The Stories in my Head

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The Reader's Voice

I would like to introduce to Ms. Jelicia Baker. Although we've only met recently, the ideas that she expressed that drive her passion for reading really connected with me. Authors, you want to get your books in this woman's hands. 


CA Ask: Who are you?

Jelicia: My name is Jelicia Baker

CA Ask:  What do you like to do to relax?

Jelicia: There are a couple of things I do to relax. I love to take my kids to the park and while they play I relax and read a good book in the grass. Also I love to sew as a form of relaxation. The next thing I do is kind of embarrassing to admit. I love to browse Pinterest lol. I can get stuck there for hours.

CA Ask: Which genre(s) do you like to read?

Jelicia: I usually read urban fiction, but occasionally I'll read mysteries and paranormal books.

CA Ask: What types of books do you like to read?

Jelicia: I like to read books that are original, hold my attention, have an interesting plot, and shockers.

CA Ask: What book started your love affair with books?

Jelicia: There are two books that started my reading addiction. Those books are Flyy Girl and The Coldest Winter Ever. After I read those books I was hooked.

CA Ask: Who are some of your favorite authors:?

Jelicia: My favorite authors are Takerra Allen, Noire, Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman,  Nicole Jackson, Nako and Natavia. I know that if I read one of these authors book I will not be disappointed. 

CA Ask: Name a character that has stuck with you long after you finished the book.

Jelicia: The characters that I always think about is Denache Aka Denny or D-Rock from Devout. I have an unnatural addiction and attraction to a book character lol. I honestly love this character because he's so complex and has different layers to himself. 

CA Ask: If you could meet any character(s) from any book who would it be? And why?

Jelicia: I would love to meet Denny from Devout. I  would like to meet him just to sit down with him and have a deep conversation and hopefully learn a little bit about what makes him tick. I would also like to meet his other half, Neeka from the same book just to see unconditional and pure love in the flesh. 

CA Ask: What advice would you give writers?

Jelicia: If I could give any writters advice I would advise them not to box themselves in by being a "one trick pony." They should always be original, not afraid to try something new and always write something they could be proud of and would purchase if it was written by someone else.

CA Ask: How do you know Carey?

Jelicia: I met Carey through Don't Read Me Read A Book. We're also in a book club together. 

CA Ask: Do you have any hobbies besides reading?

Jelicia: I love to do arts and crafts, sewing, D.I.Y, and makeup when I'm not reading.

Published April 2017

It is now time to meet our Wallace Family Affairs Historian, Nae. Her love of Sci-Fi literature and film is the seasoning that gives her that amazing eye for details. I lovingly refer to her as the keeper of the WFA timeline. Nae was my point of reference whenever I could not call a minor detail to mind right away during my creative process. No matter how big or small, her appreciation for details has been a major player in keeping the WFA timeline and story consistent. Whether we are discussing the Wallace's or any other story, Nae discusses each character with me as if she sees them as clearly as I do. With the addition of Nae she has rounded out my Beta Reader team. Everyone please give a warm welcome to Nae.


CA Asks: Who are you? 

Nae: Shantana

CA Asks: What do you like to do to relax? 

Nae: Workout, watch tv and of course read

CA Asks: Which genre(s) do you like to read? 

Nae: Romantic, Comedy, and Time travel Sci-Fi

CA Asks: What types of books do you like to read? 

Nae: As far as length? Any type

CA Asks: What book started your love affair with books? 

Nae: My earliest memory would be Dr. Seuss books, Bernstein Bears, Jem and the Holograms… lol!! I loved Edgar Allen Poe books at an early age. My novels, Sweet Valley High. Oh, and Archie Comics…lol!  

CA Asks: Who are some of your favorite authors? 

Nae: Carey of course is top of my list, Eric Jerome Dickey, E Lynn Harris.

CA Asks: Name a character that has stuck with you long after you finished the book. 

Nae: I always go back to V2 of the WFA series because I love Amber. She definitely hits tons of walls but she continued to fight.

CA Asks: If you could meet any character(s) from any book who would it be? And why? 

Nae: Can I meet them all? LOL! I have bones to pick with them, conversations, deep thoughts. I’ll get back to you. LOL!

CA Asks: What advice would you give writers? 

Nae: Keep writing, stick with your passion. 

CA Asks: How do you know Carey? 

Nae: She is a close friend.

CA Asks: Do you have any hobbies besides reading? 

Nae: Cooking is always a favorite and working out.

CA Asks: What do you like to do to relax? 

Nae: Workout, watch tv and of course read.

