I am a mother of two strong-willed and energetic girls. I have a husband who, although he infuriates me at times, he’s also the love of my life.
My writing journey begins when I came across Wattpad approximately two years ago. I started as a reader and fell in love with the unique stories and the community. Other readers and authors quickly become friends, and through them, I was inspired to write myself. I published my first book on the platform in 2018. In June 2020, I published that same book in paperback. I have found a new passion and continue to embrace my writing journey.
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When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?
Well, this story kicks off on a sad note. My younger sister has been battling cancer. Just when life was looking good for her it returned. I spent all my time and had many sleepless nights researching cancer trials, in hopes I would find a cure, a miracle. My efforts to not feel useless were bringing on depression. In order to keep a straight and clear head, I searched for a distraction, a hobby. That’s when I took up writing.
My first chapter was written on the seventh of September 2018, I started to publish two chapters a week and book 1 was completed in March 2019.
How long does it take you to write a chapter?
On good days I average 1300 a night and I’m able to complete 2-3 chapters at 4000 words a week. On bad days I can manage one chapter a week.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I spend most of the time with my family and friends. At least once a week we have a large gathering, with ridiculous amounts of food and drinks. They are a loud bunch of people and nothing is ever boring.
What were the most surprising things you learned about while writing
I would have to say the most surprising thing was how much I enjoyed writing my kill and torture scenes.
What do you think makes a good story?
In my opinion, every book needs variety regardless of the genre I like a story to have it all. Heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments. Humor, love, and action.
What were you like as a child?
I will quote my parents: “I was only ever an angel when I was asleep. ”
What quote inspires you?
My fathers’ words: Never give anyone the right to set your limits and never take to heart the words of people who hold no relevance in your life. People are more likely to tear you down than pick you up. Set your own limits, you only ever need to believe in yourself to succeed.
What movie or series character would you say describes you as a person?
My younger sister describes me as Rambo, beside the constant dreams she has of me shooting zombies with machine guns, she also believes my personality is one that in any situation although I’m scared and the odds are against me, I will be front row, fighting, defending and protecting.
What song inspires you?
There’s isn’t just one depending on the situation and task ahead I have many. Music is always inspiring.
What inspired your first story?
Too many gangster movies and books! Some of my favorites The Godfather, Scarface, The Good Fellows, and of course Donnie Brasco which is based on a true story.
What inspired your characters, are they based on people in your life?
Some relationship and personality traits are based on people like my sisters, husband. The relationship between Asimina and Petro is based on my relationship with my cousin Kon.
Would you change anything from your first book?
Every time you read your own work there will always be something you want to change.
If there is a message in any one of your books what would you like people to take away?
Life is hard. The unexpected always happens and although difficult from within you have the strength to stand tall again and not remain on your knees.
Why is reading a book better than watching a movie?
Books are descriptive and you can visualize the scene and characters.
Do you like ebooks or paperbacks?
Both but there’s nothing like holding a paperback in your hands though.
Who is your favorite author?
Lorenzo Carcaterra, the man never ceases to surprise me and have my heart thumbing with each one of his stories.
Tell people about your book and what it’s about?
I’m going to refer you to the synopsis of each book, instead of answering this question with six paragraphs.
Any unknown authors you would like to recommend?
Once again, I have multiple so I will refer people to my Wattpad user profile vayathorn Scroll through my libraries and find your next favorite.