Author Kai Storm is a new face in the Urban Literary world, has brought us shining jewels called Alani’s Bigger Hustle & Alani’s Hustle Gets Bigger. Kai was born in Panama in 1972 and came to New York in 1981 with her mother. She discovered her writing gift as a junior at Boys & Girls High School when an English teacher gave her an assignment to develop a story from just one paragraph and since then, her pen was hot. Thru the years, Kai continued to write any and everything not only to keep her gift alive but also for therapeutic reasons, either way her pen and paper kept her sane. In December 2007, Kai was working at a hospital as a temp and even though the assignment was over the first week of December the hospital kept her on for two more weeks just so that she would have money for Christmas presents but there was nothing for her to do during those two weeks so she decided to pen the first three chapters of Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Only after she submitted the first three chapters did she decide to write the rest of the book “just to see what I would do with it”, and when she pushed this out, it was nothing but fire!
“This story literally lived inside of me since I was 12 years old, it grew up with me and I knew one day it would be out in the world for all to see, it just had too!”
Kai was first signed to a publishing house in August 2008 and because she was so excited about the whole venture she never fully researched the company and the works they produced and because Kai had her own personal life issues, she never fully pushed for the book to be released. Once things in her life calmed down and she was ready to be published, in October 2010 she discovered the company was not all ready to put out her book and thru Author to Author connections that she made on Facebook, she found a publishing company that was not only ready, they couldn’t wait to sign her on. This company was Twenty First Street Urban Editing & Publishing, LLC and they along with Kai, brought Alani’s Bigger Hustle to life.
When meeting Kai for the first time, you can see the excitement that she has about her book, the confidence and the great work ethic she exudes is intense and the best part of all is that it’s genuine to the core. Kai always has promotional information about her book, upcoming book signings and events and anything she is currently working on, and if you are an up and coming author seeking advice, Kai will go above and beyond to provide all the information you need because “If we supported each other more we could rule the world!”
Kai is not only a writer but also a mom. In 1997 Kai was blessed with her first daughter named Africa who taught her the real meaning of life and responsibility and the lesson was so overwhelmingly beautiful that she had another daughter named Agodess in 2009. All in all, Kai is a woman that is thankful for all her blessings and plans to continue writing as long as she can. Her third novel is promising to be hot thriller; it’s called You Just Don’t Know, it’s written under genre erotica kink and the best part of all….Miss Kai Storm will be gracing the cover of her third book! Kai has recently been hired to write inspirational stories for Elation Magazine, a monthly online religious publication and she continues to do book signings and events around the country. On Facebook, Kai is nicknamed “The hardest worker in the business!” and when you meet her you know why, as soon as you see the hat with her book names on it and that smile, you know why!
What inspires you to write?
I’ve been writing all my life so now that I can make a little money off it I’m excited lol
Tell us about your writing process.
I call it taking a dime and turning it into a dollar meaning I take a small, insignificant fact and build a story around it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
hell yea lol
What advice would you give other writers?
PROMOTE THYSELF SHAMELESSLY!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I submitted to publishing companies as I could not afford to self publish and thank goodness I’m signed with a great company
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books will never go out of style lol
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?
street fiction & erotica
What formats are your books in?
eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print