She's a real lady. When I first began reaching out to authors and networking, Tonia Brown was the first to respond to my emails, add me as a friend on Facebook, give me friendly advice, and help spread the word about my writing. She even interviewed me early on when she was still doing her radio show.
Needless to say, I can't thank her enough, but I can try to repay her by sharing her books and also by doing this micro interview where I ask her three simple questions. Short, sweet, and to the point.
Q1. How many books did it take until you felt like you came into your own as a writer? Wow.
TB: That’s a really hard question to answer. Let me see… I think by Lucky Stiff I had found a distinct voice. So that makes… *counts on fingers* *carries the two* * does complex algebra* 47? No! Wait… something like a half dozen or so. I think.
Q2. Can you share with us one catchy phrase from a WIP or a recent release?
TB: “Trust me, son, when you get this old, you take the jokes where you can find them, because everything else is such a fucking drag.” ~Satan, Friend of the Devil
Q3. What's a writing tip you'd give an aspiring writer that you had to learn on your own the hard way that nobody had told you about early on but you wish they would have?
TB: Appreciate the one star reviews as much as the five star one. Every review has merit. Look for the true complaints or suggestions or praise, and ignore the rest. Take the time to learn this.
Excellent! Thank you Tonia Brown.
And please, do be sure to check out her books. Her Badass Zombie Road Trip and Friend of the Devil are a great comedic series worth checking out.
To learn more about Tonia Brown and her works, please check out her amazon.com author page. Trust me, you won't regret it! Thanks for reading.
By day I am an educator and a cultural ambassador. By night I entertain notions of being a literary master. In reality I am just a family man and ordinary guy who works hard and loves writing just about as much as I love my family. Just about.