J. California Cooper, Bernice McFadden, and Tananarive Due
2.Who has had a major influence on your writing?
3.Can you name at least one book that you never finished?
The Color Purple
4.What word or words do you always have trouble spelling?
Conscious and conscience
5.What three adjectives best describe you?
Energetic, spiritual, and happy
6.Which of your characters would you most like to be and why?
I’d like to be like Sylvia Richmond, a character from Ex-Terminator, Nothing Stays the Same, and At the End of the Day. Sylvia always cares about the welfare of others, often putting her own needs on the back burner.
7.Which author would you invite to dinner?
8.Where do you write?
In my special room at home that I call my office
9.When do you write?
In the evenings
10.What makes you happy?
Looking out of a window and taking in the splendor of God’s creation.
11.What do you most fear?
Failure is my greatest fear.
12.What is your favorite vice?
Eating a bowl of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream.
13.What is the quality you most like in yourself?
That I genuinely love and care for people and will do what I can to help them. I’m a peacemaker.
14.What are the qualities you most like in your friends?
The friends that are part of my inner circle are giving, loving, caring and do so unconditionally.
15.Would you be lying if you said your works were not autobiographical?
I have two novels that capture some parts of my life, however, 95% isn’t my story.
16.What part of your personality do you detest?
Being so critical of myself
17.What is your favorite adjective?
18.What is your favorite book?
My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
19.What book would you read three times?
Sugar by Bernice McFadden
20.To whom would you award the Nobel Prize for Literature and why?
Maya Angelou. Ms. Angelou is a literary warrior. When she writes, her soul floats out on paper, and I’d love to be able to tap into the essence of her being.