1. What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I write and I interact with my daughters. Whenever I can sneak and do it, I read.
2. What kind of music do you like to listen to? Why?
I listen to a little bit of everything from old school to rap to R&B to Blues. I like the diversity. You can’t overload yourself with too much of one thing at a time, so I try to switch it up.
3. What's your all time favorite movie? Why?
The Godfather Part I. On the exterior of The Godfather what you see is the gangster lifestyle, but it was more about the family. That’s what really kept you involved with the movie. Beneath it all, Vito Corleone wanted his family to be pure, but outside forces prevented it.
4. What's your all time favorite novel and/or writer? Why?
Whoreson by Donald Goines is my favorite novel. It shows how an innocent child was taken and corrupted—not because of what his mother did, but what his environment did to him. Sometimes where you’re from determines who you become. My favorite writers are Donald Goines and Anne Rice because of the way they write. Anne Rice takes vampires and makes them beautiful and compassionate creatures. She makes you care about them. Donald Goines, because he takes the most wicked places and shows you the beauty in them. He shows you the beauty beneath the ugliness. Both authors influence my style of writing.
5. What do you like best about being a writer?
Creative freedom and not conforming to a routine.