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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chatting it up with Loureva Watson-Slade

Today I’m chatting with Loureva Watson-Slade. Another contributing author for the anthology, The Dating Game published by Brown Girls Books. I hope you enjoy. Don’t forget to purchase a copy or copies of The Dating Game.


Paperback: 334
Publisher: Brown Girls Books
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1625176745

Briefly, introduce yourself to the readers.
My name is Loureva Slade. I’m a P.K. who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. If anyone understands the story of the prodigal son, it’s me. Thankfully God’s hand was on my life and from my young adult struggles I am now able to write stories that inspire and uplift readers.
Please tell us what your story; Holiday Party is all about?
Holiday Party is about a secret that a husband chose to keep from his wife while they were dating. The secret rears its head once they are married and expecting their first child. “Holiday Party” tackles the question of full disclosure in the dating relationship. Is it fair to withhold important information while dating? And if one chooses to withhold information, is there ever a right time to reveal it? It’s a story, that I believe, most readers will relate to. 
You’re at the night club with your date, what’s that one song that will get you up on the dance floor? That’s a good question and I don’t think I could pick just one song. I LOVE music and I LOVE to dance. So if you give me an old school West Coast beat or a “Durty Durty” Down South beat, I’m the first one on the dance floor…and I can dance all night! 
If your short story was turned into a made for TV movie, who would you want to play the roles? 
I could see Lance Gross as Greg, Keshia Knight Pulliam as Kelly, and Meagan Good and Rhonda. 
Is this your first published work? If no, please tell us your other works. How does it feel to be a published author? 
I also have another short story featured in an anthology presented by Essence Bestselling Author Vanessa Miller titled LOVE. HOPE. FAITH.  It came out around the same time as THE DATING GAME. These two pieces are my first published works. It feels soooo great to finally see my dreams coming true. I feel blessed beyond measure for these opportunities and I look forward to what God has in store for my future. 
What are you currently reading? 
I just finished reading Vanessa Miller’s Tears Fall At Night. 
Are you working on anything new? 
I recently finished writing my first full collection of inspirational short stories and I am currently tackling my first screen play. 
How can readers stay connected to you? 
Readers can connect with me on my website: or through social media. Facebook: Loureva Watson-Slade
Twitter: Loureva
Instagram: Loureva1

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