US Mag: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Background, education, writing passion…etc
I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in Crown Heights. I attended York College in Queens, NY. I ended up leaving NY when I transitioned from the New York Army National Guards to Active Duty in 2007. I’m married with two sons; my older son seems really interested in writing now that this book has been published. I didn’t really develop a passion for writing until I began to write profusely during the Dissertation phase for my Doctoral degree in Epidemiology. Writing is an art and once you grasp the concept of it you can bring your imaginations to life with a pen.
US Mag: Can you tell us a bit about your novel, ‘ Skye Wasn’t The Limit ‘ ?
This novel is about a young boy who is confronted with a life full of obstacles. Rather than succumbing to despair, he comes to realize that he is a person of sacred worth who can rise above these challenges to not only better himself, but to make a meaningful contribution to society. As this drama unfolds, readers will be moved to count their own blessings, and to make the most of the talents that they have been given.
US Mag: Nice, What inspired you to write this book?
What inspired me to write this book was this fear I had growing up of losing my parents. The thought of being an orphan scared me. When ever this horrible thought would cross my mind as a child, I would immediately imagine the worst-case scenario and the book definitely displayed this fear but it also exhibits how to overcome life’s toughest circumstances.
US Mag: What do you want readers to gain from reading your novel?
Although this book is fiction, I want readers to remember that trouble happens in life and you don’t necessarily have to go looking for it for it to find you. Trouble is inevitable; our job is to make this one life we have on the planet count. I don’t care what going on in life, as long as you have the Lord’s breath flowing through your lungs you still have time left on the clock. You can always make a change at any moment because trouble don’t last always. This too shall past because it has too. Therefore, I want my readers to take heed and endure all things.
US Mag: Awesome, What motivates you to do your best?
What motivates me to do my best is my drive for success. I accept the notion that failure is always a possibility, but I can never accept not trying and giving my best. I take responsibility for the choices I make in life and I know my best is enough to live the life I want for me and my family.
US Mag: At what stage did you decide to become an Author?
I knew I waned to become an author the first time I imagine my name written in the spine of a book. I think I was 12 or 13 years old. I read a lot as a child and I thought it would be so cool to be a published author. The idea and level of accomplishment always stuck.
US Mag: How can a new writer get started? Any tips?
I would say make a plan about the type of book you want to present to the world and work on it a little bit every day; even if you just think of different plots and scenarios. Write a book that you’d love to read and embrace your writing mistakes. Make mistakes, learn from them and be become better. Most of all, don’t quit.
US Mag: Great, Do you have anything specific that you would like to say to your readers?
To my readers, thank you very much for taking the time to read my thoughts. Your support means the world to me. I love you all.
US Mag: Nice, Everybody needs time out. What do you do in your free time?
During free time I love to spend time with family creating memories; going to the beach, travel state side, theme parks, etc. I’m also an action movie fein so you already know I practically live on Hulu and other movie streaming services.
US Mag: How can people find you and follow online?