Get to Know the Author Behind the Pen! 🖋
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I realize that there are many new readers out there who may not be familiar with my work, or anything about me for that matter, so for today's post, I figured, what better way to get to know me than by sharing a few things about myself!
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I can’t say that I always knew that I would choose writing, but I started writing really young. If you ask my mom, she’ll tell you I picked up a pencil at 18 months old. It’s something that comes really naturally to me and I love to get creative and tell a story, so I guess you can say writing chose me.
2. What were you reading by the time you reached high school and what had the most fundamental influence on what you write today?
By the time I reached high school I was reading books by Zane, Omar Tyree and Eric Jerome Dickey (just to name a few). I remember it like it was yesterday. I literally picked up "Addicted" by Zane and I couldn’t put her work down! I remember ordering a new book from Amazon every time I got paid because I couldn’t wait to fall into another one of her books. I can say that Zane definitely opened the door to urban fiction for me and I never looked back.
3. Did you go to college for your writing? If so, do you think that helps with your writing today?
Yes! Being a journalism major definitely helped me learn how to craft a compelling story as well as gain some nifty grammatical tips that I still try to implement when writing my novels today.
4. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written over a dozen novels, with more set to release this year. I also have a collection of short stories published and a story in a published anthology book. I love all of my books, but I can say that the books that came out in 2017 really have my heart. I can really see the growth in my writing from when I started publishing in 2013, and I’m really excited for my readers to experience it.
5. When writing, what’s your process from start to finish? What comes easily to you, and what challenges you?
My writing process varies with every project I start. Usually, my first steps are to map the entire book out so I can see what I want to take place in the book, then I start on developing my characters. I think one of the most challenging things in my writing is finding the time to dedicate to it EVERY DAY. I'll be completely honest, there are some days I write a lot,and some days I don’t even want to touch my laptop. I’ve learned that's okay. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Check back for more "Get to Know Me" posts later!