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It’s My Anniversary :-)

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a great day so far.

Wow, I can’t believe it has been seven years since I published my very first book, In Love With My Best Friend. At that time, I wasn’t thinking about having a career as an author; I just wanted to fulfill my goal by releasing a book. Little did I know, that one book turned into several series, and forty two books total. I had some ups and downs in my career, but nevertheless, I don’t regret what I have went through to get to where I am right now.

To the readers who have stuck by me since the very beginning, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for giving me a chance to share my stories and to let me be myself. Although some of my stories were a bit off the wall, I’m still grateful and blessed that you all continued to support me.

As I continue my journey, I just hope that I can continue to write stories that readers can enjoy, because I still have a lot in me to share.

Again, thank you. 🙂

To celebrate, I decided to do a few giveaways on several platforms, including on my blog. For this giveaway, one lucky winner will be winning signed copies of the entire Love, Life, & Happiness series as well as a $10 gift card from Amazon.

That’s right, every book from the Love, Life, & Happiness series can be yours if you do the following:

1. First enter the giveaway on Rafflecopter.

2. Visit my Facebook Author page.

3. Follow me on Twitter (@ChevonBink)

4. Answer this question on this post: What was your favorite moment from the Love, Life, & Happiness series?

The giveaway will start at midnight and end on May 28th. I will choose the winner on May 29th.

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Good luck to everyone who will be participating! 🙂

31 Days, 31 Authors- Sheena Binkley

Merry Christmas, everyone! I know what you’re thinking: Why am I getting another go-around since I participated in the 30 Days, 30 Authors event? Due to personal reasons, one of the authors backed out at the last minute; so I decided to take their spot. Besides, I think a lot has changed from the last author’s event. So here’s my second interview. Enjoy! 🙂

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Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment.

In November of 2014, she signed her first publishing deal with Write House Publishing under “Tiece Presents”. Her first series, Something Just Ain’t Right, was released in January.

In April 2016, Sheena launched her own publishing company which focus strictly on romance books. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

 
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1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?

Besides writing, I love to hang out with my family and friends, listen to music (old school mainly), and just relax. That’s something I haven’t been doing lately, so when I have a chance to do it, I take advantage of it, lol.

2. What inspired you to become an author?

It all started when I was nine and I had to do a story for a class project. I loved writing it so much that I decided to continue to write short stories and eventually a series titled Homeroom, which is based on a group of friends as they go through the ins and outs of high school. I love to write, so it wasn’t hard to pursue something that I hope I can turn into a full-fledged career.

3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?

I cried, mainly because I was seeing my dream come true. Not only that, but the one person that supported me with my writing, which was my mom, was not here to share in the celebration. I know she was looking down on me in heaven, proud that I stepped out in faith and released my first book. That alone was the most important factor to me.

4. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Besides still writing (praying that I am), I hope to be a New York Times best-seller. I’m an Amazon best-seller, but to me, you made it to the big times if you’re either on the New York Times or USA Today’s best-seller’s list. I also would love to own my own bookstore and sell only independently owned books. I think authors should support each other, especially independent authors; therefore, this would be a wonderful way in doing that.

I also would like to write a children’s book someday. I probably will in the next two years.

5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?

For me, I would say to never give up on your dreams. There will be doubters and haters who don’t want you to succeed, but do not listen to them. Being able to write and release a book is a blessing, so you should go out and pursue it. Don’t hide it because you will never know your potential if you do. Also, make sure you make the right decisions with publishing your books. If you want to be independent, then be independent; if you want to go to a publisher, make sure it’s one that fits you and your writing style. Don’t go somewhere because they’re popular or have a lot of readers supporting them. Go to one that you are comfortable with and know that you will shine with.

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Excerpt from A Love, Life, & Happiness Christmas

 

Prologue

Shawn

What is the definition of family? Does family have to be by blood only, or can it be by association? To me, family aren’t just the people related to you; instead, it’s the people who will be with you through the good and the bad. They believe in you, no matter what, and will love you unconditionally. Sure, I have that with my biological family, but I also have it with the people I’ve known since stepping foot at Shaw University six years ago. We’ve have been through so much, which has given us a unique bond that no one can break.

 

Now that we’ve all graduated college and ventured out into the real world, we’ve experienced even greater challenges; but no matter what, we still had each other’s backs, making our bond even stronger.

