Interview with Mica Furlow

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas as an only child for quite some time before I had more siblings come along. I learned to play numerous games and have always enjoying reading which made me use my imagination. As I grew into a teenager and began to experience crushes as well as love this triggered something in me to want to start a journal.
When did you first start writing?
I had a diary in middle school, but the real active writing began in high school during the trying times of a teenager.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my book was the ups and downs of life and love.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I did some research and reached out to a few friends. Some suggested a blog or self publish and I continued to write while pondering which route to take.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is relaxing and a way I unwind. Writing in my journal summarizing my day or random thoughts usually sparks something that leads to a possible poem. Once I began writing and shared with my closest friends, the joy of having someone see the gift within and to have the words capture them is a feeling that I love.
What are you working on next?
Currently writing a sequel to this book. I don't know what the next project after that will be, whether staying with poetry or crossing over to short stories, I am undecided.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are John Grisham, James Patterson, Bebe Moore Campbell, Kimberla Roby, Eric Jerome Dickey, and the late E. Lynn Harris. I have also enjoyed books by Judge Mathis, Tyrese, and Steve Harvey.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working at my full time job, relaxing, watching movies, watching sports, reading, time spent with family and friends.
What is your writing process?
Most of the time just simply composing on my laptop, but at times I write in my journal and it allows thoughts to flow. If I have a case of "writers block" I may change environments or change my settings with either jazz, old R & B, or no music at all.
How do you approach cover design?
I want the cover to make you feel like you know what the contents hold in store for the reader.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Dreamgiver by Bruce Wilkinson, my mentor suggested it and anyone whether an avid reader or just a hit or miss reader could appreciate the story and the struggle; Pushing Up People by Art Williams, a great book if anyone has thought about being a business owner or doing anything substantial with your life; 5 Levels of Leadership by Maxwell, managers and leaders are different which I knew from life experiences, but this book can help hone in on your skills and what needs to improve to be a better leader; A Time to Kill by Grisham, if anyone has dealt with a family member being hurt, you wanted justice, and nothing seemed to be in your favor this is a good book for you; How Stella got her groove back by Terry McMillan, been in a bad relationship or not taking time for yourself to rediscover love with the slight age difference all while losing a best friend to death, you life is beginning anew.
Published 2015-01-16.
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Books by This Author

Emotional Rollercoaster: Relentless Road Trip
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
The twists and turns of life continue as they do and the author captures them on her pad and paper. She writes about loved ones both near and far as well as experiencing love found and lost. All emotions are shown from joy to disappointment to happiness.
Emotional Rollercoaster
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic
The twists and turns of life produces many emotions that we are not sure how to express. Love, anger, disappointment, happiness are what make us human and change weekly if not daily. God and life's experiences have allowed me to express these through my journals.