Holly Smokes I got Paulie in the Flight!!!
T: Good Morning Paulie Dee thanks for joining me this morning. I hope the coffee is strong enough?
T: I promise for this set of questions I’m going to keep things fun and light (well light for me) so let’s get started.
T: How much of a culture shock was it moving from New York to North Carolina?
It actually wasn’t too bad because we actually wanted to change location due to us starting a family, the only thing that was a little hard was the lack of Spanish food, but we get our fill when we go back and visit family in NJ>
T: When did you join the writing group that changed your life?
Wow, I’m sorry, but I can’t really remember the date, but I think it was the beginning of 2014 or so
T: How did you go from spectator to writer?
It was early morning, can’t remember what day and I went into the group and they were requesting freestyle poems or something like that and I just wrote something silly about my brain turning or having lard, Hahaha, but that was the trigger because that day when I arrived to work, word just started floating in my brain and I believe I wrote one poem named ties that day.
T: What does your family think about your writing?
At first it was just my mom that knew about my poetry writing and then my aunt, who happens to be a poet as well and they both were and are very supportive, I told my husband about my writing when my poetry book was published and he as well as my son are very supportive
T: Where do you find the pictures that inspire you?
At the beginning of my poetry writing I had a group of fabulous ladies getting pictures for me and even during the time I was writing my poetry book, now it can be myself or Sara my PA that gets them for me, I usually go to Pinterest
T: When do you write?
As for my poetry I write at any time that I feel inspired. Writing my novel I usually write in the afternoon into the night or once hubs and little man are in bed on the weekends
T: What do you do for fun?
Wow, I enjoy surfing the web, reading, now that I am back to reading or writing poetry, or just spending time with little man and on the weekends we always go out somewhere.
T: Do you listen to music when you write?
No, I write not in complete silence (which I love) but with the TV on the background,
T: If you could meet one poet past or present who would you meet?
During some research I was doing, I must Maya Angelou, she wrote such beautiful pieces, but I really liked is Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise
T: Have you collaborated with any other poets?
Yes, I have, just recently I collaborated in T Lee Hunt Warrior Women book, with Elias Raven and I have written poems for Zorha Edwards.
T: What comes next?
Writing my novel In Search of a Muse and God willing my first book signing in New Orleans in Naturally Naughty in Nola 2017
T: Well Paulie that’s all I have for you today? Until next time thanks again for joining me, now get back to work and write your next book.
Thank you for having me