Published February 2016

Please join me in saying a warm HELLO to Fantastic Fin. This is the woman who encouraged me to keep going when Tracy began her love affair with Andrew. She wanted to know more. MORE! MORE! MORE! She'd call me daily to demand a new chapter in what became the Wallace Family Affairs. When I would get frustrated and want to stop, Fantastic Fin would laugh with me at my dramatic fit and then encourage me to keep going. Her attachment to Malcolm Latour led her to pin the hashtag #TeamMalcolmNeverDies as she relentlessly pushed for "My Malcolm" to man up. Her faith in the goodness in him when even I wasn't so sure is part of what made him so AMAZING! Fantastic Fin and Dri have brought me flowers and drank countless bottles of wine with me as we dish about these Wallace's as if they're real people. Everyone say hello to Fantastic Fin.


CA Asks: Who are you? 

Fantastic Fin: Fantastic Fin

CA Asks: What do you like to do to relax? 

Fantastic Fin: Read Carey Anderson's books.

CA Asks: Which genre(s) do you like to read? 

Fantastic Fin: Fiction and Romance Novels

CA Asks: What types of books do you like to read? 

Fantastic Fin: Fiction, Romance, drama filled books with a great story line and characters that I can relate to or empathize with.

CA Asks: What book started your love affair with books? 

Fantastic Fin: Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan

CA Asks: Who are some of your favorite authors? 

Fantastic Fin: Carey Anderson first and foremost. Terry McMillan, Rosalyn McMillan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Brenda Jackson, E. Lynn Harris, Omar Tyree

CA Asks: Name a character that has stuck with you long after you finished the book. 

Fantastic Fin: Malcolm from the Wallace Family Affairs series

CA Asks: If you could meet any character(s) from any book who would it be? And why? 

Fantastic Fin: Malcolm, because he's strong and powerful but yet I see a gentleness to him. Darryl from the Wallace Family Affairs because he cracks me up.

CA Asks: What advice would you give writers? 

Fantastic Fin: Character development is a must. 

CA Asks: How do you know Carey? 

Fantastic Fin: SS1

CA Asks: Do you have any hobbies besides reading? 

Fantastic Fin: What other hobbies are more important than reading? I guess shopping. 

CA Asks: What would you like to share with us? (Anything you’d like to say outside of my questions). 

Fantastic Fin: #TEAMMALCOLMNEVERDIES

Published January 2016

I would like to take a moment to introduce you to one of my very first Rough Riders, and Beta Readers. This little lady has been there since Amber was a little girl fighting on the playground. This woman that I affectionately call Dri has been one of my main and constant supporters. Dri is part of my Beta Reader team. Her simple yes or no, and sometimes tears lets me know whether I've hit my mark. Well that's enough with the introductions, let's shine the spotlight on this wonderful lady.


CA asks: Who are you? 
Dri answers: My name is Adrienne, I am a Domestic Engineer, happily married for 7 years, and my husband and I have 2 beautiful girls. 
CA asks:  What do you like to do to relax?
Dri answers: I enjoy going to Napa for wine tasting or getting together with friends enjoying a nice meal with a glass of wine.  Either way wine is involved.   
CA asks:  Which genre(s) do you like to read?
Dri answers: Urban and Fiction 
CA asks:     What types of books do you like to read?
Dri answers: Romance I am a hopeless romantic and always enjoy a good ending to a love story. 
CA asks:   What book started your love affair with books?
Dri answers: Reading Sister Souljah the Coldest Winter Ever had me hooked!
CA asks:   Who are some of your favorite authors?
Dri answers: Carey Anderson is my numero 1 for the last few years.   
CA asks:   Name a character that has stuck with you long after you finished the book.
Dri answers: Malcolm Latour 
CA asks:    If you could meet any character(s) from any book who would it be? And why?
Dri answers: Annette Wallace because through it all she loved her man and her man loved her unconditionally I really enjoyed their story and would love to have a conversation with Annette.
CA asks:   What advice would you give writers?
Dri answers: Never give up their passion 
CA asks: How do you know Carey?
Dri answers: I am a member of the rough riders group organized by Carey.  
CA asks: Do you have any hobbies besides reading? 
Dri answers: I am just learning how to knit, I am looking forward to that being part of my relaxation as well as enjoyment.   Maybe I'll be able to make something useful and cool.  
CA asks: What would you like to share with us? (Anything you’d like to say outside of my questions)
Dri answers: Don't pass up reading Carey Anderson's books, she is an awesome author I love every story and I know other readers will too.  
Published December 2015