Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Author Shalonda "Treasure" Williams

Author Shalonda "Treasure" Williams

Savannah Georgia native Shalonda "Treasure" Williams has decided to break out. As the youngest of eleven siblings, Shalonda determines to bring a message of encouragement and motivation. Living life with a cap of purpose to help push others into the "GO" (Get Over) position.

Her desire and love is to see others smiling because they feel empowered to move forward knowing that they mean a great deal to their Maker. With her books "Back to the Basics" and "A Heart's Thoughts" in her Love Walk Meditations Series, she has begun that journey. In her upcoming books you will be challenged to believe in you. You will realize that no matter where you thrive that you are great right there. You will be uplifted to the 'GO' position. Encouraged to Get Over so that you can Get On with life. As a motivator, Shalonda is here to tell you that greatness comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, sexes, etc.

V. Richardson: Hi Shalonda! Thank you for chatting with me today!

S. Williams: Hello to you Vanessa. I am most grateful and humbled to be chatting with you as well.

V. Richardson: You have several inspirational novels. Of them which one has had the most impact in your life and that of your readers?

S. Williams: The book that has had the most impact on me would be “PurposeFull You”. It's the message behind it. It's very common for people to believe less of their purpose because of the labels & opinions of family, friends & society as a whole. I've come to believe more in my divine purpose and wanted to share my heart with others in hopes that they wouldn't feel alone. Though this book is compact it holds much motivation. That's my goal.

V. Richardson: What do you want readers to take away from your books?

S. Williams: From all of my writings I would like for them to know that they are never by themselves in a hard place. Specifically from “PurposeFull You” I would like them to get that no matter the picture that is painted, there is purpose in what may be labeled as the “least” position. Take from this book that the camera person's position is just as purposed and important as the new's anchors job. If we let the truth be told, who would see the anchor person without the camera person being on their post.

V. Richardson: There is always a story behind the glory. How do/did you handle rejection (s)?

S. Williams: I've never been really good with rejection. I've watched others take it like a pro and keep going, not taking any of it personally. Since I've been writing however, my greatest rejection showed its face in the form of lack of support from those I care for. It was like a blow to my heart. After the hurt from that I realized that I had to “woman up”; stand with backbone. Once I did that I knew that any further rejection that comes with being an author, speaker or in life period could be taken standing up with my faith in tact. My faith says that even rejection happens for a purpose.

V. Richardson:
What advice would you offer to those aspiring authors?

S. Williams: Go with your heart. If you feel it and the desire is strong you won't regret the journey. Be peaceful and be of good courage because what you have inside of you is for someone, even if it's just You!

V. Richardson:
What have you discovered about yourself on your journey to publication?
I've discovered that I don't have to settle for just enough. When my first book was published and things weren't quite right for me I had to learn how to make things better. That meant me taking the time learn a lot of things. What the publisher did I needed to learn it for myself. What they did for me I learned to do myself and with higher royalties. I'm not a greedy person. I just became a bit wiser in my dealings. I also discovered that confidence and constant faith is a must. I can't be all I need to be without either

V. Richardson: How can readers contact you?

S. Williams: Readers can contact me a number of ways: (my main website. Email me at If any are members of the Goodreads community,

V. Richardson: Shalonda, thank you so very much for talking with me.

S. Williams: Thank you Vanessa for allowing yourself to be used as such a great vessel of inspiration.

V. Richardson: I pray that your novels will touch and heal the heart of many. Too, I pray GREAT success to you. As always in closing-- continue to inspire as you aspire.

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Shalonda "Treasure" Williams said...

Thank you Vanessa for such a great interview and opportunity.

jkmuta said...

What a great interview, and great advice to others.

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams said...

Thank you J.K. for reading and leaving your comment.

vanessa richardson said...

It was my pleasure,to have you grace my page, Shalonda. Thank you for sharing your words and heart wth us!

J.K, thanks for stopping by, as always your support is appreciated!