Monday, September 13, 2010
Sweeter Than Honey Blog Tour - Day One
Oh no! I can’t pick a favorite! That’s like asking a mother to pick a favorite child! Each story is special to me, so I can’t pick a favorite book. But, I will say that I do have a favorite character, and that is Anaya Patterson in my first book, Casting Down Imaginations. She is so special. I hope God allows me to bring her character back in a new novel. She is truly unforgettable.
How would you describe your writing style?
I would describe my writing style as honest. I strive to make my characters as real as possible. I expose their flaws in order to make them relatable to the reader. It may be somewhat gritty, but that’s what I like.
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what kind?
For the most part I try not to listen to music while I write. I love music too much and will become distracted and start to sing or dance instead of write. There have only been two instances when I have listened to music while I was writing, and that was because I was trying to put the emotions that a specific song made me feel into words so that I could portray the emotion in the character.
Tell us anything about you as a writer that you think might be interesting or unusual.
Humh… Well, one thing that most people find interesting is that I don’t write my books in order. I might start off writing chapters one through five, then jump to twenty seven, then back to fifteen, then rewrite chapters one through three again. I don’t know why, but both books have gone that way, and the one that I am writing now is going that way as well. I would love to be able to start off writing chapter one and write the entire book in order until the very end, but it doesn’t seem to be for me. Another thing that may be interesting is that my books come to me in my sleep. They’re my dreams. I’ll have a dream, wake up, and then write down as much of it that I can remember. I have learned to fall asleep with a pen and notebook close by.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
Never give up on your dream! It can happen, and it will happen if you never give up! With God all things are possible.
Writers are often encouraged to write what they know. Have you found that to be the case with your writing? No, not really. I just write what comes to me. Some of it I know, some of it I have to research.
About the Book
Kamilah Wright has a lot on her shoulders for someone entering their senior year of high school. Not only does her mom expect her to raise the other seven children in their home, but she’s also required to turn a blind eye to her father’s infidelity, as well as maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA in order to get the academic scholarship she desperately needs to attend college. To complicate matters even more, she’s also a rape victim. The only person she’s told is her best friend, Eric, whom she’s secretly in love with. Through all of this Kamilah convinces herself that she has everything under control.
That is until she meets Summer Freeman. The beautiful new girl at school, Summer introduces Kamilah to a lifestyle that she’s never known, including fashion, luxury, and alternative viewpoints that conflict with her Christian upbringing. Pretty soon the love she has for her new friend evolves into something more, and Kamilah has to prove which love she will devote herself to. Will she stay in the same sex relationship that feels so right, or will she embrace the faith she didn’t know meant so much to her.
About the Book
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• Visit the author online at http://www.lashandamichelle.com/
• View the blog tour schedule at http://bit.ly/SweeterThanTheHoneyTour.