Author Interview with Myunique C. Green

The Booksnake Etc. had the privilege to interview National Best Selling Author of novels like the Chopped and Skrewed trilogy, Myunique C. Green. Here, we discuss one of her latest works, To Mend A Broken Heart (A Narrative of a Woman), her past experiences, and her future endeavours. 

Q. Would you consider “To Mend a Broken Heart” your best work yet? Why (or why not)?

"The response has been amazing, for sure! I didn’t think people would care, let alone make the time to read it. The C is for Complex was another nonfiction project, but, it was different in the sense that it didn’t really tell about my life, it was just a journal of thoughts about life as I was living it for a couple of years. To Mend a Broken Heart is my most personal, and yes, quickly became one of my best to date."

Q, Do you know the exact moment you realized you wanted to write this book and share your past with the world?

"That’s an interesting story in itself. I was riding down the freeway one day when my car started smoking. I pulled over to the side and called AAA to come and tow it in, but while I was in the process, a city tow truck pulled up and told me that I couldn’t stay parked there and if the cops showed up, he would have to move the car. I told him that AAA was only about five minutes away and it should be fine. What I did not know was that he had already called the tow in to the dispatcher, and that the police were on their way to authorize the tow. Now, I live in Texas and it was the middle of summer, so it was smoking hot outside. I was standing on the side of a busy freeway, and my only mode of transportation was in shambles. I was STRESSED OUT. When the police officers arrived, they authorized the guy to tow the car—meanwhile, AAA is just pulling up. So, the officer tells me that I can’t ride in the tow truck because it would be too dangerous for me to even get inside and that alternatively, I have to ride in the squad car. I’ve never been in the back of a police vehicle in my life. I hesitated for a moment when I saw that there was not a real seat back there, but instead some strange looking black bench. Once I got inside, the moment he closed the door my air supply was cut off! I couldn’t breathe and started hyperventilating. The officer was asking if I was alright, and the next thing I knew, I started screaming uncontrollably. I had completely lost my mind. Thankfully, my best friend was there with me and told the officer that I was having a panic attack and that I would have to pull myself out of it, but I would be fine. When I examined that moment and other moments that I had like that, just these uncontrollable, bloodcurdling scream type of episodes, I knew that my problems were much deeper. So, To Mend a Broken Heart was born from that. "

Q. What were you feeling while writing “To Mend a Broken Heart”?

"Honestly, I cried through most of it. That single line in Chapter Two: My heart is broken. Pretty much sums up how I was feeling for the better part of the book. The entire process was very emotional; I hadn’t allowed myself to truly open up about anything in a long time, so actually seeing my thoughts on paper and in a way, forcing myself to realize that, hey, this was your life is sobering. I had seriously suppressed so many things that happened to me and I think that once I got out of the fairytale mindset, it cleared up the rest of the fog."

Q. Did you feel any fear when you pushed through with the publication of this book?

"I was a little apprehensive at first, but I don’t think I was any more hesitant than I was with any of my other books. I think the, Will they like it? What will they say? Type of anxiety never goes away. The backlash from my family is probably what I was most uncertain about, for some of them, my mom included, they were cast is a negative light. When my mom actually read it, she took some of it personal at first, and then she just said: “You know what? Now I understand. So, that moment with my mom was the solidifying thing that let me know, that no matter what happens, getting it out was the best thing for me, and it’s been truly amazing watching it grow."

Q. Name three of the most important things you’ve learned about everything you’ve been through?

  • I have to accept the things that I have no control over.
  • As long as I am drawing close to God, he is going to draw close to me.
  • Everyone has a season, and the just because I spent a lot of time making a mistake, does not mean I have to keep making it. I had to learn how to just let it go.

Q. Do you have any regrets? 

"These days I find myself at peace with everything. I’m not going to say that everything happens for a reason, but I am going to say that a few of my storms really set me up for the success on the other end."

Q. If you had the ability to do so, would you want to go back to the past and change anything? If so, what would that be? 

"Oh my goodness, I would definitely go back and AVOID meeting Greg altogether. I still have these moments when it comes to him that sort of make me upset and I have these random bursts of anxiety. I want to take back that meeting so bad. Only because it’s still so fresh, I think, I’m still healing from the aftermath of that. Even still, he was the icing on the cake that said alright, it’s time to give all of this up. So, I don’t know if I can really fault him entirely, but, I know that how I feel today, I would take everything back and embrace God’s love sooner."

Q. What are you most looking forward to in life? 

"One thing that has been truly incredible is the women who message me and tell me that To Mend a Broken Heart has helped them to heal some area of their life. The people that tell me that they were crying when they read it and connected with it in more ways than one. So, I’m definitely looking forward to being able to inspire more women to be open about how they feel and to genuinely bounce back."

Q. Do you have any advice to people who may be going through what you’ve went through? 

"Whatever you do, don’t give up! I know that’s probably one of the most cliché things on the planet, but had I given up, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. The amount of times I just wanted to throw in the towel and become the worthless person I assumed that everyone thought I was is overwhelming. But, I was always blessed with someone or something that helped me to see that I had been equipped with all of the tools to climb out of the puddle of mud I was stuck in. I had to see the value in myself; and that’s what you have to do too. Part of acceptance is realizing that no matter what crappy situation life throws your way, the only way that you’re going to overcome is by finding the strength you were given at birth. No matter your skin tone, background, family life. People only have the power over your life that you give them."

Q. Share with us your honest thoughts on depression and how people should see it.

"Depression is multi-faceted. When I was growing up, my family was super dismissive of it and a few of them are suffering from it, but don’t recognize it as such. I remember watching commercials for antidepressants, and wondering what in the world depression was and how could anyone get it. Was it a viral thing? A bacteria? I was thoroughly surprised when I found out that I had been a sufferer for a very long time. My battle with depression is on-going, and I think the one thing that I want people to realize is that it is a real thing. It’s not something you should take lightly or treat as a joke."

About Myunique C. Green: 

I am a current student and teacher. My every breath is literature and fiction. I hold two degrees but I’ll let you guess which ones. In 2012 I independently published my first novel, Bloodlines: Everything That Glitters after a lot of agents turned me down.

They said I didn’t have what it took.

Two years later, I became a kindle bestselling author, with titles sold around the world. 713, a mystery crime tale, dominated the United States Bestselling Kindle Short-stories and remained a #1 seller for two consecutive weeks. In fact, the complete trilogy of Chopped and Skrewed was nominated as one of the Best Books of 2016.

I’ve accepted a few awards in my time, one of which was from the Midtown Journal for a fiction, short-story entry into their semi-annual writing contest.

In my downtime, I consider myself something of an oddball and undoubtedly the black sheep of my family. My quest began by simply wanting to create something different.

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