Interview: Tish Boyd

Tish Boy is an author from the Bronx. She wrote her first series of short stories as a school project at the age of nine, and realized she had a passion for it. Her craft was honed in an unlikely place, the New York State Department of Corrections where she was housed for 16 years.

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Tell us about your latest book. What do you hope readers take away from it?

My novel Heads or Tails? Geminis Don’t Choose is the story of Anexus-Jade Pearson, an attractive, charismatic Gemini who enjoys the pleasures of an almost idyllic life consisting of a devoted lover of three years named Smiley; good friends, a loving family and a good job. But sometimes all isn’t enough. A chance business meeting sparked the flame that provoked the never satisfied, self-centered, conniving being that resides at her core, which belies her loving nature. A clear portrait of the battles within Anexus- Jade’s mind is painted. As the plot unfolds readers will either love or hate the Gemini vixen. In this novel it’s her will, her way, and she doesn’t care who likes it. There is no middle ground as Anexus-Jade turns sex, and manipulation into an art form.

I hope after reading my book people become more open minded when it comes to erotic fiction. Although Heads or Tails? Geminis Don’t Choose has high sexual content, the underlining theme weaved into the novel is about supportive friendships and family.

What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read?

I read everything from canonical works, historical, urban, autobiographical to horror books. However, there is a book that I read years ago that did not have an ending called In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien. It is one of the most disturbing and memorable books I have ever read, and he cleverly left his readers hanging at the end, a style that I have seen unsuccessfully imitated for the most part.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

When I am not writing I like to spend time with my nephew, research social media strategies, study real estate, exercise and listen to music. Music happens to be my first love. A CD will be accompanying the next novel I plan to release entitled, The Coming of Age: A Different Type of Love Story.

Where can we learn more about you?

You can learn more about me via my website http://www.therealtish.com/; Twitter @allabouttish, Facebook; Tish the Author on Youtube; tishtheauthor.tumblr.com.

Anything else you’d like to add?

All my novels have classic themes, with unpredictable outcomes: The Coming of Age A Different Type of Love Story is about love found in an unlikely place; Virgos’ Vengeance, the sequel to Heads or Tails? Geminis Don’t’ Choose, is about the bitter sweet act of vengeance. And the novel that took me four years to write, I Once Was a Little Girl I Just Forgot When contains the classic good girl meets bad boy story line. I have contributed to publications for the Center for Law and Justice Inc., and Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s newsletter.

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