Monday, February 23, 2009
FEATURED AUTHOR: Beverly Cash
Beverly Cash, a native Arkansan, is an Accountant with the State of Arkansas and holds a Social Science degree. She is also married and the mother of three children and resides with her family in Arkansas.
Mrs. Cash is an avid Romance reader and has always dreamed of becoming a writer every since she was in grade school. She has written a variety of poetry while in High School and College. She began her writing career in 2004 and in March of 2006 that dream of becoming a writer finally became a reality, her first book was released titled “Manhattan Rendezvous.” And the summer of 2007 the Sequel was released. She is currently working on her third Novel.
What would you like readers to take away from your book?
That some of your lowest points in life can bring forth some of your greatest strengths and to never give up on anything you feel you rightfully deserve no matter who tells you you’ll never be able accomplish it. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!
Believe me I know.
Why did you choose to write this book?
The story line chose me. It started out as a continuation of my first book then evolved into suspense / drama with a heart felt ending. And I’ve been beaming with pride every since.
What did you learn while writing this book?
I have learned that your imagination is priceless.
What was your favorite scene from the book?
There are so many to choose from. But if I had to narrow it down to just one it would be the scene where Lance and Sylvia are sitting at the beach in Staten Island watching the sunset in companionable silence neither said a word but they both knew what the other was feeling inside. It reminds me of just how important it is to enjoy the simple things in life; a quiet moment; watching the sunset or just sharing kind words with the ones you love.
What one thing about writing do you wish other non-writers would understand?
That being a successful writer doesn’t just happen over night. It takes practice, patience and much prayer…
What is the best lesson you have learned from another writer?
Promote. Promote. Promote. You must be your number one PR agent. In order to be successful at your craft, you must be willing to make the calls and put forth the effort to make your own dreams come true.
What is the toughest test you've faced as a writer?
Determining the right promotion techniques to get my work out to the public.
What is something readers would be surprised you do?
I love to interior decorate in my spare time! I enjoy finding ways to create something new and peaceful to help me relax at the end of the day.
What are three things you wish you’d known before you reached where you are now?
(1) That becoming a published writer wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
(2) That every day wasn’t going to be filled with sunshine and that there was going to be some storms along the way.
(3) That knowledge was the key to success. The more you know about a subject the better you will be.
How do you reach new readers?
By self promoting with family and friend and also joining online writing forums.
If you could have dinner with 3 authors to talk with about their writing (living or deceased) who would you invite and why?
Donna Hill – A big fan of Donna Hill. I admire her level of creativity and writing style.
Maya Angelo – I find her poetic wisdom to be greatly inspiring.
Terry McMillan – She has an amazing level of creativity in each of her stories and films.
Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer?
One do: Create a journal of where you want your story to take you. You have the power to create your own destiny.
One don’t: Don’t let the nay-sayers tell you that you can’t or that you are not good enough.
Our theme for this month is writing the book, what advice do you have for starting a book?
First and foremost research the genre you are writing about. Create realistic goals for your book and stick to it; Such as completion time frames and writing schedules.
How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)
Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?
My next book is still in the developmental stages. But I will tell you this; it will definitely be a continuation of my Rendezvous series…
Manhattan Rendezvous the Sequel continues the story of genuine love, deception, strong family ties and thick redemption that was started in Manhattan Rendezvous. It’s a constant reminder that things in life aren’t always as they appear, especially when it comes to love…From the back streets of Biloxi, Mississippi, to the bright lights of New York City comes a story filled with second chances. Janae Robinson-Callaway spontaneously invites her sister Sylvia to a much-needed vacation on the outskirts of New Jersey to hear a highly billed band perform at her husband Bernard’s supper club, Club Callaway’s near Atlantic City. Sylvia reluctantly agrees, turning over her highly successful beauty salon to her best friend and co-worker. But little does she know that her life is about to change forever. Sylvia has just been divorced from her high-powered husband of only two years, Parker Kelly, who is the owner and mastermind behind PK Enterprise, a top automotive design company in Atlanta, and the last thing that she expected to find miles away in a lavish, secluded place was love. But will the love that she has come to know be strong enough to endure what she discovers…?
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