Author Revealed

About Shamara Ray

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing

Q. High school and/or college

A. Syracuse University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Prince

Q. Favorite movie

A. Carmen Jones, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sense and Sensibility

Revealing Questions

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

A. Not letting life pass by-savoring every moment!

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You must spread your wings in order to soar.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Doing what you love, enjoying what you do, surrounded by those who mean the most to you.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not succeeding at my goals. And on a lighter note, I'm fearful of spiders!

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

A. On a beach in the Caribbean with a good book.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. This question requires some serious introspection!

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. There are so many but Oprah Winfrey's accomplishments are inspiring.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Are you kidding me?

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Missed opportunities to say I love you to dearly departed family

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

A. I'd love to play the electric guitar (like Prince)!

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Making my parents proud

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My openness

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My loyalty

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Tardiness

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

A. Cooking

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Singer

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

A. Humility, trustworthiness and loyalty

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

A. Potatoes. They're so versatile and a fave of mine.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. That's a tough question! I love music and way too many songs to narrow down to a favorite 5.  I will say that I love songs by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Sade, Jill Scott and many more.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Eric Jerome Dickey Anne Rice Terry McMillan Stephen King Jane Austen

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen Cane River - Lalita Tademy The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston

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

A. Immerse yourself in the creative process and enjoy the experience.

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

A. Will you be writing a sequel?