All things fiction. I love short stories, horror, erotica, adventure-- and I love comic books.
Where did you grow up and how has it shaped you as a writer?
I was born in Queens, NY. As a foster kid, I moved around a lot so I've also lived in The Bronx and Brooklyn. Needless to say I'm most comfortable and most at home in the big apple, but I can pretty much have a good time anywhere. My experience as a metro area native has afforded me knowledge of many cultures, as many of my friends are first or second generation immigrants from places all over the world. As an afro-latina, my protagonists tend to be Black women because I understand this point of view the most. My characters however, span the globe. I tend to be very inclusive in my writing. I can comfortably say that I am not colorblind. I see the differences in the cultures, languages and appearances of those around me and I embrace them for the beauty they offer.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Sounds a bit cliche but it's only the truth. When I first started sharing my work I used the free site Literotica.com and the amount of support my first published, full short story "The Obsession" received so much support and positive feedback that I became determined to succeed as a professional writer.
When did you first start writing?
As soon as I could hold a pencil.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
It's hard for me to pick five favorites of anything, so here's a list of some of my favs, in no particular order:
Voice of Blood by Jemiah Jefferson - This is hands down the most exciting vampire book I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom - The first novel I ever read, so this one holds a place in my heart. The plight of the bullied protagonist was really easy for me to identify with because of my own horrible experiences within the public school system.
Memnoch The Devil by Anne Rice - I suppose my favorite book from this series is "The Vampire Lestat" but this novel deserves mention. It's such a page turner.
The Eyes Of The Dragon - Easily my favorite Stephen King book of all time.
Butterfly by Barbara Wood - This book was my first introduction to the world of erotic novels and it stands the test of time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I suppose besides that feeling when a story is completed; seeing the impact my work has on it's readers. Hearing the the feelings my characters inspire within my readers (whether good or bad) is excitement I can't put into words.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
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