CS: I joined SARA in February for the camaraderie of other writers.
SC: What sub-genre of romance stories do you write?
CS: I write Contemporary Romance with a twist. The heroes all, thus far, come from a country on the continent of Africa. I chose to give my writing this particular slant in order to give a new dimension to the images currently portrayed of people of African descent.
SC: What about the romance genre appeals to you?
CS: The romance genre appeals to me because it is uplifting, inspiring, and appeals to those with a rich fantasy life.
SC: Do you consider yourself a romantic?
CS: Yes I am; I like to think of myself as a hopeful romantic.
SC: What are your ultimate goals as a writer?
CS: Ultimately, in the next six years, I would like to say that I have completed twenty books, and I would like to have my first four books optioned as one film.
SC: What is the best book you’ve read about the craft of writing?
CS: The book that I come back to time and time again is “The Hero’s Journey”.
SC: Do you have a writing routine? If so, what does it involve?
CS: My writing routine varies according to my mood. I find early mornings most productive because of the calm and serenity.
SC: What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any hidden talents?
CS: I have started a company that designs workshops for women. The company is called Healing the World one Woman at a Time. It is designed to coach women through issues that affect them emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and physically.
SC: Name one thing you absolutely can’t write about.
CS: I simply cannot write about the abuse of children. It is too utterly heart-wrenching. Writing is indeed one of my passions; I am grateful for the inspiration!
SC: Thank you so much for sharing both with all of us.
CS: Thank you Mary!
Article by Mary Brand