I’m happy to be participating in this year’s Follow Fest, which is organized by Melissa Maygrove. The Follow Fest is a one-week event that serves as a networking tool to meet and learn about other writers outside our usual blogging circles.
I missed out on this event last year and was told by several writers how much fun it was, therefore, of course, I’m not gonna miss the fun again. Duhhhh.
So let’s get started!
Demetria Foster Gray
Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction, yes please! But I also like inspirational nonfiction, and some biographies.
What genres do you write?
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Are you published?
Yes. My debut novel Sifting Through Mud was released August 2014. It’s a contemporary women’s fiction book. Add it to your Goodreads “Want to Read” list here.
Do you do anything in addition to writing?
I’m a freelance writer and communications consultant with expertise in writing marketing, technical, and corporate communications for various companies.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m married with two kids (a pre-teen and a full-blown, drive me bats teenager. They both are the joy of my life).
For the past several years I’ve been on a mind, body, and soul journey to live my truth and walk in my fullest potential. Because of this, I’ve become an inner-growth, self-development, self-empowered, spiritual junkie who gobbles up books by spiritual thought leaders like: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Iyanla Vanzant, Deepak Chopra, T.D. Jakes, Marianne Williamson (and many others).
I’m a Pepsi-holic, chocoholic, shower singer, work-out dabbler, Zumba dancer, and tv-sitcom freak. I love a good laugh, a good book, a good hair day, long walks alone, and the color blue (particular navy blue). Fresh air and silence are my two best friends.
What are you reading right now?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Which authors influenced you the most?
Elizabeth Berg made me fall in love with contemporary women’s fiction. I thoroughly enjoy her books (most of them).
Where can people connect with you?
Blog: Shaken But Not Stirred
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes. I offer a free eNewsletter called Sexy Savvy Growth. It’s a bi-monthly newsletter delivered only six times a year. In it I share personal stories, powerful resources, and awesome life strategies for obtaining sexy, savvy growth—because growth is sexy. The purpose of the newsletter is to give back what’s been given to me—knowledge and growth. Click here to learn more or to subscribe to the newsletter.
In addition, I also have an Author’s Mailing List for those wanting to stay updated on my book releases, announcements, or author events. This is delivered only when there’s news to share. Click here if you’d like to join the mailing list.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
Yes. I will be going on a virtual book publicity tour for my novel Sifting Through Mud beginning October 6 through October 31. The tour is being hosted by Pump Up Your Book Tours, and you can view the tour schedule here. Please join me on the tour by visiting any of the tour stops listed on the schedule. Your support is truly appreciated.
Thanks for your Follow Fest visit today.
Be sure to visit the other writers/bloggers participating in Follow Fest this week. View the list of participants below.