Tell me a about yourself. What got you started in writing?
Briefly, I would say that I
Expecting good things to happen will lead to taking actions that produce positive results
What got my to start writing again? I guess you could say happenstance. My three realities converged. I had  a granddaughter who loves books,  a son who is fluent in three languages—English, Spanish and French, and  a burning desire to give appropriate entertaining instructional materials as gifts.
What's your favorite part about writing? Your least favorite part about writing?
Seeing the piece takes shape is what I like best. My least favorite part about writing is editing.
The type of writing that I tend to do is not character driven. By that I mean, in one of my books, the ABCs are the main characters. In my next project, the main characters have been determined by the book subject matter--early African American inventors.
How do you schedule your writing time? When do you write?
That's a weakness of mine. I tend to work best in the a.m. or late at night. However, it often is when an idea or thought comes to mind.
I’m editing poetry that I wrote years ago into a picture book series on early African-American inventors. Their background and how their inventiveness makes life wonderful for you and me. The series is entitled "Thank a Black Man".
Kimberly and Tom Goodwin words best delineate why I chose this project.
Do you have a project on the back burner? Tell me about it.
I have an outline for book that uses humor to remind parents to [a] become more invested in their child's education, [b] understand the self-fulfilling prophecy and [c] raise their children as if they were geniuses.
Joseph Joubert once said that, "Some superior minds are unrecognized because there is no standard by which to weigh them."
1. Learn as much as possible about your target audience and use this information to structure your writing.
2. Whether you self-publish or choose an agent, edit, edit, and edit your manuscript or have someone do it for you. Think of editing as putting the shine on shoes if you were a shoe shiner or putting the glow on a clients' check diamond if you were a make up artist.
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