Blaque: Well, it’s a new month, and it’s also time for a new author spotlight. Helping me to bring in the month of March, is Richelle Resto. Welcome Richelle!
Richelle: Thank you so much Blaque Diamond.
Blaque: No problem. Spring is on the horizon, so why not freshen up my blog with a fresh new interview?
Richelle: LOL. I’m glad I’m the person you chose to help you freshen things up a bit.
Blaque: I am as well. So, tell me about your book “The Gift of life Nobody Wanted: Your Tears have Purpose.”
Richelle: Well, I wrote this book to help women understand the rationale of the gifts of pain, devastation, rejection, and the purpose of tears. Throughout this book, I sprinkle little spiritual nuggets and strategies needed to triumph over years of pain.
Blaque: Hmm… Sounds interesting. Coming from someone who knows all about pain, it seems as if this book can perhaps help many women who don’t know how to deal with the obstacles that life may throw in their path. Tears can also have a cleansing effect on the soul. I had to learn that from first-hand experience.
Richelle: You are so right!
Blaque: So, where are you from Richelle?
Richelle: I’m proud to be from Durham, North Carolina.
Blaque: Oh, wow! I’m from Greensboro. I’m not originally from the area, but it has been my home for the past eight years. Durham is only a hop and a skip away from Greensboro.
Richelle: Yep. LOL. Durham is my home.
Blaque: Where is your favorite place to write?
Richelle: I enjoy writing near the water, and listening to the sound of the ocean.
Blaque: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Richelle: People that make excuses for not accomplishing goals is my biggest pet peeve.
Blaque: We all have that favorite something that we just can’t live without, what is your favorite food?
Richelle: My favorite food is Mexican and Seafood.
Blaque: How do you deal with writer’s block?
Richelle: I tend to eat ice cream and chew Super Bubble gum until my next thought generates.
Blaque: Wow! That’s different. I’ve never heard anyone say that before. LOL.
Richelle: Well, it works for me. LOL.
Blaque: What is your favorite color?
Richelle: My favorite color is purple and magenta.
Blaque: So, you’re a purple girl.
Richelle: Yes, ma’am.
Blaque: For most authors, writing is something they do on the side apart from a regular nine-five. Do you write full-time, or is writing like a second job?
Richelle: Writing is my passion, and not a hobby that I love to do every day.
Blaque: What is your favorite type of dessert?
Richelle: My favorite dessert is snicker bar cheesecake
Blaque: Where do you get most of your story ideas?
Richelle: Most of my story ideas originate from college experiences, family, friends, and journal notes.
Blaque: Do you have any other talents besides writing?
Richelle: Yes, my favorite talents include writing poetry and making t-shirt designs.
Blaque: Are you a sports fan? If so, who is your favorite team?
Richelle: My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys for life.
Blaque: What is your all-time favorite movie?
Richelle: My all-time favorite movie is “This Christmas.”
Blaque: I have several works in progress, but what are you currently working on?
Richelle: I’m currently working on two new releases: All Eyes on Me to Achieve My Destiny, and Married to the Church, Wife is a Mistress
Blaque: If your best friend could describe you in one word, what would it be?
Richelle: My best friend would describe me as SHY.
Blaque: When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Richelle: My favorite thing to do is explore different types of restaurants, wrap up in my Snuggie and play Candy Crush.
Blaque: What inspired your latest book?
Richelle: These books were inspired by my husband and father-in-love.
Blaque: Are you a cat, or are you a dog person?
Richelle: I love my two pets Sir Julius and Princess Eva.
Blaque: Awww! What cute names for your pets. LOL.
Richelle: Yes, they are my world.
Blaque: What is your all-time favorite book?
Richelle: My favorite book is “Woman thou art loose” by: T. D. Jakes.
Blaque: How would you describe your personality?
Richelle: My personality is fun, serious, and loyal.
Blaque: What show(s) did you enjoy watching as a child?
Richelle: My favorite show was Good Times.
Blaque: I agree one-hundred percent. I still watch reruns on DVD to this day. My favorite character of all was JJ, of course. He was dynamite! LOL.
Do you have a favorite character that you’ve created?
Richelle: My favorite imaginary character that I’ve created is Lynette.
Blaque: Ok, before we wrap this up, describe your latest book in just ten words.
Richelle: This book offers spiritual nuggets to triumph over years of pain.
Blaque: I see you are a person who believes that there is purpose in your pain. I do as well.
Richelle: Yes, I do.
Blaque: What we go through in life helps us to become who we are supposed to be. You take the joy with the pain and make the best of it.
Richelle: I agree.
Blaque: Well, Mrs. Resto, I am so glad that you stopped by to speak with me today. It has been great getting to know you better.
Richelle: Thanks so much for allowing me this opportunity to speak with you. It has been my pleasure.
Blaque: So, any of you readers out there looking for some spiritual nuggets to get you through tough times? Check out Richelle Resto’s book “The Gift Nobody Wanted: Your Tears have Purpose. I’m sure you’ll find some wisdom and inspiration that will help get you through the murky waters of life.
For more about Richelle and her books, check out her website here.
Until next time. Happy writing!
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