Book of The Week “Libra & Scorpio”
What inspired you to write this book?
Libra and Scorpio is a collaboration with seven other authors as a part of a zodiac series. The story itself chronicles the life of a husband and scorned wife who eventually ends up in a dangerous love triangle unable to choose.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
TAKE YOUR TIME. Don’t rush the story, let it come to you and tell it as you see it in your head. Everyone won’t love your story, but write for you and not everyone else.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Best money spent as a writer was for a great cover. Very often readers judge books by their covers, spending a few extra dollars on the cover now equals a broader audience later.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
The majority of my books take place in cities I’ve lived in, but during the rare instances when I pen a story elsewhere, I take to social media first to see if there’s anyone I know that lives in the city to ask questions. If that isn’t possible, I’ll go to Google and Google Maps to get a general feel for the area and go from there.
How many hours a day do you write?
Depends on the day. Sometimes when the creativity is flowing, I’ll spend six or more hours writing. Other times when writer’s block comes into play, I’ll try to write at least a chapter. It’s better to write something and edit later on as opposed to writing nothing at all.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I wrote a book titled Killing Me Softly, in which one of the main characters not only experienced the death of a parent at a young age, but also childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend. Without going into detail, the storyline still took me through a range of emotions. I took a few months off in order to clear my head after writing the story.
What is your favorite childhood book?
My all time favorite childhood book is Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I enjoyed the book so much, I purchased it for my own children.
Fatima Munroe holds a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management, won numerous workplace awards and commendations, and is considered a leader among her peers. In 2015, Fatima took a step out on faith and penned her first urban fiction novel. To date, she has authored/co-authored over forty titles and reached best seller status on Amazon numerous times.
Fatima has also been recognized as one of the top 100 authors in urban fiction for the past three years (and counting) by Ubawa Magazine. In 2020, Fatima launched Monreaux Publications in order to assist aspiring authors with showcasing their talent to a broader audience. Fatima can be contacted at www.fatimasbooks.com or www.monreauxpublications.com.