Please tell us in one sentence only why we should read your book.If you believe yourself to be a good person, it will make you question your actions toward others and open your heart and mind to seeing people differently.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?Yes, I have a few books I’m working on and looking forward to publishing another by December. I’m also teaching on the importance of love, and will at some point do a training session on the various types of grief.
What inspired you to become a writer?I always loved to read different types of books when I was a child, as well as to journal. I would mostly write poems and short stories. I always wished I could write but never thought about writing until 2002. I actually wrote a nonfiction book but never published it. I didn’t decide to follow through with my desire until 2009.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?My books were Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew mysteries and Harlequin.
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?Perri Sisters “No Place to Go” or Michael Jackson’s “In Our Small Way.”
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?Being that I’m one of those aspiring authors, I can only say: do your research and connect with other authors and writing groups. First, find out what not to do. It will save you a lot of headaches, time, and money in the end.
How did you know you should become an author?I had something I wanted to share with others.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?Yes, I see a little of myself in all of them.
How do you react to a bad review?I don’t take it personally. I understand not everyone is going to like what I write. But I do read every review to see why they may not like it to make sure it’s not something other than taste and/or preference.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would it title be?Hmm, hopefully “Love in Action” or “Learning to Love on Another Level because that’s what I’m always trying to be and do.
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to coauthor a book with?There are so many great authors, but for right now with my writing I’d say Hill Harper. His desire for people to develop open and honest communication in relationships is needful in building stronger families and children.