Interview with My LadyT Réussi

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Phoenix Arizona. I feel that my limited exposure to other cultures, made me focus in on the religious aspect of my life. My writings often reflect this.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first non-fiction piece in 2011, but I have put my thoughts on record in fragmented pieces of writings for sometime.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to deal with some of the cultural issues and traditions that have had both a positive and negative impact within the realm of African American churches and denominations. I wanted to surface these thoughts in story form.
What do your fans mean to you?
My writing is in it's infancy. I have not established a fan base as of yet. I hope to attribute a unique experience for those who take interest in my literary work. I hope to leave my readers enlightened, but expecting more from me compelling me to tap into a part of myself that I have yet to discover.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a fiction piece best described as a paradox. These characters embark on a journey of unspeakable pain,suffering,healing, hope,fear, triumph, and tragedy. At times clinging to the hollowed doors of the sanctuary, to the cold lifeless bars of the prison cells. It is a saga that beckons a spectrum of readers from various backgrounds.
Who are your favorite authors?
J. California Cooper is my favorite author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My appreciation for the life that God gave me and the love that I have for my family. My hope is to use whatever gifts that God gave me to serve Him and make a difference each day in someone else's life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work and I spend my time with my family.
What is your writing process?
I do not have a process. I take a look at life. I pay attention to what goes on around me. When I am inspired, I write.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to capture the essence of the novel in picture form. I try to add a sense of mystery to the image.I want a potential reader to pick up on the obvious, but observe the elements of the enigma asking themselves; "What is the unknown in this picture? What will the contents of the book tell me that the pictures only hints at?"
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy expressing my imagination and sharing it with others.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The bible will always be my most beloved book as it is God's Word.For all of my short comings, I Prayerfully strive daily to live by it.
The other books speak to the elements of Life's journey. There is pain, loss, suffering, struggle, hope, and triumph. This is the paradigm of my own writing as well. I can identify with all of these authors, their stories, and style of story telling.

1.The Bible
2.In search of satisfaction- J. California Cooper.
3.Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime- J California Cooper.
4.The Bluest Eye-Toni Morrison
5.Your Blues Ain't Like Mines-Be Be More Campbell
Published 2015-01-06.
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Books by This Author

To Thine Ownself Be True(Secrets of a Labyrinth Soul)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,600. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
Keith G Timmons had stepped into his dream life. He had finally become pastor of his own church. He was now the first African American CEO of Cotton Well Industries. He longed for the day that his two eldest sons would sit alongside him in the pulpit carrying on the ministerial legacy. How far would Timmons go to keep the skeletons locked away to ensure the ministerial inheritance of his two sons?