#AuthorInterview with @authortymeka #Book I Don’t Like Racism

About the Book

This book tells the story of racism through the eyes of a young African-American girl, DaNyla, and her experiences with racism as she witnesses her cousin involved in police brutality and she tries to understand why racism exists. She talks to her Mom, and her History Teacher about racism to better understand where it evolved, then she prays about it and decides to continue to dream and hope for change for a better tomorrow as she still continues to fight for what’s right peacefully all while still loving her family and her multicultural friends.

This story will teach all ages, genders and nationalities about racism and it seeks to inspire us all to unite and love one another despite the color of our skin.

About the Author

Tymeka Coney is from Dallas,Texas. She has an Associate of Applied Arts degree from K.D. Studio Actor’s Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/English- Dramatic Writing from Texas Tech University.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She now resides in Los Angeles, California, where she also enjoys Acting, Voiceover, Writing, Producing, Directing Screenplays, and Stage Plays, as well as creating content for TV, writing songs and poetry.

Tymeka has a Spoken Word CD available online titled “Life, Love & The Pursuit of Dreams.” Her poems have been featured in Los Angeles magazines-Rolling Out Magazine, Melt Magazine, and Los Angeles Sentinel. She also has another book titled, “Words Unspoken Volume I: Deeper Than Eyes Can See.” In her spare time, she gives back by tutoring kids of all ages in English and teaching them how to read and write and she also coaches acting.
At Meek Ent. & PR, she consults clients in PR & Production. She also runs an annual film festival to provide opportunities for filmmakers called -Mind Film Festival. mindfilmfestival.com.

Tymeka is also Manager & Co-Founder of a Music Collective for other songwriters, singers, and musicians.more2morecollective.com
She is now a Public Speaker and Activist as she continues to inspire others through her writing/entertainment bringing awareness to social change as she has done as a playwright with several plays that have brought awareness to domestic violence, breast cancer, suicide, menopause, etc. Given the subject of racism in this book and having witnessed police brutality first hand, Tymeka realizes it’s a part of her life’s mission to continue to rally around important causes like racism and other social change and continue to use her platform for the greater good of all mankind and excel the lives of others spiritually, mentally and emotionally through Arts and Entertainment to impact the lives of others throughout the world.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

This book tells the story of racism through the eyes of a young African-American girl, DaNyla, and her experiences with racism as she witnesses her cousin involved in police brutality and she tries to understand why racism exists. She talks to her Mom, and her History Teacher about racism to better understand where it evolved, then she prays about it and decides to continue to dream and hope for change for a better tomorrow as she still continues to fight for what’s right peacefully all while still loving her family and her multicultural friends.

This story will teach all ages, genders, and nationalities about racism and it seeks to inspire us all to unite and love one another despite the color of our skin.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

This is a Children’s Picture book. It is for ages 5 to 18 years old kids. It is also for Parents and Grandparents and Teachers to read and share this story with their kids to have a discussion about racism. It is also for anyone that wants to understand racism and how it affects our youth and for everyone that just may want a better understanding of racism and how we should still unite regardless of the color of our skin.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

I enjoy reading poetry books by Maya Angelou, Alicia Keys, Langston Hughes and Children’s books. I am a poet and I enjoy the rhythm and the flow and they seem to have deep and meaningful messages through the poetry they write and I can relate.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

I would say write what you know and/or are passionate about because then the authenticity will shine through in your writing and if you are writing from a place of truth then others will resonate with it because it is real. I would also say to read other writers that you enjoy, find a mentor who writes in the genre you write in and/or do research online or listen to webinars with other writers or take a class to enhance your writing. “Writer’s write.” Keep writing and absorb all the knowledge towards your craft that you can.

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

Yes..My website is www.tymekaconey.com
They can also go to my author page on Amazon and follow me
https://www.amazon.com/Tymeka-Coney/e/B08JKZ6XSN?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000
I have a blog as well authortymeka.blogspot.com
Facebook: Idon’tlikeracism book
Instagram: idontlikeracism1

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