Sunday, September 25, 2011

Interview with Kenyan Smith

What is Growing Pains: Kendra’s Diaries about?
Growing Pains: Kendra's Diaries is the first book in the Growing Pains series. This series will chronicle Kendra Foster's journey of growing up.
Where is your book available?
 Autographed copy is available at my website Book available on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. Ebook Available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Smashwords.

Where did you get the idea for your book?
 I wanted to help the youth and encourage them through the sometimes challenging but very rewarding process of growing up. Things are "different" now it has to be. Life and times are always changing. But our experiences are timeless and universal. I want the youth to know they are not alone. There are trial blazers who have gone before them and not just "survived" their journey but thrived!!

How did you come up with the title?
 The title speaks for itself in growing up there are definetly Growing Pains!!

Who designed the cover?
 Lisa Russell designed my cover and my website and is my mentor. She is the best.

Do you have to travel a lot for your books?
 No traveling yet....but would love to travel to speak to The Youth about Growing Pains and growing up. It is on my radar.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
 This is my first book so it was published the year I made the big 4-0!!

If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?
 China McClain to play Kendra, I always wanted to act so I can play Kendra's mom and oh Denzel Washington can play Kendra's dad.
Do you plan on writing sequels?
 I am currently writing the second book in the series now tentatively titled "A New Beginning".

How long did it take you to complete Growing Pains: Kendra’s Diaries?
 I began working on it in 2007 when my son was sick and I had to take off working for a year. Once I returned to work of course I had less time to devote to the book. It was published in 2011.
What is your favorite book?
Cannot name just one have so many favorites but I will say when I read a Rage of Angels by Sydney Shelton many many  years ago, I thought wow I wonder if I could write a book like this. Great Great story.

About K.P. Smith:K.P. Smith has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA. She also has a Masters in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.  K.P. Smith has a successful 13-year career in the Insurance Industry.
She has been an avid reader since her youth. Writing has always been a passion of hers. Her first novel is titled Growing Pains. She currently resides in New Orleans, LA with her two sons.


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