Thursday, March 18, 2010

Author Arnita L. Fields

Arnita L. Fields, a woman after God's own heart, has been blessed with the opportunity to write and publish four books of Christian poetry to date.  She is currently working on her first novel, a new poetry collection and revising a marriage workbook for future publication. Arnita has written over 300 poems and also several short stories.  In addition to being an award winning author, she is also a wife, special mom, and full time college student majoring in Psychology/Marriage Counseling.

What genre do you consider yourself?
Christian Poetry

Give us a synopsis of your most recent book in 3 paragraphs or less
America’s Change, a Poetic View talks about the wind of God and how it has been blowing and moving in a direction much different than many people have been accustomed to. The key focus of this book is to help sound the alarm for America as a country to unite, pray and move in sync with God so that we as a nation can experience the change that has already begun to take place in the lives of men and women all across our country.

This collection of poetry will help to instruct, comfort, edify and also provoke each reader to embrace God's change for their lives. God has a special place in His heart for those who are willing to submit to the winds of change. Change is good, and it's definitely good for the soul.

Titles of all of your books
Rescued, Restored, Renewed & Revived, a collection of Christian poems (2006), And the Beat Goes On, poems from a restored marriage (2007), This Far by Faith, Anthology with the short story “Second Time Around”(2008), THE WORD, a Poetry Connection (2009), America’s Change, a Poetic View (2009)

What made you decide to become an author?
After spending over 3 years writing poetry, short stories and several self help booklets, I finally decided to get my poetry published at the suggestion of several published poets I attended church with while living in Nashville, TN.

What do you enjoy most about being an author?
Being able to meet people from all walks of life who can relate to what I have been given to write.  When I hear feedback about my poetry touching the life of someone in a positive or life changing way, it encourages me to keep on doing what I am doing.

If you could meet one author, who would it be?
Alice Walker

How are you giving back to the literary community?
By participating in activities that promote literacy and also lending personal support to new authors starting out in the business.

Give one tip you would give new authors?
Stay true to who God has called you to be and to write as He has gifted you to write. 

What is the biggest lesson you've learned since becoming an author?
That being a part of the publishing industry takes vision, passion, discipline, patience, and a whole lot of faith.

What is the one thing that irks you about the literary industry?
Basing a book’s success on how many copies it sells through major venues instead of on how much it has positively impacted the life of the reader.

Who, What, When and Where is your next event? (Include city and state)
Phenomenal Women of Color Book Club 4th 
Annual Founder’s Birthday Bash - in Memphis, TN - June 26th
Mid South Book Lovers Conference - Olive Branch, MS - October 15th - 16th
Suggest a preferred literary service. (i.e. publishing, printing, editing, marketing, accessories, etc)
Master’s Hand, Inc. for marketing materials

Where can readers find your work? Online at,,,

Contact info:  Email

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