Tony, a successful construction business owner, and Nia, a struggling real estate agent, have been married two years. Prior to their marriage Tony cheated on Nia several times, but promised Nia once they got married things would change. Nia wants to believe Tony, but isn't so convinced especially when she finds some unexplained charges on Tony's bank statement.
With a successful construction business, and several life insurance policies Nia is starting to think Tony is better to her dead than alive, so she enlists the help of a friend to carry out her plan. Nia quickly learns that things aren't what they seem with Tony as well as with her friend so she decides to back out of her plan, but is it too late? Someone is out to get Nia and make her pay but who and at what cost?
UBAWA: When did you first decide you wanted to become an author?
KT: Since I was in grade school I knew I wanted to pursue a career in writing.
UBAWA: How did you decide on the idea for your 1st book? 2nd book? 3rd book, etc?
KT: I have a very vivid imagination not to mention I put a twist on a few true life events to come up with my debut novel Vows of Deceit.
UBAWA: How long did it take you to complete your first book? What was the process like?
KT: It took a year and a half because I was not consistently working on my book. I would write, take a few weeks off, then start writing again. Once I got it in my head that I wanted to complete and publish my novel I started setting short term goals for myself to get my novel to a point where I could present it to a publishing company for consideration.
UBAWA: What’s so rewarding about writing books and being an author?
KT: The most rewarding part to me is having someone tell me they enjoyed my book and can't wait to read my next one.
UBAWA: Was there ever a time you felt like giving up?
KT: As a new author when my book first came out I was very unsure of myself and my book. There were several times when I wanted to give up and walk away but I had to block those negative thoughts out of my head and remind myself if I don't believe in my material why should anyone else.
UBAWA: There’s more to being an author than writing a book. How do you manage to handle the business side of things?
KT: It gets stressful at times but I'm signed with a publishing company that helps alleviate a lot of that stress.
UBAWA: Do you have an editor or do you edit your own books?
KT: My publishing company provides me with an editor.
UBAWA: Who does the cover art for your book(s)?
KT: My publishing company provides the cover art for my books. For my debut novel Vows of Deceit Benjamin Moody did the cover art.
UBAWA: Do you ever encounter writer’s block? How do you get past it?
KT: I used to encounter writer's block when I would try to force an idea but now I just relax and allow my thoughts to flow naturally. I also like to read the newspaper, watch the news, go to the cemetery (yes cemetery) or take a short drive and that really gets my creative juices flowing.
UBAWA: How often do you write?
KT: I'm ALWAYS writing down different ideas so I don't lose them and I take no less than 3 nights a week to enter those ideas on my laptop and make sense of them.
UBAWA: Tell us about your last book signing.
KT: My last book signing was a Books and Burgers cookout I had in my hometown of Williamsburg Virginia to promote my book. I went to the park, cooked out on the grill, sold books and it was great having the love and support of all of my family and friends!
UBAW: Beside social media, what other methods are you using to get the word out about your book(s)?
KT: Local radio and television interviews, networking events, and book signings.
UBAWA: As a Woman of Color, what inspires you the most?
KT: What inspires me the most is other people telling me what an inspiration I am to them and how I've influenced them to follow their dream.
UBAWA: Who is your biggest influence?
KT: My biggest influence is my son.
UBAWA: Have you ever done something in the past you regret? How did you get through it?
KT: I always try to remind myself to never regret anything because it's a learning experience but there are one or two things that I wish I could take back but I just block it out and pretend it never happened.
UBAWA: How do you get through the tough times in life when life throws what it throws at you?
KT: Prayer and patience in knowing this too shall pass.
UBAWA: What is one goal you want to accomplish for yourself in 2013?
KT: To complete my follow up novel and have it ready to debut September 2013.
UBAWA: What do you have planned next?
KT: Writing, writing, and more writing. I would love for at least one of my books to be turned into a movie to be featured on Lifetime.
UBAWA: How can readers and others in the literary community reach you?
KT: Facebook: Author KT Roane
I also have a website www.authorktroane.com