 

With our careers and kids, we barely have time to hang out; that’s why we made a pact in February to clear our schedules during the Christmas holiday and spend it at the Robertson’s cabin. My wife, Riana, and bro-in-law, Jayden, frequented the cabin when they were younger. Although Ri hasn’t been there in years, Jay has, and I’m sure it will bring back great memories for him and his wife, Britney.

 

As we arrived, I parked my Dodge Charger in the winding driveway as Riana looked around. She turned to me with her eyes lit up.

 

“Wow, this place has really changed!” she exclaimed. “I haven’t been here since I was a kid.”

 

“Your uncle owned the place, right?”

 

She nodded. “Yeah. Now that he’s passed, Jay has been the one keeping it up.”

 

“Mommy, is there a TV here?” our son, Elis, asked.

 

Riana turned to look at him with a smile. “There is, but we probably won’t be using it. We’re going to spend time as a family and do family activities.”

 

“Mommy…” he whined.

 

“Elis, we talked about this. Besides, Preston will be here, so you’ll have fun,” I added. Ever since Elis turned four, he’s developed a smart mouth. I guess I can’t blame him too much since that’s how I was growing up.

 

He leaned back in his car seat and folded his arms with a mean scowl. I gave him the death stare, and he quickly turned that scowl to a pout.

 

“Don’t try my patience, Elis. I’ve done all that with your Meme and Papa; it doesn’t work.”

 

Riana looked at me. “Baby, stop. He’s only four.”

 

“And he’s old enough to not try my patience.”

 

She shook her head, wearing a tiny smile. I noticed her eyes light up again. “There’s something I want to talk about later.”

 

“What is it?”

 

“You’ll know soon enough.” She said then gave me a kiss.

 

When we turned to look at Elis, who looked disgusted, we saw Marcus’ BMW X5 pull up behind us and smiled. He got out of the driver’s seat then went to get my niece, Troian, from the back seat. She was only three-months-old, but she was already a firecracker. She probably got that from her mother, Cheryl.

 

“I didn’t think they would bring Troian,” Riana said.

 

“You know Cheryl wouldn’t leave her. Besides, the cabin is equipped with everything imaginable, so she’ll be fine.”

 

Cheryl tapped on the passenger side window, and Riana rolled it down. “Why are you all in the car? It’s cold.”

 

“We have to wait on Jay; he has the key.”

 

“Are you serious?! It’s freezing!” Cheryl shrieked.

 

“That’s why we’re sitting in the car, and I’m sure there’s heat in the BMW. Besides, Jay is almost here,” I told her.

 

She rolled her eyes and walked back to Marcus’ SUV. He came over to my side, and I rolled down the window.

 

“Don’t pay her any mind; she’s been moody all day,” he explained.

 

“I see why: She’s barely getting any sleep,” Riana said, staring at Marcus. “Speaking of which, why does it seem like you’re okay?”

 

“Believe me, it’s affecting me, too; I’m just not showing it.”

 

“Hopefully, this doesn’t ruin our vacation.” Riana muttered.

 

“Marcus! Bring Troian back to the car!” Cheryl fumed.

 

“See?” Marcus pointed out then headed back.

 

I looked at Riana, who shrugged. “Cheryl has the right to be upset. She shouldn’t be out in the cold, whether she’s bundled up or not.”

 

Several minutes later, Jay and Brit finally pulled up along with Monica and Donnell. Monica rushed out of the car as Donnell threw his hands up.

 

“God, that man is a damn headache!” she yelled.

 

Jayden looked between them and hurried to the cabin door.

 

“Sorry we’re late, but you all can see why,” Britney apologized, coming over to us. Riana got out of the car and hugged her, peeking into the double stroller. Jay and Brit’s twins, Carter and Isabella, were both asleep.

 

“How are my niece and nephew doing?” Riana asked, pulling the blanket up on Isabella.

 

“They’re fine; the feedings are becoming a hassle, though. But now that Jay is back, it’s a little better,” she replied as we walked to the porch.

 

“I’m sure it is. I even missed you, big bro,” Riana told Jayden, embracing him.

 

“It won’t be long before I’ll be back in the states. Believe me, I love being in Italy, but I miss my family.”

 

“What about Zack? He’s not going to try out for any teams?” Riana asked.

 

“I think he likes it there, especially since Ciara moved there permanently.”

 

“Why are we still out here in the cold?” Cheryl interrupted with an attitude. She quickly picked up Troian and stomped inside.

