1. Where are you from?
I am from southeastern VA. Hampton, Va. Born in Portsmouth, VA
2. Tell us your latest news?
Right now I’m working on my second book. “why we do what we do: answers to women’s frequent asked questions about men”. The book “one of us” has been out for a little over a month and has over 1,500 copies in the hands of readers from the USA to the UK.
3. When and why did you begin writing?
I actually began writing in the summer of 2011. One of my colluegues Gene Thornton (aka malice of the clipse pka no malice author of wretched pitiful poor blind and naked) wrote a book. He helped me through the process of putting our mutual friend latony Crumble’s book (just wasn’t my time) out. These two guys inspired me to pull the love for writing out of the depths of my heart.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I guess I still don’t consider myself a writer. It is weird. I have a book published and it’s doing well but it is not a New York Times best seller. I guess once one of my books reaches that status then I’ll consider myself a writer. I feel I have to put in more work to become a “writer”.
5. What inspired you to One Of Us: A Story Of Gods Favor?
God. I sat down to try to be like someone else. I was writing about a mythical place. After a few sentences I stopped. Then I wanted to address this 2012 prophecy. As I began writing GOD took over and I wrote essentially a chapter a day after prayer and breakfast.
6. Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t have a particular writing style. I actually am writing across genres.
7. How did you come up with the title?
I have always thought about the song what if god was one of us. Then I thought,What if he was? What if he was here on earth and he could guide us and give us specific instruction. Then I came up with the story. However, that was my thought process behind the name.
8. Is there a message in Gods Favor that you want readers to grasp?
Yes there is a message. Go buy it and read it then e-mail me what you think it is. And I will tell you if you are right or not. Ha ha. It has to deal with obedience.
9. How much of the book is realistic?
I would say about 90% of the book is realistic in regards to the scenario of people not obeying God. However, the story is made up and of course no man has seen GOD.
10. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Tide book is loosely based on my experiences. It is similar in some ways to what I experienced in 2011.
11. What books have most influenced your life most?
Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, and Naked by Gene Thornton. And Just Wasn’t My Time by Latony Crumble
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
13. What book are you reading now?
You know I have purchased a few books from authors on Facebook. I haven’t had the chance to sit down and read but I promise I will. I am in Grad school so technically I’ve been reading exceptional children by Heward. Ha ha
14. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Not really. I haven’t had the chance to read the new authors books yet.
My Current project is called “why we do what we do: answers to FAQ’s by women about men. The title is self explanatory.
17. Do you see writing as a career?
I do. I think as long as I never quit it will happen for me one day.
18. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. Like I said GOD took over and it was him that helped me.
19. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
It was always deep inside me. I remember my second grade teachers being really impressed with a story I wrote and they asked me if I wanted to be a writer because I wrote so well. I said no. I hate writing and I also hate reading. I still am not a huge fan of reading. However, I do read from time to time.
21. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
22. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
23. Do you to travel much promoting your book(s)?
24. Who designed the covers?
25. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
26. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
27. Do you have any advice for other writers?
28. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?