Interview with Author LaToya Porter – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author LaToya Porter

LATOYA PORTER is a United States Army Veteran. Originally from Heidelberg, Mississippi, resigned in Woodbridge, VA. She is the oldest of four sisters, with hunger for success at an early age, Latoya wanted to set the example for her younger siblings, teaching them that they can do anything and go anywhere in the world.

Latoya went to college right after high school but later realize that college wasn’t for her at the time. She joined the Army at the age of 22 for better opportunities. From Basic training and Advanced Individual Training to 5 duty stations, 3 deployments to Baghdad, Iraq and working her way retirement on June 1, 2018. She has travelled over 20 countries, each country has been a field adventure and brought a different experience to her.

Latoya has a desire to give back to her community with launching her campaign called, Roll with a sistah women’s empowerment for Veterans, that was inspired by her family and friends she met along the way.

Presently retired from the United States Army after serving 20 years, Latoya is excited to share her debut book with stories she has encounter and experience from throughout her journey.

Tell me more about your latest book

My lover, his murderer is a non-fiction book that was aspired by myself and friends that I’ve met along the way.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

The most challenging was trying to tell the truth about me and taunting the words that form in my mouth.  My hardest challenge is also that I write how I talk, so I always have to have someone read over my writing.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I usually go with a known publisher, but now I’m in the process of self-publishing my own books.

What motivated you to become an author?

I’ve always had stories to tell, but listening to others tell their story what really motivated me.

How many books have you written so far?

I’ve only written one book, but I’m in the process of writing two more. I will be finished with my third book before the second book, yeah weird I know. LOL

As an author, do you prefer the traditional book or online version? Why?

I’m a hands on type of girl, so traditional for me books for me.

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

It was very easy for me, since I’ve retired from the military and still easy. I’ve put so much on hold, like dating and having kids. I like focusing on my career first.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Just do it, don’t think about it because thinking to hard can lead to just thinking and not actually doing.

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