it intriguing to grace the blank lines on paper with various genres of poetry and love laced fiction. That is how my writing journey evolved.
ANF: Although Dysfunctional Beginnings has just been released, has there been any reaction to your novel so far ?
Renee: The euphoria an author gets from completing a novel can’t compare to the feeling they get when they get positive feedback on their book. I have had so many people phone me, e-mail me and tell me how incredible they thought my book was. The biggest compliment I’ve enjoyed is when readers contact me and say they couldn’t put the book down they finished it in one day.
ANF: What can we expect next from the pen of Renee A.?
Renee: The pressure was put on me to immediately start another project after many of the readers finished reading DYSFUNCTIONAL BEGINNINGS. I took their desire to read another one of my books to heart and as a result of it my next novel called : COME INSIDE ME will be coming out very soon.
ANF: Where can our readers pick up a copy of DYSFUNCTIONAL BEGINNINGS and where can they look you up on the web ?
Renee: Because I self published my book can be picked up at : amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com. My website is http:S2.webstarts.com/WriteToYourHeart/index.html. Feel free to contact me on my e-mail as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
ANF: Renee, any final comments and /or advice to our new and aspiring authors?
Renee: The only comment befitting of this interview is that I am humbly appreciative of Charles Chatmon for giving me the opportunity to introduce myself to potential readers that I may have otherwise missed out on connecting with. He extended his hand when I reached out and I will certainly do the same when someone reach out to me.
New and aspiring authors I welcome your correspondence. My e-mail address is email@example.com. The literary world can be overwhelming at times but don’t walk away from your vision. I don’t claim to have all the answers, quite the contrary, but if we work together everyone wins.