Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a poet who became a writer, living in a small Caribbean island called Antigua.
So far I’ve written 3 eBooks: Martine, a free eBook, She Wanted A Love Poem, a collection of poems, and Saving Babylon, my first novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Saving Babylon and it all started with an idea that blossomed.
The opening scene kept running through my mind and I had no choice but to start writing. Then halfway through I stopped for a while, but the story kept insisting that I finished it.
Almost everyday, I worked on it until I finished it and when I did, I felt pretty darn good about it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really, I think I need to work on developing on my writing habit because life tends to get in the way.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The authors who influence me are Stephen King, James Patterson, Nora Roberts. I do not read all their books but I am inspired by their ability to make a living through their writing and that they are consistently producing new work.
I love the idea of the working artist. The artist who is constantly working on their art.
What are you working on now?
LOL, everything. I am promoting Saving Babylon, finishing up Dark Warrior Vol. I which is a collection of poems, typing out Red which is a thriller/suspense novel and writing a romance novel with the working title of Imani and Ian
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Since I am starting out, it’s hard to say right now, but I’m liking Pretty Hot’s interface and overall user friendliness.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice is to keep working on your work. Right now it’s all about building the foundation to bigger and better things. I wold also say aim high and know exactly what you want out of your career.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Simply put: Work hard.
What are you reading now?
My first John Grisham called The Confession. I’ve resisted him so long and now I see why he is a bestseller. So far the book is a comfortable read, the kind of book that you end the day with.
What’s next for you as a writer?
More writing, more promoting my books. The cool thing is I am enjoying it so much.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I wish you had asked “What are my favorite books of all time?” Although Pride and Prejudice is up there, I have to say The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I just loved it because it was smart, it made me think and I fell in love with the characters.