I had literally given up on myself. My daughter had died from HIV/AIDS and I was depressed over her death and her struggle with the disease. I had stop taking care of my physical health and became diabetic. I just felt lost and I thought life was just over for me. My son and the rest of my family was worried about me and they have all ways thought I had talents that I was not using. He asked me a question that brought me back to reality. "MOM, When Are you going to take charge of your life and start living? That question stayed in my head. I knew I was not going to make it if I kept on as I was. I prayed and asked God to forgive me for worrying my family and for giving up on myself and little by little I began to come alive. I Finished the first book which I had started years ago and Birthed "ITS NOT OVER YET. The book I want to publish now.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I know that it is not easy to get publishers if you are not famous in some way. I wanted to get my work out there and have control of my work. I researched the matter and decided this way the way I should go. I am still reading and learning more of what I need to do every day.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love working on my projects. I enjoy seeing and feeling the characters come alive. Sometimes they are talking to me and I feel their pain and their joy. It gives me pleasure to feel that my words will give someone else joy, a smile or help them to come to terms with life.The written word to me is so important. I thank God that I am now a part of the process.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love the fans and I want to hear from them I am interested in what they like or do not like about the work that I do. Reading as a child carried me all over the world and showed me how This world could be for me and my family if we chose the right paths. Your fans do that for you in your writing. They will let you know what they like and do not like. It is up to you to accept their voices and improve.
What are you working on next?
My fans are asking me when am I going to write the next book about the characters in "Angel in the Midst" So I am hard at work to get this book together.
Who are your favorite authors?
Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Joel Osteen, Napelon Hill, Stormie Omaritan
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am all ways excited to see what the new day has for me. Who will I meet that I can inspire or who will inspire me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, music cooking for my family. Enjoying all sixteen of my Grandchildren. Some are in college. Some are minsters of the gospel, some are entrepreneurs. They are so full of life and they make me so happy. I work with my foundation and try to be of service to someone at all times
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I stalked the apps that give you ebooks. I used the search engines looking for new e books
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I used to write stories for my Grand kids when they were little and I would use their names for the characters. The first one that I wrote and publish on my own was Teego and friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, The story of Jesus birth. I still to this day love to hear the story of Jesus birth. It caused me to look at mothers with such pride and love. I could not wait to be a mother.
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