Synopsis – A seventeen year old Kalyia meets a nineteen year old Shadeem and quickly becomes infatuated with him. His confidence and swag, along with his deep understanding of who she is, boosts the attraction she has for him. In the beginning, he feeds that never-ending loneliness she carries. He makes her believe that their connection is unbreakable. As their relationship changes, she misses the signs that scream something’s wrong! Before she knows it, her world has drastically changed. What once was truth and love becomes lies and pain. She makes a choice that will forever change their lives. There is no coming back from what she’s done and now the stage is set for unimaginable violence and heartbreaking love.
About the author:
Quadidra S. Williams is a wife and a mother of four who has been writing stories since she was a child. Although she has always loved writing, her career path took her in another direction. When she completed high school, she went on to college and earned a degree in Computer Programming. She worked in this field for some years before moving on to teaching technology in secondary school. She developed a web program for the Philadelphia School District. While she was working to build her program she also earned degrees in Education and IT Management. As she continued to work and teach students to understand how to use technology, she realized that something was missing from her life. In 2004 she wrote her first novel and looking back on that time, she realized that it was one of the happiest times of her life. This led her to make a decision which would change her life. She decided to focus on writing full time. This would lead her to re-writing her first book and finally publishing it.
Quadidra has the following educational background.
- A.S. Computer Technology / Computer Programming
- B.A Educational Studies
- M.B.A Information Technology Management
- Microsoft Certified
- Adobe Certified
Quadidra also has the following goals for her future.
- Write novels in all genre’s
- Write scripts for movies and television
- Become a director (film and television)
- Continue to build my other business interests
Along with her writing career Quadidra owns QDBABIES, INC and is a board member for Quadjam Enterprises Inc. Quadidra truly believes that life should have as little regrets as possible. It is important to live your life to the fullest. Always make a plan to achieve the things that will make you the happiest. It is important to remember that roadblocks are just lessons that make you better and they are never insurmountable.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I was a child. Instead of watching television, I would write stories. I also had very vivid dreams. When I would wake up, I would write my dreams down. This helped me to build my stories.
What genres do you focus on?
The funny thing is that I don’t just have one genre that I am attached to. I love science fiction and drama the most though.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
I find the hardest part of writing to be naming my characters. This is because most of the names that I am use to are Afro-centric, but my books are relatable to everyone so I try to make them as streamline as possible.
When is your next novel due out?
The next one was due in September, but I decided to push is back to the end of October. This gave me time to learn more about marketing in the book industry. As a newbie, this is very important.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
I want to focus on writing full-time but with all of my business interest my focus honestly is more like 50% of the time. For me, that is okay because I get to do all of the things I like to do.
Do you outline or plot your books or do you prefer see where an idea takes you?
A little of both. I am a person who visually sees the book as I write it in my mind’s eye. Then I outline the chapters and key realizations before getting to the meat of my book. I must say that each book is different. Sometimes the story just flows and you go with it.
How do you make your characters so real?
I see and feel each characters essence as I write them. I think it is important to understand major characters otherwise it may be hard to relate to them. I like to make sure to develop and understanding of who the main character are at their core.
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