The year was 1997, I was 24 years old and had recently moved to Atlanta Georgia. A friend asked about my dating life. Single at the time, I said well I prefer to date someone really old, like around 35.
We are still laughing about that conversation to this day.
Throughout the years as I have grown, learned lifes lessons, aged a bit, a few aches and pains here and there, I have a new level of appreciation for aging gracefully. It's not someting that you ever wonder about until you actually have to. Birthdays have always been very special to me. The planning of the birthday dinners, the gathering of close friends and family, the laughter and good cheer. It simply makes me happier and happier as the years continue to go by.
I am officially a member of the 50 club! A half a century old. Wow! Does it feel different? No, it feels just the same as it did when I said the final goodbye to my 40's. I feel as young as I did all of those years ago when I proclaimed that anyone past the age of 35 was archaeic and old enough for me to date. Thankful for my evolution.
This birthday was special. A milestone if you will. A coming of age and a firm grasp on what life is all about and what matters to me. Finally, I feel as though I have arrived into that magical space. And this arrival didn't magically happen when the clock struck midnight, this has been in the making for some time. There is no turning back. Full steam ahead and open to whatever this next chapter has in store for me. I wanted an intimate gathering with those I hold close to my heart and that's exactly what I got. The cake planning took on a life of it's own and it's safe to say I completely fell in love with it. It was as important as my outfit choice for the evening. Simply beautiful.
Thankful to God for another year of blessings. His grace and mercy that continues to keep me and cover me is never taken for granted.
This... is 50!
He's your favorite new author and I can certainly see why. Writer of Urban Fiction and Urban Fantasy with a sprinkle of erotica for your reading pleasure. What I love most about authors who aren't afraid to write Erotica is the ability to release boundaries and allow the fantasies to take flight. When Synx is not writing, he is hosting his new podcast show, 'You're on The Mic W/Synx'. Show some love for this talented and amazing author and find out what makes him tick!
◆ How are you doing on this amazing day?
Just thankful, it has been rough the last few weeks.
◆ You are an author, writer, & the host of ‘You’re on the Mic w/Synx’ Podcast. Tell me more about your writing journey, your podcast, and how you got started.
I started out writing back in elementary school. I even won a young authors contest one year. But of course, like most, by middle school I discovered reading books and writing wasn’t the coolest thing if you wanted to be in the in crowd. Like so many, I gave into peer pressure, and like that the nerd in me was dead.
In 2019 one of my friends posted that they had just written a poetry book and was selling it on Amazon. I was astonished and if we weren’t really friends the conversation could have come off as condescending in how I was asking how he was able to do it. He explained the self-publishing process to me with Amazon and just like that the fire was reignited. Prior to that moment, I wrote small things here and there as a stress reliever or something to spark the mood with my wife, but nothing serious. After that conversation, I started writing my first book, which was a collection of erotic short stories, till this day I hate the book because it lacked everything a good book needed to have, from the structure of it to the format. But after that, things got better especially after I discovered the importance of having an editor.
◆ As a writer I have found that my creativity comes from everything around me. What inspires you to create the characters in your books?
Music and life are my biggest muses. My book Power Circle: Family, Friends & Killas was based on the song Power Circle by Rick Ross and MMG. If I'm writing something that is more on the erotic side, I'm listening to R&B. Listening to music causes my mind to create a movie in my head then I try my best to translate that movie to paper.
◆ Black fantasy and urban fiction with a sprinkle of erotica. The world of erotica is often looked at with shrugged shoulders, however, it is one of the biggest sellers in books today. What do you like most about writing fantasy and erotica?
I love fantasy because it literally has no limits to what you can do. If you want to write about a stripper who was murdered and came back to life with the powers of a phoenix, you can do it, and no one can say anything about it. Lol, as for erotica who doesn’t love sex? I try not to overdo it in my books, but sex is such a real part of life that if you try and omit it, you take a part of realism away from the story in my opinion. I could be wrong though lol.
"This is how you do it; you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard." -Neil Gaiman