Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Author of the Week: Tivona Elliott

Tivona Elliott, Author
 A&RBC:  How did you become a writer? 
 Tivona: I started when I was a little girl. I loved writing short stories, poems and writing in  my journal.

A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from? 
Tivona: In the series that I am doing right now, The Fast Life Chronicles, all the characters are based on actual people. 

A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?  
Tivona: I hope that the reader will have a better insight on who I am as an individual and be able to take the situations and make their own situation better.

A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?  
Tivona: I would write about the war in Iraq and how so many of our children are missing their parents because they are over there fighting a war that we are still in confusion about.

A&RBC:  Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?  
Tivona: I allow it to come naturally and follow my heart.

A&RBC:  What is your favorite genre of books? 
TivonaMy favorite genre is Mystery. I love the James Patterson series.

A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?  
Tivona: I am an avid reader. I love to read not just only my books but books of others as well. Being an avid reader helps me to become a better writer.

A&RBC: What are two things you want your readers to know about you? 
TivonaI wish there was only two things that I could tell my readers about me but I am writing the entire Fast Life Chronicles series on my life and every aspect of every book tells everything about me. The most important things that I want my readers to know is that I always stay humble and put God first in everything that I do.

A&RBC:   If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?  
Tivona: I would interview Maya Angelou. She is definitely my favorite author and I feel like our childhoods are the same and I can definitely relate to her. I know that I could learn a lot from her from the business aspect to the creative aspect to being a better and stronger woman.

A&RBC: What is or was your dream job?   
Tivona: Being a novelist is my dream job and right now I am thankful that I am able to live and pursue my dreams at this very moment.

A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?  
Tivona: I am working on The UnMarritable. It is the second book of the Fast Life Chronicles series.

A&RBC: Where can readers find you? 
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  1. Nice to read about authors i'm not familiar with.

  2. Hello Sidne,
    I hope to bring you more fresh authors coming on the scene.