Episode 145: Interview with MJ Fievre
In this episode of the Thriving Authors Podcast, I’m thrilled to be joined by MJ Fievre, a woman who wears so many hats in the writing world! She’s an editor, a publisher, a coordinator for the Miami Book Fair, and an author of multiple genres!
She shares when she first fell in love with writing as well as her writing journey and in our conversation she also dives into:
- The specific things that all publishers want to see.
- What to do even before you start reaching out to publishers.
- Why you don't have to wait until you have a book out to start your writing career – and what you can do in the meantime.
- The benefit of having a writing community.
- The role authenticity plays when connecting with acquisition editors.
After listening I think you’ll feel empowered to begin building your audience and brave enough to lean into your authenticity.
About MJ: Born in the vibrant city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre moved to the United States in 2002, carrying with her an unquenchable thirst for storytelling. She’s the brain and the heart behind the best-selling series Badass Black Girl, empowering many to embrace their identities fearlessly. As a writing coach, she helps others write their way through trauma, build community and create social change. She works with veterans, disenfranchised youth, cancer patients and survivors, victims of domestic and sexual violence, minorities, the elderly, those with chronic illness or going through transition, and any underserved population in need of writing as a form of therapy—even if they don’t realize that they need writing or therapy. M.J. can also be found shaping narratives at Mango Publishing, where she is a senior editor, and fostering the literary culture in her role as a program coordinator for the Miami Book Fair.
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