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Today in the Writer Spotlight: Author Shawntaye!




How old are you and where are you from?

I am twenty- six years old and I’m from Chattahoochee, Florida.


Tell us about your book!

My book titled “H.es In Da Hood.” Is basically about an urban apartment complex that is full of drama, envy, and jealousy. The book basically visualizes the Ghetto statistics of black females all living in one complex with the same agenda, some hustle hard, some work hard and some just have their hands out looking for a quick come up whether it’s having a child for a paycheck, trying to be the next Queen pin or securing a bag by being wife up by a baller. One of the three will always come out on top and that’s where the drama comes in at.


You’re sharing an elevator with a big name publisher. Pitch your book using 20 words or less!

“Have you heard of this book titled Hoes In da Hood? It’s so good! A Must Read!” 


What does your ideal writing space look like?

Honestly, my ideal writing space is sitting at my work desktop with a fan blowing, a phone directly next to me, and complete silence.


If your book was turned into a movie, who would play your main characters?

Definitely Cousin Woo, The Hoe Sisters, Tootie, and Brelle.


You’re stranded on an island, and only one character from any book can save you. Who are you picking?

I would pick Shantelle, she’s a sweet genuine girl.


Besides being a writer, what else do you enjoy?

I enjoy listening to music, lots and lots of music. I don’t even watch television anymore. I can listen to music every day, all day without getting bored. I love all music but my favorite is Oldie Goldies.


Do you have any upcoming book promotions?

My upcoming book promotions are basically, continuing to promote on social media; Facebook and Instagram, I’m in the process of planning a book signing and book tour so far that’s all I have.


Where can readers buy your book? Post a link!

Readers can read my book on Amazon Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084FL13P8/ref=cm_sw_sms_awdb_t1_y2R.EbXC1C3K0


Post your social media usernames!

Personal Facebook: Jill Shawntaye Kapri

Author’s Facebook Page: Author Jill Shawntaye Kapri

Instagram:@authorjillskapri




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