Featured Interview With Patricia M. Muhammad
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a multi-genre fiction author who was raised in a small town. I am currently based in the United States. I don't have any pets but generally am fond of animals.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
was fascinated with books ever since I was a young child. I remember reading Babar the Elephant, The Berenstein Bears, Dr. Seuss, Ramona and some others. I started to write what I considered poetry as a child and wrote my first book in the 6th grade. I read a lot of books in middle grade but my interest in literature was heightened when I took a Language Arts class in high school. In my university years I returned to poetry but I don't think I was to apt at it. Several years later I began to write non-fiction (academic works) and have been writing moreso consistently since then.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I usually refer to favorites concerning authors. I focus on the genre. I recently realized that I am inclined to new adult science fiction, fantasy and magical realism books for reading. As far as my own writing, the characters I create inspire me. When you pause a story, they are sitting there waiting to progress in their life and your imagination, your hand and the pen are the keys in allowing for them to still live it.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My most recent released book is called Murder By Dissent. It is a mystery/detective romance novel set in the turbulent 1960s. The Civil Rights era is the backdrop of recent murders in a town in New York. The protagonist is a black female detective who is married to an English gentleman. He is very protective of her and sometimes breaks her workplace protocol. However, she is quite apt in her ability to successfully close her case assignments. Jacqueline is assigned with her co-detective, Sebastian, to investigate some murders that occurred in the rear of the Woolworth Building. Not all is black and white and origin of these homicides will surprise most.