Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book? When did it come out? Where can we get it?
Marie, my latest published novel, Pieces of Ten, is a story of resurrection. Regardless of what the world throws at us, we are all gifted, although in varying degrees, with zeal to persevere and rise like a phoenix from the ashes. My book came out in eBook format in September of 2014 and it is now available in print. It is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but actually on more sites than I can mention. I’m looking forward to my first book signing at the Barnes & Noble at the Carolina Place Mall in Charlotte…sometime in June.
Marie, I was born to be a writer. It is often said that when one door closes another opens. After having closed my business I was finally afforded the time to pursue my first love. There is no greater reward than to follow your dream; Pieces of Ten is a dream come true.
Writing is a much a part of me as the air I breathe; without being able to express myself on parchment, I would be simply a shadow of myself.
Yes, I’m an avid reader…I love the poetry of William Blake. I’m inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. I read the works of James Patterson and Maya Angelou…too many to mention in their entirety.
Yes, I write at home in the wee hours when most folks are dead to the world.
Being that I pursued my love of writing at a late age, I say, “Follow your dreams and never bow down, but allow the rhetoric from naysayers to be the fuel that propels your engine.” A quote from Pieces of Ten, says it all…What I have discovered is that everything is preordained and that much of what we do or accomplish is about being in the right place at the right time or choosing not to be there at all.