Chasity is a native of Southeast Arkansas, but she has resided in the Midwest (Michigan and Ohio) for over 20 years. Chasity is the wife of Terrence and mother of two sons, Donovan and Joshua. She has plans to write additional books to inspire and encourage others in the near future.
What inspires you to write?
Touching the lives of hurting people is what inspires me to write. I've been through a lot of pain in my life. I share my testimonies of what God has done for me to encourage others to never let go of their faith.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I wrote my book in 2014, the process was pretty simple. I recorded my story in a cheap notebook from the dollar store. I set aside time everyday to write until I felt like I accomplished what God wanted me to do for the day. After I had been writing for a couple of weeks, I enrolled in a first time author's class for five weeks through my publisher. I transferred what I had written in my notebook to Microsoft Word. I was writing roughly twenty-five pages per day. At the end of the five weeks, I had completed the writing process for my book.
Who are your favorite authors?
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
The Power Of A Praying Wife (Stormie Omartian)
Battlefield Of The Mind (Joyce Meyer)
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I first started writing my book, I had no plan for how it would be published. However, I knew God told me to write it. I took a step of faith and trusted HIM to direct me. I came across a flyer on Facebook about a first time author's class. I signed up for the class. At the end of the five weeks, my publisher awarded a student who worked hard and showed amazing potential as a NEW author. I won her package! It was the most amazing feeling ever, and I knew that God was totally in control of my journey to write and publish my book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I honestly think that more people will self-publish their books. They are a lot more tools and resources out there now than when I wrote my book in 2014. Traditional publishing is pretty expensive, and people are looking for more economical ways to get their work out there without breaking the bank.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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