When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing briefly in middle school, but I stopped. Then, I took it up seriously beginning with poetry halfway during my career in the Navy.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I didn’t consider myself a true writer until my first poem was published, My One Last Cent. And that was in Howard University’s online journal, Amistad.
Are you a full-time or part-time writer and how does that affect your writing?
I write part-time. It limits me in the time I can spend on my writing.
Do you have a special time to write, or how is your day structured to accommodate your writing?
I do. I’m more effective if I get up early in the morning to write. That is anywhere between 4:30 – 5 am. On the weekends, a little later.
What have you written so far?
So far, I’ve written two novels, In the Company of Strangers (Team Ice) Book 2 and The Friends and Family Connection: Get Unplugged. I also have a book of poetry, Thinking Aloud: Dimensions of Free Verse.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Keep pushing toward your dreams and never give up.
Can you share with readers a little bit about your latest book?
Yes, it is the sequel to my first novel. The Friends and Family Connection: Get Unplugged. However, Anita Johnson and undercover DEA is closer than ever to capturing Gabrielle, a fugitive along with her team of detectives. Additionally, the reader is able to connect more with Chloe, a writer and close friend of Anita’s. She has a very dark past and more is explained in the sequel.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
I’d have to say Chloe is my favorite character. She has a lot of skeletons, but she manages to keep them buried well.
If your book was made into a movie, who would you cast?
Funny you should ask, I run through the cast weekly. Gabrielle would be Michelle Rodriguez, Chloe – Gabrielle Union, Anita – Zoe Zaldana, and Tseudo – Jon Favreau. Those are the main characters.
What is your next project?
I’m currently finishing up the final chapters in the sequel, Another Name for Revenge. My intentions are to have it edited this summer and release it by the end of the year.