Most readers these days are enamored with fiction books, but I myself, can appreciated a work of fiction based on true stories. That is exactly the type of writer Kennedee is. She doesn't hold any punches when putting her pen to paper. Here is a short interview so you guys can get to know her and hopefully check out her work.
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I wanted to be a journalist when I was growing up, however I ended up in another field. I've always had a passion to write. But to be honest I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until my first book, Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right…It Makes Us Even blew up. For that book I just wanted to tell my story, I never imagined that it would take off the way it did. After that I was like I guess I better write another book. Look at me now 5 books later, and maybe one soon…
2. What is your writing process?
Phone on do not disturb, lights off, a lil music playing, and the dim light of my computer screen as I stroke the keyboard.
3. Describe a typical writing day.
I work a 9 to 5. When I am working on a book, I usually allocate 2 hours to working on a chapter. I can usually knockout one chapter within those 2 hours. If it’s a ghostwriting project I am going over the audio, and transcribing then more adding details or verbiage.
4. How do you handle literary criticism?
You definitely have to have tough skin. Someone reviewed that With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies was written like an elementary diary. Dammmmmmn!!! That was cold, lol. However, the best compliment I've received that readers can relate to the experiences I share in all of my books. I have learned that when I receive harsh criticism that there are more people who love my books than people that dislike them, and those are the people that I continue to write for the ones that love my work.
5. What has influenced you the most as a writer?
My real-life experiences, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I tried. I have so many crazy stories to tell that I could at least write 2 more books.
6. What behind-the-scenes tidbit in your life would probably surprise your readers the most?
That I don’t watch much TV. My favorite thing to do is to listen to music. I love music! Gangsta rap is my favorite. I gotta few bars just in case anyone wants to battle me, lol.
7. Who is the most supportive person in your life when it comes to your writing?
Well, that would have been my mother. She’s no longer with me, but I can still feel her presence. She has always encouraged me to do whatever I want in life, but make sure I give it my all.
8. How do you think being a writer has helped you as a person?
I suffer from Dysthymia. I find writing to be very therapeutic. I survived somethings I thought would kill me, but look at me I'm still here glowing and thriving.
9. What audience are your books intended for?
I hate to say Urban just because I am Black. However, that’s the box I get placed in. However, I like to call just call my books real, raw, and relatable reads. I have categorized them this way because I feel like any ethnicity can relate to the stories I have written.
Describe where and how readers can find your books.