Pre-Interview: Genesis Amaris Kemp is a Firecracker, Visionary, Self-Development Advocate, and Author of Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From the Pit to The Palace. She said enough is enough and she is fighting to combat societal issues such as systemic racism, workplace challenges, and really open the hearts and minds of ignorant individuals to see what Inclusion and Diversity is and what it should look like. She believes in creating solidarity and paving a pathway for not only those that look like her but future generations to come.
Author Writer Interview Questions 1.What inspires you most to write?
God and my desire to want to help others.
2. What is your favorite genre?
3. Who is one author you admire if any and why?
4. How do you overcome blank writing spells?
Listening to music or watching a movie with inspiration. Even going for a walk helps.
5. What legal publishing advice can you give?
Make sure you read every and anything before you sign it. When in doubt ask a question and if needed ask an attorney to review what you have questions about.
6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet?
1 - Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From the Pit To The Palace. This one is a Best Seller
7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?
Selena - I would want to see why the lady shot her and see how she copes with being in prison, etc. Selena was an incredible woman and taken too soon
8. What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism?
Marketing my book. When I receive criticism, I just take it as feedback and either build upon it to improve if it's constructive criticism. Then I also take it to push me to be better and thank my haters for being my motivators. Not everyone is going to be for you and that's okay because not everyone can be part of your tribe.
9. What are your best experiences in your writing career?
Being able to finish my book and hold the final product in my hand.
10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background?
Either or works for me. When my thoughts flow, I am ready to write. Sometimes inspiration comes to me at various times of the day.
11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer?
Never give up on your dreams, rise above limitations, 1:1:1 write a paragraph a day, a page a day, or chapter a day and before you know it you will have your book too. Then allow your thoughts to flow.
12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?
Pricing was decided between me and my publisher. We went back and forth until we found something reasonable. Promotion/advertising is done on social media and word of mouth. Still learning but having fun.
13. Why should anyone read your book?
If they are needing a push to take ownership of their career, then this book will inspire and motivate them. If they are passionate about taking a stand against social injustice such as racism and systemic racism this book will inspire them. This book is also a quick read and will educate you on some of the gruel things in Corporate America.
14. Did you have a book coach?
15. What was your favorite subject in school?
16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?
I have a publishing contract with Pearly Gates Publishing