atlas brown is no stranger to the creative writing world. The author has penned literati for quite some time. Her mantra: In search of my creative muse while writing a novel.
Brown was Born in Brooklyn, New York. She takes pride in knowing that she’s a member of Generation X. Attending college in Dallas, Texas and receiving a degree in English-Creative Writing from a small liberal arts university, the experimental fiction writer found her voice after leaving the world of academia.
The writer recently released her first book of poetry: SOUL ALIVE! Poetry & Prose to the public. The book received rave reviews and a huge following via social media. Currently, atlas brown resides in Paris, France and is working on her second novella and creative art projects.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm really a huge fan of the Harlem Renaissance era. I'm fascinated with the work of James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston. Moving along to where we are today in history, I would have to say Junot Diaz, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Toure, and Gloria Naylor, Paul Austere and Andrea Levy.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I believe that I've been given a gift to write and I don't want to let anything hold me back -- so I get up! I think that technology helps with the process of writing today too. I'm not pressured to have something out to a publisher, because I co-publish my work. So, I'm more involved with the entire process of what is written and designed as far as my book covers and book promo sites. I believe in my work.
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