I had the pleasure of being tagged to talk about my eBook, Martine, by the acclaimed Antiguan/Caribbean writer Joanne C. Hillhouse, check out her interview here. Just to go the extra mile, here are two interviews by fellow Antiguans, Floree Williams and Bak2moi. Now to the interview:
TNBT: Where did the idea come from for the book?
Like most of my writing, out of nowhere or a dream, or in that moment that I put pen to paper. I just had a story that wanted to be written and I just wrote it. Normally I could pinpoint the exact thing that triggered a piece but with this it just flowed.
TNBT: What genre does your book fall under?
Fiction, Race and Life, are the last two even genres. I guess I am a keyword/hash tag kind of person. But it is definitely fiction although part of me believes that people's life stories exist in a kind of ether and they flow through a writer in another time and space.
TNBT: What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Gosh! I never really thought about this becoming a movie or even a short film. Let me see... Viola Davis would make an interesting Martine.
It would be lovely if Jesse Williams played Allain.
Dennis Haysbert would make a great James.
As for the girls, it would be great to have unknown actresses.
TNBT: What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
When the past comes looking for a woman who had made a new beginning and was at last happy.
TNBT: How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
The beginning took three days, but to complete it, it took me a couple hours about four months later. It's a short story and it just flowed.
TNBT: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The fact that race is an issue within a race.
TNBT: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
This book is self-published, it is more of an issue that I don't see myself as a writer. I think of myself as a person who writes and puts things out there for people to enjoy. It's also for that reason that my future work will be self published, there is also the fact that I'm a control freak and I like things a particular way.
I would like to take a moment to thank Joanne for tagging me, definitely check out her book Oh Gad! It is a great book, had me hooked from the beginning and the twist and turns were so compelling.