I write books for people who are stuck at home or on a bus commuting to work, a hospital, a plane or the DMV. I hope my readers see themselves reflected in my work, as villains and as heroes. And I hope for a few hours to change the color of their skies.
In my debut novel, Exclusively Yours (March 2018), I adopted a mixed salad approach to diversity. My heroine, Leila, is Afro-Caribbean; Brie, her protégé is African- American; and Sofia, her best friend, is Latina. Leila’s love interest, Nicolas, is the child of Canadian snowbirds. I tossed it all in.