Connie Morris grows up in Chicago’s Cabrini Green projects, and suffers abuse from her father. When tragedy strikes the family, Connie is virtually the last survivor, and ends up homeless until an unexpected hobby leads to fortune and fame. At the peak of her career, someone from her past tries to destroy everything she has worked hard for. Connie could possibly lose it all, including herself. On the other side of Chicago is Dean Wilson, a cocky police officer whose marriage ends tragically. Soon he meets Connie and the two fall in love, but when they learn their paths have crossed before, it sends them on an emotional ride that could prove to be too much. What happened in their past could possibly ruin their future or make their love strong enough to forgive and move forward.
Targeted Age Group:
21 and up
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Although writing fiction is not real, the stories I write stem from real-life situations either my own or the ones I’ve lived vicariously through others, and some of it is my own imagination. With fiction, I enjoy the freedom of not having to actually do reference checks as if I’m writing a report. Although it should be true to real-life, no one is going to beat me over the head for not being pinpoint accurate unless I’m quoting someone.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I’m a novice at writing myself. I’m enjoying this journey. I would advice aspiring writers to take advantage of the avenues available today and get your stories heard by the world. Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the digital age of self-publishing. Don’t sit on a story you know is good and deserves to be read. Go for it!
I’m a native Washingtonian, I live outside of DC with my family. Besides writing, I’m a huge NBA basketball fan. I also enjoys music, reading, movies, and drawing. My book, “A River Moves Forward,” evokes every human emotion as it addresses family dynamics, love and relationships, and issues of poverty and race. I creates a mix of uncertainty and infuses events that come together like a well-pieced puzzle. Throughout the book are messages of hope, love, and forgiveness. I’m currently working on the sequel tentatively titled, “Riding the Waves.”
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
In our lives sometimes we carry a lot of baggage that keeps us from moving forward and embracing everything that the world has to offer to us, and most of all, it can prevent us from receiving loving and nuturing relationships with others whether it’s a romantic relationship or a friendship. Like Rivers, they always keep moving forward, passing over rocks and debris, and whatever lies beneath. We as humans face many obstacles in life like those rocks and debris in the waters of life, and we have to keep moving forward and not allow those obstacles to stumble us or prevent us from achieving the love we deserve or from reaching whatever our life’s goals may be.