Interview with Author Verona Willis-Brown – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Author Verona Willis-Brown

Author Verona Willis-Brown is a native of St. Andrew, Jamaica, now lives in Yonkers, New York.  A single mother of one beautiful daughter, Davina Bradley and the founder of NOT YOUR COMPETITION: A Youth Empowerment Program (Jamaica).

She has earned her speaking certificate from the Les Brown Institution and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The College of New Rochelle. In her free time, she likes to read, write, practice yoga, listen to music and travel. At this milestone she wishes to pay homage to her parents and will forever be grateful to their humble spirits. SIP Merlita and Hubert Willis

Tell me more about your latest book

My latest book: Are you free Enough 2 is the second in the series which continues the reality of a love affair between a married man and his girlfriend. I brought a lot of things to life as well as draw vivid pictures of their relationship. Much of what is written are relatable to everyday, so I wanted the story to speak for itself, on each page you will have the opportunity to experience explicit contents, romance, laughter, sweat, tears, and unconditional love. However, this book’s intent is to empower us as women as well as men to dig deep into the decisions we make, whether it is an affair or not. The question will always be, “are you free enough,” and that is a question for all area of one’s life whether it be financially, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. So, this book is not only about the sexual contents or the love scenes, it is a deep soul searching book for adults.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

Actually, I did not find it challenging for most part because book 1 had most of the outline, but I must say creating a new character to bring a twist to the story main character (Michelle) was my best take. And then it was not challenging because I wanted the best for Michelle and what better way to do that than get her out her love affair and handed her a charming man of her dreams. Besides my readers did not expect this additional character (smile).

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I write, write, write, edit, edit, write again, seek a professional editor, let it go then published. As you can see, I love to write.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice? Absolutely, it releases all energy from your inner being, which causes instant vibration sometimes brings healing to the spirit. I will always encourage others to write out how they feel and then they can experience that spiritual connection between themselves, the pen, and their words. Words are full of power especially when you look at it directly.

How many books have you written so far?

This is my second book in publication. Are you free and are you free Enough 2.

What’s the best way to market your books?

At this time, social media is the best marketing platform otherwise I would plan book events in my neighborhood or surrounding cities and definitely word of mouth.

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

I am not sure of how to determine the answer on this because I am new to this road. However, I have watched authors establish an excellent career with their books. On the other hand, I have seen authors struggled or still struggling with this journey. However, I am determined to establish a career out of mine.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

The best advise I can give aspiring writers: stick with your stories, dreams, and visions they were given to you. And never fail to write, write, write, knowing your story or stories will one day reach the heart of someone.

Visit Author Verona Willis-Brown book links:-

@Verona Willis-Brown

Are you free enough (Facebook page)

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