About the Book
If you liked “In The Midnight Hour” By this author, you’ll love this new lengthy classic. (100+ Poems)
“It’s the help I didn’t receive that helped me the most
It was the calls that didn’t get returned that meant the most”
About the Author
Farrior is a multi-genre writing author who shares personal and interpersonal experiences with her readers. From poetry to true crime, and even to comedy, Farrior continues to appeal to her audience one story at a time. Not only is Kaitlan a writer but she is an advocate for social issues, a College student at NC State University, and much more!
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
This one was more of a personal work of art for me. I was in the process of transitioning from one chapter to the next. “Like I Don’t Exist” is a collection of writings from a standpoint of a woman who is growing into herself and using her voice to validate her emotions and actions. Since she spends reality giving and supporting others, she uses words to be a little selfish. From poem to poem, I go over stages from happiness, acceptance, regret, and more. I feel like it’s okay to be vulnerable. Emotions are actually for the strong. We are all human and we have emotions. This work of art isn’t to be judged as such. It’s supposed to be used to reflect and understand that it’s life. Like It’s stated, “It’s the help I didn’t receive that helped me the most and It was the calls that didn’t get returned that meant the most”. Everything is an answer, everything is a sign. Sometimes it’s not what we want but it’s definitely what we need. If you liked “In The Midnight Hour” by me, you’ll definitely enjoy this project of mine.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Honestly, if I was being realistic… I feel like it’s a read for everyone. We’ve always been on that side of train tracks where we had to learn a lesson or 2. If you were a perfect person with no issues, then this book wouldn’t be for you. But no one is perfect and I highly doubt anyone has avoided heartbreak in their life completely. For those who love poetry, this is for you. For those who love vulnerability, this is for you. For those searching for courage, this is for you. For those just wanting to get a perspective from a black woman, this is for you.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
My mother, Denise, always bought me books. I had hundreds! I grew up mainly reading Stephanie Perry Moore and Victoria Christopher Murray and I saw me. Representation is very important and I saw me and who I could potentially be. They created a world for little black girls like me. From Ms. Moore, I read the Carmen Browne Series, Payton Skky Series, and The Yasmin Peace Series. From Ms. Murray, I read the entire “The Divas” Series. I read all of those books over and over. Both authors made sure to get all personalities, and all storylines, and not to leave anything or anyone out.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Just do it. Write in your phone notes app, on a piece of paper, on a napkin, etc. When you first start, don’t worry about your grammar or anything. Be you! Write what you want. My favorite quote is “Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly. So be taboo, be extra, be selfish, be boastful, be authentically you. Don’t listen to just anybody either because some tend to downplay others who are actually trying to step out of the average box. Believe in yourself and you are already there. There is no right or wrong way to write unless you are writing an academic paper.
Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?
I do have a website. lettilady.com
On my website, you can find other ways to contact me. I am pretty engaging and love to hear feedback and ideas. I also love to collaborate or just read other people’s material. (For free)