Vivian D. Lewis (1956) was born in Seguin, Texas and relocated to San Antonio at the age of five. She graduated from Sam Houston High in 1974, worked multiple low-end jobs and in 2001 she went to college and earned her Bachelors degree, of Science in Occupational Education. She continued, and took some courses towards Criminal Justice, but moved towards her Master’s in Leadership Adult Development; she then knew where her passion was. Her educational background gave her the opportunity to follow her heart. She stepped out with her exceptional skills and talents, and became a Spiritually Inspired Speaker, Inspirational Soul Singer, and Creative Image Education Author; all learned from setbacks and setups.
In 2012 Ms. Lewis published her first fiction edition, “Troubles in my way,” Volume 1, but unwise choices caused an emotional delay. In 2017 she decided to restart her journey, with a newly designed outlook; she wanted to show a new twist to worldly adversities. In 2018 she created a mystery and suspense image of real-life disasters, hatred, lies, betrayal, theft, drugs, violence, bodily agony, rape, torture, bitterness, child abuse, jail and much more. She published the daring infuriating remix “Troubles In My Way: Immoral Sins,” Volume 1 & “Troubles In My Way: Soulless Deadly Sins,” Volume II, that show a new perspective of how to overcome obstacles that hinder success.
She said, “I created a horrific image of real life detrimental disobedience; this drama is eye-opening and catastrophic. Some individuals have experienced and felt the relation of the negative mental and emotional occurrences. My masterpiece was designed to show a visual description of how unwise choices, disruptive behavior, and spiritual disconnection, is a deadly disaster waiting to happen; the after effect is extremely horrendous. The disastrous destructive drama is eye-opening and shocking.”
Ms. Lewis is very inspiring and has learned how to walk in the direction of divined success. She said “spiritual obedience and understanding, allowed me to motivate, facilitate and educate individuals, just like me. As a young adult, I spiraled in the direction of unwise choices, which led me in an uncomfortable environment of trials, tribulations, and troubles. After many heartaches and pain, I decided I was tired of being disobedient and not adhering to the principles of God’s word; I had extreme emotional sadness and low-self esteem. My downfalls taught me how to rise above the negativity I kept incurring.”
“I dedicated my power packed creativeness, to our future leaders, for the enhancement of knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Our teenagers and young adults are starting out in life with a lack of knowledge and understanding of boundaries that must not be crossed. Most have learned eye for an eye, which is a negative payback style, and as a result, anguish and bitterness have occurred. They have not adapted to consequences that result from revengeful misdeeds.”
Ms. Lewis continued, “I learned how to overcome my loss of prosperity, so I developed a great interest in individuals that are emotionally scorned, and spiritually disconnected, by unethical moral principles. My focus is to provide a unique uplifting, through my inspirational soul style singing, spreading an energized word for enhanced spiritual growth, and eye-opening written worldly experiences.”
Would you please introduce yourself to my readers and share something about your life.
My name is Vivian D. Lewis and I am a Creative Image Education Author. As a young adult I made many unwise choices, I struggled as a young parent because I didn’t follow the direction and authority of my parent. I suffered trying to raise my children until I finally realized I had to put my life in order. It took many years for me to get right, then I realized my setbacks weren’t failures. It was wisdom gained towards victory. Now I’m a Creative Image Education Author that will help others lift themselves back up. After a great fall in life; success is destined!
What inspired you to write this book?
Writing my book came through a dream, that I didn’t want. I ran away from the thought, but it kept coming back while I slept; I didn’t get no rest. After a year of being worn down of disobedience, and not listening to the voice of God, I decided to follow orders; now I know I made the best decision.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I am very talented and have exceptional creative skills.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
I got stuck in an elevator with no windows and I’m very claustrophobic.
Where were you born/grew up at?
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Thanking God for giving me a second chance in life and to help others carry on from what I inspired in them.
What are some of your pet peeves?
I don’t like it when people drive too fast.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero is God because without him I wouldn’t have made it this far.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I will help others exceed their weak points and strengthen towards excellence.
