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Tell us about you.
Hello my Author Khatari aka De’Kari. I was born and raised in Northern California. Growing up, I experienced a challenging childhood and I used writing as a way to escape from my surroundings. In addition to writing, I also create poetry, write songs and do artwork. I love spending time with family, reading, fishing, sports and helping others.
I currently write urban fiction but I have started to venture into other genres.
Do you see writing as a kind of spiritual or therapeutic practice?
Yes, I find writing more therapeutic than spiritual because I use it as a way to escape. Putting pencil to paper is a stress reliever and has been away for me to release.
What books helped you the most when you were writing your first book?
I would say every book I read that I enjoyed inspired me to write. That and life experiences inspired me to write my first book.
What advice would you give to help others create plotlines?
When creating plotlines, use what you have from people, life experiences and/or your creativity.
If you wrote a spin-off about a side character, which would you pick?
If I wrote a spin-off of a character it would be Nyomi from my series Dirt Bag because many of my readers have requested to hear more about her life before and after Dirt Bag.
What part of the book was the most fun to write?
I enjoy writing from beginning to end because my books basically write themselves. I enjoy sharing glimpses of myself with my readers and introducing them to my world.
What do the words “Writer’s block'' mean to you?
For me writer’s block is when my life circumstances interfere with my creativity.
How do you handle literary criticism?
I accept all forms of criticism; it helps me grow into a better author when it’s constructive.
What is the key theme or message in your latest book?
The key theme / message in my latest published book, Straight Beast Mode, San Francisco Under Siege, is the strong survival, strategic thinking and animal instinct. You must do what is necessary to survive.
What would you like to say to your readers?
I would like to fake my readers for all of their support. stay tuned there is more to come. If there’s a way to ask them to inbox me if they want to be added to our email list for updates and I have a paranormal that will be out soon. My first.
If It’s Meant To Be: Love Shouldn’t Hurt can be purchased on Amazon.
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