Interview with Author Veil – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Veil

Ini K. Veillard is an entrepreneur, registered nurse, mother, and the founder of Avïon LLC (online store coming soon!) and Hope of 1804 Organization. After a life of learning how to pull herself up by her bootstraps, Ini lends a hand to those in need by providing feminine sanitary products and educational tools to women that are incarcerated in third world countries. As well providing school supplies to children in need. But when she isn’t fighting to empower women or caring for the sick at work, you can find Ini tearing up the dance floor and bowling the night away. 

In her debut autobiography Black Amethyst, Ini tells the colorful tale of a young girl grasping for normalcy in life with her surrogate mother and cousin during the swell of one of Haiti’s most recent and violent political insurrections. Follow along as she leaves her childhood home and travels to meet her birth mother in America as a pre-teen for the first time in nearly a decade… only to meet a life more fraught with difficulty than the one she left behind. 

Ramona: Tell me more about your latest book

Author Veil: Black Amethyst subtitle: misconception soul of an immigrant Is about a young girl who’s looking for normalcy I’m life, but life had a different Avenue for her. This is about fear, abandonment  and pain.

Ramona: What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

Author Veil: Re-living the pain while writing the book.

Ramona: Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason/s for writing a book?

Author Veil: I did not intend to write a book. After everything I went through, I figured that there has to be someone else who shares similar experiences as me. That’s when I decided to share my stories and hope that someone will find courage through my story.

Ramona: What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

Author Veil: I hired a publisher and editor to go over the content. As well as graphic designer.

Ramona: What motivated you to become an author?

Author Veil: My life experiences as well as families and friends.

Ramona: How many books have you written so far?

Author Veil: I’ve only written one book. Hopefully to write some more.

Ramona: Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotion strongly?

Author Veil: To become a writer, all beings must be involved. If there’s no motivation, then it’s useless

Ramona: How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

Author Veil:  Well since this is my first, I am not able to tell. But, I can see that it required a lot of self-promoting and hope for the best.

Ramona: What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Just do it! If you have story to tell, tell it!

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