JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Aja, author of I Am Yours
(She Loves Words Publishing)
Amara Harper has a problem: Noah Farrington. Well, not exactly. I mean, he is the love of her life. Passion-filled days and nights are all she can think about when she is close to him. But, so is fear. Fear of him taking her heart and ripping it to pieces, so she decides that leaving him and his love for her is the best thing for her.
But love is a mercurial thing. It has a way of pulling back up to you when you think you have deserted it. This is what happens when Amara finds a reason to work with Noah on an upcoming project at work.
Things that complicate this even more? Keith, her current boyfriend, and “the past” – which she seems to want to also run away from as much as she runs away from Noah. Can Amara overcome her fears and give into what makes her feel whole? Can she finally begin to trust the love that Noah has always had for her?
Find out in I Am Yours…
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write I Am Yours?
Aja: I got the inspiration to write I Am Yours where I get all my inspiration: from inside of myself and my experiences, my dreams and from observing life around me.
JP: What sets I Am Yours apart from other books in the same genre?
Aja: Although I Am Yours is a romance, it spends more time on exploring the needs and desires of the main female character Amara as opposed to her relationship with her love interest Noah. This is why I also classify this novel as women’s fiction.
What also sets it apart is you want not to like the heroine for her choices. Ultimately, most readers grow to understand and respect Amara.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to I Am Yours getting out to the public?
Aja: First, it would be writing a book worthy of a reader’s time and money. Second, it would be word-of-mouth. If they talk about it, others may give it a try. Other than me talking about my book, there can be nothing better than the words of a happy reader.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish I Am Yours?
Aja: Joey, my process varies for each book and different stages of my book. After the characters start speaking to me, I start to work on a rough outline and build it into a story. My outline remains loose because I allow the characters to make choices that impact each chapter.
JP: What’s next for Aja?
Aja: I am working on a secret project for my readers. I think they will enjoy it. I’m also working on Love’s Required, the third book in my Love and Passion series.
Thank you for the opportunity and for the interview, Joey!