Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an educator, member of clergy and writer. I am, what I call an “extroverted introvert”. By this, I say that I love everyone and enjoy fellowship. It is usually, however; during the times that I am invited to a function, gala and am energized by the spirit of people. That said, I preferably use my time to hang out on MY couch, delve into social media (as if it is an experiment) to people – watch the ways that humans operate. Sufficient to say, it feeds my love to understand my own strengths and needs for improvement after seeing how choice folks make work or may not work out for them.
I love Jesus Christ with ALL of my heart. Secondly, I love wine. LOL. I am a gastronome who enjoys good food with great down time for ME! I have written one book to date.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book is: Stop – Scapegoat No More. The Holy Spirit told me to write a book. I asked, “…on what”? He said, “Scapegoating. After hearing His Command and knowing accordingly that I would follow as a lover of God, I looked up the word, “Scapegoat” the dictionary to make sure I had the definition The Lord was showing me. It was.
I am a scapegoat, for which I already had a clue of the context given my daily struggle to break free from these unhealthy people.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do not have unusual writing habits. Rarely, do I write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Holy Bible is my GREATEST Influence as it is God’s Word. After, Michelle Obama, Dr. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Bell Hooks, Dr. Eddie Glaud and others are a real source of inspiration.
What are you working on now?
Getting my book in the hands of folks who will find a real healing through the words placed on my heart to convey to the public.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am learning. In being a self-published author, I am learning by doing.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Study your craft. Be inspired by the topic for which you are writing. You edit your own work. If then you need others, be sure the work is protected before you farm it out to editors. Do NOT be afraid. You are called to do what you do. Others need your voice as a way to affirm how they make decisions.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“Never sweat the small stuff.”
What are you reading now?
Becoming, by Michelle Obama.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I would love to create a children’s book – stay tuned!
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 bring…
a.) The Holy Bible
b.) “In the Meantime”
c.) “Co-Dependency No More”
d.) “Democracy in Black”