About M.S The Secret:
Born in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pa. third to the youngest of eight brothers and sisters. My father was a steel mill worker and my mother was a loving housewife. M.S. The Secret is a lifelong fan of the Black and Gold (Steelers). My introduction to writing came when my sister Robin introduced me to the power of words and poetry when I was 14 years old. I began to feel the rush of energy as thoughts and feelings flowed from my head to my pen and pad. I embraced the power of written communication even though no one would read my writings until I reached college. After completing high school, I attended California State University in California, Pa. where I studied Psychology and Communications. As an adult I later moved to the vibrant historic city of Atlanta GA., where I work as a Program Coordinator working with Homelessness, Substance Abuse and Mental Health with men, women, children and families for over twenty years. It would become my journey and mission to excel and walk hand and hand with my life ministry.
What inspires you to write?
As a young man, I was shy and writing brought clarity to my feelings and emotions. I later embraced communication and fell in love with the power of words. I love to write about real life experiences… love , joy and the pain that we share in each others lives.
Tell us about your writing process.
My style of writing evolves from my surroundings , what’s going on in the life we live and the world we share. I love to ask the questions most are scared to talk about. The masks we wear, the skeletons we hide, the inner truths we seek.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be true to yourself, Let other people critique your writings to get a feel if your work is enjoyable for others that like to read, and bring out the creativity inside of you.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I researched both processes and I ended up following the self publishing route for my first book. Through this process it was less expensive and more financial return to me as the author. I also learned the in and outs of writing, editing and creating the illustration for my book.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Most writers won’t be backed by a big publishing house. I think you will see more writers continue to utilize self publishing and social media towards building a positive following. Waiting for an opportunity to sign with a major publishing company.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Spiritual, Romance, Inspirational ,Poetry, Short Stories
What formats are your books in?: Print