Author Interview with Barbara Joe Williams

How many books have you written?

I have written over 30 books including romance, women’s fiction, and nonfiction. Which is your favorite? My first book titled Forgive Us This Day will always be my favorite.

What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book(s)?

My most surprising discovery while writing was that I’ve finally overcome my fear of writing. When I first started writing, I thought the fear would never go away.

Who is your favorite character?

My favorite character is Alese. She was the main character in my first book and the most like me.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get my inspiration from real-life stories, people that I’ve known, as well as things I’ve lived through and observed.

Where can readers purchase your books?

All of my books are available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble’s online.

Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

Readers can learn more about me on my website or by contacting me via email or social media. I’m an open book.

Have any of your books been made into audiobooks? If so, what are the challenges in producing an audiobook?

Only one title has been made into an audiobook so far and that’s You Don’t Even Know My Name. The only challenge was finding the right person to read the manuscript.

Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

I think my latest title, Say My Name, is probably the most enjoyable to read because it’s a short and steamy read.

Tell us about your first published book. What was the journey like?

My first book titled Forgive Us This Day was published in November 2004. It’s a romance novel that took me two months to write, four months to edit, and another six months to decide on self-publishing.


Barbara Joe Williams is a bestselling author, indie publisher, publishing consultant, proofreader, and editor living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a Navy veteran, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A & M University. Barbara is also the founder of Amani Publishing, LLC (2004), and the co-founder of the Tallahassee Authors Network since September 2008.

Her novel, Forgive Us This Day (Anniversary Edition, 2014), was reviewed in USA Today by Michelle Monkou. It was a recommended “must-read” romance.

Barbara was also featured in the January/February 2016 edition of Tallahassee Magazine as one of the Top 5 graduates of Tallahassee Community College.

She has published over thirty titles including romance, women’s fiction, and nonfiction. Her latest titles are: Loving My Daddy to Death and Say My Name.

All of her books are available on Kindle and Nook.

Amazon page: http://goo.gl/hCOkBb
Email: amanipublishing@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barbara.williams.31105674
Instagram: http://www.barbara.joe.williams.com
Twitter: @Barbarajoe22
Website: http://www.Barbarajoe.webs.com

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