LaNina King – Thicker Than Blood

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

My latest book is Thicker Than Blood. The story tells of a young man named Victor living life in the fast lane and allowed his dealings with numerous family issues to cross into his business world. A few unexpected events occur leaving Victor to question the real from the fake.

Tell us something about yourself.

I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. I have been writing since elementary school doing short stories, essays & poems. I like to write music and sing too.

What inspired you to write your books?

My inspiration comes from within. I like to read books as if they were movies and I chose to write my books as a movie being displayed vividly within my reader’s thoughts.

How do you choose the titles?

I choose the title by the content or concept of the book.

What obstacles have you encountered in getting your books published? How did you overcome them?

The most difficult thing I have dealt with in publishing is my publisher publishing the uncorrected galley. It was a treacherous job going back looking for any other mistakes in the galley when my publisher should have. I just spell checked and reread the manuscript myself. Otherwise, the publishing process has been a breeze.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I knew I wanted to be a writer very early in youth. I loved to create characters with their own very distinct personalities displaying them all together either in a short story or a ‘mini’ script like a play.

Do you have any writing rituals?

I am constantly working on something. There is always work to do and my writing is done by sessions of hours at a time.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

I name the characters by their personalities and roles in the book.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing any of your books? What?

I have learned the entire process is not as easy as it looks, but the pleasure of writing overrides any anxieties. It takes a lot to put a book together, publish it and sell it. It takes patience and support. Writing has definitely given me a sense of accomplishment.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

The only thing I would do differently is begin writing sooner.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors?

I like all kinds if books. Some of my favorite authors are, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, James Patterson & Shel Silverstein.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I am working on ‘The Shuffled Hustle II’. The only thing I can say is it will be just as intriguing as the first one.

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

The main advice I would give aspiring authors is to believe in yourself. Do your research, work hard, don’t quit and don’t be afraid to express your true creativity through your writings.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

Readers who enjoy action, mystery, intrigue, drama, suspense and thrills will love my novels.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

I am on Facebook and Twitter (@LaNinaKing).