JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Kottyn “TheSoftSpokenPoet” Campbell, author of Sweet Mangos
Sweet Mangos is about LOVE and some of the things that should take place with having a good, exciting an intimate relationship. It’s about uplifting the one you love and being uplifted allowing them to love you and knowing what that love means to you. It’s the simple things that make the relationship special. As the old saying goes, “Love don’t cost a thing!”
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Sweet Mangos?
Kottyn “TheSoftSpokenPoet” Campbell: Love inspires me to write my love for life, My God and those around me. The lack of Love and the desire to have and see people have better relationships motivates me to write the way I do.
I write about some things I have experienced and some I would like to experience. I have also been inspired by Author/Poet G.P.A. as you read you will see that there a few poems dedicated to him. My heart exudes love. If your around me long enough, you will feel that.
JP: What sets Sweet Mangos apart from other books in the same genre?
KC: Oh my, the fact that I don’t just write because it sounds good or because I’m hoping people will purchase my book, I write to make a difference in lives of others. I write from the heart. I don’t write for just men or women. I write for people.
Love is universal, so my book is for everyone. I don’t male bash or female bash. This is my calling what God has told me to do is educate people about love and what that really means.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Sweet Mangos getting out to the public?
KC: God, Love, Relationships, Educating and Making a difference. This isn’t just about me. This is about the human race and how we have gotten away from what love is.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Sweet Mangos?
KC: Oh wow, it took me about three months because I write when I feel it in my spirit in my heart. There is no process for me. I write when God puts something on my heart to write about. No matter if it’s love, hurt, heartache or other.
JP: What’s next for Kottyn “TheSoftSpokenPoet” Campbell?
KC: Outside of performing my poetry, my next book will sometime next year. However my goal is to take Poetry to a different level and pull people back to what love is by having workshops and other projects that G.P.A. and I have in the works right now.
This isn’t just poetry for us. It’s bigger than us. God is guiding us in a direction that we weren’t even aware of until he showed us he knew we were ready for it.
Outside of being an author, Kottyn is a soft sensual poet! This lady is more than a triple threat. Her voice alone will have you hypnotized. She surpasses most poets because of her ability to become the character in her poetry.
Kottyn also known as Sheila Campbell when she’s not performing cannot be compared to anyone, partially because those that she has been inspired by range from friends, family and acquaintances. The sadness and heartache she has experienced over time has caused her to write the way she does. Wanting to make a difference in the way people love and express that love in any relationship.