The fans are my inspiration for writing the novels. There support has helped me through the greatest ordeals of my life. I am grateful for their undying support and motivation for doing the unthinkable.
What are you working on next?
I am currently Part Three of the trilogy for Freedom Rings was inspired by a recent 8 city tour with the Freedom Riders. I am adapting the book into a stage play and working with the state council on fine arts to adapt a movie.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are: Tom Clancy, Danielle Steele, James Patterson, Steven King, and Toni Morrison
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each morning I think about the potential of the next 24 hours and what can be accomplished....
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a lifelong student of the arts and in my spare time I have accomplished several degrees.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have many author friends on facebook and am an active member on the Authonomy website for Harper Collins. The Breath of Life is on the all time list of Christian fiction novels on Authonomy.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I first began writing in elementary school but in middle school I developed a few short stories which were fiction. In one of the short stories I wrote about an old woman that was incessantly fussing at a non responsive corpse.
What is your writing process?
I generate ideas by observing people and their interactions because it tells a story. I look at the way a person dresses and I imagine a scenario of how they became who they are. I interpret their character by comparison with my own travels and life experiences and I mesh the two into a plot for a novel.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I distinctly remember reading a book of Aesop's fables. It was so interesting and colorful. The words helped me to develop insights into each character and to interpret the plot or setting. It was complicated because it took place during time that, to me, did not exist. I had a list of questions that I wanted answered about the stories when I read them.
How do you approach cover design?
I look for designs that reflect the content of the story and a scene from the story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Kiss the Girls, because it is an edge-of-your-seat thriller; Mama, because I love my mother so dearly; The Pelican Brief, because it was climactic and I could empathize with the characters; Things Fall Apart, because it helped me burgeoning into adulthood (early college life) by understanding different cultures and social norms; Needful Things, it was closely similar to my first short story and I understood the cryptic horror behind the eclectic design for the novel.
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