Hello everyone! Welcome to another author spotlight! These will be posts where I discuss and showcase, predominantly women and people of color, their writing talents and published works. So without further ado let’s get on with the Author Spotlight!
Meet the Author!
I am a teacher by day and a first time writer by night! My debut novel is called The Narcissist In My Bed and it is about a cheating husband (who is a narcissist) and the devastating effect he has on his wife, his family and everyone around him. It’s an intriguing tale of love, lies and deceit and an unmissable read for anyone who has ever dated a narcissist.
What and when started your love for writing?
My love for writing started with a love for reading. My parents and teachers read such great stories to me when I was a child that I was inspired to write my own from a young age. And as soon as I could read, there was no stopping me! I started writing short stories when I was 7 years old because I fell in love with words. There’s no better feeling than putting pen to paper and creating a story.
Of all of the book genres, what drew you to write about yours?
My book is a romance novel called The Narcissist In My Bed.
I had to write a romance novel because it’s what I grew up reading. I love reading about love and relationships. I think everyone does on some level. But my story is much more realistic than typical romance novels so it’s a lot more relatable. There aren’t many romance novels written by black writers and about black people so hopefully I’m bringing a different perspective to the genre. Black love stories need to be told aswell!
If you could meet your favorite author who would it be and why?
My favourite author is Maya Angelou. I would have loved to ask her how she survived and thrived in life after experiencing so much trauma. I’ll have to reread her books to find my answer!
How has being a POC or woman impacted your writing?
Being black and being a woman are both integral parts of who I am as a person so they’re bound to influence my writing. As black people and black women we experience a lot of trauma in our lives and while it’s important those stories are told, we also need all other aspects of our lives to be documented aswell. And while the main character does experience trauma in the book it’s not because she’s black, it’s not because she’s a black woman, it’s just because she’s a person. I think that’s an important distinction to make. And even more important to focus on are all the positive experiences she goes through in her life.
What makes your book(s) special?
My book, The Narcissist In My Bed, is special because it’s based on real events. And I haven’t read a romance novel that’s told a story like this before. It’s raw, explicit, heartbreaking and she doesn’t get rescued by a hot guy at the end. She saves herself. It’s about time women and society gave ourselves the props we deserve.
So…what are you working on now?
I’m working on a series of In My Bed novels and a children’s book based on my little boy. We need more black characters in children’s books as they’re grossly underrepresented.
Pre-order The Narcissist In My Bed on my website www.natashabetsy.com and follow me on Instagram for updates on all things books, boys and babies at www.instagram.com/natasha.betsy.official
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