February 23, 2021 By winnpublications 0

Featured Author Felicia Baxley

Interview With Winn Publications

How did your journey as an author begin?

I’ve been writing since I was in elementary school. I always knew I would be an author, so in 2020 I buckled down and started working on publishing. Publishing 3 non fiction books in 2020, I have now gone into publishing my passion: Thrillers.

Was it something you always wanted to pursue?

Absolutely. I always knew I would be an author, just didn’t know when or how.

Who or what motivated you to write?

I started writing as an outlet for my imagination. Eventually I used writing as a means of therapy to deal with my own anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. 

Have you published your writings into a book?

Yes. I wrote two Christian Lifestyles and a self help book on entrepreneurship. While I am very proud of those works, I am most proud of my upcoming book “Behind the Blue Elevator” which is my first psychological thriller. It releases April 15, and is currently available for preorder on my website www.hustlewritepublication.com/newreleases. Once it is published it will be available on iBooks, Kindle, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever else you get your books. 

Are you self-published?

Yes. I am a self-published author. Once I got the hang of what I needed to publish and be as successful as possible, it has been quite easy. I now actually help others learn how to self publish, and ways to become successful at it. 

Since becoming a published author what challenges have you faced?

Getting started, it was difficult to find where my readers were. Making the switch from nonfiction to fiction started that challenge all over again. Social media was also exhausting for me, as I hadn’t been on social media for years prior to publishing my first book. 

Do you have a tip you can offer our peers?

Absolutely. Writing is the easiest part of the process, even when it doesn’t feel like it. Give yourself the freedom to enjoy the writing, and then research and properly prepare for a release. Allow them to be two completely different processes, as the latter can sometimes be overwhelming. Enjoy putting your project together. Then work on the more challenging things.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I would love to have award winning best sellers, and potentially a few movie converts as well.