INTERVIEW WITH TENISHA JAMES
Page Bloom: Please let’s meet you
Tenisha James: My name is Tenisha L. James and I am a mother, author, and public administrator. I currently reside in the DMV area. I have self-published two books, and I’m currently working on the third book. I plan on providing publishing services to others in the near future.
Page Bloom: What was growing up like for you?
Tenisha James: I had a very good childhood. Although I was raised by a single mother, she provided all of my needs and wants. There were a couple of rough spots, like anyone else’s childhood, but I got through them.
Page Bloom: When did you start writing and what influenced this?
Tenisha James: I began writing about three years ago when I was going through a very difficult time at work. It allowed me to have an outlet.
Page Bloom: Please share the titles of your books and what influenced the title and theme of the books
Tenisha James: Overcoming Adversities: The Quiet Storm was my first book, and Being Resilient In Times of Sorrow was my second book. Situations and life experiences influenced the title and theme of my books.
Page Bloom: Where or how can the books be purchased?
Tenisha James: You may go through my website at www.tenishaljames.com or you may purchase through Amazon.
Page Bloom: What is your favourite book of all time?
Tenisha James: My favorite book of all time is “Soar” by T.D. Jakes.
Page Bloom: What would you consider as the struggles of a writer/author and how do you think they can be addressed?
Tenisha James: I think one of the struggles are marketing/promoting your books. As a newer author, it becomes difficult to market and promote your book in order to receive a significant amount of book sales. Many of times, it’s because others do not know the author/writer. I think that this can be addressed by obtaining a great publicist, though this can be costly.
Page Bloom: Do you think the genre of a book could influence its level of sales?
Tenisha James: Of course, many people seek books on the different genres to determine if they would like to read it or not.
Page Bloom: When it comes to writing, who is your role model?
Tenisha James: My mother, although she is deceased, was my role model.