Nataisha T. Hill is the author of Partially Broken Never Destroyed; here is a link to her website:
Q: What is Partially Broken Never Destroyed about?
A: This book is about a young woman named, Kayla, who tries to pursue her dreams as well as have a happy personal life beyond her career. However, she gets side-tracked and allows negative situations to interfere with the important things that she should focus on. There are people in her life who are deceitful, abusive, and shady in every way.
Q: What life experiences did you draw from when writing the book?
A: I personally know women or know of women that have gone through similar situations such as Kayla. I’ve actually had similar experiences that the character endures involving relationships. There also are women out in the world who are actually in the process of going through one or more of these situations, so it was a partial objective to let them know they’re not alone and all situations can have a better alternative.
Q: Who are some of your literary influences?
A: I definitely enjoy Omar Tyree. I read a book he wrote in three days and this was considering I was a full-time student, pregnant, and working part-time. He brought his characters to life and I enjoyed his male views about women.
Q: What is the overall theme of your book?
A: Never settle for less. Every good person deserves an equally valued partner. I want women to find better avenues to deal with their problems as opposed to the way, Kayla, handled them. Secondly, I will stress the fact that you should never make a bad situation even worse, but overall, I want women to know that there really is light at the end of the tunnel.
Q: What makes Kayla worth reading about?
A: I feel that this story is based on all women in some shape, form, or fashion. Most of us want to be loved and appreciated as well as have a healthy and stable relationship. Also, most of us have been hurt at some point in our lives. Then, there’s the fact that we all have thought or done spiteful things as well as have those little secrets.
Q: You work as a customer service representative, like me. How does your job influence your writing?
A: I work in collections, so I’ve heard everything negative a human being could probably say. Since I am obligated to bite my tongue, I feel I am more expressive through my characters.
Q: Who was the most annoying customer you ever had and what made them so annoying?
A: The fact that I’ve been cursed out hundreds of times becomes a norm, but I probably will say the people that won’t even give me a chance to help and cut me off before my first words, at times, can be pretty aggravating.
Q: What have you done to promote your book?
A: The better question is what haven’t I’ve done. I’ve ran ads, social media post, local newspaper posts, book signings, free giveaways, and whatever else I can think of to promote my books.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: Right now, I am in the process of finishing ‘Partially Broken Never Destroyed’ The Trilogy: and I am extremely excited!
Q: If you could talk to Kayla, what advice would you give here?
A: Kayla, there is a bigger picture to everything. You have to have faith that good things will happen and good things will come in due time. Patience is a virtue that is frequently underestimated.
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects.