@Renardatheauthor @ShanaeHuggins: Why di

@Renardatheauthor @ShanaeHuggins: Why did you decide to get into this industry? I have always thought this question was a tricky one for me to answer. Because for me; I don’t feel the question is Why I decided to work in this industry. The question is When I decided, and that is how I found my reason WHY, if that makes any sense at all. I didn’t choose this industry, I would say it’s more like it has chosen me! In 2004 I was hit by a drunk driver; I broke my neck in three places and I have 4 medal screws and a medal plate in my neck for the rest of my life. As a result of doing something for a man that I didn’t want to do. It wasn’t until then that the saying became surreal for me. I “literally broke my neck doing something for another Human Being”. A man that I loved and thought loved me. I was down for a year recovering from surgery. I couldn’t work, take care of my children, myself or do anything at all for that matter. I was confined to my house and my bed. I had my family members coming by in shifts to feed and bath me and my small children. At this time my boys were 4 and 6 years old. I didn’t know what was going to happen to my life. I just knew that it wasn’t over, unless I wanted it to be and that was not what I wanted. My life was far from over; I was only 24 years old, my life was just beginning. With this attitude, I refused to lay in my bed and do absolutely nothing. I got up, went in my kitchen and got some printing paper out of my printer and a folder to draw lines. I begin to handwrite my story of how my first son and I were victimized by his biological dad. I made a full recovery, and sent the book out to several publishers. In 2008 I signed a two year contract with an independent publishing company that stole my book and moved to Atlanta. Instead of legally going after them right away, once my contract ended in 2011. I took what money I had saved and I put my book back in reprint and I had another release party in 2012! http://ow.ly/i/kRpzr

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