We had the opportunity to chat with Author Areatae and learn more about her inspiration as a writer and upcoming projects:
PW: Tell us your story, who is “Areatae” off paper?
AM: I am a Mother, Educator, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. Out of all the hats I wear, I work hard to be the best Mother for my child every day. I love music. I listen to it every day as it inspires me to write or matches my mood and feelings. I love to learn. I love to assist individuals and families and entrepreneurs with locating resources to support their families or businesses. I’m a daddy’s girl. I enjoy taking naps and spending time with my family. I love the sunlight, mountains, plus the sound of rain.
PW: What inspired your writings?
AM: Music inspired me to write. My father was a bass player and many of my family members were musicians, singers, and band mates. Life inspires me to write. My roles as a Mother, Professional, Sister and Friend inspires me to write.
PW: What do you want readers to get from your message?
AM: I want readers to be inspired by my words, share in my experiences, and speak about them to others if they relate to them. And even if they don’t relate to my work, knowing that they are lovers of words is just enough to listen to what I have to say by hearing the tones and passion in the sentences that I write.
PW: Which authors inspire your style of writing?
AM: The first Author is Tupac Shakur. Many know him as just a Rapper, but he was more than that. As a Poet, he could move words all over the page and make you feel apart of his writing. Intelligent. This brings me to Maya Angelou, one of the greatest Poets of all time. She embraces words and forms sentences that spark your thoughts as second guesses when they are facts. Passionate. Lastly, is Saul Williams who is the emotion, passion, and fire in the room all at the same time.
PW: What’s next for you, any upcoming projects?
AM: I’m excited, I have my third book coming out this month on May 16th, called Silent Echoes. This book shares 69 creative, quick pick-me-up positive affirmations and motivational quotes to support your peace of mind.
PW: Bonus Question: What advice do you have for an aspiring author?
AM: Never stop learning. Teach yourself by working with others. Learn to network with Creators, Writers, Publishers, Illustrators, and business owners. They are all working to execute a task and constantly learning. Write what you love, want to share and always acknowledge that you have a platform use it to share positive and kind words. Also, know that the generation behind us are watching. Be a leader and supportive to our youth.
If you would like to connect with Author Areatae McGhee, Visit her sites: https://inspire2byou.com/
Her Books are available for Purchase