JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Kai Mann, author of 30 Day Notice
(Scriblical Vibez Publishing)
30 Day Notice is about a woman who sacrifices everything to find herself. She finds what she believes to be her one true love, but it turns out to be a distraction like most of her relationships. It isn’t until she is given a 30 day notice by her lover that takes her on a journey through the trials of love, betrayal, deceit, self-reflection, self-discovery and growth.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write 30 Day Notice?
Kai Mann: The inspiration for 30 Day Notice came one day when I was forced to think about the distractions and notices that came in my own life as well as in the lives of others. I thought that some of the lessons that we’ve learned could be an example to help someone else.
JP: What sets 30 Day Notice apart from other books in the same genre?
KM: I believe that my style of writing is what sets my book apart from other books in my genre. I try to keep my writing honest and raw, so it’s not tainted in any way.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to 30 Day Notice getting out to the public?
KM: One of the keys to my success has been joining the Motown Writers Network. The Motown Writers Network has proven to be a valuable source in my publishing, promotions and marketing.
Another key has been the support of a very dear friend who has been there to push me along at every stage. Her belief in me has truly been unwavering.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish 30 Day Notice?
KM: I wrote 30 Day Notice off and on for about a year and a half. I don’t have a specific writing process. I am not really regimented in my writing. My creativity does not come that way.
I write as I am led to (which is a lot) and could be at any time day or night. I write on or in any and every thing if I’m not near my laptop. I’ll use stickies, the notes section on my cell phone, journals or just blank sheets of paper.
When I get to my laptop I put it all together in a format. Usually, I’m writing ideas or actual words that I feel should go in the book. I’ve had to laugh at myself for waking up in the middle of the night reaching for my cell phone to type an idea in so I won’t lose it.
JP: What’s next for Kai Mann?
KM: Currently I am working on the second installment in The Eviction Chronicles Series which is a novel about the perceptions of abandonment. Abandoned Property will be released in January 2013. I am also working on a book of poetry titled In My Mother’s House.
30 Day Notice can be purchased in eBook format at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Smashwords.com. To purchase 30 Day Notice in paperback you can visit http://scriblicalvibez.com and Amazon.com as well. Visit http://www.examiner.com/friendship-in-detroit to read my Detroit Best Friends articles.
For a new and interesting way to look at different situations in life, check out my blog posts for Scriblical Vibez at http://www.scriblicalvibez.com/blogstuff. To learn more about me you can visit my website at http://kai-mann.com.