Please join me in welcoming Sylvia Hubbard to the Clog Blog. Sylvia, can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?
My mother knew I was a writer before I knew. I used to lie to her when I was little, – very horribly and after a whooping to my backside, I would have to write my lies down and then I come back and read what I had written. My self-discovery was that the lie always looked so much better on paper and soon lying because little to null while storytelling increased more and more. Due to my mother, she made my pain my passion and I love her for that.
How do you make time to write?
I make no excuses to give myself. Whether carrying a journal or a Bluetooth keyboard to attach my cell phone, I make sure I can write.
I also keep an electronic digital writer so I may even jot down ideas to type up later.
I think of time not in 24 hours but in 1400 minutes and everything that I need to do takes ten minutes in my mind or I try to make it that way and then I can fit even more in my day.
What genre are your books?
I love romance and I love suspense, so I’m often overlaying this with a lot of contemporary urban problems that happen to women with children or women who need to finally take charge of their happiness. I was always in both places in my life and I reflect how a full figured woman handles what life throws at her.
What draws you to this genre?
When I was twelve in the library, I saw this romance cover with this naked man and a woman standing in front of him with a long dress properly covering his necessary parts. I had to HAVE this book, but The librarian wouldn’t let me check the book out. So, I did what any twelve-year-old from Detroit would do it, I stole the book from the library. (I replaced the book about twenty years later by buying it off of Amazon and dropping it off at the library with a note inside saying sorry and just walking out.) I read that book from cover to cover in one day and was taken over with this need to create a Happily Ever After. (HEA)
Being from Detroit, you see suspense all the time and you’re intrigued by what can happen. Entwining these two together and bringing my unique voice creates special stories that I know can enrapture myself and readers.
What are your current projects?
Currently, I’m completing the editing on Part 2 of Emperor’s Addiction, finishing up Betrayed and Black’s Innocence, while starting a new story called Tempting Heaven.
Are you an Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
I always say I’m a writer so I’m an introvert, but as an author, I know I have to be an introvert pretending to be an extrovert.
I love being alone, but I love getting in front of an audience and teaching them something, enlighting them and encouraging the best out of them.
In terms of affecting my work, when I actually have to talk about my writing or me as a writer, I get extremely nervous.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
I over think writing the story and then I can’t write. Overthinking is the devil.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
If it’s in your head, put it on paper. Don’t care what others think or say, just know you were given a story to help others. You never know who needed to hear what you have to say, but it was vital to them, which is why you were given the message.
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Do you have an excerpt you’d like to share with us?
From my recent book Beautiful, you can read an excerpt at