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The Queen is author of Tapioca Pudding Next Door and the Between Sisters (seven-book) series which includes: Between Sisters, Between More Sisters, Caught Up Between Sisters, The Evolution Between Sisters, Revenge Between Sisters, Sister's Daughter, and Never Again Between Sisters. Additionally, The Queen penned Trapped In The Closet, A Scorned Woman, Superwoman, 9ine of Fools, Moving On Up, and Butterscotch Pudding Next Door, The Night Before, as well as the soon-to-be released, Entanglement and Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins.
In addition to writing books, she provides coaching for aspiring writers, as well as financial and business development services. You can also join The Queen's VIP club to hang out amongst royalty on some domestic and international getaways.
My name is Evita, but I go by the name, “The Queen.” Actually, it was Mary J’s MVP song that made me one day recognize that despite all of my flaws, mistakes, and struggles in life, I still remained standing firm with my crown on my head and a shine to inspire and motivate others. Before that, as a child growing up in Queensbridge Houses (Queens, NY), I used to sit in my window on the top floor and pretend I was a queen, and the whole Manhattan backdrop (seen from my window) was my "Queendom." The sparkling bridge... aka Queensbridge... aka 59th Street bridge, was my diamond necklace. Yeah, the imagination was wild, even way back then.
Since the age of 6 or 7… a few decades.
I published 15, and written over 20.
I like books with some mystery. It could be any genre, just as long as it’s not predictable in the first few chapters. A full novel that I could read in a day... because I need to know what happens next, is the absolute best.
Overnight. Writing is my therapy, and helps me escape the madness from the day's events.
Heck yeah!!! Even cry with them. Get angry with them, and will kill them if they piss me off… lol. I treat many of my scenes like a movie script and will talk or act it out to make them more realistic.
Step out of yourself and remember you are writing for YOUR readers. Not everyone is your reader, so don’t go all over the place with your writing, trying to please all.
Valerie Wilson-Wesley… I love mystery. Although I don’t write mystery, the mystery part makes me want to add twists and turns in my own writing, that ultimately leads to an unpredictable finale. I'd also say Terry McMillan, because her books written and becoming movies, made me write in such a way that people could envision every detail that I write, as if in a movie... and hopefully, one day, truly a movie.