Featured Author Marcus J. King

Meet Author Marcus J King

You can get to know Marcus by visiting him on social media:

Instagram and Twitter: mjkingwrites

Facebook Fan Page is: www.facebook.com/authormarcusjking

Q and A with Publisher Arilia Winn

Arilia : How did your journey as an author begin?

Marcus: My journey as an author began back around middle school. I was sheltered and having little to no friends, kept me in a space where I needed to release my thoughts from what I was seeing with family and observing classmates.

Arilia : Was it something you always wanted to pursue?

At first no, I wanted to be a computer programmer, but my creative juices, mentally, grew as time went on. I love it now.

Arilia: who or what motivated you to write?

My mom motivated me to write for the reason I had to do certain things a certain way. This gave me a release to express myself, in my own words without being held down in a sense.

Arilia: Have you published your writings into a book? If so, where can we find it/them?

I have 2 books: Changes in His Veins and Love Under Fault Lines. You can find them at: www.marcusjking.com and anywhere books are sold.

Arilia: How was the publishing process?

Being that I am self-published and a techy person, I use Barnes and Noble and Amazon. It takes time and energy to create the format and design of the book.

Arilia: Are you self-published?


Arilia: Since becoming a published author, what challenges have you faced if any?

The biggest challenge is marketing as a self-published author. It is hard to work a day job, while trying to promote your book for a new reader to read.

Arilia: Have you written anything outside of fiction/nonfiction?

I am a fiction only writer and I write poetry.

Arilia: Do you have a tip that you can offer your peers (poets and writers worldwide)?

My best tip for upcoming writers, is to please write and write some more; Own your craft and don’t stop.

Arilia: Are you currently working on any new projects? If so when can we expect them to be released?

I am working on my third installment, Bruised by Your Tears. Date is to be determined sometime later this year.

Arilia: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself on tours for my work and collaborating with other authors; Helping them be better. Having my own studio to make the books into movies.

Arilia: What does being an author mean to you?

Being a new age author means the gift of storytelling; having a voice that

isn’t heard quite yet. Giving drama a new meaning.

Arilia: what’s your favorite quote and who’s it by?

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” Oprah Winfrey

Arilia: If you could co-author with anyone – dead or alive- who would it be and why?

I would have loved to work with/meet E. Lynn Harris. I feel his work, lives through me, and the intertangle of characters and situations.

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