Interview with Author Sharnel Williams

Today's guest is Sharnel Williams, author of several books including "What Do A Mother Do: The Shakil Williams Story." She's here to speak with us about her latest release, "I'm Black, He's White."

Welcome, Sharnel. Thanks for visiting with us today. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Sharnel Williams, born and raised in Newark, NJ. I’m a wife, mother, writer and author. I have written 3 books.

When did you begin writing?

Back in 2005, after the passing of my son.

Can you tell us about your most recent release?

My latest book, “I’m Black, He’s White”. It’s a fiction book, about an interracial couple.

How did you get the idea for the book?

I wanted to try something different. I have out 2 non-fiction books already. Plus, where I live it’s a lot of interracial couples. No, I never have been in an interracial relationship.

If you could recommend just one of your books to my readers, which book would you choose?

I would recommend my first book. “What Do A Mother Do? The Shakil Williams Story” This book came from my heart. This is based on my son battling leukemia.

Of all your characters, which one is your favorite? Why?

My book, “I’m Black, He’s White” my favorite is Jackie. She reminds me of me.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?

WOW! The love scene.

What is your primary goal as an author?

My goal is to tell my son story to the world and turn my book into a movie. (My first book) I would love for at least one of my books to get on The NY Times Bestseller.

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on anthology with another author. Which I hope will be out by Christmas. I’m working on part 2 to “I’m Black, He’s White”.

What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?

Follow your Dream; don’t let anyone say you can’t do it.

For anyone interested in learning more about Sharnel Williams and her books, please visit the following links:

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