After reading the latest book “A Brother’s Secret” by Author K. L. Davis. This book is something that encompasses the reader and paints a vivid picture of some of the issues that go unspoken in some homes. Some people may or may not even understand the dysfunctions that occur. “A Brother’s Secret” sheds some light and offers a feeling of hope for anyone going through similar disparities. I had the pleasure of connecting with her and doing an interview. I am pleased to share the Author K. L. Davis with you.
SM: How are you? Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. How long have you been writing?
KLD: I’m fine, thank you. I’m blessed and highly favored. I started writing in 1996, but I spent a lot of time researching the process.
SM: You have had some issues with addiction and incarceration and how long did it take to recover? Was it before, during, or after serving in the military? And how did being in the military impact your life?
KLD: I used drugs in the seventies, I had never been incarcerated. My trouble with incarceration didn’t come until after I got out of the military. I served twelve months in Arlington county. The military was the best thing that ever happened to me. I learned discipline, something that I was truly lacking.
SM: Your book “Lost Innocence”, how long did it take you to write it? It hit close to home, how have you used this book or any of your writings to teach the masses?
KLD: I started writing “Lost Innocence” because of a situation I had gone through with a friend. It took me over two years to write this book. There were so many emotions and then the name change. I have spoken at different schools and events to educate the young adults on drug use.
SM: What age groups do you particularly lecture to? In what arenas do you lecture or do motivational speaking?
KLD: Thirteen through eighteen. School settings mostly because I find a lot kids there that really don’t understand. For whatever reason. Sometimes it’s peer pressure or just a class clown. These are the people we need to reach.
SM: What are the issues that you encounter most within your focused groups?
KLD: In each group I try to make sure they understand that I’m not proud of what I did. I don’t want them to be fooled by what I’m saying. A lot of kids think because I write, that I am rich. No. I work a 9-5 so I can have nice things. I let hem know right up front that anything can be obtained through hard work.
SM: I must say, that I had a pleasure of reading your new book “A Brother’s Secret.” What prompted you to write this book?
KLD: I met this family and when I heard their story, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. At night I found myself thinking about their situation. I had too many what if’s. I felt the need to speak out. I was molested at a very young age so I was aware of molestation but not this form. Although this book was based on someone else’s story, I changed some of the things that really took place.
SM: Do you have any other projects coming up?
KLD: I have several things coming up. “Mama Pearl” is coming out soon and also “Separated by Birth.”
SM: How can people contact you?
KLD: Author kldavis on Facebook or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“A native of Alexandria, VA, author K.L. Davis is an Army Veteran and mother of two. Make no mistake though, life for this dynamic author has been everything but easy. Having experienced her own addiction, incarceration, and recovery, Ms. Davis has lived a life filled with the grit that many urban authors write about in their books. Perhaps this inside out perspective is what fuels her impassioned character development and dramatic plots. It was most certainly the blueprint for her first novel “Lost Innocence” which she wrote in loving memory of her former pupil that died of a drug overdose during treatment. Ms. Davis felt lost herself and turned to writing as an outlet. Selling her novels independently she managed to make a name for herself. Shortly after she established her own publishing company, Parks & Davis Publications. She has subsequently published 4 additional novels including the sequel to her first venture entitled “A Girl Called Nikki”
Now, author K.L. Davis is inspiring young girls not to make the mistakes that she made. She makes it her mission to help them discover their purpose and positive energy and to serve on a higher platform of respect and integrity.”
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