JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Lakeshia Ramsey, author of A Destiny God Ordained
(Dream Team Publishing)
In life, we never know what awaits us. At a very young age, I had to deal with many things most children don’t have to dream of: a mother on drugs, the need to move from place to place only, having my body violated time and time again.
I had to endure an abusive relationship and living a street life just to make ends meet. BUT GOD! I just wanted someone to make me whole, so I found Jesus. My faith in God and perseverance brought me through.
The world is not the way it used to be, but I thank GOD everyday for allowing me to endure such hardships. Those hardships made me into the woman I am today. I am blessed that God is using me to spread his gospel.
Take a look into my life, and see the struggles I had to go through.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “A Destiny God Ordained”?
Lakeshia Ramsey: My trials and tribulations have inspired me to write “A Destiny God Ordained”. I consider my writing to be a blessing from God. I could not sit back and know that God has ordained me to do something and not obey.
JP: What sets “A Destiny God Ordained” apart from other books in the same genre?
LR: The thing that sets “A Destiny God Ordained” apart from other books is that God has blessed me not only with a story to tell but with a testimony. God has ordained me to help and heal the broken with my testimony. I don’t consider this book to be a story of imagination but a testimony of salvation.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “A Destiny God Ordained” getting out to the public?
LR: A key to my success is always keeping God First in all that I do and just knowing he will do the rest. Another secret to my success that lead “A Destiny God Ordained” to getting to the public is social networks and giving some of my books out because word-of-mouth means a lot.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “A Destiny God Ordained”?
LR: My writing process starts with praying and allowing God to give me a clear mind. I also research to find out what I am trying to say. Who is my audience? What do I want to get of this? “A Destiny God Ordained” took me about two months to write .
JP: What’s next for Lakeshia Ramsey?
LR: The next thing for me will be my next book that focuses on infertility for the women. That book will be out in the late Summer 2013. I am also looking into opening a battered women shelter.
“God will never leave us nor forsake us.” ~ Lakeshia Ramsey