Where are you from?Detroit Michigan.
Tell us the latest news. I’ve currently signed to Major Key Publications and hoping for a great turn out.
When and why did you begin writing? I started writing at the age of 14. I’ve always loved to write, mostly poetry.
When did you consider yourself a writer? At the age of 15.
What inspired you to write your first book?When I read Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree.
Do you have a specific writing style? No. I just let the flow come natural.
How did you come up with the title? The idea of a dollar bill came to mind and the words “In God We Trust” stuck out to me. Being that my book is about a brother and sister, I decided to name it In My Brother I Trust.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? To love your family. Family is the most important thing besides God, who will be there for you no matter what.
How much of your book is realistic? None.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? No.
What books have most influenced your life most? None have influenced me but Flyy Girl, True To The Game, The Coldest Winter Ever etc.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Joy Deja King and the power couple Ashley Antoinette & JaQuavis Coleman.
What book are you reading now? Got A Gangsta Catchin’ Feelings by Laconia Renee.
Are there any new authors that have grasp your interest? Yes. Britt Joni, Laconia Renee, Qiana Nicole, Que T. Kennedy and the rest of the Major Key Family!
What are your current projects? I’m currently working on my third of installment of In My Brother I Trust.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. Author J. Brinkley.
Do you see writing as a career? Yes!
If you could do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? Not a thing!
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I was sitting in my sister’s apartment with my friends and we were making a joke about a guy we knew. I started thinking about my life and decided that I wanted to write a book on it. That didn’t turn out well lol. I was an amateur then, but the more I started to read, the more I wanted to create stories that reflected on others lives.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? Part 3 of my novel “In My Brother I Trust “ centers around the lives of Monica, El and Robyn as they go through relationship battles, drug wars, lies, betrayal, and secrets! It’s definitely going to be a hit!
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? The most challenging part is to try to make sure you bring originality. Make stories that people haven’t heard yet. Although urban fiction sometimes touch on the same subjects, the challenging part is making sure you bring something that keeps the readers interested and wanting more!
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?Mr. & Mrs. Ashley & JaQuavis Coleman. Their style of writing makes you fall in love with the characters and make you feel as if they’re real and you know them on a personal level lol. Love it!
Do you have to travel much concerning your books? No but I’m hoping that I get that opportunity.
Who designed your cover? I designed my first cover. My second cover was from the lovely, Tee Jai Em(Linpare Designs).
What was the hardest part of writing your book? Marketing it! It takes a lot of promoting to get to where you want to be in this industry.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? I’ve learned that you have to go hard and believe in your brand. You have to push for success.
Do you have advise for other writers? Believe in yourself! You can do anything that you put your mind to. A beautiful mind is a terrible thing to waste, so use it to your advantage.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you guys soooo much for the love and support! I love you guys like family! Keep rocking with me as I set the literary world on fire with my blazing hot novels! Peace & Love! XO -Storm.
Excerpt: In a world where there is only madness and mayhem there is no escaping the trenches of life. For Capone, nothing could stop him from rising to the top and his motto was ‘Get Money Or Die Trying’ but when his greedy ways catches up with him, there is no escaping his fate.
With a dead father, a drug addicted mother, and now a deceased brother, Monica felt as if she couldn’t go on and had no one that she could Trust. She soon finds out that the person who claimed to love him had a hand in his murder and something evil ignites inside of her. They say revenge is best served cold, but Monica was dishing out frozen dinners as she goes on a hunt murking anyone who played a part in her brother’s untimely demise.
Along the way she meet Joel ‘El’ Woods who shows her a life away from death and destruction, but when a ghost from her past comes back in the picture all hell breaks loose as she is forced to continue on a path that sends her world spiraling out of control.
Will El’s love be able to save her from herself? Or will Monica stop at nothing to end the madness once and for all?
Find out in this twisted tale where the only person you can trust is yourself.
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