My first book was written to my mother when I was a teenager. I wanted her to understand what I was going through and I found it easier to express myself on paper.
2. How did you come up with the title Kismet?
There were a lot of karma based stories out but this book was more than karma, it dealt with fate. After speaking with my first publisher and doing research the word Kismet described my book best.
3. Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book series?
Fun fact: Kismet was written because of a dare. I was dared to write a book and told I couldn’t so I had to prove the naysayers wrong.
4. Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?
The main message in Kismet is that revenge is a dish best served cold but that doesn’t mean we have to take it upon ourselves to be the server. Sometimes we have to sit back and let karma/fate do its thing.
5. What, in your opinion, is the hardest step in creating a masterpiece?
The seconding guessing of what I wrote. I’m my hardest critic and that slows the writing process down for me. I find myself re-reading and re-writing before finishing the story.
6. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
My audiences are those who are living, have been through or know of someone going through a struggle. My books touch on a lot of different issues and can be read by anyone in my opinion. I don’t sugar coat real issues and I haven’t written a story yet that has the “perfect hero” or ending. My books should be read because they act as proof that the struggle is real and that happily ever after can only be judged by the eyes of the beholder.
7. What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on a few stories, five to be exact. My upcoming release as of today are Scratch a lie find a thief two which will release later this year and Dog Food two which will release early 2015
8. I know that you are a publish author under Write2Eat, how did that go about?
It took years of submitting stories to K’wan Foye and getting rejected. My mind said I was ready but my writing said differently. I was too concerned with industry changes and trying to keep up with what I thought everyone wanted. When I finally wrote what I had in me I had a contract sitting in front of me a few days later.
9. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Don’t stop writing, don’t accept the word, “NO” and most importantly take time to learn your craft and the business behind it.