Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.
I’m a quiet fireball. The times that I speak are when righteousness deserves a voice, or when I’m initiating a joke with a friend. Motivating people in their journey to discover who they are, and empower their dreams, is sincere passion that I entail. Although, I’m young, the opportunity to provide leadership for my peers has always been potent. I admire being that person that people can look up to. More so, that’s why I began writing. As, the author of two books, literature is powerful in the message that it can provide.
Tell us about your books.
Just released two months ago is my work, “Beyond the Worst”. The fiction story is based in an urban neighborhood. The people that live in this neighborhood are poor and uneducated, because of isolation from governmental financial support. The story does not promote social agenda, but it does shine light on economic inequality and homophobic culture.
How did you go about getting published?
I chose the self-publishing route. It’s not easy, but it can be done with resiliency and ambition to succeed.
What is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?
As weird as this is, I only write at night time. So, depending on how good the day was, I can write until I fall asleep. Truly, I think I only write at night is because I love the feeling of peace. Throughout the day there is way too much going on.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Full-time job, pets, hobbies?
Art wise, I admire dancing. Just like writing, dancing releases everything that I feel and think. Yes, I’m working on a clothing line and online inspiration network, but I do enjoy writing and dancing!
Any advice for authors about book covers?
Interestingly, for “Beyond the Worst”, I’ve had two different book covers. The first was too aggressive, so I went with the current cover. It’s simple, yet creative. When I first previewed the physical copy of the book the cover was glossy, and I was like oh no! So, once I changed to a matte finish, the book cover felt amazing. So, it’s important to consider that you’re book is the face of your story. There are some readers that judge a book by its cover!
Any marketing tips you’d like to share with other authors?
Market, market, and market your book! Please, do not allow your literature to sit on bookshelves.
What’s your favorite book?
What are you reading now?
The Shack by William P Young
What’s your next book project?
Later this year, I’ll be releasing another book. I’m debating on the title and the plot, but it will be my best book… and Beyond the Worst is a phenomenal book!