Interview with Author Bianca McCormick-Johnson – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Bianca McCormick-Johnson

Author Bianca Johnson McCormick-Johnson is a Southern girl from the Cajun city of New Orleans, La., known for its unique creole cuisine and rich culture. Born to a poet and writer, her gift for writing became a passion at the tender age of 7, when she wrote and printed her first book at her elementary school. Her story was actually incomplete. She had changed schools before finishing because dyslexia made it hard to keep up. It was difficult to move forward while writing backwards.

The challenge of living with dyslexia only made her work harder. She was determined to beat the odds. With an ounce of hope, she became a scholar from late elementary until all throughout high school. She graduated at the top of her class and earned a Bachelor of Science degree later.

She currently works as an IT Systems Analyst who enjoys reading, writing, travel, spending time with family, and help others in her spare time.

Tell me more about your latest book

I’m Still G.O.O.D. (Getting Over Obstacles), Volume Two is an extension of I’m G.O.O.D., Volume One. Volume One talks about the core aspects of life people find the most difficult to manage such as faith, family, friendships, attitude, careers, money, acquaintances, and weight. Volume Two expounds on those topics while introducing new topics such as relationships, personality traits, and business. My books also contains original poems and acronyms created by me, topped with tasteful humour to keep my audience entertained and attentive.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

The most challenging aspect of writing this book was finding the time. As a full-time employing in a demanding department, mother of four, wife, and entrepreneur, time is a rare commodity.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

As a self-published author, I submit a copy of my manuscript to copyright, after completing my first draft and editing. In the interim, I get with my graphic designer and work on my cover. Once copyright is complete, I submit my final draft and cover to my publishing company and let them handle the formatting, ISBN, printing, and distribution.

What motivated you to become an author?

Initially, it was the repeated trials and tribulations attacking my life. As I started writing, I realized I had some unfinished business from my first elementary school. I believe in finishing anything I start, even if it was decades ago. Lastly, I wanted to follow in my mother’s footsteps as an avid writer. Coincidentally, we published our first books in the same year!

How many books have you written so far? List and name them all here

I’ve written two books so far, which completes two of a three-part series.

I’m G.O.O.D. (Getting Over Obstacles Daily), Volume 1

I’m Still G.O.O.D. (Getting Over Obstacles Daily), Volume 2

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

I prefer the traditional book because I like to bookmark certain parts and pass it on to my children to read. Plus, I may want to pull it from my library and read it again or share it with someone. I can’t store online books on a shelf.

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

The key is gaining followers and getting them to trust your brand. Your work alone does not speak for itself. How you connect with them using your platform(s), which should focus on your brand, will peak their interest in learning more about your services. However, this can take some time, even years, to establish. You must be patient and willing to dedicate several hours, whether your pursuit is for freelance or company-hire.

Once you become an established writer, you can maintain your career by being consistent, innovative, adaptable, flexible, and reliable. But most importantly, you must have integrity and ethics.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t focus on the money. Just write until your heart is content. Money is a distraction and should not be your sole purpose for writing. Let your passion for writing be your gift to the world. Your good deed will create lucrative rewards.

I also encourage you to join social media groups and start a blog.

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