Kisha Green is a Jane of all trades whose mantra is "turning literary dreams into published realities." She has a strong passion for assisting authors in writing and achieving their goals as she serves as a Certified Life Coach, Literary Consultant, and Author Distribution Coordinator. Kisha began her career in 2006 with the debut release of the fiction novel And Even If I Did. To date, she is the Author of several books and short stories. She also hosts the award-winning literary radio show Writer's Life Chats and is the creator of Digital Foreplay, a dating and relationship podcast. In addition, Kisha is a book reviewer who has published reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Urban Book Source, and other notable sites. She is also an award-winning blogger for her literary site, Literary Jewels.
In 2018, Kisha was nominated 2018 for a Woman's Worth Boundary Breaker Award for her commitment to helping others pursue their literary dreams and her neighborhood through volunteer work. 2017, she was recognized as Literary Promoter and PR Person of the Year. In 2016, she was nominated for Literary Activist by the AAMBC Literary Awards, 2015, as Self Published Author of the Year by the AALAS. She was the proud recipient of the 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017 Literary Excellence Awards presented by Black Pearls Magazine.
A firm believer in "each one, teach one," a passion she discovered while attending college, Ms. Green launched Literary Jewels, an online resource for writers interested in self-publishing. She is a contributing writer for The HeatSeekers and The Black Co-Op, and her role as a Virtual Assistant occupies her time. She has also participated in numerous panel discussions, webinars, and workshops on how books are a business. Furthering her entrepreneurial vision, Kisha also launched her spice line, KGBlends, which offers all-natural spices for the health-conscious. An idea that came to mind while home during COVID-19.
So, failure has never been an option for Ms. Green, and she will continue to smile and shine.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing professionally since I was 11 but for seventeen years. I did not set out to become an author; it happened when I cleaned out some old boxes and stumbled across many of my journals from my teen years. They read like soap operas and were overly dramatic, and I thought, why not? I started writing a story about a woman who found out her husband was cheating, and she decided to poison him with a muscle relaxer they give to horses. See, what I mean is DRAMATIC. If the storyline were not crazy enough, I would title it N***A, PLEASE. Thank heavens, I did not go that route and settled for a story about friends who become enemies and a more appropriate title that would not scare off the potential reader.
With Cruel Intent is a story of a trio of friends from different backgrounds who accurately understand what best friends forever ultimately means. Meet a self-proclaimed diva battling her abandonment issues while longing for the love she thinks she needs to make her complete. Next, add a female looking for love in all the wrong places, given the reality check of a lifetime, is forced to make the right choice. Lastly, a former stripper flees an abusive and unfaithful ex for a better life, which proves harder than expected, with the past still haunting her. Will the truth finally set any of these women free? Their experiences teach them about self-love, resilience, and empowerment while, in their way, justifying that all intentions aren't cruel.
What was the inspiration for the story?
My stories are based on something my friends and or family have shared with me. They are my best muse. I remix their nonfiction with my fiction twist, which makes for a good read.
How do you handle writer's block?
I walk away from my laptop. I do not want to force anything. I wait to feel inspired.
Are you on social media, and can your readers interact with you?
Yes, I am on all platforms and love interacting with readers- people in general. I have a podcast that debuted on Facebook, Digital Foreplay, and my posts on my page are often eyebrow-rising and comical.
How many plot ideas are just waiting to be written? Can you tell us about one?
I have 4, but one I am incredibly passionate about is my dating and relationship book, Digital Foreplay, because there is so much that can be discussed as I have so much content, but every time I think I am complete, another scenario pops into my head, and I want to explore that. Some people do not know how to date or think you can get to know someone by texting them. Good morning, how was your day? and WYD?
What are you reading now?
I am doing an internship for a literary agency and reading a submission from a client. It is a suspense thriller that is a page-turner, for sure.
Do you have a library membership?
What would you like to say to your readers?
So, I wanted to be more than just a writer, but a storyteller and a writer that readers could identify with and see that there is no ego here; I am silly and am always smiling. Who is Kisha Green? a consultant, blogger, podcast host, and social media and pop culture enthusiast. I reside in New Jersey and am a self-proclaimed foodie who likes to indulge in good wine or cheap cognac, fresh sushi, lemon pepper, and garlic parmesan wings (fried hard) when not reading, writing, or discussing celebrity gossip and relationships.
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