Sunny Rain is my debut novel. It’s a sexy drama that tells the story of Natalie, Monica, and Leslie-three young professional women in Chicago who seem to have it all-hot men, looks that kill, and fabulous careers, but are each carrying secrets from the past that are haunting their lives and destroying their souls. My book deals with everything -incest, abuse, infidelity, forbidden love, STDs, and drama, but its core message is that women need to love themselves and make smarter choices when it comes to their lives and relationships.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was born and raised in Chicago. I started out as an actress and print model during my college years. I didn’t start writing professionally until about six years ago. Before that, all my writings were just for fun. I recently moved to Los Angeles to advance my career in the entertainment business. Since moving to LA, I’ve expanded my resume to include producer and host. My husband Kevin and I produce a reality based TV show titled Digg into Books with Ci Ci Foster. We travel from city to city showcasing book clubs and reviewing novels. I also co-own another production company, Flower Goddess Productions with fellow actress Mashari Laila Bain. We produce everything from documentaries to calendars. Our debut documentary, I Heart Hollywood, follows the real life struggles of 14 working actresses in Los Angeles. So I am really juggling quite a bit, but it’s what I’m passionate about, and I wouldn’t trade it for nothing.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
I am writing my second novel. It’s titled Hollywoodn’t. The story follows an actress who gets blackmailed by a scorned lover. It has a lot of twists and turns and I can’t wait to share it with the readers.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
I would advise writers who are trying to get published to never give up. This business requires a great deal of patience and persistence. If you keep working hard, your opportunity will come. If publishers aren’t lined up around the corner to publish your book, it’s not the end of the world. Self–publishing might be right for you. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but it is now more affordable than ever. I would advise writers to do their homework and really read the fine print on all publishing contracts including those from print on demand publishers.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
The perfect reader for Sunny Rain is a woman between the ages of 21 to 40 who enjoys high drama with a touch of erotica.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?