31 Mar 2016


1. Why did you choose to write about Susanna?

This is a great question. I wanted to write about a girl I never met in the many books I read as a teenager growing up in Italy. There were girls with curly hair but they were white and I also wanted to explore the multiculturalism in today Italy, a topic I haven't had the pleasure to read enough about. Being a black woman I could have shied away from writing about a mixed race girl but my daughter is mixed raced and I wanted to imagine how she could feel when people are trying to box her in a world that sees a lot in black and white and not the many grey areas in a race.

2. Where is your favourite place to write?

We recently moved house so I'm learning which area in the new place makes my creativity flow. However in my old house I had one room all for myself to use as my office, so I called it my sanctuary. It was a bliss to close the door on the noise when my husband was home with the kids. With two little kids under five finding a special place to write is a bonus. My current house is small so I may end up making a sanctuary in the garden or garage.

Read my full interview with By J. E. Hunter here

1 comment:


    You are awesome! Continue to do well *kisses*

    XO |EESH


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