Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
i grew up in new york city. i always loved to read. started writing when i was 16.growing up in that city i realized at a young age that anything was possible if you wanted it enough and was willing to work hard.
When did you first start writing?
i was 16 .i joined job corp and became a member of the editoral staff of the newspaper they put out .that was when i started thinking of writing seriously.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've always been very religious and wanted to create a collection of my favorite bible verses. i feel blessed to be able to write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have dreamed of being an author for many years. e publishing has made that dream come true.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
smashwords enables me to reach a greater audience and i hope to develop a larger following for my books.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing a finished story or book of poetry is awesome . Putting a story together or expressing my feelings in a poem just means so much to me. The greatest joy is knowing my words are going to be read and maybe move someone's heart. I have one fan who wants a copy of every book I write and says when she reads my poetry she feels the emotion i put into my writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
everything. It is all about them. reaching hearts through my writing.maybe someone will read the colors of abuse and get the courage to leave a bad relationship. Most of my books are poetry. i have recently written two that are essays about america and the country i grew up n compared to the country that it has become.
What are you working on next?
I have a few ideas but haven't decided yet which one to follow.
Who are your favorite authors?
richard bach, j.k. rowling rod mckuen
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
life is to be lived not wasted.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
cooking.reading. playing facebook games. spending time with my family especially the great grandchildren.
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