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Friday, 1 February 2008
Getting to Know Lacresha Hayes
Lacresha Hayes the person:

1.  What three words do you think describe you as a human being? 

Intelligent, decisive and friendly

2.  How do you think others would describe you? 

Most people describe me as sweet or kind. I wish I was as sweet as people thought I was. I'm getting there though.

3.  Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

My relationship with God is the most important thing in the world to me. Everything else is just an arm of that relationship.

4.  Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them. 

2 German Shephards: Blay, the huge boy who is spoiled and selfish when it comes to food and water; and Dakota, the smaller girl who is loud and busy and very independent.

5.  What is your most precious memory? 

That's a tough one... the one that comes to mind first is the day my son was born. He was beautiful to me.

6.  What is your most embarrassing memory? 

Well, look at it this way: It's too embarrassing to tell the world. LOL! Here's one I will share. Once, my husband had gotten a Best Buy credit card. Because we had a Basic, Your Best Buy, I don't know what I was thinking, but I went there and picked out my refrigerator and was ready to pay. Then the guy said, "Ma'am, we don't take this card here." I said, "Why not? It's your card." He said, "No. We're Basic, YOUR best buy, but we are not Best Buy." I could have fallen straight through the floor. 

7.  If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life? 

 I'd still be a minister and business owner. I don't suppose that would change much of anything for me.

8.  In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.

Geez. You guys play no games with the questions. Here goes: Lacresha was a very sweet woman who spent the latter part of her life helping others. She was a great listener and she was a fighter. When she loved, so loved deeply. When she hated, she hated passionately. She was a woman with no gray, a woman of extremes. Yet, somehow she made that work to her benefit. She served God in deeds and not word only!

Lacresha Hayes the writer:

9.  Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer? 

I'll let you know when it happens. My last manuscript had so much red when I got it back. I was almost convinced I wasn't a real writer. LOL! My editor does not play games. 

10.  What is going on with your writing these days? 

I'm writing 3 of the hardest books I've written to date. I didn't think it got much harder than writing about the sexual abuse in my past. It does though. For the most part, though, I'm so busy doing various other things in the business that I don't write as much as I used to. Time is now a rare commodity. 

11.  What are your future goals for your writing?

I need to finish Full Exposure, Mistakes Parents Make and Poetic Inspirations.

12.  Can you describe a typical writing day for you? 

When I get a day of writing, usually, I sit down at the computer and just flow according to whatever is on my heart. After an hour or so, my thoughts take some form and I begin to organize what I've written. 

13.  Why do you write? 

For the sake of furthering the Kingdom of God, to spread awareness, and to provide clean entertainment 

14.  What writer most inspires you? Why? 

I'd say it was Paul of the Bible. He was straight up and honest. I appreciate honesty.  

15.  How do you define your writing?

I categorize it as Christian. I define it as being an extension of me: my life experiences and views filtered through the Word of God.

16.  In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

Lacresha wrote the words that inspired a generation of people to question their views and to truly see God as a loving Father.

Lacresha Hayes the details:

17.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog?;,, I'm also on Shoutlife, Yahoo 360 and Author's Den

18.  Is there a place where readers can reach you? 

They can write me directly at

19.  Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

The Rape of Innocence: Taking Captivity Captive, Becoming: My Personal Memoirs and Introducing the Culpeppers (soon to be released)

In conclusion:

20.  Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?

I suppose I'd want people to know how important my faith is to me. I'd want people to know that I am passionate about spreading awareness of sexual abuse, domestic violence and God's love and healing.


Posted by joyceanthony at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 1 February 2008 1:46 AM EST
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Saturday, 2 February 2008 - 2:55 PM EST

Name: "Trish Myles"

I just started reading Rape of Innocence. I'm glad to find this information because I have wanted to invite the author to GoodReads and a few other places. So many people have problems with domestic violence and sexual abuse. So I'd love to meet her.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008 - 2:46 AM EST

Name: "Jess McClintock"

Let me first say that Jess is not my real first name. However, I wish to maintain some level of privacy. I have attained a lot of fame. I've sit with the best of the best and the worst of the worst. Still the same, I've never confided in anyone about what I went through as a child. A friend of a friend told me about this book. I purchased it and am scared to read it. I'm at the height of my career. Everyone knows me. Can I really risk all that to start a "healing process"?

I decided to do a Google search and this came up on the first page. I don't know where she found the strength, but she did. Let her please know that she is being watched by many more people than she can ever know. I cannot write her from my email, but please just tell her that her book is now low-key Hollywood.

Saturday, 8 March 2008 - 12:25 AM EST

Name: "Arlene Evans"

I just finished The Rape of Innocence in one setting. My daughter was raped at the age of 19 at college. It devastated her and she's still not over it. We've prayed and prayed. She can't have children because of the damage done and I had no answers for her. This book helped a great deal.

Monday, 17 March 2008 - 12:39 PM EDT

Name: "Mia"

I hate being so tired of reading about all the survivors of rape. My sister didn't survive. She died at the hands of her assailant. It seems unfair for some to live through it and others don't. Then some, like Lacretia, think God was good to them and spared them. Why would he spare her and not my sister who was only 12? why do men do that to women when they are prostitutes on every corner? I want her to tell us what she really thinks, not about God. I want to know if she hated. I want to know that. I hate when people act like surviving is a choice of the victim. it is not. The pathetic pieces of trash that rapes; it is their choices. I hate. It's been about 4 years and he is set to get out of jail soon. Why would any judge with half a brain give him a second chance after just five years? Is drug use a good enough excuse.

Thursday, 17 April 2008 - 6:32 PM EDT

Name: "Kimberly "
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Our group, Women Who Win by Wailing, is a prayer group. We are also survivors of various things like drug abuse, rape, abuse and things of that nature. After Daisy found this interview, we all (49) of us purchased the book. We've since decided to use it as a study guide for the new members who come in. We heard a rumor about her doing a workbook. Please let me know if this is true.

I set up a blog recently and will feature her there. The prayer group is going to do a blog and feature her there. We are all leaving comments today, our regular meeting day. We want to support your blog for doing this. We want to support her book for being a great companion to our program. We also want to help boost the search rank because so many women need this.

Let us know also if you'd be interested in doing a feature about our group, which Lacresha has joined just last month. Thanks a bunch.

Thursday, 17 April 2008 - 6:36 PM EDT

Name: "Daisy"

Hello all,

My name is Daisy. I am one of the founding members of Women Who Win by Wailing. Lacresha recently joined our group. We are a prayer group and I hope that some of you who commented here will join us. We give you prayer support and recognize you in everyday life. We will be your sisters and friends. That is the purpose of the group. We have five am prayer three mornings out of each week on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Please email Kim if you want to join at

Thank you, Joyce, for putting this on the frontburner.

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