 

“What’s her issue? It’s not even that cold,” Jayden said.

 

“What we’re going through now: lack of sleep,” Britney explained and rubbed Jay’s shoulder.

 

“Let’s get this vacay started,” I suggested as we went inside.

 

“What about everyone else? We can’t do anything without them, especially Mika and Devin. They’re getting married here,” Riana pointed out.

 

Mika and Devin’s second child was due to arrive any day now, and Mika insist on getting married before their baby arrived. With their busy schedules, they weren’t able to plan a wedding, so Riana had this elaborate idea to plan it. I think this is all for the new book she’s writing.

 

We walked into the cabin, taking in how spacious the area looked. Jay had done a lot of renovations throughout the years, including brightening the lights and adding modern furniture. He also added two rooms, which is good, considering all the people that will be here.

 

“When are your parents coming?” Britney asked Jayden and Riana as she sat on the black leather loveseat.

 

“Tomorrow. Marc had some things to take care of with the team before leaving,” Riana answered, referring to her and Jayden’s stepfather.

 

With the scandal involving Jayden and Zack a year ago, Marc lost his coaching position with the Baker Trojan but was ultimately hired back by Shaw University. Despite the backlash from several board members, their mouths quickly shut once he won them another championship. Jay even helped with practice during his off-season, which had helped them with their recent championship.

 

“I hope they come. I really want us to go out,” Cheryl said.

 

“You do realize we’re almost an hour away from Baker, right? There is a bar 10 miles out, but it’s not worth going to,” Jayden pointed out.

 

“Still sounds good to me,” Cheryl quipped.

 

“Is everything okay, Cher?” Riana asked.

 

“Everything is peachy, just peachy,” she answered, still holding Troian.

 

We looked around at each other as Monica rushed into the cabin with her two kids. She almost slam the door in Donnell’s face before stomping into the common room.

 

“Really, Monica?!” Donnell yelled while dumping their luggage on the floor.

 

“I don’t want to talk to you right now!”

 

“I think we should. You’re being unreasonable.”

 

“And you’re being possessive, like always!”

 

“Here we go,” I muttered, taking a seat beside Ri. This was their daily routine.

 

“Maybe you two should go outside and ‘talk,’” Riana suggested, using air quotes.

 

“I don’t need to talk to Donnell. I’ve said my piece; he just doesn’t want to accept it.”

 

“Because you didn’t talk to me about it!” he retorted.

 

I shook my head at them, thinking they needed to grow up. But despite the constant bickering and the overly dramatic behavior, this is still my family, and I’m going to miss them when I leave Baker. But the hardest part is telling Ri…

 

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Please enter into the event’s giveaway to receive books from each great author that are participating!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2d93349b13/

 

Since this was short notice for me, I’m going to do something completely different. Instead of me participating in the giveaway, I will be giving away two eBook copies of A Love, Life, & Happiness Christmas to two people who can share their most memorable Christmas moment. I will be gifting the winners at 12:01 on December 26th.

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I can’t wait to read your stories! 🙂

 

Blog Tour: Reclaiming What Is Mine

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Hi everyone! This week,  Reclaiming What Is Mine is currently on a blog tour with various hosts sharing the book along with excerpts.

 

Check out the tour schedule as well as the hosts who are taking part in the tour:

 

Tour Schedule

January 11th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
January 11th: Promo Post @ Book Lovers 4Ever
January 11th: Promo Post @ Stormy Night Reviewing
January 13th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
January 14th: Promo Post @ Paranormal Romance…And Beyond
January 18th: Promo Post @ Romantic Fanatic

If you are a blogger and would like to be a part of the tour, please inbox me and I will provide the material needed for your post.

 

About the Book

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Asia Alexander has had a rough couple of months, from losing her job to losing the place she shared with her husband, Dwight. To make matters worse, Dwight doesn’t want to do anything to help the situation. Asia is at her wits end and doesn’t know what more she can do. She wants to reclaim her life but doesn’t know where to start until one fateful day, she walks into a coffeehouse and meets Bryon Gibson. Bryon is everything that Dwight is not, and Asia wants to get to know him. But when she starts to get attached, she wonders if she should continue their friendship before she destroys what’s important to her, her marriage.

