Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Jennifer “Miz J” Primous is a native of Northern California who made her debut as a published author in 2013! Three books later, she continues to use her writings to Empower and influence effective change in her readers. Although she’s an advocate for Women Issues, her books instigate dialogue for men and women alike! Miz J’s direct and conversational writing styles have help promote her Empowerment Speaking to extend her passions to help rehab relationships and share remedies to sustain nourishing habits.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Released November 2016, “Beware of the Female Dog: The Bark and Bite for Love” is Miz J’s latest in Relationship Advice and Realness!
“If she’s barking or biting, she’s NOT ready for what love can bring. This book will help get a muzzle on those with bad ‘Love Habits’ and assist in training women to prepare themselves for successful companionship and be unleashed in True Love.”
Dissecting the traits of women in relationships. A great “GUIDE” for both Men and Women who are in search for Love.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m an “emotional” writer meaning I use punctuation, ALL CAPS & even ‘text slang’ in my books to express my points. I want the reader to “HEAR” me sharing the book to connect with my readers on a more personal level.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I was first inspired to write poetry by Dr. Maya Angelou. As I grew closer to the literary family, I became inspired by a variety of Authors: Inyala Vanzant, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Robert Kiosaki, and some local writers. I connect with authors who style their books as conversations vs. instructional text books.
What are you working on now?
I have written a children’s book series in honor of my son and our NON TRADITIONAL Family. My aim is to help parents and families open up to dialogue about their personal family dynamics to help children cope in our judgmental society.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Because I like to reach my readers on a more personal level, hosting Seminars, Workshops and Book Signings have been the most successful for me, thus far. But the ancient rule of Word-Of-Mouth still stands true!
I’m currently working to have more virtual presence to reach more readers abroad.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
To new authors, I would advise to #1. TRUST YOURSELF! …it’s easy to BELIEVE but to TRUST that you CAN & WILL takes much more FOCUS on SELF & ACCOUNTABILITY.
#2. EMBRACE THE PROCESS. We all have our own customized journey and while your destination may share similar paths , stops and signs as others, it can become detrimental to compare & contrast your gifts /talents to someone else. Your journey is just that: YOURS!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The BEST advice I’ve received was: “Waiting doesn’t mean do nothing”! While on my journey to greater, I thought being patient meant “sit still”. Like most in the world I interpreted “Good things come to those who wait” incorrectly. WAITING means PREPARATION – and so I had to learn that while I’m waiting for the next great thing to happen, I must PREPARE to receive it. If I just SIT and think it’s all gonna happen on it’s own ..then I’ll receive exactly what I put in: NOTHING.
What are you reading now?
I have a habit of LISTENING to MUSIC when I’m writing so, lately I haven’t done much reading. I have a RE-READ list of books I read once before but would like to read again to get a more mature perspective of the book… but I haven’t started… YET lol.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Next, I am going to connect with the public more. I have a new schedule of speaking engagements, my children’s book series and putting my seminars and workshops online.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
a PHONE BOOK to get someone to help me OFF the Island!
Who Shut Off My Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf to keep my mind focused on the Possibilities
…and a COLORING BOOK for therapy lol
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