Laquanda Everett

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What are the titles of the urban fiction books you have had published?

Forbidden Love: A Spiritual Woman’s Battle To Love A Worldly Man

Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started writing?

Author Laquanda Everett is a devoted mother of four children. She was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. Laquanda attended Southeast High School, and went on to pursue a career in nursing. Inspired by the elderly through grandmother and great grandmother. However Laquanda Everett devoted ten years in home health care for the elderly. Laquanda is currently attending the University of Phoenix to earn her bachelors degree in medical administration. Laquanda heard the voice of God calling her to serve again in 2001. This is where she was appointed to serve as a board member and team member of Faith,Action For Strength Together(FAST) organization. The group Fast is a justice ministry that is non denominational organization. The organization comes together to identify and to give a solution to community issues. Laquanda decided to move forward to pursue writing career. This was to be her ministry to inspire and light a fire in God people. Her mission is to write novels that ordinary people could relate to. Therefore with hope of the arrival of repentence, healing, transformation, and closer walk with God should come.

Do you have a special routine when you write?

I usually get me a flow going with some music and my ear phones. Make sure I have a revive vitamin water that is a must !!

Tell us more about your last book, and what are you working on now?

I am currently working on my second novel along with my daughter children story.

Who’s your favorite character from your books? Why?

The character I love the most is Madia and Lala. Madia is a grandmother that most can relate to that gives straight no chaser advice. She does not cut any corners. I love Lala because her character is going through a journey that most african american black women face.

Tell Us Your Top Ten Favorite Books that You’ve Read

Who is Jonathan Cruise by Myesha Tyler
Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers
Act like a lady think like a Man by Steve Harvey
Last Bitch Standing by Deja King
Heartbreak of A Hustlers Wife by Nikki Turner
Ghetto Resume by Freddie Simmons
Savage Instinct by Leila Jefferson
Laugh now by Raheim Brooks
Irreconcible Differences by Ronnie Dawson
Me and My Boyfriend by Keisha Ervin

What do you say to critics of street fiction?

Critics have to realize that Street Fiction aint nothing but clear thinking made visible. Urban writers are bringing everyday issues that people are dealing with but society choose to sweep under the rug. Some write for messages to be relayed, however others write just for pure entertainment. Either way everybody book touches somebody.

Why should librarians purchase street fiction for their collections?
Librarians have to realize that they have to cater to all audiences, because all readers don’t have the same interest in titles. Although I am a spiritual urban writer, believe me I just do not read Urban books. Its like going into a clothing store with all shirts and no bottoms. Librarians should invest into variety of collections because most readers want feel like they are a kid in a candy store.

What advice do you have for new authors who hope to publish their urban fiction books?

Have marketing plan. Many enter the industry writing a book but what next. No one goal is for them to give a birth to a book and its dies by next month. Research and dont be afraid to invest in your project. Your book should be treated like a business.

Any final words for fans of your books?

All my readers have truly blessed me with their support on book. I thank you and Love each of you for real. There is no me without you. Blessings

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