In her self-published memoir “Dangerous Intentions Mouth Full of Lies”, South Florida Author Quanese aka Q. Alexander details her experience in a relationship full of passion, love and betrayal. This riveting page turner shares how a person can be sold a dream and experience a nightmare. “I made it through these experiences and was inspired to write about them not only as therapy for me, but to help others who may be going through similar experiences as well,” said Alexander. Q. Alexander dedicates “Dangerous Intentions Mouth Full of Lies” to all the fearless women and men of the world, especially those in South Florida who have shown fearlessness in the face of abusive relationships.
You can pick up your copy of the book “Dangerous Intentions Mouth Full of Lies” at www.qalexanderspeaks.com. Besides being a self-published author, Q. Alexander is an entrepreneur who has created her own women’s fragrance, aptly named, ‘Fearless Woman’, which will launched officially in 2018.
What did you learn about yourself during the writing process?
Q. Alexander: I learned the power of my strength and how much I was able to accomplish on my own.
You revealed a lot of personal matters in your book. How did you feel as you were opening up about those things?
Q. Alexander: I initially questioned myself about how much I should reveal. The more I continued writing, my personality came through on paper. I’m a very open, honest, and detailed person. I could feel myself becoming free and that’s what I needed.
What was the most satisfying moment during the writing process?
Q. Alexander: Writing is my therapy and being able to heal as I write gave me satisfaction throughout the process.
Are you single?
Q. Alexander: Yes I am single and enjoying this time to still learn and grow as I continue on this journey.
What did those experiences from your book teach you about people?
Q. Alexander: Those experiences taught me to always follow my gut instinct. I felt things early on during each experience and I allowed them to continue to manipulate me to believe otherwise. I’ve realized the true power of a woman’s intuition and I will always follow it the first time it warns me of danger going forward.
Alexander Tell us about yourself. Where are you from, and what are you passionate about?
Q. Alexander: I was born in Miami, FL and my family background is Trinidadian. I am passionate about writing, being an entrepreneur, and being a mentor to an 11 year old girl through an organization called Big Brothers Big Sisters.
What motivated you to write Dangerous Intentions: Mouth Full of Lies?
Q. Alexander: I went through two very damaging relationship experiences full of lies, betrayal as well as emotional and mental abuse. I didn’t get any closure from either relationship. I felt so much pain sitting in the pit of my stomach especially after the second experience that was extremely draining from the affects of abuse. I decided not only to write a book as a form of therapy for me but to also help inspire others to tell their story.
How did you come up with the title of your book?
Q. Alexander: Mouth Full of Lies was the initial title for the book which seemed to fit as it stated the fact that I was fed a mouth full of lies by these two individuals. However, I still felt like something was missing. One day as I sat at my desk at work it just came to me, “Dangerous Intentions.” The more I kept repeating it I said that’s it, Dangerous Intentions: Mouth Full of Lies is the title of my book.
What is the message you want people to get from the book?
Q. Alexander: I hope that it will bring awareness to the signs of abuse. Any form of abuse is not acceptable. Mental and emotional abuse can sometimes be disguised especially when you are involved with a master manipulator. I paint a very clear picture of the things I endured. I hope that others will take what I’ve gone through and recognize the signs if they are experiencing the same thing to be encouraged and find the strength to walk away.
Do you have any new books or special projects coming up?
Q. Alexander: Yes, I am working on a new book that will touch more in depth on my childhood growing up and the many challenges I faced as being an unfavored child. I also have a Women’s Fragrance, Fearless Woman which I created with a company in Germany. I have given out samples to many people and the feedback has been great. It will officially be launched in 2018.
You are currently on a book tour meeting people at hair salons and barbershops. That seems a bit nontraditional. What inspired you to meet people in those venues?
Q. Alexander: I enjoy meeting and networking with people and I feel those are great places because if you walk into a salon or barbershop there is always a topic being discussed. I think it’s a great platform to have an open dialogue about real life experiences. I sold the most books at one time within a few minutes at a hair salon. Once I gave them a summary on what the book was about they were instantly drawn to wanting to read it.
How long did it take you to write your first book and what was the most challenging part?
Q. Alexander: It took me less than a month to write my book but the most challenging part was the editing process and creating the book cover design. Although I self-published I was paying a company to assist with that part of the process as well as with online distribution. Let’s just say I ended up becoming my own editor and graphic designer to create the book cover. Even though it was challenging and very frustrating at times, it taught me to teach myself how to do things I normally wouldn’t do.
What advice would you give someone who is trying to write a book?
Q. Alexander: I would advise them to stay consistent and take time to write everyday with no distractions. During my writing process I would write everyday consistently for three weeks until I got it all out. Don’t worry about making corrections as your writing just get it all out on paper and worry about making corrections later. Stay focused and don’t give up.
Are you able to trust anyone after going through those experiences?
Q. Alexander: Honestly, my trust is limited obviously I’ve been through a lot so it will definitely take some time to be able to trust anyone. I’m very observant and continue to watch the actions of a person. I don’t blame anyone for what someone else has done before them. I try to give a person a fair chance, but I admit I can be very guarded.
What is something people may be surprised to know about you?
Q. Alexander: I am a prankster. I love playing jokes on people and watching their hilarious reactions. Most people look at me and would never think I could be such a prankster at times which makes the outcome even better when they find out it’s me.
Do you have or want children one day?
Q. Alexander: No, I don’t have any biological children yet but I do want to have two children someday (hopefully soon). The little girl I mentor is like my daughter we share a special bond. I love to see her happy and smiling, I’m so proud of her. It’s a great feeling to hear her tell me how proud she is of me as well.
Do you have any siblings?
Q. Alexander: Yes I have two younger brothers. We have a great relationship as siblings. I love them dearly.
Do you have any plans to turn your book into a film?
Q. Alexander: Yes that’s definitely something I would love to do. The book is so detailed that many readers have said they felt as if they were on a ride with me through all of the ups and downs. I can just imagine being able to bring my book to life in a film. I’m looking forward to it.
What are you most grateful for?
Q. Alexander: I’m most grateful for life, which many of us take for granted. Being able to wake up each day is a blessing in itself. I’m grateful for everything including times where life experiences weren’t so great. It was all for a purpose and had I not gone through some of those challenging experiences, I may not have become a self-published Author.
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
Q. Alexander: I would like to thank everyone who has shown me support. I greatly appreciate it. I want to give a special thanks to my grandfather for his continued unconditional love and support. He is the only man in my life that has never disappointed me. I am forever grateful for him.
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