Interview with Collette Wells

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is getting to create any story that I want, and letting my mind take me places that my reality cant. I love being creative. That's one thing no one can take from me and I absolutely love it!
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me because they are the reason why my Book is getting attention, if they are not reading then my book has no audience, so they're really important to me.
What are you working on next?
My next book is in the works so im still in the creative process, Im really excited about it.
Who are your favorite authors?
My Favorite Authors are Kimberla Lawson Roby, Zane, and Sister Soulja.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My inspiration comes from within, I have to push myself to be great because no one else will. My daughter also is the reason why I get out of bed every morning and strive for greatness.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing I'm usually a couch potato, I'm either reading or playing with my daughter, which always keeps me busy.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually just migrate on the web and whatever catches my interest I download it.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I actually do, My first book that I just came out with, Materialistic Niggas and The Hoes who Love Them.
What is your writing process?
I'm a quick thinker, most writers do rough drafts first, I'm different, as I type I come up with ideas and I incorporate them into my story. My mind is always in overdrive so I write where ever my mind takes me.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I cant remember back that far, I've loved reading since I was a little girl. So many books I love reading so I cant pin point the very first one.
How do you approach cover design?
I like a cover that grabs the reader attention, so if a cover is a tad bit controversial or tells the reader a story without even reading the book I'll go with that.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have more than five, But all of them would be Kimberla Lawson Roby's Reverend Curtis Black Series. I love these stories because their so juicy and they keep you on the edge all the way to the end.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the south side of Chicago, where there was a lot of violence and everything was bad. This influenced my writing because it gave me a story to tell. I wanted people to witness the everyday struggles of people that I saw on a regular and get to know what goes on in their heads.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing at the age of 10, and I've been writing ever since.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like reading Erotica
Published 2014-01-02.
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Books by This Author

Materialistic Niggas And The Hoes Who Love Them
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Growing up in the projects is hard for young kids, The constant struggle forces them into a life of crime and dis honor. Money comes with a price, and sometimes that price might just be your life.