Bryon Gibson didn’t believe in love until he set his eyes on Asia. She’s everything he wants in a woman, but there’s one thing blocking his chances with her: She’s married. But when Asia finds out that he’s been keeping a major secret from her, will he be able to regain her trust, or will he have to walk away in order to protect her?

Due to his various misdeeds, Dwight Alexander is slowly losing his wife. From their financial problems to growing apart, their issues have taken a toll on him, causing him to seek comfort in someone else. But he’s also withholding information about his profession and wonders if his marriage is worth fighting for, or if he should just move on with his life.

 

Excerpt #1 

Prologue
Asia

Growing up, my mom always told me that life could be unpredictable. Boy, was she right. Never in my 27 years did I expect my life to become so complicated. I wished my mom was still here so I could talk to her, because I really needed her advice right now. She was the voice of reason and gave such great advice.
I picked up my suitcase and looked around the room that my husband and I had been sharing for the past six months. Although I should have felt sad about leaving, a part of me was actually excited. I hadn’t been in my own place in years, so I was looking forward to a space that was mine without having to hear anyone’s nagging. If I did, I was sure I’d be stabbing someone soon. I’m not a violent person, but for the past few months, I was definitely tempted .
As I put a few things into a bag, the front door opened, and my husband walked in. He looked happy untilhe saw me with my suitcase; then his smile immediately turned into a frown.
“What are you doing, Asia?”
“I thought you were going to be home late.”
“Don’t change the subject. What are you doing with your suitcase? What’s going on?”
“As if you didn’t know. What did you think, Dwight? That I was going to come back and everything would be okay? I can’t do this anymore. I tried to make things work between us, but I just can’t.”
“Can’t what? Asia, I know things have been rough lately, and I’m mostly the blame for it, but I promised you before we moved in here that I was going to get us back on track. I’m going to get us back to where we were before everything happened.”
“Are you? You have caused more issues trying to fix the ones we had! I’ve been hearing this same tune for the past 10 years, and nothing has changed. It sounds like a broken record, Dwight, and I’m tired of it. You have lied and cheated your way for the past few months, and I can’t deal it with anymore.”
“So you’re leaving me? Where are you going to go?”
“I have somewhere I can go,” I retorted. I pushed past my husband and went to the door. He grabbed my arm then pulled me to face him.
“So you’re going to throw our marriage away because of what happened? I know I cheated, and I’m sorry. I regret what I did . As for our financial problems, I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t contributing, Asia.”
“I’ve been doing more in this relationship than you have. I’m not going to continue living this way. I refuse to. It’s best if we just walk away, ” I said and shrugged myself from his grasp.
I went to the door, praying that my ride was waiting for me somewhere else. I didn’t want him at the house in case Dwight showed up,. I didn’t need an altercation to go down. If one did , that would had been another thing Dwight’s aunt would blame on me .
As I walked to the kitchen, Dwight yelled my name. I kept walking, ignoring e him. If I listened to what he had to say, I probably wouldn’t go through with my plan. Even though Dwight and I were experiencing a rocky marriage, I was still in love with him. We’d been together for half of our lives, and it hurt to know that things had come to this. But I couldn’t continue being unhappy. I had given him so many chances to change, but it never happened. To me, the line had been drawn, and it was time to move on.
I looked down the street and saw Bryon’s car parked. I really didn’t want to go because I knew Dwight would follow me; but if I didn’t, Bryon would come to me, so I didn’t have a choice. I rushed to the car and saw him sitting in the driver’s seat. He smiled then quickly looked at me, concerned when he saw my sad look .
“What’s wrong?”
“It’s Dwight. He knows.”
“Get in,” he told me.
I quickly put my suitcase in the backseat and hopped in beside him. Before I could close the door, Dwight was jogging toward the car with a heated expression.
“I should have known! So you’re leaving me for him?! Are you kidding me?!”
“Please, Dwight, do not make a scene.”
“I knew something was going on between you two after that night. How long has this been going on?!”
“You’re one to talk since you were cheating on your wife with your co-worker,” Bryon interjected.
Before I could say anything else, Bryon hopped out of the car and stomped to Dwight.
“Listen, we don’t want any problems. Just let Asia go so she can figure things out, okay?”
“This is between my wife and me, so I suggest you back the hell up!” Dwight shouted and shoved him.
“Dwight, please!”
Bryon grabbed Dwight by his shirt and threw him against his car, causing it to shake. The two began hitting each other, which w made me a little anxious. I didn’t want them fight, because with their tempers, someone could possibly end up dead.
“Stop it, you two!” I yelled, trying to break it up. They definitely didn’t need to fight in this neighborhood because one of the neighbors would be quick to call the police.
Byron sucker-punched Dwight, but Dwight shook it off and threw Bryon onto the ground. I tried to push Dwight off of Bryon as he had him pinned on the ground; instead he elbowed me across my chin, knocking the wind out of me. Before I knew it, my body hit the ground, knocking me out cold .
My life had already been a roller coaster before this night, but now, things were even more complicated. I never imagined that I would be leaving my husband for another man, but with the way things had been, it was only a matter of time before I walked away…

