3. When and why did you begin writing? I began writing as a child, I can’t say why I began writing it was just something that I did, it’s who I am.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer? I first considered myself a writer when Renee released, by having the story complete and available for the world to read I knew it was real.
5. What inspired you to write your first book? I always wanted to be an author so writing a novel was defiantly in my deck of cards so the only question that lingered was what would it be about? My inspiration for Renee was due to the fact that I wanted to write something different and wanted my novel to be filled with power. But while in school and learning about Oedipus Rex I knew if I wrote its opposite, The Electra Complex that would be the exact originality I was looking for.
6. Do you have a specific writing style? The only writing style that I would say I have is writing in the third person and writing unique storylines. I now also try to use different words and no longer repeat myself.
7. How did you come up with the title? I have no idea how I came up with Renee, but when I thought of the name I knew that was it. As for the subtitle it was thought of after seeing g an advertisement poster for the television series Breaking Bad, it read All Hail the King.
8. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Honestly no. There is no message, the only thing that I would like for readers to take away from my novel is my writing and it’s out of the box storyline.
9. How much of the book is realistic? Realistic in the sense where it is based on my life, none. Realistic in the sense where this occurs in the life’s of others I would have to say around 50%. Depression plagues the lives of many and even though it is not spoken about The Electra Complex does exist.
11. What books have most influenced your life most? I would have to say The Cartel by Ashley and Jaquavis because the storyline is great!
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Fabiola Joseph she has taught me a lot.
13. What book are you reading now? I am currently reading Black Onyx by Nika Michelle.
15. What are your current projects? I am currently working on Renee 2: The Protégé.
16. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. My book club, My Urban Books Club. They read my work when it dropped and have given me words of inspiration when I was nervous about it releasing.
17. Do you see writing as a career? Defiantly, it is who I am.
18. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? Nope, not one thing.
19. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? All I can recall is writing stories as a child and always knowing I wanted to be an author.
21. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Finding something unique to write about and executing it in a creative way.
22. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Ashley and Jaqauvis, what strikes me is their original storylines.
23. Do you travel much promoting your book(s)? s As of now I have not traveled outside of NY. But that will come to an end in March because I have signings lined up.
24. Who designed the covers? Davida of Oddball Designs designed Renee.
25. What was the hardest part of writing your book? The end, I subtracted chapters and had a difficult time placing them in the proper order.
26. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? Yes I have. I learned that if I establish a due date to give myself a lot of time to handle everything and I also learned to re-read the finish product after everything is complete one more time before publishing.
27. Do you have any advice for other writers? Get an editor and typesetter and dare to be different. It’s ok to writing about something that is common but that one twist can make all the difference.
28. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you for giving me a chance. You read my novel that I poured my everything into, that I ever wanted was a chance, thank you for making my wish come true.