Author Interview "Shantae’ Knox-Montgomery"

Please tell our readers a little about yourself.

I'm a married mother to three teenage boys. I work as a nurse and have had a love of reading and writing since I've been able to read and write. Love stories in particular are my favorite.

Could you tell us a bit about your book and why it is a must-read?

My book is Baby You're worthy is about a man and a woman that are very opposite of one another but end up falling in love. Nikki, who's been hurt before is reluctant to give Marcus, the reformed player a chance. It's a must read because it's not your average love story where the man messes up and the lady takes him back and also if the reader is familiar with my work they'll get updates on characters from previous books.

What inspired you to write your book?

Marcus was all the inspiration I needed for this book. I just felt his character had a story to tell and he didn't get enough shine in my book Loving You Feels So Right. He is definitely one of my favorite characters.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?

The most challenging aspect of writing this book was writing too much. Believe it or not there was so much more to the story (nearly 10,000 words) before I edited and removed some things. Once I got that part straight it was smooth sailing.

Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits?

Unique or quirky writing habits? Umm yes! I have to have music and snacks are a must. My area also has to be extremely tidy.

How did you come up with the title for your book?

I came up with the title to the book when I was done writing it. I just thought back to my main character, Marcus, and how I felt Nikki made him feel at times...Unworthy. In the end she saw that he was very deserving and worthy of her love.

Is there a message you want your readers to take away from your book?

The message I want readers to take from this book is that women are sometimes the cause of a relationship failing. We have our faults and have to humble ourselves and seek forgiveness just like men do when they mess up.

Do you have any advice for the yet-to-be-published writers reading this?

My advice to yet-to-be published authors is to KEEP AT IT! Keep writing! Keep grinding! Keep pushing until something comes through for you. If I, who lacked confidence for years, can do this so can you. Believe in you and your talent!

What's next for you?

What's next for me? More books, more heat, different story lines, and EVENTUALLY...publishing my own books. Indie author is the goal!

What are you working on now?

Right now I'm working on a 2 part series. New crew, new drama, and new love!!! Part one is done and I'm about 1/3 done with part two! I'm really excited about this series!

What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, etc.) and link(s)?

Readers can contact me on social media for now but I'm hoping to have a website up and running soon. Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat: OneDimpleTae

Facebook: Shantae Montgomery-Knox

Facebook Reading Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1654700438173876/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorShantae

Book Blurb

To love and be loved in return is a beautiful feeling. But what do you do when the object of your affection refuses to love and want you the same way you want them? Not because they don’t feel the same but because in their eyes you don’t quite measure up? Even after you’ve done everything in your power to prove your worth to this person, they continue to purposely withhold the love that you so desperately crave. Walking away may seem like the most logical and healthy route to take but when it comes to that authentic, consuming, deep down in your soul type of love, doing so is easier said than done. Considered an unlikely pair, Marcus, the reformed dope boy and Nikki, the pampered princess, have undeniable chemistry. Problems arise when only one of them is willing to be honest and acknowledge the obvious attraction. Because she doesn’t feel that he fits into her world or the plan she has mapped out for her life, Nikki curves Marcus without hesitation from their first encounter. Unable to see past her fears, she doesn’t realize that rejecting him just may cost her the man she was meant to spend her life with. With the street life in his rearview, Marcus is now a proud uncle and the owner of a thriving business. He’s hoping to add the title of being the man in Nikki‘s life to the growing list of blessings in this new chapter but she’s not on board with that plan. Although he’s fed up with trying to convince her that he is enough, does Marcus have it in him to throw in the towel for good? Ride shotgun with Marcus, Nikki, and a few other couples, as they navigate through this crazy, drama filled game of life and love.

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