About Lloyd Boston
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Vice President of Art Direction for Tommy Hilfiger
Q. Favorite job
A. TV Host
Q. High school and/or college
A. St. Peter's High School, New Brunswick, NJ. I started at Morehouse College in Atlanta, received my degree in Fine Arts from Rutgers University.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Stevie Wonder
Q. Favorite movie
A. Depends on my mood--but I can watch Mommie Dearest time and time again. Mahogany and The Color Purple come in close seconds
Q. Favorite television show
A. Sex and the City
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Anything creative makes me happy!
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. The more you put in, the more you get out.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Having love... A great family... Spirituality that grounds both... And a home that feels like an oasis...
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Leaving this earth before I am truly ready...
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Gordon Parks...
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Oprah and Quincy Jones are running neck and neck for me these days...
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I love...
Q. What do you regret most?
A. not staying in one college...and having a full summer to myself between graduation and real, adult work...
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. play the piano
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. to date, spending a full hour with Oprah as her main guest...
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. treating people like I would like to be treated...
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. a premier Alvin Ailey Dancer...
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. you would have to ask others, I guess...
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Was 'I Dream of Jeannie' a hero? : )
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Jeannie's twin sister who wore the blue harem get up...
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to meet Malcolm X, and get his take on things today. Politics. Prop 8. Facebook, even...
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Smoking, hands down...
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. television hosting, and interior design...
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Running away with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. A winning attitude, a sense of humor, focus...
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Shrimp, any way, any how, any day...
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Albums is easier: Songs in the Key of Life (Stevie Wonder), Mama's Gun (Erykah Badu), Circle of Life (Oleta Adams), Anything by LaBelle or Patti LaBelle, as well as, anything from Chaka Khan
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Toni Morrison James Baldwin Simon Doonan Alex Haley
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Autobiography of Malcolm X Invisible Life Just Above My Head Invisible Man Nasty
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Autobiography of Malcolm X
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Don't worry about how it comes out during the first pass--writing is re-writing.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. They can hear my voice while they read my work...