July Spotlight Author Deedra Mosley


 

Author Deedra Mosley writes Poetry, YA Fantasy, New Adult Sci-Fi, Fiction and Nonfiction for ages 12+

 

Deedra Mosley is an indie author with five years’ experience in the indie publishing industry. Deedra’s published works include: Confessions (Amazon, 2013), Kentucky Prose First Edition (Blurb, 2013 & rereleased version for Amazon, 2016), Louise Green & The Curse Of The Bleeding Heart Necklace (Amazon, 2016), and Louise Green Is The Lady In White (Amazon, 2017) and her new release Immortal (Amazon, 2018). She also writes two blogs: Deedra Mosley The Life & Times of a Small Town Writer (WordPress.com) and The Dewey Clyde Hamilton Foundation Inc. Surviving the loss of a loved one to suicide (WordPress.com).

Deedra was born in Prestonsburg Kentucky and currently resides in Knott County Kentucky with her two children. Her love of writing started in grade school with chapbooks created for her English class.

 Her writing support group Write for Me (Located on Facebook) hosts tips & fun writing prompts for her close-knit group of fellow writers.  November during NaNoWriMo time you can find her handing out support while carving out stories. She has won the last three years of competitions and plans to continue competing in the future.

For more information about her books: http://deedramosley.wixsite.com/deedramosley

Check out her writer’s blog at:

www.deedramosley.com

 

When asked about her struggles as a writer and how she plans to overcome them Author Deedra Mosley had this to say:

Self-doubt is my monster.

When I first started writing, I struggled with letting others read my work. I spent years tossing my writing in the trash and thinking it had no value. It wasn’t until I realized that self-doubt was keeping me from my dream of being a published writer that I stopped throwing away my writings.

It took me taking the chance on myself and self-publishing my first book of poetry to finally start seeing my own writing has value. I can’t honestly say why I hit the submit button that day. It was tough for me to do and I was scared to death by it! Today I am glad I found the courage to push past my fear and commit to letting others enjoy what I have written.

If you had told me the day I first published my writings that today I would be making a career out of writing, I wouldn’t have believed you. I have come a long way from being the scared, timid writer I once was to the confident writer I am now.

I am ever grateful for the love, support, and encouragement I have been given by so many people. This journey wouldn’t have happened without my family and friends standing behind me. I took a chance on myself, and they encouraged me to continue doing so.

When self-doubt creeps in, I call on my friends and family to help me stay focused and fight through it. Every writer needs a fantastic support group. Find people who are willing to encourage you, inspire you, and who will stand by you as you learn and grow.

Your Favorite Small Town Writer,

Deedra Mosley

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