Interview with Olivia Williams Ball

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Twists & Turns is a continuation of 'A Love Story, Lydia & Jerome Book 1.' I created strong chemistry between the couple. They are so much in love. It's a love like Lydia had never experienced before. But because of Jerome's past she's afraid that if things turn sour she'll be in too deep to recover without very painful consequences.
I loved the chemistry between the two of them so much I didn't want their story to end.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was inspired by Terry McMillan and Walter Mosley. I've read all but one of Terry's books and nearly all of Walter's Easy Rawlins series. Although they are both very skilled at their craft (which I hope to be one day) they both write very natural and down to earth. So after the idea of writing stories had been suggested to me several times by my husband, one day I finally sat down with a pen and a story started developing. I wasn't sure where it was going. I just kept writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters and not knowing exactly where I'm taking them or the story. I find it so much fun.
What are you working on next?
'Shattering Secrets.' is a story about the lives of three women between the ages of 50 and 55, who are best friends. Two of the women are African- American and one is Caucasian. Each woman harbors a secret that is destroying her soul. Due to the secret of two of these women, their lives and the lives of others turn into a nightmare.

These friends are not aware of one another's secret.

'Shattering Secrets' will be available for pre-order in the later part of July. It will be released in October of this year.
Published 2015-06-30.
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Books by This Author

Twists & Turns (Lydia & Jerome Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction
Being in-love can be complicated. Add in sordid pasts and you make it even more so. But it’s that uncertainty that makes love exciting. Lydia, a single mom to a young boy, finds the love of her life in Jerome, a recovering addict with a heart of gold. She falls head over heels for him -- so much so that she becomes possessive. She starts to worry about what he is doing when he isn't with her.