About Keandre Curry:
Afar thirty miles from his hometown Georgiana, Keandre’ Curry was born in Andalusia, Alabama, on January 4th, 1995. Raised in a military home, he moved from Norfolk, Virginia to Great Lakes, Illinois. There in “The Quarterdeck of the Navy,” he started a grassroots charity to stop crime in the year 2005. Through the charity’s online website, he educated thousands of people and promoted resources for the families of crime victims.
Two years later, in the summer of 2007, Keandre’ moved to his current residence in Jacksonville, Florida. Experiencing myriad changes in his life, he began to write daily. Keandre’s artistic passion aspired him to write short stories and poems about life challenges, family, and self-discovery. Still ambitious, in eighth grade, he joined the soccer team at Mayport Middle School. Although, callow in the sport, Keandre’ was credited to be the Offensive Player of the Year. That spring of 2009, he contributed on the men’s track team in sprints, relay races, and the long jump.
Competitive as he were in sports, he received continuous academic awards for A-B Honor Roll. In fact, Keandre’ taught character lessons to his peers, during an after-school program. Only 14-years-old, he discovered wisdom was his craft. As he progressed through high school, social politics advanced him to Class President. From Freshmen year to Junior year, Keandre’ ran potent campaigns to be face of his class, at Fletcher High School.
No doubt, he was surprised at his ability to empower people; to believe in his message.
After years of educational success, in 2011, Keandre' begin writing liberal articles for the concluded Morning Eyes Magazine; in which was an online Florida-based publication delivering personal viewpoints and information on top stories, entertainment, politics and other news. He also held transitory writing roles at Examiner.com, Helium.com, and the Yahoo! Contributor Network in the same time span. Not to mention, in 2012, Keandre’ published a sex educational article for Rutgers University.
Only 18-years-old, his roots continued to grow. In 2013, Keandre’ graduated from First Coast High School, with French Honors.
Afterward, in April of 2015, the intellect launched his online radio platform, Keandre Curry Radio. The flagship program for the network, “Good Talk,” included multi-cultural music from aspiring artists from across the United States. More so, the show discussed social issues; from marriage equality to self-power.
All things considered, Keandre Curry’s ambitions in life all entail to empower people; to believe in themselves. His newly released fiction book, “Beyond the Worst”, emphasizes that a small-town boy can accomplish big things.
What inspires you to write?
Writing fulfills so many demands, that many things cannot. From informing people of important events and issues, to empowering people to fight for their dream, writing is powerful. I'm inspired to write because I know that writing makes a difference. Hopefully, as people read my books, it attributes to positive change in their perspective and in their life.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm pretty much an old school writer. I write the outline for each chapter and that's pretty much the process. Besides the main character, all other characters are added as the story transpires. As, I write each chapter I'm constantly reading what I write. I don't read the book, until I'm finish writing. During the editing, some drastic changes do happen at times. I do think it's important for writers to read and edit their own work.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Mm, I listen to and talk to the characters while writing the story. It varies on the role of the character and how important they are to the moral of the story. Listening to the character helps translate talk to text. You often have to evaluate: Does this sound right?
What advice would you give other writers?
Be yourself. Let your writing express who you are, as a person. Are you humorous? Sarcastic? Loving? Let your readers feel your soul!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self-publish, and I must admit it's plentiful of work. However, when you self-publish you learn how to market yourself and that's big in today's world. Yes, you can receive higher royalties when you self-publish, but you have to work for it. Nothing is free, unless its sunshine.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Traditional book publishing is still strong among older readers, however the millennium will eventually be reading books more in digital form. Literally, anything and everything can be done on our phones.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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