Monday, October 27, 2014

MY NAME IS THANK-YOU by Kaizen Love Interview & Giveaway

by Kaizen Love



My Name Is Thank-You allows us into the worlds of two very different thirteen-year-old girls. Each girl’s voice carries its own unique tone, as the girls beckon us to follow magically into their lives. One is a joyous story of hope against all odds, the search for acceptance, and the longing for unconditional love; the other a sad tale of unspeakable abuse, constant rejection, and an overwhelming sense of loneliness. Thank-You and Josephine create around us a world rich with emotion, one that will leave you inspired, breathless, and yearning for more words.



"There is nothing better than being able to swim in a pool of knowledge so deep it forces ignorance to be uncomfortable in its own skin, to where it no longer holds a sense of being, a sense of purpose. That’s what books do. They allow us to live in the minds of every type of human. They allow us to taste the kind of freedom that even the end of slavery didn’t bring." -(My Name Is Thank-You)


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kaizen Love is an up and coming writer, spinning words into a beautiful web that should enrich the lives of all who read them. She has a positive and fresh take on life, and has mastered the art of storytelling. She grew up reading books by authors from every style, race, nationality, culture, and religious perspective; drawing inspiration from each one. Her greatest mission is to share love.

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads


Where are you from?
I am from the always hot and almost always sunny Miami, Florida!

Tell us your latest news?
I am currently working on my second novel. I am hoping it will be ready for release early next year!

When and why did you begin writing?
I have always been a writer. My life's goal was to publish my first novel before I turned thirty. The sudden death of my father before my twenty-ninth birthday and the courage and love of my fiancé really pushed me into making sure that dream became a reality.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Writing to me has always been as natural as breathing. There isn't a time where I can recall not considering myself a writer.

What inspired you to write your first book?
My debut novel is titled "My Name Is Thank-You" and it is about two thirteen-year-old girls, one being named Thank-You, and the other, Josephine. We follow their stories as each chapter alternates between voices. We follow as they face abuse, fear, rejection, and loneliness. We learn with them as they discover what it means to forgive, love unconditionally, and ultimately become a light.

I had a pretty rough childhood myself, so to keep myself distracted, I spent a lot of time burying my head in books. I would sit in my closet with the tiniest bit of light sneaking in, and I would use that light to read. As an adult I have learned forgiveness, humility, mindfulness, and gratitude, amongst other vital lessons. What inspired me to write this book was the thought, that maybe if I had a book like "My Name Is Thank-You" when I was a kid, one that spoke about adult issues in a child's voice, one that would have given me the insight into all of those things that I would learn as an adult, then maybe I would not have had to wait so long to understand that life is truly what you make it, and we all have the ability to choose everyday what kind of day we will have, what kind of person we will be. Maybe, my journey into gratitude would have begun a little bit sooner...

What would you like my readers to know?
Gratitude is more than just an act; it is a mindset, and a way of life. Live gratefully. 

Kaizen Love will be awarding a $15 BN/Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I enjoyed the interview. It's hot here too.

  2. Another great interview! Hows Miami treating you these days??

    1. Thanks Andra! Miami is great, and the weather is getting even better ;)

  3. Thanks for the interview. I feel like I too need that push and encouragement to start pursing writing

  4. I really enjoyed your comments. We are waiting for snow this weekend.