Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a child of God. I’m a mother of 2 wonderful boys. Teaching is my profession and passion. In addition to being a writer, I am a mentor in the Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM), poet, minister, and future school building leader. I’ve written 2 books previously. “Lifted Faces-Transforming through the Word of God” and “S.H.E (She Has Evolved) Journal are the published titles on Amazon.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I Told the Storm is the title of the latest book that I have contributed to. The inspiration behind my latest contribution is overcoming the storms and obstacles that life brings by anchoring yourself in God. Being an overcomer is the motivating/driving force behind the “I Told the Storm”.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Ideas and thoughts come to me randomly, therefore I tend to write on napkins, sticky notes, digitally, or whatever I can find to write on at the time. It doesn’t matter where I am, if God downloads something or I become inspired by something or someone I start writing. I don’t like the rules of writing much, so I tend to have a preference for poetry.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I mainly read spiritual books or children books (due to being a teacher and mother).
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a prayer book contribution with 50 other women along with a ghost writing project. I am also working on some poetry.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Instagram or Facebook I use to promote digitally. I also like to do word of mouth and networking.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take your time and get into a peaceful place to allow your creativity to flow. Follow the path God laid out for you and be yourself every step of the way! God didn’t ordain you to be like anyone else, use and speak from your own voice!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Be you! God has an audience tailored to fit your voice!
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
Promoting and stepping out of the box with my poetry.
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?
Honestly, I don’t have the answer to that right now. I am on overload with text from school.