 

Excerpt #2 

Asia

After deciding where to go, I ended up at the local coffeehouse near the mall. I went in and ordered a latte before looking around for a seat near an outlet. Once I got my drink, I found an empty table at the back; as I was walking to it, I almost bump into someone. My latte almost spilled on him, but he caught the cup just in time. I pulled up the strap to my laptop bag and stared at him. He was gorgeous. His pecan-colored skin had a healthy glow, which was uncommon for a man. I looked into his light brown eyes, which were warm and inviting. Asexy smile spread across his lips as he handed me my latte.
“I think this is yours,” he said.
“Yes, thank you. That was a close one.”
“I should have been paying attention. I was trying to get the seat before you did.”
“Oh, if you want it, you can have it.”
“No, it’s cool. I can find somewhere else to sit.”
I smiled. “There are four chairs; since it’s crowded, why don’t you sit with me?”
The guy nodded and smiled. “Cool.”
We both sat down, and I took out my computer. I found the outlet and quickly plugged it in . One of the issues I had with my laptop Is that it could be fully charged, but I’d still need the charger plugged in for it to work. It’s raggedy, but it got the job done.
I glanced up and saw him looking at me. I smiled shyly and looked at my computer.
“I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Bryon,” he told me, extending his hand.
“Asia,” I replied and accepted his handshake.
“So, looks like you’re working. What do you do?”
“I’m an author.”
“Really? And you don’t have another job?”
“No, not at the moment anyway.”
“ You must be doing well for yourself if you don’t. I’ve heard that authors don’t make that much.”
“Some do, but not all.”
“I also heard you can get a bit of inspiration at coffeehouses,” he teased.
I smiled. “What do you do?”
“I own an advertising company. I help promote a lot of local businesses, including this place.”
I raised my eyebrows with a smile. “Really?”
“Yeah. They give me free coffee every time I come here.”
“They should if you’re bringing in crowds like this.”
“I can’t take all of the credit. They serve some really good coffee. What are you working on?”
I looked up from my computer . “It’s kind of top secret, but hopefully, my publisher likes it. I kind of need to redeem myself from the last story I submitted to them.”
“It was that bad?”
“Not to me, but I think they were looking for something grittier.”
Bryon nodded. “I think this is the best place to get some inspiration.”
“Believe me, I’d rather be at my own place, but I can’t right now.”
“Why not?”
I definitely didn’t feel comforta going into details about my personal life, so I just said, .
“It’s complicated right now.”
“Oh, you don’t want to talk about it.”
“I just met you a minute ago, so no.”
“No problem; I understand.”
I began working on where I’d left off with my story. After a minute of typing, I looked up when I felt Bryon staring at me.
“Is there a problem?” I asked.
He smiled. “No, not at all.”
I looked back at my computer, feeling a little shy . I didn’t know why, but he was making me feel something I hadn’t felt in a long time.

 

Author Bio

Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. In November of 2014, she signed her first publishing deal with Write House Publishing under “Tiece Presents”. Her first series, Something Just Ain’t Right, was released in January. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

 

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Author Interview: Digital Book Today

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Hi everyone!! Here is an interview I done with Digital Book Today for the book Trust Me. Check it out…

Author Interview #336: Trust Me by Sheena Binkley
November 26, 2014
By Anthony Wessel
Sheena Binkley, Amazon best-selling book, Trust Me, from the Love, Life, & Happiness series (African-American Romance, 4.6 stars, 36 reviews). Here is more about the story:

Cheryl: Falling in love is something I’d never imagined. I didn’t think love existed, mainly because of the way I was raised. Relationships were never in the cards, especially since I gave a chance on one, and it nearly destroyed me. When I met Marcus Walker, I was only looking for a fling, nothing more; but the more time I spent with him, the more I realized he could be so much more. Not only has he helped me through my family drama but also with a situation I thought was way behind me. Now, I understand what love is and how powerful it can be. But will I let myself be loved, or will I continue to believe that love is not for me?

