My name is Elois Thames and I currently resides in Flint, MI with my five children. I’m going to Everest University Online for Paralegal. I love reading, writing, spending time with my family and traveling, when I’m not doing anything I like relaxing with a good book or a good movie.
2. Did you read as a child?
Yes, when I started the 7th grade. I went through books like water. I was reading two to three books a day. That’s how fast I use to read them.
3. What inspired you to write?
I use to read Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew. While I was reading I told myself I can write like them. I use to write in a screenplay form but then I changed it. I have a very active imagination and mostly I use to act the scenes out. I could have been an actor but that was not my calling. With the things that I was going through, I turned to writing for an escape.
4. Can you tell us about your current projects?
I’m currently in the process of publishing New to the Game and My little Dirty Secret. I have quite a few titles that’s coming out. New to the Game is different for me because it is street lit. I’m trying my hand at all genres. I want to versatile in writing. After My little dirty secret, I’ll be working on Hook part one Kalima’s story.
5. Five years from now where do you see yourself?
Within 5 years from now, I see myself with my own publishing company that is doing well, married and living in a better place. Seeing that all my children graduate high school and going to college. Working for a top firm as a paralegal.
6. What advice would you give to upcoming authors?
My advice for authors is to research, research, research and research. Write, write, and keep on writing. Always put God first in everything that you’re doing. Don’t give up and stay focused even when it looks like you’re not going anywhere but you are and be patient. Patient is a virtue. Set goals and work towards them. Don’t come into the industry with the mentality that when you first put your book out that you’re going to sell a lot of books. It’s a process and it will take time to build your audience. Keep working at it. I quote “Sell yourself shamelessly” This is what I learned from Treasure Blue. And I follow it every day. Every morning when you wake up, claim what you are going to sell out of your mouth and believing in Jesus that it will come to pass.
7. What do you want to tell your readers?
To keep a lookout for me, because I’m not done yet! I got too many stories in my head to stop now!
My favorite book that I really enjoyed is Crossroads by Keith Williams, Keith Gaston, Kr Bankston and Elizabeth Lashaun. I think there is somebody else but I’m not for sure. I have a quite a few that I really enjoy but this here is on point. I love the way the storyline flows well together.