Today, we are Interviewing Dr. L.A. Davis from Texas. She has just recently released her book “When I kiss em, they stay kissed”. We will be talking about her journey as an author and about her latest book. So, here we go
1. Please tell us something about yourself.
My name is Dr. L.A. Davis, I spent my formative years on the island of St. Thomas U.S.V.I. in the Caribbean, and I currently live in Central Texas. I live a quiet life, love fitness, and use writing as my hobby. I earned my Doctorate of Education in 2018 after conducting research on the Blind or Visually Impaired. I wanted to understand how that population feel about employment or if they had any concerns about it at all. They certainly do.
2. How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey.
My weakness as a human being motivated me to write my first book. I wanted to warn learners about my negative experience I had with a chairperson while earning my doctorate. The university refused to help me, and I was angry. As time went by, I refused to allow this horrible experience to have me put negativity out there, so I decided to use my experience to help others who might be going through what I did and to warn others what to expect.
3. Who are your role models?
When it comes to my entire life experience, my maternal grandmother is my role model. She was the first person I ever fell in love with. I didn’t know it until she died.
4. What inspires you?
My desire is to leave a legacy for my children, to sow good seeds for them before I leave this matrix, and to be a kind person. I’ve missed the mark at times, but I am merely human.
5. Please tell us about your book: “When I kiss em, they stay kissed”
“When I kiss em, they stay kissed” decades ago from an old lady, or at least what I perceived as “old” at that time, and I loved it. I had no idea the line was from a movie until after I had released my kindle version in December of 2019. I’ve used the phrase in my life and for some reason, it always made men curious about the meaning behind it. I always thought it would make a wonderful title for a book, but I never imagined I would be writing in any capacity. I chose to write this book themed around the month of love. After the holidays where people are often happy and surrounded by friends, Valentine’s Day is difficult for so many people.
6. How are you using different social media channels/online marketing to market your work?
I’ve used almost every social media platform there is, and many are hit and miss. I love blog interviews because I can stay silent and hidden even though I answer questions and show my face with a picture.
7. What’s your greatest fear?
I don’t want to put my greatest fear out into the atmosphere in 2020.
8. Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
I wish I knew that everything in publishing from writing, formatting, copyrighting, choosing the correct ISBN could make or break your book sales. I wasted a lot of time and so much money. Be careful who you purchase your ISBN from. You can potentially sign over the rights of your work to someone. Whoever you buy your ISBN will be your publisher. Some publishers will give you full rights and others will not, so be careful. Always ask if you will retain all rights to your book if you publish with them.
9. What are the success strategies/secrets that helped you in your journey?
Research everything, don’t do what everyone else is doing. Don’t ever listen to negativity from anyone. Constructive criticism yes, but not negativity. Keep in mind that everyone will not support you. Even if you have a lot of support around you, there will always be that one person secretly wishing you to fail. Find music to motivate you. I always pick one song that I listen to for each book and it has helped me to write my stories. Write where you are most comfortable not where people think you should. I have a small office area, but I don’t write in there. I write in my bedroom because it’s comfortable to me.
10. What keeps you going when things get tough?
Every hardship we endure is temporary and that helps me to keep things in perspective. I always take lessons from the experience by paying close attention to it.
11. How can people connect with you?
Anyone that would like to reach out to me can find me right here! I would love to hear from you, and I will reply.
Dr. L. A. Davis
2403 W Stan Schlueter Loop #690923
Killeen, Texas 76549
If you are interested in my other books, please visit.
Amazon Author Central https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001HOKPYE
12. Any message for our readers…
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my interview. I send massive amounts of love to you and wish that 2020 is your best year ever. When I Kiss Em, They Stay Kissed will be published in paperback and audible in February 2020. In April 2020, I will be releasing my first poetry book, so stay tuned.