JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Krystol, author of Through Her Eyes
From the moment Melanie Woodard entered the world, her life s been rough. Her early life was filled with turmoil. She was ridiculed for her dark complexion, dealt with constant drama from her family and experienced the death of a loved one at the tender age of ten that left her traumatized. Her young adult life was filled with one-sided relationships, leaving her exposed to abuse, heartache and disappointment.
Needless to say, Melanieâ€™s guard was up toward the world and especially men and relationships. What happens when Melanie think sheâ€™s found the one man she can have settle down and kids with? Will her heart be broken again or will true love prevail? Come cry, laugh and cheer on Melanie as she shows you her life Through Her Eyes.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Through Her Eyes?
Krystol: Well, I have always enjoyed writing since I was a child. The idea to write Through Her Eyes came from some life experiences that I endured along the way from childhood to my adulthood.
What inspired me to write Through Her Eyes was my late grandmother Gloria. She always told me, â€œIf you had something to say donâ€™t talk about it, write about itâ€.
JP: Although people hate to admit it openly, people with dark skins have a harder time, in general, than their lighter-skinned counter parts. What light does Through Her Eyes shed on this issue?
Krystol: That people will accept you for your dark skin. It may not seem like it at first, but people will see you for who you are not the color you are. Through Her Eyes brings light to all of the people who were not accepted or discriminated against because they had a darker color than other people.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Through Her Eyes getting out to the public?
Krystol: Well, I can say that the first key is God. Without him, I would not have been able to write Through Her Eyes let alone have an interview with you, Joey. Another key is to just get myself out there as much as possible. Everyday I am learning something new about this great experience with my first novel.
Through Her Eyes will speak for itself. I stand behind Through Her Eyes 100 percent. Everyone can relate to Through Her Eyes, from the average teenager to the elderly. Through Her Eyes is happy, sad, uplifting and fulfilling.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Through Her Eyes?
Kystol: As far as my writing process, I have none. I got an idea in my head, and I just decided to do it. I trusted my instincts and thought, â€œIf I am going to write a book, I have to do it, not just speak on it.”
You may not believe me when I say this, but it took me two weeks to start and finish Through Her Eyes! I had my mindset that I am going to accomplish a goal that I wanted to do for a very long time.
JP: What’s next for Krystol?
Krystol: This is it for Through Her Eyes, but I am going to continue to write. I am currently working on my second novel. Through Her Eyes has taught me a lot about myself, and I have learned that obstacles can be overcome because I overcame mine.
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