JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Kisha Green , author of And Even If I Did
(DivaBooks, Inc )
Three Jersey girls with different backgrounds try to survive in the “real world” while learning that life isn’t that terrible when you have friends. As fast as things are good, they turn bad. This makes the girls come to the real definition of “friends forever”.
Simone is a self proclaimed diva who is battling her abandonment issues while longing for the love she thinks she needs in order to make her complete.Â Taylor, who has made a life of looking for love in all the wrong places, is forced to make the right choice once given the reality check of a lifetime. Lastly, Jordan leaves behind an abusive and unfaithful ex for a better life. Unable to run anymore, she has to confront the past that haunts her. Will the truth finally set her free?
Their experiences teach them about self-love and recognition while earning the trio the right to say, “And even if I did… Can you?”
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write And Even If I Did?
Kisha Green: The story came from past relationships of my own and my friends. I wanted to talk about relationships in general but also how they can be unhealthy too. This was a story that was floating around in my head for a long time, and I couldn’t get these characters out so I decided to pen a novel.
JP: What sets And Even If I Did apart from other novels in its genre?
KG: I truly believe that And Even If I Did is unique because the the storyline is so real. People will feel like they either can relate or know someone like one of the characters in my novel. I touch on taboo topics such as HIV, infidelity and domestic abuse while still providing a semi-happy ending.
JP: What have you learned from you previous experience in the book industry that will make And Even If I Did a different experience?
KG: Well, originally when I released this book I was using a print on demand. Now with this being a re-release, I have taken some time to learn the industry and the business side of literary. With my new knowledge, I felt more confident about my book and the decisions that were made in the release of it.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish And Even If I Did?
KG: My writing process is rather simple if I have an idea for a storyline. I am constantly making little notes to myself. When my family is sleeping is when I can truly get into writing mode. As for the process to complete And Even If I Did, it took about a year because I started it and was half way complete then my mother passed away. (RIP Mommy)
I stopped writing to simply take time to mourn and get my head right. Upon doing so, I felt better and knew that not only did I have to complete this novel. Not just for me, but for my mother. I can confidently say she is proud!
JP: What’s next for Kisha Green?
KG: To continue writing, publishing, reviewing books, blog talk hosting and living my life to the fullest! Failure is NOT an option for me, so I will continue to do it all and then some!
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