Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have currently written seven books and been grateful to have published four. The four books that I published are..
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Dreamer: The Boy Who Caught 22 (2014): How do you become successful when you come from an environment that deals with economic depression, and a lack of opportunities? How many will still dare to dream to seek what they feel is their destiny. Jarred a young man trying to find himself in a small town outside of New York City is trying to find what he considers success. Jarred not knowing how to reach this pinnacle. He wants to be something his family can be proud of. Jarred receives these dreams from his dead grandfather who encourages him to go with his heart and his world to be created through faith and not by sight.
Cancer & the Lottery (2015): Marisa is a twenty-one-year-old native New Yorker that wins the lottery. What should have been celebrated as the greatest day in her life is foreshadowed by devastating news. Within twenty-four hours of winning the lottery, Marisa finds out that her cancer is terminal. Hearing this news, she takes her winnings and three best friends to explore different parts of the world. Marisa tries to enjoy her last days on God’s green earth while attempting to also make amends with her mother and sister while also attempting to live out the last few days of her life to the fullest by exploring the world.
Cancer & the Lottery: Ally’s The Last Letters (2016) : Ally’s Way the Last Letters is the continuation of Cancer and the Lottery, Ally is Marisa’s sister. Ally is now living the life that her big sister outlined for her and her three best friends with winning the lottery. Although trying to live her sisters’ vision, there is dysfunction all around her which forces Ally to find her own way.
Home Town Heroes (2016) : Jimmy has always been curious of why people around town consider his family Home Town Heroes. On his 18th birthday, his father Junior tells a riveting tale detailing their pilgrimage to vindication and seizing justice on the murderous man who killed his loving parents. Junior talks about his childhood and avenging the death of a cut throat man known as Celeste.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not unusual but I’m a firm believer that the early bird gets the worm. So I like to write five in the morning to seven. Then depending on my schedule I like to write two hours in the night.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five people You Meet in Heaven, Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
Are the books and Authors that inspired me to write.
What are you working on now?
I just wrapped my new book The Tailor in Heaven. Its a coming of age story that I’m excited to put out for the world to read. If you like my debut book The Dreamer: The Boy Who Caught 22 then this will be a great.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My best method is social media and asking for great sites to place my book on their pages.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep your head down and keep writing. Build a catalog that you can be proud of.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Enjoy the Journey. We have to enjoy the steps it took to get you where you are today.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading the Next Person you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and just finished Miles Morales Spider- Man by Jason Reynolds.
What’s next for you as a writer?
After the release of The Tailor in Heaven on February 4th, I’ll be releasing two more books for 2019. Chef Noah Moss and Desperate from the Diaspora.
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?
I would not take four books to read but bring four notebooks so I can write my Journey on the desert Island,