Trell King resides in Gainesville, FL with her two boys and fiancé, Phillip Rutledge. Her love of literature at the age of four. It was in the second grade, after writing a story for a school assignment, her teacher told her she should become an author. When asked who are her favorites she stated Brenda Jackson and Omar Tyree.
All through high school she wrote short stories and poems. She stopped writing due to life and came back to it when her sister Maya urged her to write a story for the Short Story group on Facebook. The great feedback she received on the stories she wrote gave her more inspiration to take it serious with penning her debut novel. Mostly because the readers in the group told her she should try to get published. Which brought her to submit to Kindred Soul Publications. Fortunately, she heard back from Drusilla Mars one of the CEO’s and the rest is history. Her debut novel “The Little Games WE Play” is available on Amazon. Currently, she is hard at work on the sequel. All of her novels will eventually intertwine so be on the lookout for more stories from various characters.
We caught up with Trell and she is clear on what she wants. Below are the question
1. What’s your name?
My name is Shantrell King but I write under “Trell King”.
2. Where are you from?
I am originally from Ocala, Florida but I live in Gainesville, Florida.
3. Who is your favorite author?
I have two favorite authors Brenda Jackson and Omar Tyree.
4. What give you inspiration to write?
I get the inspiration to write from many places. I love to read and watch t.v so I pull inspiration from there and also everyday life around me.
5. What are your future goals?
My future goals is to write over 20 books and to have my books in bookstores.
6. What’s the first book you read and couldn’t forget?
The first book I read and couldn’t forget was Flowers in the Attic by V.C Andrews.
7. How did you to become published?
I started writing in the ShortStories Matter group on Facebook. There was another author that was in the group writing and she signed with Kindred Soul Publications. She posted that the company was looking for new submissions. After getting so much positive feedback on my stories I decided to send in one of my stories and I was so happy to hear back from Drusilla one of the CEO’s of Kindred Soul Publications.
8. What are three words to describe you?
I would have to say kind hearted, quiet, determined.
9. What are you currently working on?
I am working on part two of my first novel “The Little Games We Play”.
10. What advice do you have for writers?
The advice I have to give is to believe in yourself and write for you and to share with others. Also try not to blend in but stand out because it’s a lot of us authors out now. Be patient you will get the fanbase you want one day.
11. Have you ever gotten readers block?
No, I have never gotten writers block to where I don’t know what to write but I have had days sometimes weeks where I don’t want to write anything.
12. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
If I wasn’t writing I would probably be a reading teacher or a nurse.
13. Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes, I believe in writers block I have heard so many other authors saying that they have writers block and I would hate to experience that.
14. How do you deal with book reviews?
I love book reviews; both good and bad. I look at the bad reviews and take what they’re saying in consideration and try to improve my writing. I love to hear feedback on my work.
15. What does success in the literary industry look like to you?
Success in the literary industry to me would be having my name as a household name. I want someone to hear my name and immediately think of their favorite book of mine.
16. What the name of your book and tell us a little bit about it.
The title of my book is “The Little Games We Play”. It’s a love story really about TJ and Shateria. TJ is a petty hustler and find himself falling for one of his client daughters. Shateria is a senior in high school running behind her addict mom and crazy best friend. Shateria find herself falling for TJ no matter how hard she tried to fight it.
Catch up and stay connected with Trell
Facebook: Trell King
Facebook story group: D.E.A.R. TKStories