Author Interview – Shakuita Johnson

Did a little interview and thought I’d also post it here! If you want to know anything else about me or my writing check out my Facebook or Author Website!

 

What’s your favourite part of the lifestyle of an Author?

 

Writing the words…taking the movie reel that’s playing in my head and putting it down on paper as best I can to capture every moment and detail.

 

What made you start writing?

 

I started writing in middle school. I started with poems…they were my escape and a way to express myself.

 

Is there an Author that you consider your inspiration?

 

I have many but the early authors would be Anne Rice, Christopher Pike, VC Andrews, and RL Stine…they are who I read the most growing up.

 

What’s your number one tip for an aspiring Author?

 

Do you research and don’t settle for less than what you want. At the end of the day it’s your name that’s going on your published work. If you’re not happy with something speak up and change it. Also having a great team behind you to help motivate and inspire you is a plus.

 

What type of book do you like to read and does this differ from the genre that you prefer to write?

 

I’m a paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi junky. No this doesn’t differ from my preferred genre to write. The supernatural is where my heart lies.

 

Which one of your characters would you most like to spend time with?

 

James… he’s insane, intelligent, and charming. He’s a highly functioning sociopath and I just love his character so much. He loves as hard as he hates.

 

Which book do you consider a must-read?

 

Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned…every time I read it I find something new…something I didn’t see before. Plus it’s just beautifully written…from the history of the twins to the origin of the first vampire. It’s my go to book.

 

If you could live in a book, which one would it be?

 

Ahhh, that’s a hard one…it would either be Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter or The League series or Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series.

 

Can you sum up your life story in ten words or less?

 

Even when there was nothing left to give…she did.

 

What’s exciting you about your next project?

 

My next project is a YA fantasy… just the story itself is exciting. Plenty of action and holy crap moments. I was excited from the outline and I hope everyone is excited about the finished product.

 

And finally, you have one quote to be remembered by, what is it?

 

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

― Stephen R. Covey

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She pushed him away before. It wouldn’t happen again.

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Maybe he didn’t. Maybe that was the thing. He was her Meredith.

She blinked and looked down. “I just wanted to see you,” she said in a small voice.

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She looked back up at him, and he wanted so much to grab her again, to kiss her and tell her how hard it had been not knowing where she was or if she was okay. But more than that, he didn’t want to be the pathetic person he felt like for wanting that. And he sure as hell didn’t want her to know he wanted it.

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