She’s Pretty and Black Owned: Meet Keshia Robertson

She’s Pretty and Black Owned: Meet Keshia Robertson

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada Keshia Robertson is a writer that specializes in fresh sensual, erotic contemporary, urban fantasy, and space opera adult romance writing with a multicultural twist.

What inspired the start of “Keshia Robertson Books”?
I wanted to be a writer since I was 9 years old and saw my muse and wanted to be the next J. K. Rowling at a very young age. I still haven’t read the last book or seen the last movie since I cry when characters die. She knows drama but I fell in love with the romance side of things and got into Harry Potter fan fiction. I did Second person/You fiction stories which were a hit on the website. I learned graphic design on that site too and practiced making banners and book covers with Paint and Adobe Photoshop. I learned everything I know about character building through fan fiction. First I wrote multicultural characters and now I write for black Americans. The interracial romance and marriages were made possible by black Americans so I try to do as much as I can to keep the movement going.

What has been the biggest challenge of running a brand like “Keshia Robertson Books”?
Talking to Canada about my books has been a challenge. Other races and black men are thinking freer when it comes to dating but I feel like some but not all black women here are ready to explore more European options. Maybe Asian and other races but I write about mostly European men.

How does “Keshia Robertson Books” impact the community?
I hope it gives black women hope of finding love at any age and also helps white, Asian, Latino, black men, etc treat us all with respect and love as we choose the best man for the job.

You are a creative writer that specializes in several genres, can you tell us about the message you want to share as a writer?
I want interracial romance and marriage to be seen as more than a race issue and a want shy black women like myself to be empowered to find our own romances and Prince Charming.

Where do you hope to see your brand in the next 3-5 years?
Now that I’m working on myself and my books I see my brand expanding into a consulting business or matchmaking business especially after I get married. I’d love to be an interracial relationship coach.

What advice do you have for the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Don’t be afraid to start over and over again and keep trying. Books are always in revision mode so keep your head up, write and self publish.

What does being “Pretty and Black Owned” mean to you?
Black women are copied a lot when it comes to our trends so I think we’re the most beautiful and uplifting us is important. Being black-owned is a beautiful thing we showcase our trendsetting and unique perspective and characters in my case.

When Keshia is not busy crafting stories of sexy heroes and witty heroines you find her on social media.

Twitter/Instagram @Startswithakesh
Website: Startswithakesh.com

You can find her books and deals for courses.
Subscribe to Keshia on Youtube here.

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