Deanna Pinns-Lawson & Stella L. Williams – Independent Women

What is your most recent book? Tell us about it.

Our book is called Independent Women and it contains several areas to consider before you commit to a relationship. We added some poetry as well.

Tell us something about yourself.

Deanna Pinns-Lawson resides in Ewing, New Jersey. She holds an AA from Mercer County Community College and BA from Rider University. She received the Dr. Mildred Rice-Jordan Scholarship award at Rider University. She is also a candidate for the MSW (Master’s in Social Work) degree at Rutgers University.

Stella L. Williams resides in Central New Jersey. She holds both AA and BA degrees from Rider University located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She was recognized by Rider University Women’s Studies Colloquium Committee in 1996 and again in 1999. For the past 19 years she has been working for an association as their Administrative Director.

What inspired you to write this book?

Inspiration for the book came from our own conversations about life and love. We discussed various dating scenarios and reflected on what those situations taught us about a companion.

We met at Rider University. We both concentrated in Women’s Studies. After meeting and realizing we always talked about love, relationships and what we’ve been going through emotionally, those conversations inspired Deanna to ask Stella to co-author a book.

What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?

Time! We are both busy people and at times, it was difficult to get together to go over the book.

What are you reading now?

Deanna is researching for and writing notes on our next book that will be announced soon.

Stella is currently reading, “By The Pool Of Bethesda,” by Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Jr. This book deals with Health, Hope, and Healing.

What types of books do you like to read?

Deanna loves reading financial books, romance novels and poetry.

Stella enjoys reading all types of novels and informational pieces; such as spiritual, murder mystery, romance, and healthcare.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

The best advice we can give other writers about writing or publishing is to make sure their work is copy written (copy right) by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. before sending to a publishing company.

Don’t be afraid to hire a professional editor before sending their book to a publishing company and map out your timetable from start to completion. Make sure everyone in your support group has the same vision you have for your book.

What are you doing to promote your latest book?

We are currently working on finalizing an October book tour in New Jersey and in Atlanta, Georgia.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

Readers can learn more information about “Independent Women” at We are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Rider University bookstore and other major retailers.