Author Showcase Feature with Book Excellence Award Finalist Harmony Rose
Book Title: Married Under The Influence
How did you know you wanted to be an author? I have written in journals all my life and have always loved to write! Writing is very cathartic for me. I thought about trying to write a book before but until my life took a dark turn I didn’t really take it seriously. I thought in that moment of sadness I can’t be the only one who has ever felt like this way……if I can help myself and others then I will write a memoir and share my experiences so others know they are not alone.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? If you had to do it again, what would you have done differently? Never give up!! No matter what you are writing about, as long as you are passionate about it that is what means the most. You will run into struggles but that’s OK writing is a very expressive talent to have, whether you are Oprah or just an average Harmony Rose, an author is an author and we all have a story to tell! Sometimes depending on what you write about you may help someone change their life.
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? Not necessarily a ritual but I do like to always have my cup of tea. Sometimes I have ocean waves or music playing in the background and sometimes I like it perfectly quiet.
I suppose it’s something that brings a sense of calm before I begin.
What message do you want readers to remember? Most of all I want them to remember that we aren’t all somebody famous, we are all human beings and some of our stories like mine are personal. It isn’t easy being an author, it takes a lot of dedication and hard work long after you write and publish your book. Being self-published you work twice as hard. Sometimes an author like myself writes a book in the hopes to help others. We all have a story to tell but not everyone will put it in a book. Writing to me is like words of wisdom written for those who may be lost looking for a direction. You just never know who will pick up your book and read it and you’ll never know who’s life you helped to change because you had the courage to share your own story.