What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.
‘Georgia’s Heart’. Its about an single mom who tries to save her dying daughter, the daughter has an fatal heart condition, by having an marriage of convenience.
Tell us something about yourself.
I’m originally from Joliet, IL ( Blues Brother’s territory) but I moved to Marietta, Ga about four years ago. I have been writing since I was an freshman in high. I had more notebooks filled with stories than with homework. I have an daughter that’s eleven going on twenty-one and an husband who wants all the latest gadgets, men?
What inspired you to write this book?
In reality an day dream. I was walking around my college, Kentucky State University, campus and I had this day dream an vision of this story. I pulled out my notebook in my next glass and started handing writing this story then it was transferred to computer.
How did you choose the title?
I went through three different names for this book then I came to ‘Georgia’s Heart’ because when I re-read the story I thought that is was about this child’s heart. Protecting it, saving it and loving it.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
When I was an kid I would play in my room have whole lifetimes in one fantasy. So when I was in high school I would sit in glass an day dream about people, placed and situations. Loving situations. So I decided to write them all down and that was how I became an writer.
Do you have any writing rituals?
The one ritual I have is that I listen to music when I write and I kind of act out the scenes that I am writing about.
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
People I know and some I don’t usually the names are ones that I love and want to read about all the time.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?
Patience and perseverance.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
I’m always working on my next book. I have no clue what it is about. I have outlines all over the place but it takes me reading my outlines again to see what I want to elaborate on.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Be willing to re-read what you are writing about. Know that getting your name out there and pushing for what you want don’t ever give up.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
I believe that the perfect reader doesn’t truly exist because you can be an avid reader of non fiction and find the perfect fiction book to read and fall in love with fiction. My reader is someone who believes in the impossible. In love. In the fact that life can throw you curves but you ride them out and are better for them
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?