JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Kia Stokes, author of Unbound
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For years, many of God’s people have been held captive by Satan because of sin (Self Indulging Needs) harboring in their hearts and minds. Unbound is a short novella that utilizes realistic situations with hopes of encouraging sinners to gain freedom from bondage by turning to God. It demonstrates how God searches the heart and reveals the things that have a person bound.
Unbound gives examples of how one has to take the authority given to them by God, shows how to activate their faith and how to surrender and allow God’s power to transform them into a new creature. Unbound tells a story of a ghetto, unsaved church secretary that falls deeply in love with her successful Pastor, Joseph L. Jenkins.
After years of the two being in a relationship and hopes of one day getting married, Shanta and Pastor Jenkins’ puppy love comes to a tragic end. The tragedy is Mrs. Jenkins finding out about her husband’s infidelity. Despite the fact of the affair being known to the public, Shanta refused to give up on her first true love. Besides, what would you do if the man you believe is your husband, already had a wife?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Unbound?
Kia Stokes: I first started writing as a teenager to escape the pain of childhood molestation. As I grew older, my love for entertaining others through writing became stronger. Then one day, God placed the idea of writing for him in my heart. I learned the art of spreading laughter and delivering a positive message about the Lord through writing.
JP: What sets Unbound apart from other novels in its genre?
KS: Unbound is not your normal inspirational fiction novel because it carries you through a mixture of emotions. It will make you laugh while you are enjoying your sin, cry when you realize you are disappointing God and then repent of your sins. The characters are so real, you would swear I was talking about the people around you.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Unbound getting out to the public?
KS: The key to Unbound‘s success depends on me remaining focused and keeping a positive outlook on my mission and purpose. Also knowing that when a door closes, I have to thank God and let go of the knob.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Unbound?
KS: It took approximately two years to write Unbound from start to finish. My writing process included meditation and just using the vivid imagination that God has blessed me with.
JP: What’s next for Kia Stokes?
KS: I am about to start my book tour to promote Unbound. I hope to develop Unbound into a stage play and eventually a motion picture. I am also currently working on my second novel titled Hidden Hurt and a sequel to Unbound.
Website link.—- www.kiastokes.com
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