How do you feel about self-publishing?
I think self-publishing is a good thing. It’s a great way for new writers to showcase their work. Being a self-published author, it can sometimes be draining, especially with self-marketing and promoting, but I wouldn’t trade in the opportunity, because doing this provide an experience that can be used for future projects.
Do you find the time to read?
Being an avid reader, I try to find the time to read, whether it’s on a day where I’m not busy, or before I go to sleep. I don’t read as much as I used to, but when I have the time, I make the most of it.
Who do you admire?
The person I admire would have to be my mom. She was someone that was not only a person I looked up to, but also someone I could talk to about anything. Although she passed away two years ago, she’s still a driving force in everything that I do, because I know she would be proud of what I’ve accomplished so far in my life.
What is your favorite color?
Pink, but you wouldn’t know it since I’m always in black or white!
What is your favorite food?
Potato skins or Texas Cheese Fries from Chili’s.
When and why did you begin writing?
Growing up, I had a busy imagination. Although I went outside a lot, I would spend my days either going to the library or just at home reading. I loved the books I read and figured why can’t I write a story like that? It just suddenly hit me that I can have that ability to tell a story about people that I can relate to.
So I can say it was at an early age when I wanted to write.
What genre are you most comfortable writing?
I think either Romance or New Adult. I could also do Young Adult too. Young Adult and Romance are the genres I grew up on, and I even written a couple of unreleased stories that based on coming of age issues, so it’s something that I can relate to and could write about without thinking about it.
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
The most challenging about writing a novel is finding where to begin. With writing, I have to be in the mood to actually want to write, because that is when my ideas form. It would take me days or even weeks to write a chapter, because I have to figure out what I want the characters to say or act in a certain situation. There are even time when all my ideas come at once and I can write for days straight.
That’s what happened with In Love With My Best Friend. I was able to finish the story in a month because I had an idea of where I wanted the characters to go in the story.
Camille Anderson always lived life on the straight and narrow- she never took a chance in life, especially with her best friend, Trevor Williams. The two were next door neighbors and experienced almost everything together. Although the two told each other everything, there was one thing Camille never admitted to Trevor and that was her feelings for him.
After being out of town for a job position, Trevor returns to Houston with a new fiancé. He always looked at Camille as just his best friend, but at his engagement party, he starts to look at her in a different light, making him wonder if he is marrying the right woman. With a string of events involving the pair, as well as loyal friends dishing out romance advice, the two realize that being more than friends may not be such a bad idea. In fact, it could be what they needed all along.
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Genre - Contemporary Fiction
Rating – PG13
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