Sorry about that, things have been really crazy around here. Here is the interview we did.
How are you today?
I'm well, thank you for asking.
I want to thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with me.
Thank you for this interview. It's a privilege.
Can you tell our readers a little about your most recent book?
Hope and Desire is a contemporary short anthology. It is the story of Jennifer Greene, a young girl who dreams of going to New York to become a fashion designer. Her father dies suddenly, her mother marries his best friend, and Jennifer is forced to put her education aside to care for her younger siblings. She finally goes to New York, is tricked into marriage by a man twice her age who refuses to let her go. She escapes, falls in love and finds herself a suspect for murder.
What other books if any have you written?
My first book, "A Faithful Choice," was self-published by Xlibris in the year 2000, and my second book, "All MY Bright Tomorrows, a spin off of the first book, was self-published by Paper Tigers in 2002.
How did you come up with the story line?
I came up with the story line in a dream. I don't dream often, but this particular night, I dreamed about a feisty young woman who reminded me of my aunt Gladys, very outspoken and says what she is thinking.
What do you think inspired you to write?
I liked some of the books that I read but often thought that their endings should have been different. I told myself that I could do better and I sat down to write.
When can we expect to see more from you?
I am writing a longer novel titled, "Love, Passion and Hate," and I expect to finish and publish it this summer.
What advise do you have for other writers that are trying to make it?
Read everything and anything about your genre. Study your craft and other authors who have made it. Join writing groups and organizations that can help you. Pay close attention to what editors and publishers want, and write a good story beginning with a great hook; one that will make them want to publish.
It was a pleasure talking to you, and we look forward to reading more of your work.
Thank you. It was a pleasure talking to you.
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