What are your favorite books to read? I love memoirs.
Do you like coffee or tea? I drink both. Coffee is a must in the mornings and I usually have tea in the evenings.
How many books have you written? I’ve written 14 but have only published 1.
Do you have a favorite bookstore? I love any place that sells books. When I was in high school and college I used to spend a lot of free time in Barnes and Noble. Now I prefer smaller independent bookstores.
Did you go to college for writing? I went to the University of North Texas and studied child development.
Growing up What were your favorite books to read? When I was little I loved all of the Eric Carle books. I loved when my teachers would have storytime with us. In second grade my teacher would read Where the Red Fern Grows. She’d read us a chapter a day. I read babysitters club as I got older.
How did you get inspired to write a book? As a nanny, a huge chunk of my time is spent reading to my little ones. I was working in Italy and remember thinking “there need to be more books with children of color”. I sat in my room and came up with a story and I just kept writing them.
What hobbies do you have? When’s weather is nice I spend a lot of time running obstacle course races OCR. Spartan races in particular. I also have an insane amount of yarn because I love crocheting blankets.
Do you have a favorite coffee shop? I like to find small coffee shops.
Where can people find you online? They can find me on Instagram @bellas_great adventures @7thavestories or @r_khrys