Interview with Catherine N. Crumber

When did you say to yourself, ”I am a writer”?
I realized I am a writer when I started journaling my thoughts regarding stories I thought would be interesting to others. Soon my thoughts turned into outlines and my outlines turned into stories.
What inspires the conception of your main characters?
Our lives are woven with multiple threads of experiences that include others. I can see complete stranger moving along in their day for a few minutes and then they are gone. In those brief moments, I marry a few of what I perceive to be their characteristics to my ideas and develop characters.
Who are your favorite authors?
Toni Morrison
Why did you decide to self publish your writings?
I decided to self publish when I read a contract offered from a publishing house. In addition, I also did some research regarding the experiences of well known authors who are under contract. I decided that was not the route for me at that time I published The Love of You, a Novel.
What message do all your books have in common?
The love and power of God to heal and restore any situation we give him.
Tell me about your latest project. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
The Love of You, a Novel is set in Hampton Roads, Virginia where I spent part of my childhood. It is the story of a group of women who are fed up with the direction of their lives are taking as a result of circumstances. They find a church mother to guide them.



I have a few projects that are nearing completion. One is a non-fiction book that is centered around starting a business while you work. The second is my children's book based on a portion of my childhood and finally, I am working in collaboration with a couple to transliterate their journey. I anticipate releasing these projects sometime this year.
Do you see your books becoming films?
Yes! - I do see some of my fiction work becoming movies.
If you were to write a book about your life, what would be the title?
There are so many titles I could choose from at the moment. One thing is for sure. I will write that book in my old age. There are some chapters that have yet to be discovered which will more than likely influence my decision.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first teen novel I read was "Are you there God? It's me, Margret" and my mom introduced me to "The Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison (my first adult novel). She is a avid reader. In fact, she taught me to read before I entered school.
What do you think readers will take away from your latest project?
I want readers to take away the courage and strength to grasp for victory over life's trials and tribulations with God as the source.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords allowed me to upload and sell my books without any upfront fees. - I've search and cannot find anyone else with that offer. - It made it very easy for me to generate income from my craft.
Published 2013-09-06.
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Books by This Author

Ma-Sofia's Railroad Escape
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Series: Lunch Break Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Part of the Lunch-break Series. This is the first of a series of short-stories for those who need a good story in a limited amount of time. Ma-Sofia's Railroad Escape All Aboard! . Two woman, each with a plan meet on a train and form an immediate bound.
My Dollar Delights Cookbook - Cake & Pie Edition
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Series: My Dollar Delights Cookbook. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Courses & Dishes / Cakes
The Dollar Store is a great place to gather ingredients for culinary masterpieces on a small budget. Each edition of “My Dollar Delights Cookbook” is filled with delightful and delectable recipes sure to please your toughest food critics in your circle.
Reach - Resource and Encouragement for those who want to start a business
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up
Reach - The art of relentlessly pursuing a divine assigned goal or objective beyond expectations. - Catherine N. Crumber
My Dollar Delights Cookbook - Grillsation Edition
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Series: My Dollar Delights Cookbook. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Methods / Barbecue & Grilling
The grilled pineapple sandwich is just one of the mouth watering recipes you can make on a budget.
My Dollar Delight$ - Summer Picnic Edition
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Series: My Dollar Delights Cookbook. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
The Dollar Store is a great place to gather ingredients for culinary masterpieces on a small budget. Each edition of “My Dollar Delights Cookbook” is filled with delightful and delectable recipes sure to please your toughest food critics in your circle.
The Love of You, A Novel (ebook)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,140. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Hampton Roads, Virginia will never be the same now that Simone, Mya, Tracey and Colette have teamed up with the wise and sassy Mother B. Rich for prayer. Wayward spouses, silver tongue devils, tormenting past and sheer mendacity will have to step aside for new beginnings, true love, restoration and healing of the heart.