Whether it’s penning My Growing Pains Series or my upcoming non-fiction books, or coaching first time indie authors or helping people with their relationships; I’m always discovering new ways to help people live their best lives possible.
When I’m not in author/coach mode, I love reading and watching sports football, basketball, tennis, golf yeah basically all of them.
I’m also a big TV watcher (maybe too big? Nah no such thing). I love my soaps; soaper for life love my night time dramas. These are enjoyable and a perk is it also helps with my creative thinking/writing process. The only thing better than watching my favorite shows is watching it with millions of others via twitter!! I’m a major tweeter!
I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Xavier University Louisiana and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago.
I have a wonderful family life including two wonderful sons. I live in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) home of Mardi Gras, Jazz, great food and Southern Hospitality.
LIFE IS GOOD. I AM BLESSED!
What inspires you to write?
I don’t think I have to be “inspired” to write. I love writing. I really do. It’s an avenue for me to express myself and my thoughts to the world.
Tell us about your writing process.
I outline chapters and what I want to happen to the characters. I usually do 4-5 chapters at a time. I don’t do the entire book at one time because very often I can have one idea in my head but at some point the story takes me in a different direction.
I write with paper and pen first. Then I type on the computer. I like it because it actually gives me at least two thought processes before my first edit.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I put myself in their position. I often wonder what would so and so do or say in this scene? They are really “real” in my head lol!
Who are your favorite authors?
James Patterson is in my top two. But Sidney Sheldon will always be my favorite author of all time.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I love learning new things and processes. So I decided to self publish to learn the process. It’s been fascinating.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
When I published my first book just five years ago things were so different. Social Media wasn’t the force it was today. I believe it will continue to evolve but it will evolve as our ability to communicate with the world evolves and at the same speed and precision.
What genres do you write?
Young Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction
What formats are your books in?