Q: What is the working title of your
A: Gods of Egypt, which will be out this
spring. Folsom on Fire, a literary
novel is out now.
Q: Where did the idea come from for
A: I love writing fantasy as much as I
do literary novels, such as my novel,
Folsom on Fire. I got the idea for
Gods of Egypt while researching the
pharaoh Akhenaton, and his
revolutionary, but highly reviled
decision to force Egyptians to
worship one god instead of many.
History states that it was he who
first put forward the concept of
monotheism (one god instead
of many, polytheism).
Q: What genre does your book come under?
A: Folsom on Fire is a literary novel. Gods of Egypt is a fantasy/suspense tale.
Q: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie
A: Gods of Egypt would require an extremely good looking and fit black male for
the lead role of Tamen, the immortal. For Jared, it would have to be a
young black male who can portray a sense of defiance, intelligence and
vulnerability. For the role of Bazeek—the demoness, a young, dark-skinned
black woman who exudes sensuality.
Q: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A: Tamen—the immortal Egyptian, is charged by the Christ to find the mortal
who can balance the ancient pact agreed to by Lucifer and God before the
demoness Bazeek and her ilk kill him and tilt the world into darkness forever.
Q: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A: It took approximately five months. Though that’s not considering the
research it required of ancient Egypt customs and mythology—that took a
another few months itself.
Q: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
A: Honestly, I haven’t come across a book that would be similar. In scope and
visualization, I would say the Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Clive Barker’s
Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A: I love fantasy, though movies/novels ever have African-Americans as
the lead characters. Gods of Egypt has African-American lead
characters, but also others of various ethnic backgrounds, just like
the America I see every day I walk outside my door.
Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
A: The characters. No matter who you are, you’ll see something of
yourself as you journey with Tamen—the immortal and young Jared.
For those who love Ancient Egypt and its wondrous wonders, you’ll
feel as though you are there. And there’s some surprise guest appearances
from some biblical characters. The real and unreal . . . the fantastic and
Below you will find authors who will be joining me today. Do be sure to bookmark and add them to your calendars for updates on WIPs and New Releases! Happy Reading!
1. Len Berry http://lentberry.wordpress.com/
2. Kay LaLone : http://www.kaylalone.blogspot.com/
3. Julianne Grider http://www.jpgrider.com/jps-blog.html
4. Sarwah Osei-Tutu http://stonesofmyheart.wordpress.com/
5. Tracy Kauffman http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com