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Friday, November 7, 2014

Interview with Imani Writes

Can you believe it?  We have a new author with us this afternoon.  You might have seen the cover of her book around the internet.  The book has been promoted quite heavily.  There is a buzz going on and now we have the author her to tell us a bit about herself, her book and her writing style.  Let's welcome, Imani Writes.

I always ask everyone to spell their names so one misspells or mispronounces anyone's name.

1. How do you spell your name?
Imani Writes  

2. Tell me about your book.
Shug’ah is a book about a young woman who is telling the readers about her life. She begins at the age of 15, when she is is raped. At 16, a juvenile detention center becomes her home. At 21, she finds her place in an all-man crew of hired killers. Just when she feels all is lost, her past shows up. Can happiness finally be within her reach or is it much too late?

3. What inspired you to write?
As a child I had an unhappy childhood and I would read everything I could get my hands on.  I would become so involved with the story line and the characters I would forget my reality.  I knew then I wanted to write, to create stories that people could get lost in.

4. What is your writing process? How long does it take you to write a book?
I like to create an outline, a very detailed outline of each character no matter how small and of course the locations in the book.  I look up street names real locations and call up restaurants and hotels to get more information. I want it to be as accurate as possible.

5. Who are some of your favorite authors?
Eric Jerome Dickey, will always be one of my favorites because I love his style of writing.

6. Do you have any more books coming out? When?
         Yes I do. Artistic Words Publishing will be introducing Blaque Ice next year.

7. How did you go about getting your book published? 
         I was very fortunate to have someone read my books when they were ebooks.  She     enjoyed them so much she told her friend, who had a publishing company, and she read them and here we are.  

8. Can I send something to your agent/publisher?
          Yes I don’t have an agent yet. But the next best thing is an awesome publisher and you can contact her through www.artisticwordspublishing.com

9. Is there anything else you'd like to tell me?
          Dreams do become a reality. Not without hard work and dedication.  So whatever you want to do in life you can achieve it but you must believe in yourself!

Imani, thank you for being with us today.  It was a pleasure interviewing you.  

If you wish to keep up with Imani Writes and her works, look for over the internet or you can contact her through her publisher.

Interview with Teresa D. Patterson

Well, we have the author of varies Urban Fiction novels in the hot seat with us this afternoon.  Let's chat with Teresa D. Patterson and get to know her a bit.  Shall we?

1.  How do you spell your name? T-E-R-E-S-A, P-A-T-T-E-R-S-O-N

2.  How old are you?  45 Do you care if I put your age in the article? No.

3.  Where do you live?  St. Petersburg, FL. Do you care if I put your hometown in the article? No.

4.  Tell me about your book. The Real Hood Wives of St. Pete. is set in the city of St. Petersburg, FL. It’s about three single mothers who live in the housing projects. Each woman is there for a different reason. It tells of their struggles of dealing with issues single mothers have to face on a daily basis.

5.  What inspired you to write? I was inspired to write by my mother who writes poetry and by my fifth grade spelling teacher.

6.  What is your writing process? I don’t really have a writing process. I just write. I tried to stick to a writing schedule but it didn’t work for me.
How long does it take you to write a book? Sometimes I can write a book in a little over a month. At other times, it takes years. It just depends on how motivated I am to finish the story or if the characters are continuously speaking to me.

7.  What exactly is erotic romance? I can’t really answer that question because I don’t write erotic romance. The two romance novels I’ve written, Panzina’s Passion and Soul on Fire, do not have any erotic scenes included.

8.  How do you write all those steamy sex scenes? Some of my novels, like THEY CALL ME MY G-SPOT and UNCROSSING HER LEGS, have lots of steamy sex scenes. I write those scenes by imagining what I’d like to have happen in my bedroom (or an elevator.) It’s definitely not from experience.

9.  Why do you write romance? I write romance because I grew up reading Harlequin Romance novels and I just fell in love with those types of books. What appeals to you about it? I love the idea of love and two people falling in love. It just warms my heart.

10. Who are some of your favorite authors? Dean Koontz, Keith Kareem Williams and Keith Gaston.

I must say that it has been a pleasure speaking with you this afternoon Teresa.  

To keep up with Teresa around the internet, you can find her at these varies sites: 



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Interview with Michael Tavon

Our interview this morning is with Michael Tavon.  We are going to find out a little about Michael and the his latest book, "Garage Band: The Legend of Dookie Harris.

1.  Where do you live?  
Saint Petersburg, Florida
2.   Tell me about your book.
It's a comedic novel about failure and dejection. Kevin 'Dookie' Harris who was once projected to be crone famous is now a baby father of 5 kids,a stork  clerk, a raging alcoholic  who vicariously lives out his dream by singing karaoke at the age of 38. Kevin and his former band reunite to give their rock-star hopes another chance
3.   What inspired you to write?
The average American, most Americans are miserable blue collar workers who gave up on their dreams and that's who Dookie Harris is.4.   What is your writing process?  How long does it take you to write a book?

 I don't have a set process I just write whenever the creative motor is running. For "Garage Band" it took me 3 months the write it, it took another
4 to edit it.
5. Who are some of your favorite authors?

 Charles Bukowski and Teresa D Patterson.
6. Do you have any more books coming out?  When? 

Yes! "Garage Band 2: Behind the Band" and there isn't a set date yet.
7. How did you go about getting your book published?  How long did it take?

 I self published, so it didn't take long
8. Are you doing any book signings or author talks in the area?  If so, when and where? 

Not yet ;( I guess I'm not cool enough.
9. Is there anything else you'd to tell me?

 I aspire to make the world laugh through pain.

Michael, I want to thank you for allowing us to interview you this morning. 

Everyone can look for Michael Tavon's book on Amazon.com.  Be sure to follow him around the internet and get to know him.