Welcome to Mass Musings Senica! Senica is currently on virtual book tour with the Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and is giving you a chance to win a copy of her book, Married to Him.
MM: Many authors relate their characters to people they know. Is this the case with your characters and do you see yourself in any of them?
SE: Of course… Married to Him is based on my tumultuous marriage. It’s my journey from deceit and abuse to peace and deliverance.
MM: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
SE: Since Married to Him is a memoir, I’m a little biased. I think I show great strength and humility but must admit… I make some serious mistakes along the way.
MM: Who is your most favorite character from any book of all time?
SE: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love her journey through spirituality, food, and learning to love herself
MM: If you could dive into the pages of any book, which book would it be and what character would you be?
SE: Jodi Picoult’s Handle with Care. Her book had me emotionally bound. I cried, empathized, and laughed. I felt every characters pain and sadness. I can’t remember the mom’s name but I would be her. As a mother, I understood her fight. I felt her desire to do anything she could to save her child and provide a best quality of life. While I didn’t agree with everything she did, I still felt connected to her character. Must be the bond of motherhood.
MM: If your book was to become a movie, which actors/actresses do you see playing the parts of your characters?
SE: Hmmmm… I could see Sanaa Lathan playing me and Mike Epps – after seeing his role in Sparkle - playing Spank. Both of these actors embody our characteristics.
MM: What can we expect from Senica Evans in the future? Any new projects?
SE: I have a couple book projects I’m working on right now; Woman Free Yourself and Bourgeois Diaries.
Woman Free Yourself: A Guide to Healing from Divorce or a Heart Wrenching Breakup by Starting Over, Rediscovering You, & Crushing Bitterness, Anger, and Resentment is a practical guide to assist women in overcoming a relationship’s demise and how to get back out there successfully. This book includes real life examples and exercises.
Bourgeois Diaries takes readers on a journey through a woman’s desire to mend her bourgeois facade with her mediocre lifestyle. She portrays the opulent lifestyle in her dress, mannerism, and even the men she chooses but there’s one problem… she’s living on a shoestring budget with barely enough money to pay her rent, let alone afford this bourgeois lifestyle. She has to make some decisions and quick or she runs the risk of being found out by those around her especially Jonathan, her uber successful boyfriend who believes he’s met his equal.
MM: Where can readers connect with you?
SE: I blog at www.sennysen.com and readers can connect with me on Twitter @SennySen11 or on Facebook.
Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a wonderful pleasure.
Senica Evans as author, relationship coach, radio host, and speaker is passionate about helping women overcome the destruction in their life to reveal their true beauty and greatness. As a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and destructive relationships, Senica founded SennySen to be a guiding light to women and teen girls. Senica is the author of Married to Him, an autobiography of the destruction she faced in her abusive destructive marriage. Senica is preparing to release her second book later this year; Woman Free Yourself: A Guide to Healing from Divorce or a Heart Wrenching Breakup by Starting Over, Rediscovering You, & Crushing Bitterness, Anger, and Resentment. Visit her at http://www.sennysen.com .
Married to Him by Senica Evans
Published via CreateSpace July 31, 2012 (Originally published December 2011)
Non-Fiction/ Memoir & Inspirational
About the Book:
One woman's story of overcoming a marriage filled with deceit, infidelity, and abuse to living a life filled with joy, peace, and deliverance.
From Senica Evans, comes a riveting, heartbreaking, drama filled autobiographical tale of her tumultuous marriage to Spank. He is verbally and mentally abusive and can't seem to control his incessant cheating. But it didn't start that way! They met and became the best of friends. Almost inseparable from the start. As Spank's true self was slowly being revealed the relationship picked up speed and eventually began to spin out of control. She saw the signs but her desire to keep her family intact was far greater. Despite the craziness, her love for him fueled the drama fire and his selfishness was the wind that kept it ablaze. There was a lesson to be learned from all of this and she was determined to figure it out.
“The butterflies were swarming and I was warming up on the inside. He sat back on the couch and began to swirl his finger around the curls in my hair. He pulled me back to him and his lips touched mine. The kiss was so passionate it sent jolts through my body. Then all of a sudden he abruptly pulled away from me. “Go ahead and finish eating. I have more planned” he said with great confidence.”
“On one of the rare occasions he would actually open up and talk to me, he told me, “sometimes you have to put things on the back burner to get what you want. Once I got you, I moved everything from the back to the front.” This explained it all! I was just something to be conquered. He didn’t love me, not one bit. It was all a game. “
“You’re so silly! Why aren’t you taking pictures? What woman doesn’t take pictures on vacation? You’re just walking around looking like you’re a man or something. What was the point of you bringing the camera?
I didn’t know picture taking was gender specific! If you aren’t happy with the amount of pictures I’m taking or the lack thereof you are more than welcome to take them yourself.
I’m not doing anything. You’re the woman so you are supposed to do it. I don’t know why you want to be a man so bad. Senica you aren’t a man. You can’t be the man.Huh?!? Ok whatever Spank!”
Follow The Tour
September 27 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
October 2 - Interviewed at The Official Blog-zine of Terra Little
October 4 - Guest Blogging at Margaret West's Blog
October 9 - Guest Blogging at Cindy Vine's Blog
October 11 - Interviewed at Mass Musings
October 15 - Guest Blogging at A Book Lover's Library
October 17 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
October 19 - Author Fun Facts & Fav Recipe at Writing Innovations E-zine
October 22 - Guest Blogging at Cafe' Creations
October 24 - Interviewed at From The Mind of Omegia
October 26 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner