Featured Interview With Sonya McKinzie
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Sonya A. McKinzie was born and raised in Brunswick, Georgia and is currently a resident of Lawrenceville, Ga. I am a second-generation survivor of domestic violence, she is an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and as a result established her 501c3 approved nonprofit organization, Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc. in February 2016, where she is the Executive Director and Founder; organization.
Sonya is a bestselling author and has five books: Heaven Rain on Me (2011) and Perfectly Imperfect: Moving Above and Beyond the Pain (2015), ThriveHer: From Surviving to Thriving (2017), The Untraveled Path to The Land of Milk and Honey (2018) and co-authored on Soul Source. She is also the creator and blogger for the Dark skin is Beautiful: Daily Journeys – Receiving God’s Destiny and The ThriveHer ™ blogs.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I realized that I was fascinated with books when I was around thirteen years old around the same time I discovered my passion or writing poetry.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Rupi Kaur and Maya Angelou are two of my favorite authors. I enjoy reading poetry and spiritual books. I am inspired to write by my daughter – I actually published my first book a week before I had her in 2011.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The Untraveled Path to the Land of Milk and Honey, is unlike any other poetry books in the past and present. This book carries readers on a journey that exposes them to poetry in its most unique and rawest form that leaves them with an unquenchable thirst to read more.
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