Hi everyone!! And Happy September! I’m so excited for a new month to begin because it’s the start of the 30 Days 30 Authors event! This year’s event is spotlighting a shrew of talented authors in the literary industry. There also are a few that are returning authors from the previous event last year.
You might not know their names now, but once this event is over, you will definitely want to purchase a few of their books!
The first author to kick off the event is LaToya Murchison! She is a returning author from last year’s event, so let’s find out what she has been up to since the 31 Days 31 Authors event ended.
Now, here’s LaToya! 🙂
When LaToya isn’t working for a client or doing something literary, she enjoys spending time with family and working with the youth in her church. LaToya Murchison is passionate about encouraging, helping and building up others. She gave her life over to Christ ten years ago, and it’s the best decision she’s ever made. LaToya loves to spread the word of God everywhere she goes.
In 2012 LaToya created a Facebook group named D.O.V.E, Daughters of Virtue, with a mission to unite women who strive to encourage and empower other women and members of their community. She created D.O.V.E. to promote unconditional love, peace, unity and the importance of understanding and respecting women’s individual rights to choose a spiritual path.
LaToya serves as Media Director, Vacation Bible School Director, YPCL (Young People Christian League) Director and Children’s Ministry Assistant at Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church.
She has published four books: A Praying Heart, Poetic Expressions, Anika’s Story (Novelette), and Moments of Reflections..
Connect with LaToya
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/latoyamurchison
1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
I love to motivate and inspire others to reach for greatness. I am an avid reader and I try to read at least 5 books a week. I am currently on book 54 of 100 for my reading goal challenge. In the beginning of the year I began offering paid services to authors. Some of those services include: blog tours, virtual events, interview and facebook release parties.
2. What inspired you to become an author?
Writing has always been a for a therapy for me. Writing allow me to get all of my thoughts down without having to explain or defend what I am thinking because words do not talk back. As an author it gives me a platform to be able to share some of the things that I have experience and gives me an opportunity to inspire others.
3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I had so many different feelings. I was glad to finally have the finished product. I felt blessed because I was finally leaving my dream of sharing the gift that I received from God with others.
4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Having an established publishing company (Creative Expressions Literary Services) so that I can help other publish their messages to different readers. Operating my non-profit organization to help grieving and abused individuals. I will have at least 30 published books. Established platform as a motivational speaker.
5. Do you have any new projects that you are currently working on?
I have a few book ideas that I am playing around with. I am looking at finishing the books in the Seasons of Change Series and I have a caregiver book that I am working on.
6. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
To all the aspiring authors I would say never stop writing and never give up on your dreams. It’s important to write from the heart and not just about what you feel others expect. A great writer also knows their audience. Connect with other writers who can help guide you and that will share their experiences with you.
Excerpt from Moments of Reflections:
It’s hard to have pure love when you put limits on it.
Life is way too short for us to be walking
around angry with people. You’re not
hurting that person, you’re just hurting
yourself by giving them that power over you.
If you love someone, let them know.
Reach out to them and let them know
they are loved unconditionally. Stop going
to bed with harsh feelings. Love others as
God loves you every day. No matter how
they treat you. If they talk about you,
laugh and smile at them.
Win a copy of LaToya’s Moments of Reflections, including eBooks from each participating author from the 30 Days 30 Authors event through the event’s giveaway!
To enter, please click on the link below: