Kenya D. Williamson is a verse novel and short fiction author, screenwriter, actress and poet from Levittown, Pennsylvania. Her poetry and music backgrounds influenced her writing style so much, she gave in and finally merged them.
"Depth of Focus: A Novel" and "Depth of Focus: The Stanzas" -- both verse novels -- tell the exact same story of a young woman's quest for independence, love, career success and healing while battling deep-rooted insecurities that nearly drive the aspiring photographer into alienation and the rejection of the things and people she cares about most. But, while "The Stanzas" is broken into the poetry/rhythm the author heard while writing the original manuscript, "A Novel" is written in paragraphs -- and what might appear to be normal prose.
Kenya hopes to reach readers who don't necessarily consider themselves poetry fans along with those who do. Whether her characters are confronting fears of intimacy, fears of being alone, fears of failure, identity crises, guilt, someone trying to steal their jobs or possessions, sibling rivalry or physical jeopardy, one of the author's goals is to touch, uplift and entertain her audience by exposing her characters' vulnerabilities -- through drama, romance, suspense and comedy.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Kenya is writing two more verse novels -- "Siblings & Other Torture Devices" (comedy) and "Windmills" (drama/suspense) -- while compiling a collection of short stories and writing a dark comedy script. For each book, she's simultaneously writing both versions -- novel and stanzas. Parts of Kenya's resume are posted on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) at www.imdb.me/kenya. Her full resume and samples of her work can be found at www.kenyadwilliamson.com.
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Her website: www.kenyadwilliamson.com