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Sunday, July 1, 2012

July SIS (Sister in the Spotlight) : Kennisha Hill

Kennisha Hill
 Welcome Kennisha. Please tell us a little about you.

I am an author of fiction and non-fiction books, a motivational speaker, journalist and the Founder and Chief Operator of NyreePress Literary Coaching Group. My novel series, The Tamara Files, consist of the books Awakened and Uncovered and my latest book release is a memoir entitled “Once Upon A Child.” I am passionate about sharing words of hope, grace and empowerment in every area of my career. It is a delight to help other’s discover the grace of God in their lives and operate in their gifts.

Information regarding your ministry (when and why did you begin.)

I have always been writing with a heart to help people. It all started when I was a little girl journaling and creating stories for my mom. Fast forward 25 years later, God revisited my desire to write and gripped my heart to serve him in that way. I started blogging, writing freelance articles and penned my first book-- a devotional entitled “Simply Wisdom.” God has given me messages of grace and truth for ordinary life. That’s my aim and my mission and by God’s grace I hope to continue walking this path as long as I can.

What is the Vision of your ministry?

My vision is to simply share grace and truth for women in books and blogs and to inspire and motivate people to do what they are called to do. That’s my vision. I equip people to walk in grace, truth and purpose in their everyday lives.

Share some information regarding your latest book. What or who inspired you to write your book? At this point, do you see any more books in your future? Was it a difficult process sharing your thoughts or translating your thoughts to paper when you wrote your first book?

My latest book is a memoir entitled “Once Upon A Child: Finding Grace After a Pregnancy Loss.” This book chronicles my journey after experiencing three pregnancy losses after marriage. God has shown me a lot about his love and tenderness for us during our times of suffering. This book shares that message of hope for many women who deal with such a tragedy. I recently experienced another miscarriage at 15 weeks-- and it happened just weeks after the book released. It was equally devastating, but God continues to show me why I needed to write this book. I needed it too.
This book did bring me great challenges. Writing a memoir can be challenging because in order to grip your readers with the truth of your story, you have to go back and sort of relive where you’ve been. I had to do that with Once Upon A Child. Many nights it brought me to tears. Mostly, the Lord just reminded me of the purpose of that book and that he’ll help me get through it to serve as a blessing to others.

You have written several books with small children. What would you say to those who may think 
they don’t have the time or that it cannot be done? 

It is very possible to be a full-time mommy and have a career / ministry at the same time. The key is prioritizing. My children--my home-- is my first ministry. The bulk of my day is filled with arts and crafts, coloring, dolls, toy dishes and superhero men. We dance and love each other all day. I always keep them in mind as first before any work is done. Pray and ask God to show you the best way to manage your home and he will. He’ll give you the strength to do it. By the way, having a great calendar on my Macbook and iPhone makes my life easy! (smile)

It seems as if your books are being written rather quickly. What would you say to someone who may find it challenging to finish their book and may be beginning to become discouraged?

Don’t give up! It takes time to pen a book together, but once you find your niche, you’ll be just fine. Writers write very differently. When people learn of new books of mine that release, they are always surprised. I believe the Lord gives me the ideas and the ability to type fast. I’d like to encourage aspiring writers to not give up. Consider how you can make room for writing in your life and when you find the space, start writing. Don’t give yourself extra stress over a deadline. Take your time!

Now you know I am a fan of Tamara. The character in Awakened and Uncovered. When can we expect Captured? 

Thanks, Aretha! Captured is almost finished and I hope to have it published in early 2013!
Great! I'm looking forward to it!
Will there be any more Sequels?
It’s possible. Tamara is really just getting comfortable with her career as a government agent. There’s definitely room for another book to follow Captured. If not a full length novel, it’ll release as a novella or a short story series!

Tell the readers something you would like for them to leave with.

God loves you tenderly, has a perfect plan for your life and has already equipped you with the ability to deliver. Your gifts were given to you so that Christ may get the glory out of your life. We glorify the Lord by being fully satisfied in him.. and when we are satisfied in Him alone, it’ll reflect in our work performance and success. Trust the Lord and allow him to guide your path!

Please share your favorite scripture or quote.

I have many favorite scripture verses. Lately, 2 Corinthians 12:9 has been encouraging me. It reads, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

I also love this quote!  “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”-John Piper

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Thank you so much for taking time to share with us. It is always a pleasure. You are such a sweetheart. I am always here to support you and your ministry. God Bless You!  

If you have  never purchased one of Kennisha Hill's books, you are definitely in for a treat. You will not be disappointed!!!


  1. Lovely! Kennisha I am one of your biggest cheerleaders and I hope your example of pouring into your family first and finding ways to work at your calling around that encourages and inspires other moms! Great site Aretha!

  2. Tracey it is my prayer for someone to be inspired by Kennisha's story. She is an awesome Woman of God. Thank you so much for the compliment it is greatly appreciated. Please visit again soon.

  3. Loved reading more about Kennisha! She's a beautiful young woman who loves the Lord and her family. I have never had the pleasure of reading her books but I'm sure they are an incredible blessing to so many because Kennisha is a blessing!

    Thanks Aretha for hosting her on your beautiful ministry blog!