About Suzetta Perkins
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Secretary of the University at Fayetteville State University, Assistant Military Sales Rep/Buyer for Sony Europe, Medical Transcriptionist, Secretary
Q. Favorite job
A. Sales associate/buyer for Sony Europe. I handled accounts military accounts for the U.S. military overseas, traveling often to England, Italy, Holland, and Spain.
Q. High school and/or college
A. I'm a California native, and I graduated from high school in Hayward, California. I also went to college in California, however, I earned my degrees from Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State University.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Anita Baker
Q. Favorite movie
Q. Favorite television show
A. Grey's Anatomy
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Fast paced, hectic, happy, spiritual, rewarding, revealing, blessed
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live life to the fullest!
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I'm not sure that I can describe perfect happiness because I I've not had that experience. If I was to attempt to describe it, I'd say that perfect happiness would be a world where there was peace, tranquility, no hunger, no financial issues and everyone loved each other for who they were regardless of their race, color, or creed.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Failure is my greatest fear.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Oprah Winfrey. I realize she's immediate history, however, I applaud her ability to go forth on her journey to be the best in her field. She's been an inspiration for me.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I must say Oprah Winfrey again.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Twenty-four seven, the bomb, and truth be told
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret that my mother never was able to see my published literary work.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Play a piano
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Besides authoring my novel, it is raising two beautiful children to be productive citizens.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Being so critical of myself.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Giving of myself--always willing to help others.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I would be a blanket to keep people warm.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I'm a loving person.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. James Bond
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Mister played by Danny Glover in the movie The Color Purple
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. If I could meet a historical character, it would be Martin Luther King. I would say to him, "Thanks, Martin."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. People who don't put shopping carts in the stall designated for them after they've put their purchases in their vehicle.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Sharing my work with book clubs and readers at book stores, conventions, and book club meetings.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. My fantasy profession would be interior design.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, commitment, and loyalty
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. One thing? I guess it would be chicken marsala
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. We are the World, Sweet Love by Anita Baker, He Saw the Best in Me by Marvin Sapp, A House is Not a Home by Luther Vandross, and A Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Toni Morrison E. Lynn Harris J. California Cooper Tananarive Due Sister Souljah Bernice McFadden
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Bible The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Learn the craft so you can tell your stories well.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Readers tell me they can feel, touch, and taste as if they were imported into the story.