{Pre-Order Release} Bible Chicks: What Would Women Of The Bible Be Like Today? (Book 1) by Khara Campbell

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Good Morning! Author Khara Campbell has a new release available for pre-order. Bible Chicks is a two-book Christian Fiction series. Book two is written by Author Lakisha Johnson and will be available for pre-order on August 24th. Yes, these two amazing authors have teamed up to bring you today’s perspective of a very interesting question: What would women of the bible be like today? This book focuses on women with the issue of blood: Rehab, Leah and Tamar.

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Unsolicited advice

As an author …

I wish I could tell you I know all there is. I don’t.

Truth is, when i first started writing I barely saw a return on the investment I put in. Hours upon hours of writing but no money was being made. Time spent away from family and friends and even some of them will not support. My name printed real cute on the front cover of books and you can find me on Amazon but that’s about it.

I should quit, right? I BET NOT and neither should you.

Here’s some unsolicited advice.

1. Invest in yourself and your gifts. The same way you go to school for a degree or certification; study your craft. Spend money on the best book cover, editors, proofreaders and promoters. Cheap is not always the way to go. Trust me, I know.

2. Build you a team. People who will push you, encourage you and pray for you. Have someone on your side who will tell you the truth, even if it hurts your feelings. Get to know people who are on the level you’re trying to make it too and one day surpass. Ask their opinion and take their advice.

3. Do NOT write book series if you don’t have the time to finish it. You will lose readers that way. If I have to re-read the first book just to read the second one, issa no for me.

4. Believe in yourself. There will be some folk who will not like what you put out and you may get some bad reviews. Trust your gift. Family may not support. Trust your gift. Nobody showing up at your celebration, trust your gift. It will pay off.

5. NEVER GIVE UP. I told you, for years the royalties I received couldn’t even pay my water bill (the cheapest bill in the house) but I did not quit. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not in a position to quit my jobs but I am finally seeing a return on the investment I’ve been putting in. IT TOOK YEARS though! You will see it too.

6. Stop comparing yourself to someone else. You are you and they are them. I don’t care how many of their books you read, you will not write like them. It’s their gift the same as it is your. Find your own footing. Sure, I said before, take advice but don’t copy them because that will only make you a copy of them and not you.

That’s it for now.

I don’t know it all. I haven’t made the New York Times’ Best Seller. My books are not in Barnes and Noble or Walmart stores. My name is not rolling in the credits of movies. I am not being called on to headline book events. Fact is, I’ve never even won a book award but I’m Lakisha … Author Lakisha and people know me and they read my books.

“Writing didn’t find me, God etched it within my soul when He formed me in my mother’s belly.”

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WRITING IS NOT FOR WIMPS!

It takes hard work, patience, determination, passion, money AND courage. No, it doesn’t take some of these, it takes all of these.

1. Hard work – you have to sacrifice time hanging out, time sleeping; time period to get it done. For some, writing is full time but it still takes hard work. You NEVER give up!

2. Patience – it takes patience to build a following, to get people to believe in you, to make it to bestseller and to see a return on your investment. You NEVER give up!

3. Determination – Who will work harder for you than you! You have to be determined to make it. Which means … you NEVER give up!

4. Passion – writing can be a career but it works better when it’s a passion, something you believe in. Your passion is something that you’ll willingly lose sleep over. You NEVER give up!

5. Money – you have to spend money to make money. From book covers, editing, promotion, ads, newsletters, gifts, etc. You spend more when you are an Indie Author. You NEVER give up!

6. Courage – You absolutely have to have courage. Why? Because you will have strangers reading your work and some will not like it. You’ll have folk combing through every word and scene with a fine tooth comb, leaving “constructive criticism.” Writing takes thick but for the few who don’t like it, hundreds will. You NEVER give up!

But let me leave you with this piece of advice, don’t allow anyone to detour your dreams. Writing isn’t for wimps but it’s worth it! You are your best advocate. Make daggum sure everyone knows!

Just NEVER give up!

— Keep writing 🧡

New Book Alert

“The 11th Commandment, just might save your life. Thou Shalt Never Forget His Wife.”

— The Forgotten Wife

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All Rylee wants is her husband’s attention.

She used to be the apple of Todd’s eye but no matter what she did, lately, he was just too busy to notice her.

She could not help but wonder why.

Then one day, an unexpected email, subject line: Forgotten Wife and little did she know, it was about to play a major part in her life.

They say first comes love then comes … a kidnapping, attacks, lies and affairs.

Someone is out for blood but who, what, when and why?

Secrets are revealed and Rylee fears for her life, when all she ever wanted was not to be The Forgotten Wife

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