Vee Williams, a New York Apple transplant who's currently living the sweet Georgia Peach life, is currently working on her second story in the International Three series. She continues to write every day. Williams specializes in contemporary romantic stories with an eclectic cast of multi-racial characters. She strongly believes that love has no limitations and no boundaries; love is where and with whom you find it. Her characters love profoundly and deeply despite their flaws and past mistakes, rising to become the very best versions of themselves together. Williams is an educator of twenty years and a twenty-six year veteran of the United States Army. She is always seeking out life's next adventure and loves to travel with her husband and children.
Q1. When did you start writing?
I have been writing on and off for years as a hobby. Writing down different story ideas. It wasn't until the summer of 2019 when I actually sat down a fleshed out an entire story to be published.
Q2. What makes writing your passion?
I have always been an avid reader. My passion for writing comes from my love of the craft of story telling.
Q3. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I conduct internet searches as well interview people in the field that I'm writing about. For Completely Kaine & Venus I had the opportunity to travel to San Antonio, Texas to experience the culture and visit different places that I included in my novel.
Q4. What was the feeling when you published your first book?
It's such a satisfying feeling being a published author. It's a dream come true that I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to see happen.
Q5. What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
I choose characters that remind me of myself and the circle of women I am honored to know. My characters are relatable, lovable and flawed just like all of us.
Q6. What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
The most annoying thing I've experienced is writer's block.
Q7. How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
When I experience writer's block I read other author's work, watch television/movies or I work out. I always keep a notebook nearby when ideas hit me.
Q8. We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
I love the opportunity to be creative. It's kept my sanity during this pandemic, having something to create, having an outlet. It's been my saving grace.
Q9. If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
I would tell my younger self to never give up on your dreams, to never give up on possibilities. Life is still full of wonder and amazing things at any age.
Q10. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
I love to read my book reviews. I ready each and every one of them. I accept the fact that everyone is not going to appreciate my work. I see negative reviews as constructive feedback.
Q11. What is the feeling when you get a good review?
It's the most wonderful feeling that someone connected to your work and could appreciate it.
Q12. Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
I have incorporated experiences I have in my life into my novels. I have also included the experiences of people I know.
Q13. Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
My female characters are based on certain aspects of my own personality and the personality of people I know or who I've met throughout my life.
Q14. What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
I think a book's cover is essential to the success of a book. It is the visual that attracts a reader to even want to give a book a chance.
Q15. Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
That has been one of the greatest things about becoming an author is connecting with readers. I have met with three Book Clubs over the last few months and every experience has been a joy and a pleasure.
Q16. How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
I feel honored and blessed when people appreciate my work but I'm not famous enough to be recognized in public. YET!!
Q17. Who is your favorite author? Why?
One of my favorite authors is Toni Morrison. Her work is very poetic and provides wonderful imagery for the readers.
Q18. What’s the dream? Who would you like to be as big as?
The dream is to have one of my books turned into a movie for the Hallmark or Lifetime. I would like to see more representation from different underrepresented ethnic groups that make up our society.
Q19. Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
I am always reflective about my work and willing to improve it for the better.
Q20. If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
I like being an original. I want to be the first Vee Williams, the best author of Romantic Dramas.
Q21. What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
I've realized there is nothing you can do about internet trolls. I just focus on the positive and leave the negativity to the negative people in the world.
Q22. What would you say to your readers?
I would love to tell my readers how much I appreciate them for taking this journey with me to authorship. Thank you for taking a chance on me as an indie author.
Thank you for sharing! Now, could share something a little more personal!
Q23. Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I am a New York Apple transplant who is currently living the sweet Georgia Peach life, is currently working on my second story in the International Three series. I am always seeking out life's next adventure and love to travel with my husband of nineteen years and children.
Q24. What is your day job if you have one?
I am an educator of twenty years and a twenty-six year veteran of the United States Army.
Q25. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
In my free time, I write a variety of stories and read different genres of stories
Q26. Did you have a happy childhood?
I had a very happy childhood and have many memories to prove it!
Q27. Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
The only experience I can think of is reading several books from many different authors and feeling as if I had my own story to tell. I had read over 60 books in six months.
Q28. Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
I have several books that I am currently working on. I am looking forward to publishing them next year, 2021.
Q29. What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
As an educator, I feel children should be given the opportunity to think and experience their education not just memories facts. They need to learn how to apply what they learn to their every day lives and importance of history.
Q30. If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
I'll skip this one, I'm working on them coming true!
Q31. What is your favorite music?
I am very eclectic in my musical taste. I just love good music no matter what the genre.
Q32. Share a secret with us 🙂
I am currently working on three stories that I am very excited about that should be available in 2021!!