I am born and raised in New York just minutes away from New York City. I consider myself to be a writer, poet and author. At a young age, I fell in love with poetry. I was amazed at how you could express your feelings, create a scene and tell a story through poetry. Soon after discovering poetry, I read her first romance novel, Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann. In 2007, my first novel Dreamtini was published. Shortly after Dreamtini’s release I stepped away from writing. I returned in 2018 and released Dreamtini the 2nd Edition, followed by Pieces of Me and Simply Me; both, are a part of the Intimately Me Collection.
When I am not writing, I am most likely trying to keep up with my two young sons.
What inspires you to write?
My feelings, emotions and what I am experiencing at the moment inspire me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
As for my writing process, I approach my story how it comes to me. Sometimes the idea might come before the story. If that is the case then I will write down my notes and then I will outline and go from there. If the story comes before the notes and outline, then I will write as much of the story as I can. Once I get to that point then I will begin to outline and figure out the story and the direction I'm going.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I have a complete conversation with my characters so that I have a better understanding of who they are and how they will act in certain situations.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't have favorite authors, I just have favorite books. I like to read a good book no matter the genre.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My publishing journey has been interesting. When I finally became published in 2007, during promoting my first novel, Dreamtini, I became pregnant so my main focus was having a healthy pregnancy. But at that time there weren't that many platforms to market and promote myself. When I got back on my publishing path, in 2016 things changed and now here was the opportunity to self-publish where I could publish what I want, when I wanted and many platforms to promote myself while in the writing phase. I chose self-publishing because it works for me and I have to do that not only works best for me but fits into my schedule if that makes sense…lol
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing is forever changing and I think it's beginning to work in favor of indie authors.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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