What can we expect from you in the future? ie More
books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I’m working on another
poetry book I’m planning on releasing in 2013. I’m also getting ready to start
work on my second.
have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I been writing every since 15. My teacher made me write a
poem for a class assignment. I knew I had a gift for writing, but it wasn’t
until after I won an award for my poem life. That I knew I had a gift. I was
inspired to starting writing full time after I won a couple award for poems I
would you place your books into?
I’m going to have to say poetry and self-help cause a lot
of my poems have messages in them, that we all can learn from.
Where do you
get your book ideas from?
I get my ideas from things that I am inspired about, or
feel empowered about. Such as social issue. A lot of the ideas usually comes to
me. Whenever I thinking or have a lot on my mind.
ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the
I usually don’t suffered from writer block cause I
usually write when ideas, and thoughts starts coming to me. I don’t like my
poems to feel rushed. So I just let it come to me.
Is there a
certain Author that influenced you in writing?
I would have to say Maya Angelou is one person I’m
influenced by coming on she’s a legend. But the person who has the biggest
influence on me. Is Lady GaGa and Ashanti. I like Ashanti cause she has the
ability to go deeper then what most poets are willing to go, and she follows her
own rules when it comes to writing poetry. And don’t follow the rules that most
poets. Which she got a lot of flack for when she wrote a poetry book. But her
writing reflections more on emotion then story telling. And that something I
want to carry on in my writing
Do you think
ebooks will ever totally replace printed books
? No. There are always people who are going to like the
touch, smell and fell of the book. And theirs always going to be somebody who is
not tech savvy. Their always are going to be people who like to search for new
authors on the book shelf.
any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? and Why should we
watch out for them?
Poet Michael J. Burt. I think he is very gifted . I think
he got a lot more in stores for us, he's very creative and ahead of his time.
Hannah Faye the author who wrote a rappers college. Yes I love that
anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it
When it comes to my first book. I think I probably would
have stuck to my own writing style instead of trying to be Maya Angelou. I was
18 and it was my first book and I was writing the type of poems my peers was
encourage me to write, but hey it was a learning experience. That’s why I stuck
to my guns on this book.
of advice would you give to a new writer?
Be original find your own style. You really have to love
writing in order to stay in this game. You have to be consistent with your book
promotion. You have to really believe in your talent. Think about the message
you are trying to get across with your book. Connecting with other authors is
very important. Learn from others. Read! Read! Read! It surprises me how many
authors don’t really read that much. Reading perfects your writing talent. It
keeps the creative juices flowing. Read in various genres as well. And lastly,
always keep perfecting your craft.