About Vickie M. Stringer
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Hustler, bartender
Q. Favorite job
Q. High school and/or college
A. Detroit's legendary Cass Technical High
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
Q. Favorite movie
A. Lady Sings the Blues, with Diana Ross
Q. Favorite television show
A. The Wire, The Sopranos
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Busy, Exciting, Challenging, and Fortunate
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. God is a restorer
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. PEACE WITHIN AND OUT.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. GOD’S DISPLEASURE WITH MY LIFE.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. ON THE BEACH IN MEXICO
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. DONALD GOINES
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. MY SON, VALEN STRINGER
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Moving forward..."
Q. What do you regret most?
A. My bad decisions
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. WRITING MY FIRST BOOK
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. SHORT HAIR
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. The desire to serve
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. An angel
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Raven "Red" Gomez, from the "Red" series
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. I'd ask him if he knew he would die young, and if GOD had given him the strength to proceed in the face of darkness.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Character, Sense of Humor, Responsibility.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Anything by Maxwell. I love all of his songs.
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Donald Goines, Stephen King, E. Lynn Harris.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. The Bible, 48 Laws of Power, 22 Immutable Laws of Branding.
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. The Bible, from cover to cover.
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Write from the heart - not from the expectation of being published
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Why did you end the book as a cliff-hanger - Did this really happen?
Q. How did you come to write Dirty Red?
A. The "Red" series was written based upon my closest friends' zany lives.