Thank you E Denise Billups for nominating me, my 2nd one! Here are the answers to your questions
Do you have a summer reading list? And if yes, what are you currently reading?
– My reading list is always long, right now I am reading The Saffron Trail and I also want to read Letters to the Lost.
How do you discover your books?
– Mainly via my book club, or on Goodreads or Amazon
Who are your favorite authors?
– loads! But I really like Diane Chamerbain, Chimanda Nigozi Adichi, Martina Cole, Khalid Hosseni, Jo Jo Moyes, Stephen King the list is endless.
What is your e-reading device of choice? Or do you prefer a paperback/hardcover?
– I actually really like the feel and smell of paperbacks, but I do read on my tablet also.
Have you ever wanted to write a book? If so, what genre?
– Yes! Finally done it. Crime and romance are my thing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
-Expression, getting into the head of other characters, being creative, the challenge.
Describe your desk?
– I have a big vase of long stemmed Lillies, a radio, books and note pads on the kitchen table where I am now writing. Oh and a vision board hung above.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
– Grew up in London, it influences my writing with the settings I use and the multicultural characters just like London. I tend to use some of the meanest streets in London as setting when I am writing crime.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
– my 2 year old son, he is so handsome, funny, and bubbly.
What’s your favorite hobby?
– fashion design/sewing, make -up artistry practice, and any form of dance.
What do you think is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you even if they know you extremely well?
– humm that one day I’d love to live somewhere else other than London, preferably by a beach/water.

I nominate:
Harlem ATL
Mr Romanus
I think most other blogs I follow are award free!

E. Denise Billups, Writer

Liebster Award

Sascha Darlington nominated me for a Liebster. Thank you so much, Sascha!

The Rules

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Answer the questions assigned to you.
  4. Nominate 11 deserving bloggers for the award.
  5. Ask 11 questions to your nominees.

Here are the questions:

1. What’s the first book you remember reading and/or liking?

The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eyes

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

To Kill A Mockingbird

I’ve read so many of the classics as a child. They’ve all had some impact on me. But I would have to say Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eyes stands out vividly. I read her novel when I was eleven-years-old. I remember the emotions I felt for the character and her personal struggles as a young black child growing up in a racist society. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book and I may have to revisit…

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