When did you first consider yourself a writer? I didn’t consider myself a writer until I published a few articles on examiner.com although I had been writing for years.
Do you have a specific writing style? No, I’m not sure that I can admit to a particular writing style. I am a non-traditional writer/author so I have my own style of writing.
How did you come up with the title? Abandoned Property came to me shortly after I finished writing 30 Day Notice. I was coming home from the Post Office sending out copies of 30 Day Notice when the title and the concept of the book and Darius’ character came rushing into my mind in an overwhelming way. I felt like the Creator wanted me to talk about abandonment issues a subject known all too well by many of us.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Yes, always! There are a number of messages that I want readers to grasp. I won’t name them all, just the main message about how our issues of abandonment can not only affect our lives, but the lives of everyone around us if we don’t deal with them. There are also key issues I strategically placed in the book that I won’t give away. My prayer is that the reader will see these messages and it will bring about a change of some sort, whether it’s how they look at themselves or how they look at others.
What books have most influenced your life most? The Bible. As crazy as it may sound it has been a major influence on my life. Other books such as The Color Purple, Yesterday, I cried, and Invisible lives were also influences on my life and my writing.
What are your current projects? Currently I am working on a book of poems called In My Mother’s House.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. The Motown Writer’s Network has been a major support system during my career as a writer.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No. Not a thing. I believe that all things happen as they should so after I haven’t completed the work, I am satisfied with the outcome.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Yes, surround yourself with other writers. Let them motivate you to get that book completed. Learn from them so that you can one day share your gift of knowledge with others.
Keep in touch with this author by going to the following:
- Author Website http://kai-mann.com
- Amazon Link http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B006LQ67M2
- Facebook Link www.facebook.com/kaiology
- Twitter Link http://www.twitter.com/kaiology
- Video URL to your book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP9RGPjBkbw
- Excerpt of Book URL http://kai-mann.com/2012/11/04/abandoned-propertyexcerpt-from-jay-winters/