April 27, 2020 By winnpublications 0

Featured Author LaTia

About LaTia

Tia B. was born in Huntsville, TX,and is the oldest of ten siblings. She grew up in a small town called Coldspring, TX but spent most of her childhood in Houston. She is a mother and enjoys working with elderly individuals affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia-related illnesses. She likes to read, write poetry, play video games, and spend time with her children.Tia B. is a Mental Health Advocate which drove her to write literature that focuses on the difficulties individuals with mental illnesses face in daily life. Tia is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and plans to one day become a Licensed Therapist. Her debut novel is titled “Mental Beloved”. She dedicates all of her success to God.

Interview Questions With Winn Publications

Winn Publications: How did your journey as an author begin?

I discovered I had a love for writing in the fourth grade. I was the only fourth grader who scored a perfect score on the writing portion of the state exam. When I was 12 I started writing my first book, but I was discouraged after it got destroyed. After being pushed by my family and friends to publish my book I decided to be an author.

Winn Publications:Was it something you always wanted to pursue?

No at first. I was just writing for fun in the beginning. It was a hobby.

Winn Publications: Who or what motivated you to write?

My aunt Anita. She always told me to keep a journal and write all time. Plus I was fascinated with how amazing she was with her writing.

Winn Publications: Have you published your writings into a book? If so, where can we find it/them?

My debut novel is titled Mental Beloved. The Ebook version is currently available for preorder on Amazon. The print version and Ebook will be released June 11.

Winn Publications: How was the publishing process?

It was harder than writing. I was actually offered a publishing offer, but I wanted complete control of this book because of everything I encountered while working on it.

Winn Publications: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?

The biggest challenge I have faced is trying to increase my social media platform. Promoting and marketing has been a struggle because I am a shy and reserved person, so it’s hard for me to come out of my comfort zone.

Winn Publications: Have you written anything outside of fiction/nonfiction?

Yes. I write poetry and I have written a few scripts for skits.

Winn Publications: Do you have a tip that you can offer your peers (poets and writers worldwide)?

Write every day and never listen to the people who doubt you.

Winn Publications: Are you currently working on any new projects? If so when can we expect them to be released?

I am working on a dystopian novel that takes place in the projects. I am hoping to have it finished by next year. I am also co-authoring with someone on a novel and that’s to be expected next week as well.

Winn Publications: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself with my own counseling practice with several published novels and a couple of poetry books.

Winn Publications: What does being an author mean to you?

Being an author means giving people an escape from their reality through reading.

Winn Publications: What’s your favorite quote and who’s it by?

“If there is a book you want to read that hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it”. Toni Morrison

Winn Publications: If you could co-author with anyone – dead or alive- who would it be and why?

Toni Morrison or Sistah Souljah. I think Toni Morrison is one of the greatest writers to have ever lived and Sistah Souljah made me fall in love with urban street literature.

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