Hood Girls Do It Better “The Hood Girls A-Z Guide To Success” is a memoir and a guide. Epiphany Kendell decided to write this guide when she saw that young women in her community were lost and going through tough situations that she herself has been through. When young women were looking for advice she decided to write a guide to show them they aren’t the only ones going through tough times and situations as young women. She guides them through situations and help those who haven’t been through situations avoid them.
This book really intrigued me and pointed out some key issues young women growing up in today’s society are facing.It is a Shes Vintage Approved Book that will without a doubt be a best seller! I had the pleasure of catching up with Hood Girls do it better”The Hood Girls A-Z Guide To Success” Author Epiphany Kendell. Below is what she had to say about her book , life and more.
SV:Where are you from location/origin ?
EK: I am from Astoria queens ny but Syracuse ny is my home away from home
SV:Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
EK:My intended audience are pre teens to 21-year-old that live in urban neighborhoods. they should read the guide to get insight on things they may encounter growing up in the inner city or thing they are currently going through and may need advice on how to get through it.
SV:How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
EK:I figured since it was a guide and targeted towards girls from the inner city ” hood girls” that the hood girls a-z guide to success is the perfect fit
SV: Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
EK: for my cover I had a look that was more urban but as I started to get advice from professionals they suggested I clean it up a bit so I came up with the idea of shooting on a brownstone.
SV: Who or what has inspired you to become an author?
EK:I’ve always loved writing and english was the only subject Id excelled in. I have journals in since 14 years old. so when my mom and i thought of the idea to give young girls advice on the things that ive been through it came natural.
SV: Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
EK there’s a self-love contract inside that has to be read and signed by a witness
SV: What makes your book beneficial to people?or what do you want your audience to learn from your book
EK: The book is beneficial because it touches on topics that people are afraid to discuss but are secretly going through. so its to help one feel as if they aren’t alone.
SV: Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
EK: lol no talents or hobbies im a Sagittarius were usually all over the place I get bored easy so I haven’t found something that caught my attention enough to make a hobby
SV: How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
EK: Any social network under Epiphany Kendell
SV: What can we expect from you in the future?
EK:. You can expect fashion projects, non-profit organization, more books and an empire
SV: What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
EK: They can tell a friend to tell a friend
SV: Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
EK: Follow your heart with whatever it is you want to write about but also do your research so you can figure out how to do something a bit different.
SV: Is there anything else you’d like to say?
EK:Thank you for reaching out to me, I truly appreciate it.
You can follow her on Instagram,Twitter and Facebook @EpiphanyKendell
PS. EK sent me my own personal signed copy!
(Photos via Insta @epiphanykendell )