Why do you do what you do?
Writing is what I love. It is a gift that I find joy in sharing with the world.
What are some projects you are currently working on?
Right now I have three published titles, two children's books, What Daddy Do and What Mommy Do, and a book of poetry, Songs For The Cleveland Avenue Warriors.
In addition to these three works, I also have two completed manuscripts undergoing the final editing process in preparation for release sometime in 2022, one an Afro-futurist, Urban fantasy, and the other a collection of short stories.
What are your goals for the short-term and long-term ?
Short-term I wish to further grow my reach and influence. Mine is a gift that I truly wish to share with the world, which leads into my long-term goals; I want to establish a firm foundation of literary excellence that my son can grow up to be proud of.
Who or what inspires you?
I have a number of inspirations, first and foremost, my parents. As I've grown older, I realize with greater clarity just what it was that they sacrificed for my siblings and I.
Secondly, though, I am immensely inspired by my son, who makes me want to be a better person each day.
If you could change anything about your industry, what would it be?
I would lower the barriers for entry into the publishing world. It is difficult to find an outlet for alternative voices. Greater access can only lead to a greater degree of diversity and a further flourishing of the arts.
What do you plan to do once you cross the millionaire mark?
Keep writing. Keep working towards improving the lives of those in my community.