Tell us about yourself and your books.:
I am a mother to two boys. I was born and raised in New York. I fell in love with poetry when I was eight years old. I thought it was cool how you could express yourself, create/describe scenery and tell a story through poetry. And from there is when I began writing. I wasn't consistent with at that young age. It wasn't until after I graduated from high school that I became consistent with writing. I was experiencing different emotions and writing helped me understand what was going on around as well as within me. I write based off of my intimate feelings and relationships. I began sharing my poems more and not only were they sparking a conversation but people started asking me to write poems for their spouses and weddings. I tried to get the poems published but discovered they would be hard to promote and market. I went back to a short story that I wrote which pushed me as a writer and became my first novel, Dreamtini. After Dreamtini was published, I took a eight year hiatus. I became a mom twice but I NEVER STOPPED writing. When I returned, I re-released Dreamtini because there was always a part two. I was also able to publish my poems. The collection is called Intimately Me which consists of two books, Pieces of Me and Simply Me. I am happy to say that Dreamtini II: The Reality is now available.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't think that I have any unusual writing habits. When I get the urge to write, I normally go to my blog and write. If I have an idea for a book, I take my notebook out of my pocketbook and get the idea out.
What authors have influenced you?
I read different genres so there are no authors who have influenced me. I started off creatively writing and pushed myself as a writer to become published. When it comes to reading, I don't limit myself to any genre, I enjoy a good book no matter the genre.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice to new authors would be to keep going because your story needs to be told.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice that I've ever heard was to keep doing what I am doing.
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading Mastery by Robert Greene.
What’s your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness besides chocolate are my boys.
What is your favorite book of all time?
My favorite book of all time, Catcher In The Rye.
What has inspired you and your writing style?
My emotions and feelings are what inspire me and my writing style. I love love and I appreciate the levels of intimacy that two people can share with each other.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on The Tales of Kayla & Kay-Kay. This is a story about a woman becoming comfortable with how she perceives and approaches sex.
It's about her journey from her first time to the present day, all the lessons she's learned and heartbreaks along the way. It consists of short stories either from Kayla's perspective or Kay-Kay's(the vajayjay) perspective.
What is your method for promoting your work?
My method of promoting is through my website, social media and word of mouth.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What's next for me as a writer? Now that's a good question but I would love to create a television show or write a movie. I want to push myself beyond my limits.
How well do you work under pressure?
I like to think that I'm always working under pressure. So I'm good under pressure.
How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
I never decide on what tone I'm using when I'm writing a particular piece until I'm done and going in to make edits.
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