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Five Questions with Author Asia

Monday, July 16, 2007

Five Questions with Asia By Kisha Green

As many young girls growing up play with dolls and pretend to often escape their world by dreaming of that perfect place. This land of make believe is almost as amazing as Peter Pan had with Never Never Land. For author Asia she was dreaming bigger than the stars literally with thoughts of being an astronaut and if that failed, a rock scientist. Asia didn’t pick writing it was almost in a sense that writing picked her and when that amazing event happened, Asia ran with the thought of having a promising literary career and the end result with one book under her belt is an authoress who knows that the sky is the limit in regards to her literary destiny.

When did you realize you had a gift and that you wanted to share it with the world?
I did not start out like most writers/authors. I started out wanting to be a scientist or an inventor. However, there were a few things that were indicators about my writing talents. The first was the ability to stir up controversy in some of the topics I would debate around the water cooler. The second was when I played hooky from church and starting blogging and writing out of the blue. As time went on, I had a full manuscript. The third was when I signed up for a writing program and the instructors gave me a lot of positive feedback, some negative as well, but a lot of positive feedback. As cliché as it sounds, I really had something I wanted to say.

How receptive has the public been of your work?
So far most people have been very receptive. There have been a few naysayers but that's to be expected. I want my work to be provocative. Many so far have found some commonality in the underlying theme of my novel.

Tell me one word to best describe you.

What can we expect from you next?
Currently, I'm working on a second fictional novel, which I'm definitely aiming for it to be better than the first (and hopefully more provocative). I enjoy writing about real life "stuff" with a fictional twist.

What are your inspirations/influences?
My main inspiration is my two year old son. As lame as it sounds, I watch how he keeps trying to tie his shoes (and he's still unsuccessful at this point), but never gives up. Other sources of inspiration are "roadblocks". I've always been an achiever. Therefore, when I meet a roadblock, I'm compelled to figure out a way around it. And then there's Oprah...need I say more?

To learn more about Asia, go to http://www.authoressasia.com/ or

Interview by Kisha Green. To learn more about Kisha, visit her website: www.divabooksinconline.com.
posted by Shelia, 10:00 AM


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