JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Aleysha Protor, author of Jazz, Java & Jesus
Twenty-four Christian devotions and puzzles about jazz, java and Jesus. The perfect book to take to a coffee or tea house, or anywhere, and meditate on the promises of God. After reading each devotional, you’ll see the hand of God throughout the ages and KNOW that He’s able to help you successfully get through whatever you’re facing.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Jazz, Java & Jesus?
Aleysha Proctor: Jazz, Java & Jesus is my third book, and itâ€™s a result of me writing for an online Bible study group for 18 months. I knew that I needed to put all of the devotions together in one product and get it out to the masses for encouragement and hope.
JP: What sets Jazz, Java & Jesus apart from other books in its genre?
AP: As one of my readers said, I have a healthy appreciation for whatâ€™s possible. In addition to my work being inspirational, I truly believe that with God ALL things are possible, I use examples from Biblical men and women (and modern day people) to show that no matter what it looks like, God is able!
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Jazz, Java & Jesus getting out to the public?
AP: I would have to say that social media has played a great part in, especially my latest book, Jazz, Java & Jesus getting out to the masses. People from around the world, who had never heard of me or my work before, are now able to connect with me and see what Iâ€™m doing.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Jazz, Java & Jesus?
AP: When Iâ€™m ready to write a book, I normally start by writing out the table of contents. When I know whatâ€™s going into the book, I then start tossing around titles if one hasnâ€™t already come to me. Once I have my skeleton (table of contents), I then start to put the â€œmeat on the bonesâ€ and write the chapters.
Jazz, Java & Jesus took 18 months because again I had been writing the devotions for an online Bible Study group over that period of time. However, my other two books, took about six months to complete.
JP: What’s next for Aleysha Proctor?
AP: I will continue writing books and blog posts. Iâ€™m at several book fairs this fall and will probably be at them again next spring and fall. In addition, next spring, Iâ€™ll probably resume my book signing brunches around the east coast, then hopefully around the country and then hopefully, around the world.
Winner of the 2008 Aspicomm Media Award for Best Inspirational Book (â€œWith Style & Amazing Graceâ€)
Numerous entrepreneurial awards â€“ all listed in my press kit on www.AleyshaProctor.com.