What book do you think everyone should read?
Troubles In My Way: Immoral Sin, Volume I.
Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Lolo Sorento – young teenager that had to grow up fast because of unethical and ruthless family issues. Her mother and younger sister hit rock bottom with drugs, prostitution and much more. Her life then spiraled out of control, which caused her some drastic life detriment.
Describe your writing style.
I don’t have a certain style, I write about real-life world happenings. Mystery, suspense, Inspirational empowerment and more. I create an image that will show, there is a positive side to every negative.
What makes a good story?
Something eye-opening and shocking!
What are you passionate about these days?
Creating more image inspired books.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Listen to music.
How to find time to write as a parent?
I don’t have young children now.
What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
I didn’t want to in the beginning because writing comes with lifestyle changes and I didn’t want that. But after I saw all the creative skills I didn’t know I had, I became a better person.
Describe a day in your life as an author?
Everyday since I decided I wanted to be a full-time writing image educator, my mind and heart work hard to help people that have a desire to change and grow.
Advice you would give new authors?
The structuring takes time, patience and the ability to focus; everything must follow order and the reward is major.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently providing creative instruction to aspiring authors.
How long have you been writing?
What is your writing process? For instance do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
I have a guideline that I made up and I follow it.
Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
Since everything is creative, it comes to me as I type. I do not have to write on paper anymore.
What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
None, its all creative.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Creative, highly skilled, talented, motivated and eager.
How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
I chose names that are not normal. For instance, I might use the word Dollar, the name would be Dr. Rallod. I might also use the word hotdog, the name would be Officer Godtoh; that’s creative.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Real-life worldly adversities. I show that some boundaries must not be crossed, because there is a consequence.
Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
My main character is disobedient and unruly and she learned a life threatening lesson.
Do you have any advice to give aspiring writers?
Never give up!
From Love to Hatred…two people had big dreams but one thing destroyed everything.
Their life was torn apart with many detrimental adversities and worldly drama. They met and couldn’t stay apart, so they married in one week. They didn’t take time to get to know if each of them had hidden baggage, the honeymoon was over quick. Their relationship was dosed with extreme trials, tribulations, troubles; then there was a moment of triumph. The fire cooled down for a second; then the detrimental flames flared back up, with more near death troubles.
What was the cause of a mother neglecting and abusing her helpless baby? Was mental illness the reason for her ruthless behavior?
Was she wrong for hooking up with the first Man she met?
Why did she let him take control of her mind?
Did he hold a gun to her head or was she disobedient unto the words in the bible?
Was she being forced to comply with his commands?
Witness a brutal divorce, spousal beatings, loss of faith, drugs, alcohol, prostitution, thief, lies, betrayal, revenge, torture, child abuse, jail and much more. Witness the devastation of how being spiritual disconnected, could cause anger and the mindset of retaliation.
Why do you think their relationship turned into a detrimental chaos so quick?
Would you let someone make you do something you knew was wrong, and if you didn’t obey, you would get beat half to death.
Troubles in My Way: Immoral Sins, Volume I is powerful, shocking and eye-opening…it will leave you speechless.
“Troubles In My Way: Soulless Deadly Sins” volume II is the vicious, brutal, harsh aftermath of “Troubles In My Way: Immoral Sins, volume I.”
It is filled with continuous misery, pain, revenge and insane detrimental torture.
How could a person commit so many brutal sins and supposed to be a Christian?
It is based on real life adversities, hatred, lies, alcohol, hostility, mental dysfunction and much more.
How would you handle – child abuse, torment, violence, betrayal, murder with no remorse and prison.
How could a mother commit unearthly acts of extreme ruthless behavior; showing no obedience, morals or love. She lived with deep down malfunctioned communication issues, psychological dysfunction and mysterious difficulties.
The family have no spiritual connection, so struggles and detrimental burdens was the norm.
What would you do if the person you loved, back stabbed and tried to kill you, then showed no remorse? Would you cry or retaliate in a cruel and violent manner?