Regina Bumbrey has been writing since she was 12 years old. Writing has always been a passion of hers and it has allowed her to escape.
She comes from a family of 13 children, six living in one house. Writing was her way of staying out of trouble and to keep from remembering how hard it was to fit in at home and school.
Her dream since she was about 15 years old was to become a published writer. She never took it seriously until she became a parent herself. She aspires to be able to show her children that if they follow their dreams, put in the hard work necessary, and stay focused, anything is possible.
She has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and plan to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management.
Business before Pleasure:
What inspired you to write your first book? I wanted to bring an awareness to domestic violence, self-hate, and abuse of all kinds.
How much real life do you put into or influences your books? I make it as relatable to real life as possible.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Finding time to focus and time to write.
What are your current projects? The sequel, a four-part series, and another novel.
How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s)? I think about how the finished project makes me feel and what fits.
What is your favorite genre to write? Urban/Contemporary Fiction
Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? It could take anywhere from months to years. I don’t have a publisher to answer to.
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone? My best friend
Do you travel to research for your book(s)? Not physically.
Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)? Yes, I learned that even the people that I would least expect to feel like they could be in the same shoes as the main character felt they were only one decision away.
Have you ever had an idea for a book but never written it and what is it?Yes, a book based on my life. I’ll do it eventually.
When writing, do you have a process? I plug my headphones into my phone, play the music loud, and zone out.
Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? Do what’s natural and real to you. Don’t let anyone define who you are or your craft.
How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite? I’ve written about four books. My favorite is The Price of Being a Princess.
Why did you choose to use a publisher instead of self-publishing? I originally chose a publisher because I didn’t think I could do it on my own. I know better now.
Where do your ideas come from? My imagination
How many books do you currently have published? One
Are you working on anything right now? The sequel, a four-part series, and another novel.
Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why?Lanai because she found her strength
Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven’t yet read your work(s)? Be true to yourself and your craft. Make sure you have a solid foundation…. Without it, your house will crumble.
More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty
Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you.? That I’m an author
Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? Cowgirl
What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards? I don’t believe I have any.
Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? Wine
If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go? Tropics
If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? TI because he’s just sexy
Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Boy shorts
Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? Jeans and flats
Homebody or Party all the time girl? Homebody
Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? Tall, Dark, and Deadly
Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? Neither
Favorite social network and why? Facebook…the one I know the best
What was your “dream” job as a child? To be a writer
What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author? Working at Wendy’s
What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career? Working in Administration
About Your Latest Release
Introduce us to the main characters: Lanai Wilson is a young lady that is taken care of financially, but is lacking in attention and affection. Makai Jackson is a street savvy, sexy slightly older man that provides for her.
How do these two meet? At a pool hall in Philadelphia on Market Street
How would you characterize their relationship in one word answers, start, middle and end? Start–New. Middle–Tumultuous. End–Over
What three words would you use to describe this story?
Invigorating, breathtaking, inspiring