1. Where are you from?
I am from Martinsville Virginia, but i am currently living in the Bronx,NY .
2. Tell us your latest news?
I have a new book coming out next month entitled“Jack Frost: Ice Cold”
3. When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing poetry for real in 1999 in Upstate Box, a Special housing Unit within New York’s Prison system
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Not until this book actually came out in print.
5. What inspired you to Your Mother Should’ve Crossed Her Legs?
Listening to a comrade of mine by the name of Black Knowledge, who was a prominent figure in the Cypress area of the Brooklyn in the 80’s
6. Do you have a specific writing style?
The only way I can answer that is REAL!!
7. How did you come up with the title?
Some people you meet in life just should have never been born, their mother should have crossed her legs as they were coming out!
I really thought about some of the foul stuff I had experienced, and heard about, and this title was my reaction.
8. Is there a message in Your Mother Should’ve Crossed Her Legs
that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, the message is, love is the strongest bond on earth, When two people decide to accept it for each other, there are no boundaries.
9. How much of the book is realistic?
10. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The events are based on my own experiences, and those of my previously mentioned comrade, the rest is imagination
11. What books have most influenced your life most?
Bitter Grain by Huey P. Newton, and On War by Carl Von Clausewitz
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
13. What book are you reading now?
14. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Shamel Thomas, William Dejesus
15. What are your current projects?
Jack Frost, and Guerrillas in the Midst
16. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
The Supreme being has carried me when I could not carry myself.
17. Do you see writing as a career?
Most definitely, because there is so many untold stories, but unfortunately, the package seems to be more important than the message these days.
18. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I am satisfied with this project because it shows that even the best of intentions can go awry when individuals become more important than the group.
19. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Really, it began as a way to utilize my time productively.
20. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Jack Frost is a tale about what happens when the boundaries are removed from our day-to-day activities. I think this book will prove that you are who you are before you actually “arrive” it just has to be brought out of you.
21. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Now, the most difficult thing is finding the right type of space to create in, there are so many demands on your time
22. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Guy Johnson, the reality of his writing, and the message therein.
23. Do you to travel much promoting your book(s)?
Yes, I would love to travel in promotion of my projects.
24. Who designed the covers?
Marion Designs in Atlanta Ga
25. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The editing process seems like it took forever
26. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I have really come to understand the process of writing, as well as publishing. Everything comes down to marketing and promotions.
27. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just stick to what you believe in, and never let anyone deter you from what is important to you, particularly when you are telling your story.
28. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
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