Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a published one-year Author that has written and released a total of five African American Literature books. Those such works can be found on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and a few other online book websites.
Love In The Deep South: A Memphis Hood Tale (Debuted novel) – 3 book series
All I Ever Wanted Was A Love Like Yours (Standalone Novel)
I Was Everything He Wanted (Book 1 of 2 book series)
My goal as a writer is not only to sell, but to give readers good, quality, refreshing books that will leave an impact for years to come. Even if it takes me years to accomplish a huge fan base, I intend to keep working until my name becomes a household name.
In addition to my published novels, I’ve also began to blog. To date, I have written about twelve. I find it therapeutic to casually write in between working on some of my projects.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I Was Everything He Wanted is the latest novel that I wrote. My inspiration was marriage. I wanted to put a fictional spin on real life issues pertaining to couples that are married, and some of the obstacles that they often face.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not necessarily unusual, but a few techniques that gets the creative juices flowing. I don’t write out an outline. I basically freestyle my work. I’ve found that I’m better at writing this way. Whenever I have a thought, I feel the need to immediately add it to my story. I don’t like to sit on ideas for a long time. Also, I like to listen to music, and occassionally have a glass of wine.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Kimberla Lawson Roby, Carl Weber (A variety of books from this author), R.M. Johnson (The Million Dollar Divorce), Mary B. Morrison (Soulmates Dissipate), Mary Monroe (God Don’t Like Ugly) and many others.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on two projects. One, is another standalone novel which is a spinoff of my previous standalone novel. What it entails is the lives of two people who are trying their best to maintain a relationship in which was a struggle to build initially. The second one is a part two of a 2 book series that is currently released.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My website (https://www.authoressnlhudson.org)
Facebook page, facebook like page, Instagram, blogger website, Tumblr, Wattpad, and I’m also trying to build an audience on Twitter.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, my best advice is to research, stay consistent, have your work professionally edited, promote yourself well, and focus on building your brand.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Staying consistent and never give up no matter how hard it may become. Also, believe in yourself even when it feels that no one else does.
What are you reading now?
Honestly, I haven’t read anything recently. I’ve been so busy working on my projects.
What’s next for you as a writer?
My plan is to publish about 2 more books this year, and attend a few local author events. After that, I would like to attend some of the bigger signings, and hopefully one day I would like to become a mentor to other authors who will be where I am now.
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?
Well, I would probably select four of my books. Love In The Deep South: (3 book series) & All I Ever Wanted Was A Love Like Yours.