Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Author Spotlight

As I joined a few reading groups on Facebook, I found many authors that I knew nothing about. I now know how much I have missed out on great reads, by amazing writers. Well, I am glad to say that since then, I have read some awesome books and gotten to know some wonderful people in the process. One person in particular, Ey Wade. She is a great storyteller, which draws you in front beginning to end. She is very humble, which is rare in this world of vanity we live in. Many of you may already know her as a writer, and have read her books but for those who haven't, it's time to get with the program. Don't deprive yourself any longer. The first book I read by this Author is called D.N.A.

Before I give you my thoughts on the book allow me to share a little bit about the author first. It always helps to learn a few things about someone before entering into their world. Well, at least it is for me!! So, Ladies and Gentlemen, Ey Wade.

About this author

 (Courtesy of Goodreads)

Knowing Ey as a writer and author is like cracking an egg’s shell in the air and wondering how far the splatter will spread. Wait, that’s kind of like knowing her as a person. She's like all over the board and always working on three to five projects at a time. Ey doesn't favorite spot in which to write and claims...

"My most exciting view is pointed at the keyboard. When an idea enters my head, I just flow with it. I haven’t been able to conform my writing to any specific pattern. I am more than often working on one story and the characters from another will just be dying to get my attention and I have to go into their world." 

(Courtesy of her personal website)
I tend to write in various genres from fiction to picture books. Using pen  (same one for the past eleven years) and paper, laptop and as a newly favorite the word program on my cell phone. I have found I can write anywhere with that little contraption and my focus is intent. Has to be with those tiny keys, right? And then I just email to myself and copy past into my manuscript.

Before becoming a self-published author I followed the rules. Wrote outlines, character back stories, did the word counting, queries and everything. I even had an agent once. Unfortunately he was a horrible choice. Directed me away from Ballantine books (wish I would have known who they were then) who wanted The Perfect Solution and straight into the corrupt hands of Publish America. What a crock. After that fiasco I was so humiliated I couldn’t write. Fought and had my rights returned and now, I am back. I tried the querying again, but became frustrated when it seems the agents’ rules are so varied, too confusing for me. Not to mention the rejection letters can be soul crushing. I received a lot of positive reviews for The Perfect Solution when it was first published and yet when I began querying one agent informed me no one would like the book and yet it deals with negligence in the child care system.  So, off I ran on my own. I have recently put three novels, three picture books and a creative non-fiction book into the Amazon and Smashwords systems. I think e-publishing is one of the greatest inventions God has given to the world. I would advise any author to go that route when they have something they feel strongly about. 

Oh, and to let you know I do have a stable life…I am the (always single) mother of three daughters who are all grown now, 27, 25, and nearly 20 years old and I home schooled them on a string and a prayer. Though it may seem as if I am a bit scattered brained I was able to school them into college by the age of seventeen and sixteen. The two eldest have graduated, yeah!  I am the drooling proud ‘Lovey’ of a baby boy named Jett Parker Ellington. Before being destroyed by Hurricane Ike, I lived in a nice home and owned a home-based childcare center and that’s me and my writing life in a nutshell.

                                                             D.N.A. by Ey Wade

My Review of this book: (posted on Good reads)

This story was so engaging from start to finish. It shows that even the brightest and maturest can be victims and encounter struggles in life. This book is a breath of fresh air. Ey Wade is genius! I will recommend this book to anyone, any age, but definitely my 15 year old daughter and my 15 & 13 year old nieces. Very inspiring and enduring story.

So, if you would like to write great stories that inspire, motivate and encourage you on your journey throughout life, make Ey Wade one of your choice writers. You will not be disappointed. Until next time, be inspired, be encouraged and be YOU!!!

Purple hugs and Kisses,
Keke Chanel

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Others Books by Ey Wade:

The Fishing Trip

Between the Two of Them

The Perfect Solution

Beads on a String-America's...

The Women of the Hill

Not a Sound Not a Peep

When One Door Closes

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1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with your review comments. Ey is a genius! Her books are certainly different, entertaining, and thought provoking.