Go by the name Thomas C. the reasons why I lived a life as a child under an assumed name of my mother’s husband. But once I grew into the mature person(man) I took on my biological fathers last name. For now I just chose to use the initial C. I'm a father, 42 yrs. old, born in the Bronx NY, raised as a Nomad lived everywhere from Cali to Atlanta to Atlantic City, NJ as a child before returning to my roots in NY by the age of 21.
2. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Always been a story teller always had a gift of gab(as my g-mom calls it) But to answer you when I was laid up in the hospital in 2009 from a bad spat with high blood pressure, the drs told me I might not make it unless I under go surgeries I knew it was time to try and lead by example and do this through my writing.
3.What inspired you to write your first book?
My family my past life my children, God
4. What books have influenced your life most?
Whoreson Donald Goings, The Bible, The Quran, Coldest winter ever, Art of War, Black Mafia(Mikell Davis)
5.If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Honestly a very good brother whom is incarcerated by the name of Mikell Davis he wrote (Black Mafia) he is from Atlantic City, NJ a very good writer.
6.How have your personal experiences affected your writing?
I would say even though a lot of writers say fiction. I would say most of my creativity comes from either something I experienced or something I had a chance of having knowledge of probably 50-60 percent
7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Driving, Day dreaming, cooking, spending as much family time as possible, talking to God
8. Where do you get your ideas for your books?
Strictly imagination and creative thoughts
9. Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Yes, actually I have a very special book I'm working on as we speak
10.If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Ideal career would be a restaurant owner
11. What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
In Found Son my most liked chapter is when I get to depict how everyone found redemption
12. Why do you feel you had to tell this story?
Honestly I was targeting the youth and anyone caught up in the drug game or street life to try to deter them and give them hope
13. Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Yes my next book is titled My Mommy and Daddy’s secrets hurt me. It is about a teenage girl who gets caught up with 2 fellas. She has a baby the rest is a secret(Lol)
14.How do you market your book(s)?
Social networks, Amazon, Word of mouth.
15. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
God first, patients, determination. Don't give up no matter how many haters u pick-up along the way
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