Welcome to TOW bi-monthly feature Thursday’s Thoughts. On the second and fourth Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions posed to them.
One of November’s featured authors is Jorja Tabu.
How long have you been writing?
Forever. Seriously. The first book I wrote (and still have) was an epic My Little Ponies fantasy story when I was four years old. I drew each page, all forty of them. The daycare worker that diligently wrote down all of my brilliant thoughts in the little speech bubbles (I guess it was more of a graphic novel?) was named Heather–I am so thankful for all of the kind people that helped me along the way, and she was the first.
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
Doug Wilder, of course! Richmond representing.
What do you consider to be your hidden or uncommon talent?
I love to hula hoop, but I’m not particularly talented; I’m better at cooking, which is much more common.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I am a very family oriented person, and picnics at the beach with my extended family and friends are the absolute best way to spend a day for me. Especially while I hula-hoop badly, and make decent food 😉
Who is Jorja Tabu ? She is a self-proclaimed raunchy heretic and writer that dabbles in anything sultry, shiny, sexy, sin-bent or soulful. Her blog and twitter are the best places to catch ramblings about upcoming books, feminism, horror movies, and the many and varied reasons why Canada is sexy.
Book Blurb: Imani Cartwright left the rough world of her childhood in Virginia almost a decade ago. Among the broken pieces she abandoned were her best friend, Monica, and the ruined young man that swore he would love her forever, Roman O’Malley. Her brother, Tyreke, a passionate advocate who turns to the UFC to save their neighborhood, can’t forgive her for leaving.
She hasn’t spoken to anyone back home but her mother for over a year when the phone finally rings, and suddenly the rift between the past and her new life has grown too wide for anyone to cross… But Death.
When her brother is murdered Imani has no one but old friends and enemies to turn to. Did Roman O’Malley, UFC Prize-Fighter and her brother’s former best friend, kill Tyreke? What happened to Monica, the sweet young girl who was Imani’s best friend? And if they’re innocent, then who killed Ty?
A Galaxy of Scars spans a decade, an epic love, and contains rough language and adult sexuality and situations. It is meant for mature audiences.