Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started writing short stories around the age of 8. I turned my hobby into what I thought would be a career in my 20s, but as life would have it took a back burner to paying bills. 20 years later I have compiled my incomplete works and released 6 of them so far. With many more in my overactive mind and a few more to complete, I should be bringing much more to the table now.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book I just released is Jasmine sinful Escapades. It is mainly an exotic book that has a love story. The inspiration came from challenging myself to blend the two together and still come out with a relatively easy to follow a story.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
My unusual writing habit is I write stuff down sporadically. I leave the formatting and organization until the complete story is paper or file. I do this because the ideas come to me so quickly that I need to get it out of my head and written before it fades away. I then organize and format everything correctly for the final phases.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The books that have influenced me are the choose your own adventure books. The fascination of being able to pick and choose how my adventure would go was amazing.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have found Amazon and Facebook the most productive so far. Looking forward to new methods of getting my books out there a new favorite.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Always have more than one person read your book. Family members are usually biased. So try to find strangers that are willing to give you some fatigue.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
As a creative person, the best advice I have ever got was to grow a thick skin. The reason behind this is that you need to be able to have the ability to take good and bad criticism of your work.
What are you reading now?
I don't really have the time with three kids in the house to sit and relax with a good novel. The latest things I've read are classics by Dr.Suess and science 101.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I have many new ideas for future books. I am currently writing 2 at the same time. Not the best idea at all but both ideas catch me when the ideas come. The book that will be finished first I believe is a fictional life of a singer whose band almost made it and stories of the lifestyle off-stage.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Besides my own of course, I would have to go with anything written by William Shakespeare or Edgar Allen Poe. Their work pushes me to think of the time and endless possibilities.
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