Romelia: WHAT IS A SIGNIFICANT WAY YOUR BOOK HAS CHANGED SINCE THE FIRST DRAFT?
Freddie Wilson: Need more edit, revision before it begin to come more together missing conversations dialogue .
Romelia: WHAT PERSPECTIVES OR BELIEFS HAVE YOU CHALLENGED WITH THIS WORK?
Freddie Wilson: As an aspiring author I would say no one gets it right the first time. We/I struggle most times when I begin to write my stories. All I can say is just write to the best of my ability. Writing the first story then, another story that is in your head pops in before finishing writing a paragraph and you tie it in also.
Romelia: WHAT INSPIRED THE IDEA FOR YOUR BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: Reading devotion and through asking God why was Bren given this job only for it to be taken back. Wilson truly believe that God put it in HER heart to do it. God Spoke during my pain and confusion. A job loss, Bren Cramer was fifty-seven yrs. old and was not aware of her position ending so suddenly. She had a breakdown, that took her through many turmoil’s.
Romelia: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR BOOK’S IDEAL READER?
Freddie Wilson: Well I begin writing ten years ago and I was writing for myself. I am a non- fiction writer. My ideal reader is their interest and Age 18 yrs, and up, school employees/employers and if you work and not for yourself this book is for you.
Romelia: HOW MUCH RESEARCH DID YOU NEED TO DO FOR YOUR BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: Little to none.
Romelia: HOW IMPORTANT WAS PROFESSIONAL EDITING TO YOUR BOOK’S DEVELOPMENT?
Freddie Wilson: Each time I publish through a publishing company. A publishing company with a team of professional editors so yes it is very important to me with them to have phenomenal editing for my books. My books were very costly. I paid a good fee and because I trust them to do their best quality work and to not let me, the readers, down or their own company.
Romelia: WHAT WAS YOUR HARDEST SCENE TO WRITE, AND WHY?
Freddie Wilson: When the character continued to go to each person in authority requesting to go back to work. Why? Because it was a set up to take the job back in the first place.
Romelia: WHAT CHARACTERS IN YOUR BOOK ARE MOST SIMILAR TO YOU OR TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
Freddie Wilson: Bren Cramer
Romelia: HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: Six months.
Romelia: HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE TITLE FOR YOUR BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: I was searching the BIBLE for answers, peace, comfort , guidance, directions, and one afternoon Divine jump into my spirit while watching Joel Osteen on television. I could not get divine out of my head I play with it for a while. I wrote it down and after reality hit I said I got to move forward put this behind me and that was where the title came from. I was experiencing a time and it was over. Every decision came through a divine word.
Romelia: WOULD YOU AND YOUR MAIN CHARACTER GET ALONG?
Freddie Wilson: YES, because she was treated unfairly, and truth be told no matter what race on your job and between employer and employees justice should have prevail. The system fails Mrs. Bren Cramer and I would love to comfort her and try to help
Romelia: IF YOU COULD MEET YOUR CHARACTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?
Freddie Wilson: We came to the end of this chapter but there are some things unsettle with Bren, what can we do to make it right. A sequel is coming.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR WRITING PROCESS LIKE? ARE YOU MORE OF A PLOTTER OR A PANTSER?
Freddie Wilson: I am both, I write in my journal, but I also write on different sheets of papers in another notebook then when I begin to type I type from my journal, and things that has been in my head that I have not put in my journal I really need to get it out of my head, while I am typing never outline I just write.
Romelia: WHAT DO YOU NEED IN YOUR WRITING SPACE TO HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED?
Freddie Wilson: Quietness, free from distraction comfortable chair, and desk, and 100 % lighting.
Romelia: IF YOU WERE TO WRITE A SPIN-OFF ABOUT A SIDE CHARACTER, WHICH WOULD YOU PICK?
Freddie Wilson: Dr. Tony Jones poor guy he just became principal after many years, and assistant principal.
Romelia: IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANOTHER POPULAR AUTHOR, WHOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Freddie Wilson: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU’RE WRITING A BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: I have no schedule.
Romelia: HAVE YOU EVER TRAVELED AS RESEARCH FOR YOUR BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: NO, not at this time.
Romelia: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITING SNACK OR DRINK?
Freddie Wilson: Roasted jumbo peanuts.
Romelia: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WHEN YOU FINISH YOUR BOOK?
Freddie Wilson: I rest for two weeks no commitments during the two weeks after those weeks I visit, shop, and have my girlfriend time.
Romelia: WHAT RISKS HAVE YOU TAKEN WITH YOUR WRITING THAT HAVE PAID OFF?
Freddie Wilson: There is always a risk, this book is about a trauma the teacher who loss her job in the academic area a journey that brought her innumerable trails and invaluable lesson. Cramer wanted her white coworkers who had the higher authority to be honest and do the right thing. Payback is coming the year 2020 is the year for minority and black author people are reading this book.
Romelia: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOOGLED YOURSELF AND WHAT DID YOU FIND?
Freddie Wilson: 2 days ago, I am not on Google by Freddie Mae Wilson but by my author name Freddie Woods Wilson.
Romelia: WHAT IS YOUR KRYPTONITE AS A WRITER?
Freddie Wilson: Wilson is easily offended she tells people she is working on change but…
Romelia: TELL US SOMETHING FUNNY FROM YOUR ADULT LIFE.
Freddie Wilson: I was driving in Houston, Texas and while driving I was in deep thought and coming up on an exceptionally long bridge going up. All I could see was highway and the sky. I was the only one in my car and I was so afraid that at the end of the road I was going to end up in the sky that was dark blue and could not be found.
Romelia: Describe yourself in a few sentences. Tell us something we do not know about you and something you hate about the world.
Freddie Wilson: I am a woman of excellent with love and hope. I’m a leader of a Thursday evening facetime(10) women bible study group. I encourage people face to face and through my writing I encourage, inspired, and give hope. I am grateful! I am married with three adult daughters who are out of the home on their own. I Enjoy family time, I love to meet new people. I have a piano at home for years and have not played the keys or a song. The policeman killing our black men/people and policeman who do not do the right thing for our cities.
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