Why did you decide to write it?
I felt like I had a story to tell that hadn’t been told. Plus, I knew I could add a layer of truthfulness to the story since I knew a few Darnells in my lifetime. LOL…
Who is your favorite character in the book, and why?
I think Priscilla is my favorite character because she’s real. A real wife, a real woman. She loves God, she loves the church and her family, but she’s torn. Her husband is a pillar in the church, an Elder pursuing pastorship. She wants him to succeed, but she also wants her husband. He’s missed in their family life and she feels a disconnect from him that’s reflected in their intimate life. When she finds out the truth, she’s broken but she’s strong. Even when faced with Darnell’s conceit and his inability to take accountability. I love her character because I feel like she’s someone that most women can identify with.
What was the hardest part of writing the story?
Keeping it real and not allowing the drama to take over the story. There’s room for so much to have been blown out of proportion, so to speak. I tried to keep it level and tell stories folks could identify with and wouldn’t think, could ever happen.
If you were to write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
I’d title it “She Used to be Her,” I think back over my life, and I feel I’ve been a different woman every ten years. My twenties looked nothing like my thirties. My thirties looked nothing like my forties, and I’ve learned and changed so much. I’m still learning and changing. I made terrible mistakes that still haunt me. I’ve had awesome experiences that still make me smile. Every experience, memory, and mistake continues to change me.
What is something readers would be surprised to know about you?
I’m a church girl, and I’ve been writing erotica since I was in high school. There you go. Surprise!