Author Revealed

About Oasis

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 9/6

Q. Previous occupations

A. “Your book was different. I didn’t expect that. What else have you written?”

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing.

Q. High school and/or college

A. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I went to Cleveland Heights High School and Euclid High. I also went to Ashworth College.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Minnie Ripperton

Q. Favorite television show

A. Now

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Complex. Challenging. Evolving. Inspiring. Loving. Exciting. Confident. Giving.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Hustlers hustle ‘cause the hustle never stops.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being in the company of my lady, and also knowing my family is safe, healthy and happy.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying alone.  Dying before I have created a multigenerational legacy for my descendants.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Home.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Not sure.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Tyler Perry. He has the blueprint.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Are you serious? Feel me? What’s crackin’? It is what it is.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Going to prison and being away from my family for so long.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing, and I would sing my heart out.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Now

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I’m rigid and literal on things. I’m not flexible on agreements I enter into, and I won’t allow you to bend your accountability.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am a example of my best quality.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Person – the President so I can leave my children a better country than what was given to me. Thing – a vampire so I can live forever.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Confidence

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The vampire Edward from the Twilight series because he’s willing to break all the rules and face any challenge in the name of love.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Chance Fox from my upcoming novel Wrong Chance.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People not respecting my personal space, boundaries, or bothering things of mine without being given permission to do so.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Teaching the craft of novel writing and editing manuscripts for Docuversion LLC.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Movie producer and acting, but that will be a reality very soon. It’s in the making.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty. Honesty. Ambition.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Sweet & sour chicken and rice, waffles, and pineapple upside down cake.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. “My First Love” by Avant, “Love” by Musiq Soulchild, “ALL the Places I Will Kiss You” by Aaron Hall, “There Goes My Baby” by Usher, and “T-shirt” by Destiny’s Child.

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. “The Anatomy of Story” by John Truby.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Master the craft of writing and learn the business of publishing.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. “Your book was different. I didn’t expect that. What else have you written?”