Liela Marie Fuller is an Author, Poet, Blogger, and Entrepreneur. Liela is quickly becoming known as a transparent author – unashamed to put her life in print. In Life’s Reflection, Liela’s first poetry book, she invited us into deep into her world, gripping us with passionate pieces like “Black Rose,” “Is Love What You Call It,” and “Addicted”. Liela’s transparency in the face of trials won her acclaim from readers and proved that she would be one to watch.
In 2015, Liela released her second book, Love Letters of a Worshipper: Poetry, Prose and Prayers and once again Liela’s transparency is evident as she lets you in on one of the most intimate relationships in her life – her relationship with God. Liela continued to wow her fans with pieces like “Resolute” and “God Can Have Everything I Have.” Liela continues to prove that she is one to follow.
Liela is originally from Camden, NJ and she is the owner of Jadora’s Child Publishing and Heavenly Help Computer Solutions. She is the mother of one son.
What inspires you to write?
My writing inspiration comes from various places, including journaling, music, and prayer time. I am also inspired to write in some unusual places – I have found myself writing in the car at stop lights because a long drive with good music in the background is often the best environment for me to write. I also get inspired with new ideas in the bathroom, in dreams, and at random points throughout the day. I often carry a notebook in my purse and keep one beside my bed, because I never know when an idea will come to mind. I can’t tell you how often I’ve found myself in a corner jotting down notes for a new poem or a new book, it’s great but it does tend to get me left behind if I’m with people.
Tell us about your writing process.
Depending on what I am writing, my writing process is different. When I am writing novels or longer non-fiction, I tend to use an outline to keep me on track. If I am writing poetry or worship prose, I typically just write when I am in the flow and I tend to not stop to think too hard about what I am writing – I just write and then I go back to edit and make changes.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors change frequently or maybe the better way to say it is that I have a lot of authors on my favorites list. Currently, I have the following authors on my Kindle: Zari Banks’ book O Lord Forgive Them; Mark Batterson’s Praying Circles Around your Children; Linda Dominique Grosvenor-Holland’s Savvy Mogul Manual and Melissa Calloway’s The Proverbs 31 Project. This is by no means an extensive list (which is probably why I feel like I’m leaving some stuff out. LOL)
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book was written years before I actually published it. One of my closest friends was a published author and when he read, Life’s Reflection, he looked at me with wonderment and said, “Why are you not published, Liela?” I didn’t think it was good enough, but as I read it again, I realized how much the poems meant to me and how good they were. I sent the book to my mentor, she asked the same thing my friend did, and then she proceeded to help me self-publish. She didn’t stop pushing me until the book was complete and on Amazon.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that more and more small press publishers will come on the scene and bring with them great authors and great books that major publishers may have missed. I also think that self-publishing will begin to level off because readers want quality work, not just something to read. With all of the new books coming out daily, new writers should take note produce quality writing and master their market so that they too can have their piece of the publishing pie.
What genres do you write?
I write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and worship prose. I just love to write.
What formats are your books in?