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Monday, March 30, 2015

Chatting with Cherritta Smith

Today, I welcome Cherritta Smith to The Reading Life with Yolanda. Cherritta is another contributing author for The Dating Game anthology published by Brown Girls Books.

Briefly, introduce yourself to the readers. 

Hi, my name is Cherritta L. Smith.  I’m the mother of three beautiful young adults and a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Please tell us what your story; Sunday Love is all about? I love the title by the way.
My story is classic but difficult.  One of love, disappointment, infidelity, and triumph between two characters Romell and Carmella who happens to share breathtaking moments on Sundays.

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

 You’re at the night club with your date, what’s that one song that will get you up on the dance floor?
I don’t really go to clubs but if I was at a function where music was played and the DJ spun I Can’t Describe by J Hud (Jennifer Hudson) on the one and twos that would most definitely get me up out of my seat, and on the dance floor.
If your short story was turned into a made for TV movie, who would you want to play the roles?
I would love to see Wesley Snipes bring my character Romell to life and Taraji P. Henson as Carmella.  My character Carmella is kind of a handful so Taraji would do her justice and Wesley Snipes is an Alpha male which would be a perfect fit for Romell.
Is this your first published work? If no, please tell us your other works. How does it feel to be a published author?
Sunday Love is my first published work.  I’m blessed to be surrounded by great people and to share my first experience of being published with Princess F.L. Gooden, Richelle Denise, Kay Trina Morris, Keleigh Hadley & Gina Johnson, Patrice Tartt, Victoria Kennedy, Tania Renee Zayid, LaChelle Weaver, Gina Torres, Trenekia Danielle, Natalie Woods Leffall, Cheryl Ashford Daniels, M.C. Walker, Marcena Hooks and Loureva Slade.  It has been a phenomenal ride.
What are you currently reading?
I just finished reading Faith Evan’s memoir titled Keep The Faith and it was written by Aliya S. King.  I read a lot of fiction and nonfiction books.  I was told by my mentor, Victoria Christopher Murray, that the more you read the better writer you’ll become.  So, I make sure that I write and read every day.
Are you working on anything new?
I have a book coming out soon with Richelle Denise and Princess F.L. Gooden.  Also, I’m currently working on a biography and my debut novel. 
How can readers stay connected to you?
Readers can find me on Facebook under my name Cherritta L. Smith.  I’m on there constantly.  I love the on spot interaction with people.  I’m on Twitter: @gsplwriter. My email address is

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