JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Angela Y. Hodge, author of Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain
(Amani Publishing, LLC)
My book is a collection of poetry that I have written based on my journey of life: a life full of rejection, misunderstandings, illnesses, and trials.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain?
Angela Y. Hodge: I got my inspiration from God to write this book. One night, I was going through a trial, crying out to him, as I being to pray there was a soft voice that whispered. It’s through your pain where you gain strength, share your testimony to inspire others to keep the faith.
JP: What sets Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain apart from other books in the same genre?
A Y H: What sets my book apart from other books is for the next thirty-one days you will get an encouraging poem, prayers, or letter with a scripture to help you through the day. It’s at the break of day I observe a new dawn and a new horizon, in my Daybreak I gain strength to live. We must put the past behind, and move forward.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain getting out to the public?
A Y H: As an Author, the keys to success that lead to my book getting out to the public is being loyal, and dedicated in what I do. Being visible in the community, volunteering, and joining different organizations.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain?
A Y H: As an Author, my writing process is first hearing from God, acknowledge him in what directions to take, waiting on the answer, and while I am waiting I am writing, thinking, and at the end I have completed sometimes two to three poems, or prayers. It took me about 8 months to start and finish my book.
JP: What’s next for Angela Y. Hodge?
A Y H: What’s next, I am working on my next book. I am planning on making Daybreak into series. I also have different projects that is in the making.
I am a member of the Tallahassee Authors Network, and the Beautiful Blessed Sister Book Club.
My short story the Amazing Journey of Healing is featured in the anthology, Word From My Kings and Queens, which was compiled by Marivn “Merv” Mattair.