Author Spotlight – Sparkle Riley

Bio- Sparkle’s a Poet, Storyteller, and Aspiring Writer from Maryland. Her Novellas include Mystery, Romance, Crime, and Thrillers. Sparkle also loves painting and photography. Her writing journey began in August 2019. Her appearances include “Between the Covers”, Podcasts, spotlight, and countless interviews! Locally, her work has been displayed at Book Fairs, Expos, and Art Galleries!

-What is your genre? What draws you to this genre?

Urban Fiction is my genre. Daily life experiences drew me to Urban Fiction like a magnet. It’s about and for everyday people. Our ups and downs, heartbreaks, and even despair. 

-What is your purpose?

I am always offering encouragement, positivity, and laughter in every story. I want my readers to feel good at the end of the day. Whether it relates to a neighbor, a spouse, or just plain none of your business type of story. I want my stories to uplift people and inspire them to do better for themselves.

-Who has influenced your life as an author?

My influences come from what’s around me. What I see and hear. 

-What is your favorite marketing technique? How do you get your book in front of readers?

My favorite marketing strategy is connecting through social media. I post on my Author Page, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.  

-What is something you want readers to know about you?

One thing Readers should know is that I am still very new at this. I am taking one day at a time. 

-What are you reading right now?

Right now, I am intrigued and reading Fantasy and Sci-Fi, y’all! 

-3 Fun facts about yourself

Three crazy things about me are all on my bucket list. Yes, I made one in my forties, lol! Whether it’s Pole dancing or rapping, I have fun while doing it!

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