Monday, July 1, 2013

Interview with JoAnne Williams

How did you become a writer?

Well at a very young age of 9, I developed aspirations to write. Sometimes I would write short stories and read them to my mother. And then probably when I was in my early twenties, I would read newspaper articles and if I did not agree with statements in the article, I would pen a letter to the editor of that newspaper. The Daily News in NY had a "voice of the people" section, which allowed for people to write rebuttals or simply voice their thoughts regarding a subject matter. Well when my rebuttals got published in the newspaper, on three separate occasions, needless to say I was thrilled.

What are you hoping readers take from your book?

I'm hopin that readers understand what role they play in their relationships and how that role helps to shape the relationship. I want readers to learn how to love themselves more than they love the person they are in a relationship with. I hope readers learn that boundaries are essential in all relationships. I also want them to learn that even in a unit such as marriage, one should not surrender their individuality.

If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?

There are many controversial topics I could choose from. I'd probably write about the unfair treatment of people of color in so many aspects of life.

Are you an avid or occasional reader? If so, what is your favorite genre of books?

I would describe myslef as an occasional reader of books. Of course I read several newspapers, magazines daily. I also read books here and there. My favorite genre of books I must say speaks to Politics and Social issues.

If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?

Wow! I would love the opportunity to interview none other than the POTUS. I've read two of his books thus far and can't wait to read his memoirs. I find Barack O to be a very fascinating person. I would love to find out the honest to God truth about his struggles within the White House as POTUS!

If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?

It would be this book (Escaping VV Role..) because it speaks to what I think are the real reasons as to why some relationships fail and why others are successful.

Which marketing/promotions or publicity strategy has worked best in your favor?

I've done a couple of book signings. I obtained an author page on Amazon. I also set up my book in Kindle version. I have my website. Createspace also helps. And of course ue of the social networks, Facebook, Twitter. Several book stores offered to showcase a few of my books in their store. I've written several relationship articles for magazines. I was asked to be a featured relationship expert for the Love M or Leave M magazine. So in short, if you don't have your own PR person, then you have to put the work in yourself. I favor them all!

Which do you like better traditional or self-publishing? Why?

I've not had the experience of traditional publishing. Self-publishing proved to be quite interesting, challenging and I learned a lot in going this route.

What new projects are you working on?

I'm currently working on a book to empower men with the tools they need in order to have and maintain a successful relationship.

Where can readers find you?

Readers can find me on Black Authors Blog, Facebook, Twitter. Readers can also find me and communicate with me via my website at

About The Book

Escaping From The Victim or Volunteer Role in Your Relationship
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This is a NO-hold barred book that takes an in-depth look into why some relationships fail and why others are successful. In this book you will also discover why some women find it difficult to escape from a failing or unhappy relationship.

You will also learn how to have a successful relationship with the person you choose to make a commitment to. You will learn how to detect whil in the dating arena when a man is introducing his "representative side" to you versus the real deal. You will also learn how to pull the plug on a failing relationship. So hold onto your seat it is going to be a shaky ride.

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