Interview with inspirational storyteller and memoirist Amelia Starr

Today’s special guest is Amelia Starr and we’re chatting about her memoir, The Many Facets of A. Starr: Purifying Truths.

During her virtual book tour, Amelia will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the link below!

Bio:
Starr is an inspirational storyteller and published author of the award nominated memoir, The Many Facets of A Starr: Purifying Truths. As mother of three with an Associates of Arts in Communication, a Bachelor of Science in Business-Healthcare Management and a diploma in Practical Nursing, Amelia has enjoyed reading and writing literary works of all genres throughout her life. Over twenty years of writing experience was birthed from the many pathways she has voyaged throughout her life. Though her life has been riddled with uncertainty, rejection, violence and death, it also has been a series of inconceivable triumphant moments. Amelia incessantly strives to shine bright being the best version of who God has destined her to be, A. Starr!

Unapologetically, she lives a fruitful, abundant and happy life. When not writing, Amelia can be found illuminating the world by serving and advocating for others. Additionally, she enjoys serene walks on the beach, meditation, and cozying up with a good book!

Welcome, Amelia. Please tell us about your current release.
It was inspired by my children and my realization that although only in my 40s, I am the matriarch of my family. I wanted to tell the truths of our humble yet powerful beginning.

 

Excerpt from The Many Facets of A. Starr:
Carol attempted to get up. However, she stumbled a few steps and then fell forward toward Bill. Instead of helping her, he backed away and watched her fall. When she hit the floor he yelled, “Trick get up!”

Carol’s bloody nose dripped down onto her lips, her vision was blurred in one eye and the other eye was swollen shut. She was mercilessly battered and weak. It was impossible for her to muster up the strength to stand even with help!

Bill realized Carol needed to go to hospital, and the thought of showing any remorse or concern for her angered him even more. So, Bill lugged Carol into his car like a bag of trash, and spewed obscenities at her the entire 15-minute drive. “Trick stop bleeding all over my seats, I knew I shoulda left you!”

When they arrived at the hospital, Bill didn’t escort Carol inside. Instead with the same violent demeanor, he hatefully threw her out of his car! Carol stumbled inside trying not to fall, but her strength betrayed her. Her pregnant and battered body fell to the ground, while bystanders looked at her in shock and disgust… After what seemed like an unending couple of minutes, Carol was assisted by hospital staff and rushed to the maternity ward.

Why did I, an innocent child, have to enter life through such a treacherous path, that seemingly led to a dead end… broke – IN – this… my life. WHY?

 

What exciting project are you working on next?
Next, I am working on growing Podcast birthed from book titled Purifying Truths, where I showcase others who illuminate the world. Also collaborating with phenomenal authors who tell of their triumphant stories in anthology to be released early 2022.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I learned to write as I have always be a creative storyteller.

Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your workday like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I am not a full-time writer; I do believe writing is therapeutic and make time to do it every morning as part of personal self-care routine.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I love to write outside/ I am so relaxed and inspired by nature.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Psychologist

Links:
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Thanks for being here today, Starr. Happy touring!

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