Monday, June 21, 2021

Interview with Author Selena Millman



Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I was born in Cleveland Ohio and still live in Cleveland Ohio. I started writing when I was 15. It truly started out because I had an idea that would not go away. My overactive imagination helped me get through many painful and lonely times.

What inspired you to author this book?

I always go where my imagination takes me. When I start a book all I know is the first scene and the first characters. I stay true to the characters. To me, the characters matter the most. My hope is to inspire and help in some way with my writing.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

The cover was one of the choices at Outskirts Press.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

As a writer, I can only credit the Lord. It is the Lord that gave me the overflowing imagination. Personally it has been Jesus and Michael Jackson that have had the biggest influences on me. My Uncle Norm supported my writing before I ever published a single book.

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

I have had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since I was 4-years-old. I don't remember anything before that. I have more health issues now. I use a wheelchair and walk with crutches. My health limits me in many ways but I try not to dwell on that.

Tell your readers about your book.

Five brothers (Kye, Jye, Gabriel, John James, and Ty) were sold when they were less than a year old. When they were 5-years-old, they started working as servants. When they were 8, they were rescued by a detective (Michael). Michael adopted the brothers. He loved them deeply and was very protective. All the brothers struggled to get used to their new lives. Ty struggled the most. Years later, the brothers are found by their biological family. They have Michael and their original family.

Who is your target audience, and why?

I don't really have a target audience. I go where the ideas lead.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?

I consider every published book a success. It is always a thrill when I publish my writing.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I don't know. Each writer is different in some way. I try to let the Lord lead my ideas and I always go with the flow as the ideas come. I feel like the characters lead me through the story.