Marcus: One thing I said I will never do in my life is fall in love. Being in love is great for some people, but not for me. That all changed when I met Cheryl Thompson. At first, I thought she would be like the rest, just a one-night stand, but when I saw what she was going through, I realized she was much more than a fling; she was someone I wanted to commit to. Will I be able to trust myself and give her what she needs, or will I end up destroying her even more?

Sheena Binkley brings a unique spin to the African-American Romance and New Adult genres with Trust Me, the second book from the Love, Life, & Happiness series. This book is available in e-book and print on Amazon and other major retailers.

1. What was unique about the setting of the book and how did it enhance or take away from the story?

The setting for Trust Me was built around a college town and gave an excellent backdrop to college life and what people have experienced in a given semester. It provided a visual for readers to go on a journey with the characters and the experiences they’d shared throughout the story.

2. What specific themes did you emphasize throughout the novel? What were you trying to get across to the reader?

I think readers will take away the fact that it’s okay to trust your significant other by being understanding and having each other’s back throughout any situation. Although relationships can be rough and can cause problems, by being in love, it can help majority of your situations become happy and joyous.

3. Do the characters seem real and believable? Can you relate to their predicaments? To what extent do they remind you of yourself or someone you know?

Each character in the story has a unique quality to them that makes them relatable to readers. Personally, the characters are based from some of the people that I have come across in my life; therefore, I try to have some sort of realness to each character in the story.

4. How do characters change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger such changes?

For the main characters, they both go through life changes that make them re-evaluate what’s important to them and the people around them. While one person becomes stronger from the issues she has to relive through, one realizes that life can be wonderful with the right person by his side. By the end of the story, the two realize love can be wonderful and they shouldn’t hide from it, and I think that’s the main focus throughout the entire story.

5. In what ways do the events in the books reveal evidence of the your world view?

I think everyone will go through their own struggles in life; whether it’s with a loved one, a job, or even a friendship, people will have to think about what they have experienced and whether it will help them become a strong person. With everyone in the story, I think they had to go through their own set of issues or struggles to realize that life is a learning process and they should be able to learn from their mistakes to become a better person.

6. Was there a basis for your story? A previous experience? Something else?

The story was not based from a real-life issue or experience, but I think readers can relate to the story and the characters and realize that could had actually happen to them, and read through the journey that both of the characters had to endure in order to be happy.

7. What is your method for writing a book? A certain amount of hours every day? A certain routine? Are you character/story builder or an outliner or some other method?

My routine for writing a story is whatever mood I’m in. Some days, I could be all day in front of the computer, typing away without a care in the world; while others, I do not even want to write (which is not often for me). It’s just the mood I’m in and what type of thoughts I have in mind to prepare myself to write.

8. How do you get past writers block or distractions like the internet?

I try to set some time for writing and time for other things that I have to do throughout the day; for example, I do not try to write past two or three hours. Taking a break can help me stay relaxed and not be drained from thoughts or information. If I do have writer’s block, I would simply stop and do something else; for example, read a book, watch TV, or listen to music.

9. Favorite book from childhood.

I loved reading Sweet Valley High and The Baby-Sitters’ Club. Those were the books that motivated me to become a writer, so I owe a lot to those books.

10. What’s on your desk? Can you see your desk? Describe what you see when you look around.

I don’t have a desk, but I do have an area that I would keep my laptop and my writing materials. Currently, I’m brainstorming ideas for a new book; therefore, the area is a little scattered, but that is the best way for me to think and to stay focus with my ideas.

Social Media

Blog: https://sheenabinkley.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheenabinkleyauthor
Twitter: @ChevonBink
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/U1gqj

Love Unbroken

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Unbroken-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00H5HN6CK/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=17D6KFXT1ACZZW72TT5P

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388687

Trust Me

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Love-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00IOY76XI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EE29KZXEWV1R67KP0E1

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/413459

Unconditional Love:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unconditional-Love-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00MAU1066/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=062MR7GXJXTX1QYWCVJ0

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/463317

Check out the entire interview on Digital Book Today through the link: http://digitalbooktoday.com/2014/11/26/author-interview-336-trust-sheena-binkley/