Chandra’s titles include:
Living Ghetto Fabulous
About “Vanilla Dream”
Sheila Jackson is married to Craig, but it’s been five years of mostly hell. Craig is emotionally and physically abusive. He refuses to keep a job to support his wife or his two boys from previous relationships. Out of the blue, Sheila meets Ryan Santoianni. He is the total opposite: educated, hard working, supportive and very giving. Before they both know it they begin a whirlwind sexually charged affair. Ryan’s ready to commit to her but there’s a problem and it’s not that she’s black and he’s white but the fact that Sheila fails to mention that she is already married.
When all of Sheila’s lies are exposed who will she turn to - her husband or Ryan? Will Ryan even have her once he finds out?
DP: When did you first decide you wanted to become an author?
Chandra: Probably as early as eight years old. I received my first diary for a birthday or Christmas present and wrote in it religiously.
DP: How did you decide on the idea for your first book?
Chandra: Life. Being a young woman plus looking at what other young women dealt with while trying to not only mature but find love at the same time.
DP: How long did it take you to write your first book?
Chandra: It took a long time because I didn't write consistently. I would probably say five years.
DP: Did you self-publish or are you signed to a publishing company?
Chandra: I am signed to a publishing company.
DP: How did you decide on the cover for your most recent book?
Chandra: I didn't, the publishing company did.
DP: Tell us about your writing style. Do you write on a schedule?
Chandra: Absolutely not. I write whenever I get an idea and time.
DP: What makes your writing unique?
Chandra: With the first book people thought it was unique that I wrote how people actually speak. But now I would just say that I'm writing erotic fiction but tying romance in. I am a hopeless romantic and want it conveyed in my plots.
DP: As a writer, what motivates you?
Chandra: Love and sex motivate me as a writer.
DP: How do you balance your writing and various responsibilities that come along with being an independent author?
Chandra: It is extremely difficult. Working, school, marriage. I long for the day to come when I don't have to work and can be a full-time author.
DP: When you’re not writing what are you doing?
Chandra: Working, studying, household duties and a little partying when I can squeeze it in.
DP: What’s a typical day like for you?
DP: Tell us about your last book signing.
Chandra: At my last book signing, I was super nervous but had much fun. I was amongst friends so it was different rather than being in front of a room full of strangers.
DP: Do you have contests or giveaways?
Chandra: At my last book signing I did 2 drawings.
DP: Many independent authors find it hard to get readers to buy their books. How did you handle the challenges that come along with being a first-time author in a competitive and ever-changing market?
Chandra: I won't say I've handled it as I'm still dealing with those challenges. As with many other things in life, being a first time author is about living and learning.
DP: What did you do on your 2nd book that you did not do in your first one?
Chandra: With the second book, I tried to do more research. The first book, I just sat down at the computer and wrote what I felt and thought.
DP: If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be?
Chandra: Don't settle.
DP: Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?
Chandra: On www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com