Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an author, publisher, and playwright. I’ve published 10 novels. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently live in the Chicago-land area. I earned my Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree from Chicago State University. I am the producer, playwright, and director of the stage-play, entitled, “Somebody Else’s Baby.” I am, also, a philanthropist who works closely with my husband to help others through our non-profit (501c3) organization called, Srewolf & Nitram H.E.A.R.T.S Foundation.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest novel is entitled, “Daddy.” I wrote this book because I feel like, although, we see men in more of a leadership capacity in this country, when it comes to the family, they must take the backseat to the needs of their family – often getting lost in the family dynamic. Women, for the most part, raise the children, run the households, while men are pushed into the background. This is not true for every household, but it is true for many…this book gives them a voice.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, when I’m writing I eat some of the worst foods. I look for things that are convenient which means that they are never healthy. My go-to is chips and cookies.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My biggest influence was neither a book or an author. The person who influenced me to write was my eight grade English teacher. She had such a unique way of bringing stories to life.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m not working on anything.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Email marketing has worked best for me.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, my advice is keep writing.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice…never give up.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
I try not to think that far in advance. I let things happen when they’re supposed to happen and not a minute sooner.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
My book, entitled, “Peaches” (It’s a good book), “Native Son” by Richard Wright, and “The Evidence of Things Not Seen” by James Baldwin.