Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Detroit born, happily divorced mother of three and author of over 40 high suspense, erotic romance books. I've been writing for as long as I can remember, but I independently published my first book in 2000.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Beautiful. I wanted to the world to stop concentrating on improving the outside and start working on improving the inside. The protagonist, Madison is highly intelligent, but she thinks she can find beauty in a man's arms. I want to show if you don't work on and valuing what you have on the inside you could lose everything.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I love to sit in bed with my laptop and write, with chocolate and a lot of noise; meaning I need the television on and music playing on my phone and sometimes even a video on Youtube playing actually to concentrate to write. Chaos is my peace.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My mother made me an early reader by three and she introduced me to classics. We read Tolkien when I was young and I grew up wanting to select a Jane Austen before a Terry McMillian. That's strange for an AA urban woman. I read everything though, including horror, and all of it influences my writing.
What are you working on now?
My work in progress is called The Murderer's Lover. It's about a woman who finally explores her first one night stand and finds out her lover may be the serial killer that's been terrorizing Detroit. Unfortunately, she wants to see him again.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I've been successful on Twitter and Facebook in terms of bookselling, but I've pretty much relied on my blogging and newsletter to create rabid fans and readers for my work.
Participating in discussions on Facebook also has worked too and joining in on helping other authors have hungry eyes to my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don't stop; even when it feels like you aren't selling. Keep promoting, writing and marketing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Finish the book Judith McNaught in 1998 said to me at a book signing.
What are you reading now?
Lust by Victoria Christopher Murray
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm planning another live book on my site called Black's Innocence and I'm still pushing out a monthly short story on my site free to subscribers.
What is your favorite book of all time?
That's really hard to say, but if I had to I would say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen