Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m originally from Greenville, Mississippi. Now I reside in Houston, TX. I’m a first time author. I have a musical background. I studied Forensic Science and completed with honors. I’m a self taught and certified makeup artist. I’m a mother of two wonderful children. I’m an entrepreneur & more.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Even Through the Storm- A Mom’s Faith Amid Adversity “
I was inspired to write my book from seeing, hearing and being around so many people (including myself) go through so many different obstacles of life and wanted to help put a more positive outlook into the world. I saw and experienced changes by just a change in my perspective with even what may have seemed to be a negative at the time and got the positive out of it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I sometimes write with music playing
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Zane, Toni Morrison, Sapphire, Ernest J Gaines -A Lesson Before Dying, Fahrenheit-451, The Poetry of Robert Frost
What are you working on now?
I have a few things in the works but I’m focusing on this current project at the moment. I hate announcing the moves before they are made.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
It’s varies sites that are good. I wouldn’t say it’s one over the other. You have to use them all plus more to get a great response. But, if I have to go with one, I would say Facebook.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I would tell new authors to believe in your vision and stay true to it. God placed it in your heart for a reason. Take your time. Be authentic. Be creative. Enjoy your writing. Believe in your message. Believe in you!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never fold under pressure
What are you reading now?
John C Maxwell – The 360* Leader
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will have more writing projects (books etc) on the way… plus several other surprises
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?
Around the World in Eighty Poems
The Hunger Games
The Da Vinci Code
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