Ivory, when and why did you begin writing?
I can’t remember the exact date I decided I wanted to be a writer. Who I am, and what I love to do, reminds me of the movie, “Alice in Wonderland.” I have always, been “Alice, or a writer” but the more I write, paint, live, and gain experience, the more “Alice, or writer-like” I become. My mother has always inspired me to write, and to go after my dreams. She would read to me and my siblings almost every night when I was growing up. She read us wonderful classic books that are worth reading, stories that filled our heads full of characters worth emulating.
Also, the messages I would like to share about being an author is to go after your dreams, whatever they are. I believe that every person on earth has an inherent gift planted inside of them that will enrich themselves and mankind, if they choose to nurture that gift. Just like a sunflower seed is born to become a sunflower—your dreams, and gifts must be giving proper water, sun and nurturing for them to grow and become what they are meant to become.
Alice, that is quite different. What is the title of your book?
I’ve written three books.
Flotsam, my YA chapter book. It’s a work of fiction inspired by my Grandpa’s WWII POW story, our pet baby deer our family took care of when we were young, and just my own imagination.
The other books I’ve written are the first two installments of my YA fantasy series, Andrew and the Quest of Orion’s belt. The first book is entitled, Rise of the Fallen. And the second book is, The Canvas War.
I’ve written my fantasy series under my pseudonym (more…)