I’m excited to introduce my first guest post, as penned by Naima Simone, author of Secrets and Sins: Gabriel.
Naima is a fellow Entangled author and Secrets and Sins: Gabriel is her first Entangled release. She has another due later this year.
When I asked Naima how long she’d been writing for, she sent me this response:
“Technically, my first book ever published was in the third grade. It was about a cucumber named Fred who went to the bookstore–complete with illustrations. My school bound it and printed it out! But I’m guessing what you’re really referring to is my first book released from a real publisher, which was Sweet Ultimatum published in 2009 with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. It’s an erotic contemporary–a reunion story–with suspense elements. It will always have a special place in my heart!”
In this post, Naima explains her love of mystery. Thanks for visiting!
And the World May Never Know…
I believe I can attribute my love of mysteries and suspense to my grandmother.
Now some might call it nosiness, but she had a thirst for secrets, details, and knowledge. Like one time I spent the night at her house, and woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Suddenly, a gun shot rang out. I dropped to the floor, my heart in my throat. It’d come from outside, but bullets strayed! Ask Tupac! Anyway, I was splayed out on the hall floor that led to the living room. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a shadow move. It separated from the heavier darkness in the room and inched closer and closer toward the window. After a couple of moments I realized that creeping shadow was my grandmother! Silent as a wraith, she tugged back the curtain and curved her body at an impossible angle to peer out the slit she’d made! I mean, the woman was flex-i-ble! Several seconds of shock—and admiration—passed. Seriously, I wish I could’ve bent my torso and hips like that, and I was in color guard! But then it hit me! Really?? This woman was willing to take a bullet just to see what was going on outside! Now she could’ve either been phenomenally nosey…or a super sleuth.
For the sake of this blog I’m going with sleuth.