Live Interview with Latanya 3rd Jan 8PM CST

Latanya Lyons is a passionate author who loves to educate and empower others through her stories of triumph. Having had a stressful childhood, she understands what it feels like to be in most teenagers’ shoes. Despite the challenges she faced, she still managed to become successful in life. Through her first book My Escape, she encourages teenagers who are living in a stressful household or are in a bad situation not to give up in life. For there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Latanya’s vision is all about making a difference in other people’s lives. She wants to see others winning and taking advantage of the many opportunities that life presents.With 11 years of working experience as a Certified Nurse Assistant, Latanya loves being of service to others. She is patient, compassionate, competent, and a hard-working individual who takes pride in everything she does. Committed to her career, Latanya holds an Associate Degree in Allied Health. She aims to make this world a better place by spreading love to every person she meets. When Latanya is not busy helping others, you will find him cooking, running, and skating. Reading books is one of her hobbies and also a stepping stone to becoming one of the best authors.

  • Where are you from?

Philadelphia, PA

  • Why do you write?

I write because it helps me reflects on my competences and I learn from them.

  • What do you write about? 

I like to write non-fiction books because I love to write about truth.

  • Do you have a specific writing style?

Yes, I have A narrative writing style because I like to share information

  • What are obstacles that come in the way of writing? 

As of right now there nothing the comes in the way of my writing because I am A single women with no kids. I live alone and I always have A specific time fame when I work on my writing around my work schedule and my other obligations.

  • What’s the most memorable thing asked/said by a reader about your work?

I friend of mine that I knew for 15 years told me that I was brave. when I told him that I wanted to become writer and when I give him A free copy of my book. He told me I had A strong mind after reading my book to write about my childhood because he couldn’t tell the world if he had A terrible childhood.

  • How long have you been writing?

Exactly MY ESCAPE is my first book, and it took me A year to finish.

  • When did you first realize you wanted to become a writer?

I realized I wanted to become A writer when I would go over my sister house and so how we will always start talking about our childhood. I would say “you know I can write A book about our life story”. My sister thought it was A good idea. Right there I knew I wanted to be writer but, I wanted my first book to be my life story.

  • What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

When I am writing I don’t start writing till like 12 am in the morning to 5 am because I always been I late owl and it’s the best time for me to stay focus.

  • What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Base on the fact this is my first I really don’t have A interesting writing quirk at the moment.

  • How long does it take to write a book?

It took me A year to write my first book.

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  • Do you have suggestions on how to become a better writer?

As of right now I don’t have even suggestions on becoming A better writer because I am new to the writing journey. I don’t think I have enough experience to answer this question as of right now.

  • What challenges do you come across when writing/creating your story?

The challenges I come across in writing is the order I’m going to tell my story and what I am going to talk about in each chapter for everything can connect at the end.

  • What do you think makes a good story?

A true story when I person can put themselves in your shoes.

  • What does your family think of your writing? 

Well, I only get two family members that I am really close to my sister and my uncle and both are very proud of me, and they support me 100% in my writing.

  • Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, I do but, I won’t make it my only career.

  • Do you have anything specific you would like to tell the readers?

Yes, I would like to tell all my readers Thank You for reading my book and taking the time hear my story.

  • When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I consider myself A writer during the writing of my first book. when I was outlining my book, I didn’t think my book was going to come out like I wanted it to but, after the finish masterpiece and reading the whole book repeatedly. I realized I did A very good job and that I wanted to make writing one of my careers.