Love and gratitude for my husband and children. God is good, and life is a blessing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with my family.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I wrote it when I was in college. It was a story about a young girl who lost an older cousin in a drive by. It was full of drama but she was able to overcome her adversity and grow as a person. Like many of my protagonist she didn't allow life's obstacles to deter her ability to achieve. I guess my themes haven't changed much. What can I say, you write what you're passionate about it.
What is your writing process?
I get up early, usually around 4am, and try to get a few hours in before I start the day. I find my thoughts flow easily when its quite. In the solitude I just write from the heart and let it flow.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Their Eyes Were Watching God White Butterfly I know why the caged bird sings Beloved Invisible Man
I love a story about overcoming hardship through love, weather it be love of another person, or discovering love of one's self.
What do you read for pleasure?
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My Kindle or the Kindle app on my phone.
Describe your desk
A mess, strewn with crayons, my kids latest art work and my lap top.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Jamaica Queens New York. Perspectives is a series about seven people from Queens New York. And I definitely highlight plenty of Jamaica Queens landmarks; such as historical parks, schools, movie theaters you name it.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first poem when I was 16, and it was about my husband. What can I say, I've always been a romantic.
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