Orsayor: Who are your favorite authors and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Tiffany: I do not have favorites - I have one favorite. My favorite author is E. Lynn Harris. Harris is my favorite because he introduced me and many others to a lifestyle (being on the down low) that we did not know existedand/or refused to believe that it existed. Harris was able to write complete stories full of complexities, love, hurt, romance, masculinity, and sexual scenes without being lewd. With one stoke of the pen, E. Lynn Harris forced an entire community (African-Americans) to begin to have a dialogue about homosexuality - GENIUS!
Orsayor: What factors are important to you when choosing a book to read?
Tiffany: It is important that a book catches my attention during the first chapter. It is important that the book has been edited properly and there are minimal (preferably no) spelling and/or grammar errors. It is important that a book is somewhere on the realistic scale (unless a science fiction book). It is important that the book is not full of label-dropping and that every female is not light-skinned, weave down her back with a body shaped like a Coke bottle.
Orsayor: Which book could you read over and over?
Tiffany: I could read all of E. Lynn Harris' books repeatedly
Orsayor: What are you currently reading?
Tiffany: I am currently reading Brown's Possession...A Family's Progression by Angelia Vernon Menchan which is book 2 in a series. Orsayor: Which do you prefer: Tidy Ending or Cliffhanger?
Tiffany: It depends because some books need to have a tidy ending because the story should end and on the flipside sometimes a cliffhanger makes sense because the story needs to be continued.
Orsayor: If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Not Your Typical Army Wife!
Orsayor: Tell us a little about yourself....
Tiffany: I am an Army wife currently living in Germany with my husband and our two yorkies: Lucky Luciano and Angelina. I am a Preschool teacher and a certified holistic health coach. I learned to read at the age of 3 and there are not many things in my life that I enjoy more. I love to read because it is able to take you to another place, another time, and another mind frame. I have my own book review blog which is called Read It All Book Reviews. I am also a reviewer for OOSA Book Club and Urban Reviews Online. I believe there is no greater gift that any adult (whether a parent or not) can give a child then teaching them how to read and appreciate books!