Y. Deonna is a native of South Carolina, and at an early age, she discovered her love of reading and writing. As a youngster, she was fascinated by how authors created exciting and uplifting stories and knew she would one day do the same.
Y. Deonna completed her undergraduate education at Carson-Newman University and her graduate education at the University of Pittsburgh #H2P. It is her desire to fuse together her education, faith, and advocacy to create empowering stories that engage, educate, and elevate readers. Writing is a part of her ministry and advocacy.
-What is your genre? What draws you to this genre?
Currently, I write CF, but I’m not limited to any genre.I write what speaks to me. My current reads are Urban Christian Fiction, BWWM, YA. I enjoy inspiring reads that tell real stories.
-What is your purpose?
My purpose is to fulfill the mission that God has set for me. I want to engage, empower and elevate readers.
-Who has influenced your life as an author?
My mother and James Baldwin.
-What is your favorite marketing technique? How do you get your book in front of readers?
I don’t have a favorite marketing technique, but I do enjoy hearing from readers. I advertise through my website and other websites, as well as social media.
-What is something you want readers to know about you?
I truly invest a great deal of time when I create a story. I don’t publish ten books in one year, maybe two or three because I want them to be right.
-What are you reading right now?
The Darkest Child
-3 Fun facts about yourself.
I love to dance. I’m a handbag fanatic. I’m an ID (investigative discovery) addict.