|Tivona Elliott, Author
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?
Tivona: My 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?
Tivona: I 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?
Tivona: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Livin-the-Fast-Life/113643488649550, https://twitter.com/, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HYHCKG, http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Livin-the-fast-life/Tivona-Elliott/e/2940012649713, http://livinthefastlife-fastlifemanagement.blogspot.com/
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