The Setup (Author Interview)

The Setup looks like a great self-help book.  Can you tell us a little about the upcoming book signing?  

The Setup Novel to be sold at 2019 Essence Festival Bookstore #essencefestivalbookstore engaging with fans through on-site book signing on July 5 & 6 11-3pm. The Essence Festival Bookstore Booth 4210  will be open in Ernest N. Moral Convention Center everyday between the hours of 11am-5pm. In partnership with New Orleans Garden District Bookshop. See you in Nola! We're celebrating the Essence Festival 25th anniversary four days of entertainment, empowerment and community.

What will readers get out of your book?    

The Setup Book is a mixture of romance and suspense dealing with death and murder in a world where teens, adolescents and women are facing bullying, domestic violence, and depression.  The call for women empowerment and a call for ending domestic violence and sex trafficking continues to echoes. The Setup Novel will help lend a hand to its voice.  It is a must read for adolescents and adults alike. 

What inspired you when writing The Setup   

I am inspired on positive conscious energies within the human experience who successfully acquired the state of stillness and tranquillity.  These individuals possess the courage to continue to seek knowledge and determination to find wisdom and happiness wholeheartedly. I am motivated by others who find creative ways to research and apply their found discoveries in their daily lives. In my opinion, it is the true meaning of quintessential living.  I was inspired to document my process of discoveries through walking down memory lane in a unorthodox series of events which took place some based on inspired actual events and majority imaginatively.

When did you decide to become a writer?

I knew I was interested in writing as a teen.  I had a love to vividly paint stories through words by poetry.  I received positive support from peers and family to continue capturing my writing through journaling which spilled over into college and into my young adult life.  I was sought after to assist in many capacity in contributing in the development of Tillie Hogans, God's miracles in my life book project while in college as a junior in college at Florida A&M University. This experience cultivated the desire to write someday in the future.

When writing The Setup did anything stand out as particularly challenging?   

The Setup story plot was particularly challenging due to deciding on the inclusion of my rants and collection of poems throughout the book. 

How did you come up with the concepts and ideas in The Setup?   
My concepts and ideas in the Setup all was intentionally written to capture the attention of the creatives, thinkers, knowledge seekers, and the individual who are facing a crossroad of some sort regarding their next move.  The courage led to stepping outside of the box that is currently structure for most.  My goal was to create my own approach of Life journey through the realness of vulnerabilities most of us are faced with on coping with traumatic experiences.

What do you like to do when not writing? 

I like to be a change agent philanthropist.  I founded a 501c3 nonprofit called Excellence Dance Studio, Inc. In 2006. It is a pillar for disadvantaged youths in inner cities of poverty stricken areas providing free performing arts, character development mentoring and life skills for the community at large.

How can readers discover more about you and your work? 

I surely encourage my readers to please visit my virtual home at and connect with me by subscribing to my news feed.  I also encourage all of my setup tribe supporters to a call of action to take a moment to leave their candid feedback on Amazon as we prepare for our Amazon relesase celebration this month of July for a chance to win gifts as well.