Demeteria Adams Kossie
Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?
Demeteria Kossie: The editing and illustration has become more alive.
Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?
Demeteria Kossie: Getting the word out.
Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: I saw a young Disabled man being made fun of in the grocery store by other grown men.
Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?
Demeteria Kossie: This book is very Educational and this book is also about Respecting others.
Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: None at all.
Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?
Demeteria Kossie: It was very important to me because this book was from the heart and it had to be perfect.
Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?
Demeteria Kossie: I would say if you see someone missing a limb was cause I feel so sorry for people who are missing their limbs because they play a very important role in our lifestyles.
Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
Demeteria Kossie: The narrator.
Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: It took me one day to write the book.
Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: I was thinking about laughing then I was thinking about disabilities and I know you shouldn’t be laughing at a Disabled person so that gave me the idea and title.
Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?
Demeteria Kossie: Yes.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?
Demeteria Kossie: I Love You no matter what you look like.
Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?
Demeteria Kossie: Quiteness.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Demeteria Kossie: Michelle Obama.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: I like to write at night.
Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: No.
Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?
Demeteria Kossie: Cold ice tea.
Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?
Demeteria Kossie: I Pray.
Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?
Demeteria Kossie: I invested in a illustrator I didn’t know.
Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?
Demeteria Kossie: Yesterday, my books on Amazon.
Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.
Demeteria Kossie: I wanted to be a comedian.
Romelia: describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.
Demeteria Kossie: I am a Domestic Violence survivor. I lost my oldest sister to cancer.