Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Say Hi to The Black Pied Piper/Follow Fest and Goal Hop Update


The Follow Fest is an annual online event hosted by Melissa Margrove

Name: Sheena-kay Graham




Fiction or Non-Fiction: Fiction and Poetry.

What genres do you write: Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal, Poetry/Verse. I took a break from starting a Dystopian series to focus on a two book novelette series based off a missing girl. Hopefully the first one will be released in December. Click here for more info.

Are you published: I had a few poems published locally in Bookends Magazine that comes with the Sunday Paper. Did a submission for the benefit anthology Overcoming Adversity last February. I also plan to self publish my first book later this year or early next year.

Do you do anything in addition to writing: I am a ghostwriter (technically also writing) for novels, plot ideas and short stories. Also host my blog Queendsheena.

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a proud Jamaican Christian Virgin Author. Love reading, wanted to be a writer from I was a kid (also an actress and ballerina once upon a time). Anything else you can check around my blog which is where you are now. Kisses!

What are you reading right now: Meg's Secret by Kelly Abell

Which authors influenced you most: Louise Bennett, Emily Dickenson and J.K. Rowling. I am also inspired by William Shakespeare who has written all kinds of amazing works and had a huge influence on the English Language.

Where can people connect with you?

Blog/Website: Queendsheena

Goodreads

Facebook

Author Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

AYA Forever Blog

AYA Website

Is there anything else you'd like us to know: I'm working on creating a new writing genre AYA (Adults for Young Adults). This genre is for characters age 27 and older but written for a young adult audience. Publishers claim that teenagers only want to read about other teenagers (authors have had to drop ages of characters to teenagers in order to get published within the young adult genre) and I hope this genre will expand and prove them wrong. I have a website and blog up as well as working on two titles specific to this genre.

P.S.: Ever wonder what became of the famous child painter in My Kid Could Paint That. Marla Olmstead is now a teenager and you can check out her website (click here).

Goal Hop Update


I have rebooted and I'm currently dealing with my AYA Blog and starting on my AYA novella Save My Soul. Happy to say that I'm back on track on making Adults for Young Adults (AYA) an official fiction genre for the masses. To find out more visit the AYA Website. Enjoy the rest of the week and I will not be posting again until Monday. But I will be around popping by on you guys blogs. Ciao.

30 comments:

  1. Ghostwriting is cool.
    Glad you're back to working on the AYA blog.

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  2. Very interesting to hear about your new genre, good luck! Kind of like NA but increasing the age of characters just a little bit more. I certainly didn't only want to read about teenagers when I was one!

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  3. I too wanted to be a ballerina and actress...and singer, and Olympic gymnast, princess.....LOL
    Glad to meet you Sheena!

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  4. Great to meet you, Sheena! Cool that you do ghostwriting. That can't be easy.

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  5. The AYA idea is interesting (and SO true and I hope it explodes and spreads as much as you'd like it to). I've always found it neat that you're a ghostwriter. Now, heading over to that other blog.. ..

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  6. The YA and NA genres confound my husband due to the age of the characters. He says when he was those ages, he didn't want to read about someone the same age, he wanted to read about adults.

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  7. Ghost writing IS cool.
    Thanks for participating in Follow Fest. :)

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  8. Good luck with all of your writing projects! :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  9. Yes, it's really a very interesting interview! I love Emily Dickenson!

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  10. Nice to meet you. Enjoy the Follow Fest.

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  11. so nice to catch up with you in this lovely little interview blogfest post! plus your updated goals! keep writing my sweet friend!!

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  12. So glad to read that you're getting back on track with your goal. :-D

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  13. Ghosts writing! That's pretty amazing!! I'll need to check out AYA!

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  14. Nice to meet you! I'm also a big HP fan and love Shakespeare plays too (you would have loved this intensive Shakespeare class I took in grad school--great prof, really interesting material). Your new genre idea is pretty cool.

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  15. I'd love to read your poems!

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  16. best of luck with the new novella!

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  17. Hi, Sheena-Kay. Much Success with your writing!!!!

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  18. You are so busy!!! Hope Jamaica is treating you well! We will be checking out AYA!

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  19. I'm so impressed with your ghostwriting. I would love to do some of that and hope to one of these days. Best of luck with the blog reboot and your AYA plans.

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  20. How great that you ghostwrite. I have two friends who do that and they love it.

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  21. Good luck with your venture with the novella.

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  22. Wow you're involved in a lot of writing! That's awesome. Great to meet you through Follow Fest!

    ~Ava

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  23. I didn't know you liked Shakespeare. I do too! Learning more about some of my favorite bloggers has been great.

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  24. I wish you much luck with your novel!

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  25. Damn, I missed out on Follow Fest! I think I participated last year. It's a great idea.

    Anyway ... well done on kicking off your novella. :)

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  26. If anyone can make AYA happen, it's you! :D Great to learn more about you, Sheena-kay!

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  27. I love books about missing girls--don't know why. Something about the mystery of someone just going missing. I'm going to have to check her upcoming books out when they come out!

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  28. I think I met you last year through Follow Fest. Great to touch bases with you again!

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  29. Ah, Follow Fest. I wanted to come play along, but life happens, right? Anyhow, I'm looking forward to when you do get a book on the market.

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