I started writing, to cope with my dad’s passing, and other issues that arose thereafter. The day of his funeral, I stood outside of his home hurt, angry, and confused, and said that I was going to write a book.
Prior to my dad passing away, writing was foreign to me. I mean, I would write in English class in high school, but the thought outside of that, especially creative writing, never crossed my mind. Oh yeah, and before I go on, a special shout out to Mr. Farley in Advanced Placement English, who would bleed all over my papers every week with his red ink pen in high school. Sigh. I’ve come a long way from that. Yet, I allowed the pain of my dad’s death, to push me to my purpose of becoming a bestselling author and contributing writer for national publications like ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, HuffPost, MadameNoire, Sheen Magazine, Curly Nikki, Upscale Magazine, and Everything Girls Love. I’ve also pitched to be featured in publications such as Inc., ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Publishers Weekly and more!