Author Interview - Allyson olivia
"The Adventures of Super Cam the Super Hero for Kids."
Q1.Please tell me more about yourself?
A. I'm from Baltimore, Maryland and I currently live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two children. I work full time for a government agency and I pursue my passion for creative writing when I get the opportunity. I'm the owner of Penvision Ink, a publishing company dedicated to producing books that inspire others to understand their worth.
Q2. What are your favorite books to read?
A. You will find a variety of titles in my library from inspirational to marketing books. Years ago, I read fiction mostly. Now I tend to read books that will help me create and sustain wealth, and improve my mental, spiritual and physical health. When I want to relax and take my mind on a journey, I read fiction. A few books that I am either reading or are in my quest to read are: Determined- Living Like Jesus in Every Moment by Heather Dixon, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Feeding the Soul by Tabitha Brown, Get Good with Money by Tiffany Aliche, and #staymarried-A Couple’s Devotional by Michelle Peterson.
Q3. Do you like coffee or tea?
A. I like both. I know I should make a choice when being asked about a preference, but I can't choose. I like them both equally, but for different reasons. I need coffee to get through the day when I'm working and tea relaxes me.
Q4. How many books have you written?
A. I've written three books.
Q5. Do you have a favorite bookstore?
A. I've moved several times, but a bookstore I visited often while living in Dallas, Texas was the Barnes & Noble in Highland Village. It was close to home and they had reading hours and activities for infants and toddlers, which was convenient for me at the time.
Q6. Did you go to college for writing?
A. Yes, I have a bachelor's in Mass Communications from Susquehanna University, a master's in Journalism from Syracuse University, and a master's in Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary where I took several creative writing classes.
Q7. Growing up What were your favorite books to read?
A. Growing up, I loved to read fiction. As a child, my father took me to the Enoch Pratt library after school.
Q8. How did you get inspired to write a book?
A. I was inspired to write my first book, In The Name of the Father, when I understood that struggles are an opportunity to trust God. I believe that challenges in life push us to triumph and give us testimonies. My inspiration to write comes from the desire to share the hope we have in Jesus.
Q9. What hobbies do you have?
A. Writing and reading are things I like to do when I have the time.
Q10. Do you have a favorite coffee shop?
A. I had a favorite coffee shop in Lochearn, Maryland, which has since closed. It was called Street Folks and it was an intimate space that had open-mic poetry. My friends and I would go every weekend and I would share my poetry some nights. While the tea was amazing, the experience is what drew me to a coffee shop every weekend while I lived in that part of town.
Q11. Where can people find you online?
A. They can find me online at allysonoliviaringgold.com